Tuesday, May 10, 2022

ICS May Blog Hop It's A Guy Thing

Welcome to the ICS May Blog Hop as we celebrate the men in our lives with our theme "It's A Guy Thing". Creating masculine card designs can be challenging, so our Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects for the men in your life.
For my masculine card design, I decided to focus on a nature theme using the beautiful New Horizons 6"x6" Designer Series Paper with the Wildlife Wonder stamp set. Both of these products can be found in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and I think they pair perfectly together to create wonderful masculine cards. The designer series paper is perfect for the background, creating a scene for the bear that reminds you of a misty morning in the wild. 
Products Used:
Wildlife Wonder stamp set (item #157923)
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183) New
New Horizons 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #157768)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (item #120953)
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (item #147114)
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (item #147090)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Linen Thread (item #104199)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
New Horizons Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This clean and simple masculine card is easy to create with just a few supplies. I chose one of the designs from the New Horizons Designer Series Paper pack to create my background and stamped the foreground using images from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set, with Old Olive Classic ink. I then adhered it to the Evening Evergreen card base. For the bear, I stamped the image with Early Espresso Classic ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut the image out. To create the sentiment, I die cut a circle using the Stylish Shapes Dies from Evening Evergreen cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment using Silver embossing powder. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the bear and the sentiment to the card front and added Linen Thread to the left side of the card front, wrapping it twice before tying a knot, to complete the design. This card design would work for a variety of occasions including birthday and Father's Day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the many options available to help you create your own wonderful masculine cards.
Now it's time to visit June's blog and see what she has created to share with us. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Like What You See? Visit My Online Store Here

Visit My Facebook Business Page for Updates & Ideas

Click here to Contact Me

Take Advantage Of The In Color Starter Kit Promotion
During The Month Of May
Click Here For More Details

Explore The New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog
Click Here To Visit My Online Store


  1. Awesome guy card! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  2. The New Horizons DSP can make the most wonderful cards!

  3. This stamp set pairs beautifully with the DSP

  4. Wow! Love how you paired these 2 together and it looks fabulous.

  5. What a great guy card! Love the bear and it looks great with the New Horizon DSP!

  6. Stunning card! I feel like I am in the scene with the bear!

  7. Very cool! Love that bear! Great for the guys!!! I'd run for the hills, but he does look rather non-threatening! lol Great card!

  8. That DSP is so awesome and the bear is so real! Luckily, I have only seen them here from a distance. I don't fancy meeting one up close!