Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Sky is the Limit... Happy Birthday

Here's another awesome, masculine card for you today...

Like I keep saying, you can never have enough masculine cards on hand
(and this is the perfect set to make those masculine cards!).

Read on to learn more.....

We start our card with a Basic Black card base, then added a layer of Sahara Sand card stock embossed with the new World Traveler Embossing Folder.  We put the paper in the folder so that it embossed for a tall card (with part of the paper peaking out of the top of the embossing folder - that way the orientation of the map matched the orientation of the card - this will make a lot more sense when you have your paper and embossing folder in your hand!).

World Traveler Embossing Folder  138289  $7.50

Next, we stamped that awesome, vintage airplane (from The Sky is the Limit Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival ink.  The clouds on the top of our Sahara Sand embossed piece are also from The Sky is the Limit Sale-a-Bration Stamp set.  Make sure to order this stamp set soon, as it is only available until February 15!  

There are 2 other Sale-a-Bration items that are only available until February 15 - the Hello Stamp set and the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.  See all 3 of these items at the back of the Sale-a-Bration brochure here (pages 16-19).

The Sky is the Limit Stamp Set  wood-mount (FREE with a $50 order until 2/15)
The Sky is the Limit Stamp Set  clear-mount (FREE with a $50 order until 2/15)

We added a piece of Basic Black card stock, along with a piece of Going Places Designer Series Paper below our airplane stamped image.

We also rounded the corners of 2 sides of this piece with our Corner Rounder punch.

Going Places Designer Series Paper  140581  $8.00

Project Life Corner Rounder Punch  135346  $8.00

Finally, we stamped "Happy Birthday" (also from The Sky is the Limit Stamp Set), punched the end of our Whisper White piece with our Banner Triple Punch and added a Basic Black Baker's Twine bow to our card.  I just love the font of the words in The Sky is the Limit Stamp set - this may be a set that I keep for quite a while!

Banner Triple Punch  138292  $23.00

Basic Black Baker's Twine  134576  $3.00

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Thanks so much to Dawn Olchefske for her inspiration on this card.

If you'd like to make fun cards like this, too, consider attending the All-Occasion Class down at the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio.  This class meets the second Wednesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm.  We make 4 cards each month for a $15 fee, or the class is FREE with an order that night!

The next class meets on Wednesday, February 10 anytime from 4-9pm
and Friday, February 12 from 1-3pm.

Just email me at to sign up today!!

I hope you were Inkspired today!!


  1. I like the idea of a masculine card I always need ideas for those men in my life too

  2. I like the idea of a masculine card I always need ideas for those men in my life too