My daughter’s boyfriend has a birthday next week.  He is a real sweetheart and I wanted to make a special card for him but when it comes to cards for the guys, this is where I really struggle.  Do you?

Richard loves music and has been the high school drum major for the past couple years (not to mention a voice that will make you melt).  I thought it would be nice to include that love of music into his card.

FLASH CARD - Masculine Make A Wish - - created by Connie StewartMusic Notes Stampin’ Around Wheel to the rescue!  Doesn’t it look great?  Wahoo!  Not a typical “manly” stamp but it works perfect here!

FLASH CARD - Masculine Make A Wish - - created by Connie StewartI also used the Hardwood background stamp and Perfect Pennants stamp sets from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog.  Plus that FABULOUS burlap ribbon from that catalog.  It adds the perfect masculine touch!

FLASH CARD - Masculine Make A Wish - - created by Connie StewartI thought the Mosaic Madness stamp set & punch added a great touch.  It almost has a “music note” flair to it.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used.  (By the way, the Itty Bitty Punch Pack is on sale this week!)

  • Hardwood Background stamp   #133032 (w)   #133035 (c)
  • Music Notes Stampin’ Around Wheel   #120327
  • Perfect Pennants stamp set   #133227 (w)   #133230 (c)
  • Mosaic Madness Bundle ( stamp set & punch)   #130246 (w)   #130249 (c)
  • Island Indigo Cardstock (24 sheets)   #122923
  • Naturals Ivory Cardstock (40 sheets)   #101849
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (40 sheets)   #101650
  • Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad   #126978
  • Island Indigo Classic Ink Pad   #126986
  • Garden Green Classic Ink Pad   #126973
  • Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad   #126965
  • Chalk Talk Framelits   #129983
  • Stampin’ Distress Tool   #127562
  • Burlap Ribbon (5 yds)   #132140
  • Stampin’ Sponges   #101610
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack    #118309
  • ½” Circle punch   #119869
  • Glue Dots   #103683
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals   #104430
  • SNAIL Adhesive   #104332  REFILL 104331

I am going to be creating a video for you so be sure to check back!

I’ve had some emails from you asking for more Flash Card videos.   I am THRILLED that you guys enjoy these cards!  I love creating them for you!  This past week was my Stamp Club week for my local customers so I had to switch my focus there for a few days so next week, I’m all yours again!

Before I close, I promised my Aussie friends a version of my Cardstock Cutting Guide to fit their measurements. If you are from Australia, I hope you will take a moment to download this file.  Enjoy!!

Download your copy of the ULTIMATE PAPER CUTTING GUIDE for Australia

Download your copy of the Stampin' Gals Gone Wild ULTIMATE PAPER CUTTING GUIDE - I also had requests for a metric version.  I am going to see if this can be done so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I hope your weekend brings you some SUNSHINE!!!

Don’t miss out on Stampin’ Up’s


April 8 – 14, 2014

Punch Pack Item # 118309
Regular Price: $16.95
SALE PRICE: $12.71
Make A Cake Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 126742
Regular Price: $11.95
Secret Garden Framelits Dies Item # 129372
Regular Price: $24.95
SALE PRICE: $18.71
Summer Starfruit 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 132980
Regular Price: $8.95
Island Indigo Baker’S Twine Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95
Brights Glimmer Brads Item # 121006
Regular Price: $4.95
Gingham Standard Stampin’ Around Wheel Item # 130110
Regular Price: $6.50
Recipes By Design Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 118869
Regular Price: $9.95
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