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Blog Hop: SaleABration Theme

In the mood for a blog hop?!  Well, grab a cuppa and head around the 11 stops on this SaleABration themed blog hop that some of my stamping buddies and I are having today. 

Let's Get Hopping!

You might have arrived here from the blog of the always lovely and very talented Christine Blain - Happy Heart Cards, or perhaps you're starting out from here. 

Punch Bunch: Masculine Card

I've used the happy birthday stamp from the SaleABration set Punch Bunch for my masculine card.


This stamp fits the Scallop Square punch.  Punch and stamp combos make card making so easy I think!  I've stamped it in Wild Wasabi ink on Naturals Ivory cardstock. 

Base card: Wild Wasabi spritzed with Early Espresso using a marker and spritzer.  This card is 4 3/4" square and fits inside the Stampin Up medium square envelopes on page 123.


Feature:  Chocolate Chip cardstock cut with the Scallop Square die and embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder (both from the Summer Mini) plus a piece of the woodgrain patterned paper from the Woodland Walk DSP (pg 125.)  A couple of loops of hemp twine to give a masculine finishing touch.


And a nice super simple inside - just a few extra spritzes of ink plus another punched Happy Birthday scallop square.


Do you ever find you're using the same colours a lot?  The colour scheme for this card was from the Woodland Walk DSP.  Check out the coordinating colours for each pack of Designer Series Paper in the catalogue - a great way to find some new colour schemes to try out if you find yourself in a bit of a colour rut. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have lots of fun on the rest of the hop and get all inspired for some crafting happiness this weekend. 

Next Blog Hop Stop:

Now on to your next stop  to check out the lovely creations by the gorgeous Di Dunk from over in Healesville.  Her blog is Stamp Art By Di.

Have fun!  Happy SaleABration.

Cheers,  Sue

PS If you get lost along the way, or if you're visiting after blog hop day, you can see all the lovely SaleABration creations by clicking on these links.   Di Dunk, Tina Gillespie, Kathryn Manglesdorf, Judy May, Amy Buchanan, Kathryn Ruddick, Alisha Watson, Ros Davidson, Nikki Sadler, and Christine Blain.


Judy May

A great masculine card Sue. Don't you love that square embossing folder.

Alisha Watson

Oooo I havent seens the scallop square die used before. Looks great Sue!!!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sue, that's another couple of things to my list the square die and I must get some spritzers!~

Christine Blain

Love the spritzing, and the embossing! You're right, the Designer Series Papers are a great source of inspiration, for use of colours. Nice job!

Tina G

Nice card Sue. I love the selective spritzing on the inside, a nice little finishing touch.

Kathryn Ruddick

Great minds think alike!! Scallop Square Die and Wild Wasabi . . . awesome! Love that you have done a "masculine" project!


I like how you used the square scallop die with the scallop square punch, as well as the spritzing. A very nice card.

Di Dunk

Love it Sue. I'm always stumped with male cards. Thanks for the ideas.


Great male card Sue - love the spritzing on the inside - I really stuggle when it comes to cards for men but this is great.


Great card and good colours for male cards.

Chris Henderson

Love your card, Sue...great design and colours.

Sue Bayliss

Love the spritzing and hemp twine finishes on the card such a great card for a male

Amy Buchanan

Great idea for a masculine card Sue - I particularly like the spritzing....

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