Sunday, January 4, 2015

Guy Greetings, PP226 & MOJO378


Hi Stampers, and Happy 2015! It's the first challenge of the year for our new and improved Design Team at The Paper Players! We have three new permanent Design Team members and three new Guest Designers so please visit them and say hello! 

Anne Marie Hile is also back from a much deserved break. She's hostess this week and has a wonderful theme challenge for us, "Everything Old is New Again". She'd like us to use something recycled or re-purposed in our project.


Though this stamp set didn't grab me at first glance, I decided that I had to have the Guy Greetings Stamp Set from the new Stampin' Up Occasions catalog, available Tuesday, January 6. I never seem to have enough masculine stamp sets, and this one has lots of great images and sentiments.


I used a couple of recycled items on my card. This nifty bag was my inspiration and I got it when I purchased a gift certificate for my hubby for a hot shave at Mad Men. The vintage buttons came out of my sewing box, and though I wound up not using them, those fun safety pins came off of jeans from Chico's.


I struggled with a layout until I found this perfect one at Mojo Monday.


I'm also playing along with Darnell's NBUS challenge as I am using the Guy Greetings Stamp Set for the very first time.


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Distressing Tool, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Recycled Buttons & Bag

Check out this amazing lineup:

The Paper Players Design Team

Please visit our new team at The Paper Players, and better yet, play along with our challenge this week!

Inky hugs!


16 comments:

Debbie Mageed said...

Great card! I believe you just convinced me that this stamp set is a must-have. Love the sketch you used as well. Love all of your great touches to make a stunning guy card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great card, would make a great masculinde card! Hazel x

Joanne James said...

That paper bag was a definite keeper Sandy - it looks great on your masculine card! It would look nice with the 'strong man' stamp too! I have yet to invest in any of the new male sets - all in good time! Congrats on your 6 month design stint over at Colour Me...! Too - well deserved!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Sandy, I admit to being underwhelmed by this stamp set, but you have showcased it to perfection. And your recycling of the little bag is adorable. I love how you incorporated so many vintage details into your card...it's just beautiful!!

Karren said...

This is a fabulous clean, vintage card (if that makes sense!). Love the clean lines with all the vintage elements - the recycled piece is perfect for this image.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is the best masculine card I've seen in ages, Sandy! You have used that sketch to perfection and your card is all the cooler because you used upcycled objects/paper for your design! I'm Pinning this one, haha, no pun intended!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Ann Schach said...

I LOVE this card, Sandy! It is masculine perfection! The bag from Mad Men is absolutely awesome. I would buy a gift card from there just to get the bag :)

laurie said...

Hi Sandy! I love the guy card you created, and all the elements you added. I was thinking about that set, and now after seeing this, it's on my list for sure!

LeAnne said...

Loooooove this! Love the vintage, aged look of the car, the recycled paper, the little clips....love it ALL!

Tamara Bertram said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!!

Nance Leedy said...

WOW, great guy card Sandy! Love the paper from the bag--I would have saved it too. It coordinates perfectly with the vintage images and embellishments. Great job!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Sandy! I love, love, LOVE your vintage masculine creation! That bag is awesome! I used to dog sit for a family friend (who had two 100+ pound Newfoundlands) and she had a "vintage" bathroom with a cow tub and wallpaper EXACTLY like this. Seeing your card immediately triggered that memory. So glad to be back creating with you all once again. I have missed you all greatly! Big hugs! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

That was supposed to real "claw" tub...NOT cow tub. Haha! Thanks autocorrect!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Sandy, I just LOVE the bag you used for your card! The card is masculine perfect! I might have to buy this stamp now that I looked at your awesome card! Thanks for enabling me! So happy to be working with you! Happy New Year! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy this is a perfect masculine card. I love the color scheme, the metal and the car. Fabulous, my friend
hugs
jaydee

BA95 said...

It s a verry beautiful card !! BA95