Uncle Eddie taught my daughter how to win (and lose) her first dollar playing cards at the ripe age of 8. She's now 15. However, it has been an on-going challenge (all in fun and the stakes are low) over the years between them. This card featuring Stampin' Up!'s new Jackpot Designer Series Paper (available Jan. 19) made the perfect theme-based masculine card for Uncle Eddie's recent birthday. To see more masculine card ideas, click here for "You've Got Male!"
The sketch (flipped in my version) is from this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC210. TIP: All my favorite daily challenges are listed on my left side bar for your convenience. Having coordinated patterns simplifies the decision making for the layers.
TIP: The three poker chips running vertically next to the sentiment
were popped out of Jackpot Designer paper with a 1/2" Circle Punch. Each receives some dimension courtesy of a Stampin'
Dimensional. I used the same poker chip pattern on the
My Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone continues to shape up daily. I wanted to share my organization rack for 8.5 x 11 card stock. My husband discovered this rack on clearance (under $30) as he was walking past a local craft store. Although it doesn' quite qualify as a romantic gift, it was one of his best ever. Dare I share the birthday he surprised me with a racing car set? Eek. Some other day. The rack has a spot for every Stampin' Up! color and all my special papers (metallics, glossy, matboard, etc.).
I adore these inexpensive clear plastic 9" x 11.5" sleeves for storing scraps. I purchased one for every color through The Container Store. TIP: This particular item is not available on-line. I needed to call and order them (1-888-CONTAIN). The item number is 10044966. They come in packs of 10 (I believe they were $2.99 a pack).
They are open on the side and at the top so I can do a quick clean up.
Each sleeve holds the scraps and sits on top of the matching full sized (8.5 x 11) card stock. I quickly can assess if there is a scrap that I can use in a project. Practical, neat and tidy.
Stay tuned for the continued progress of my Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone.
Check out these current Stampin' Up! Promotions:
- Love You Much Bundle
- Retiring Stamps
- Retiring Accessories (updated)
- Inventory Blowout Sale
Stamp Set: Full of Life (111500)
Paper: Jackpot Designer Series (available Jan. 19, 113995), Basic Black Textured (Assorted Textured Neutrals, 108693), So Saffron (105118), Real Red (102483), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406), Real Red (103133)
Cool Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Wide Oval Punch (112082), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Red and Black Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)