Mojo Rock Star

Stampin up a little something mojo monday 77

Need a masculine birthday card for a young teenager?  I finally found the perfect opportunity to use the "rock star" stamp from A Little Somethin' (Hostess Level 2).  It's inked up in Riding Hood Red ink and stamped on Whisper White.  Stampin' Up!'s Large Star Punch crops the star with quick precision.  I adhered the star with a Stampin' Dimensional to a punched 1 3/4" circle in Whisper White. 

My "mojo-licious" sketch is based on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 77.  Circles of Brocade Blue and Riding Hood Red, define the star even further.  The cool Brocade Blue Designer Paper is from Stampin' Up!'s Pattern Pack Designer Series II (Hostess Level 1).  It's layered on Riding Hood Red.

The final panel is Brocade Blue Textured card stock matted on Riding Hood Red.  Three of Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White 5/16" Jumbo Brads accent the side and a white sentiment from Chit Chat Rub-Ons, makes the final statement.  The Whisper White card base is 4.25 x 5.5 and scored at the top.

Circle scissor plus

To make beautiful layered circles and rings (from 1" to 6"), I recently added the Circle Scissor Plus to my papercrafting "tool kit."  TIP:  Here's what I do to get excellent results (much learned while surfing the forums on Splitcoast):

  • Adhere a 5/8" x 3 1/4" piece of card stock underneath the measurement marks.  Much easier to see this way.
  • If you struggle with the Circle Scissor Plus slipping (I did), remove the little foam "feet" on the base and replace with discarded stamp rubber.  Jan Tink gets the credit for this environmentally-friendly stroke of genius.  Click for Jan's full explanation.
  • Use with a glass mat so the cutting blade will properly glide.  Stampin' Up! sells a 13 x 13 Glass Mat (112531).
  • Stand up while cutting.  
  • Use Dotto adhesive (103305) to hold down your card stock.  This is especially important if you don't use a full size sheet.  It cleans up in a snap. Just rub excess off  from paper or glass with your finger or an adhesive remover (103684).


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Stamp Set:  A Little Somethin' (113415, Hostess Level 2)
Paper:  Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (114325, Hostess Level 1), Brocade Blue (101166), Brocade Blue Textured (108696), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red (111836)
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112532), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Large Star Punch (110710)
The Perfect Touch:  Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534, White), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Little somethin


  1. This is just lovely! Great colour scheme

  2. I popped in to say that it is SO hard to come up witha good “masculine” design and you have done it beautifully so I’m planning to lift it shamelessly for my friends birthday – if you don’t mind!

  3. Totally awesome Mojo card – Mary!!!

  4. Fabulous card, Mary! I love the papers.

  5. Hi from Australia! Wow!! I LOVE your card so much – just perfect for boys – and love your colour combo.

  6. I love the clean lines of all the different layers on this card! It’s just perfect for a teenage boy!

  7. This is fantastic! Without the BD greeting it would make a fun 4th of July card. Have to put it in the holiday section. Mary Jo

  8. What is the difference between Basic Brown and Chocolate Chip? Also, is it possible to order discontinued inks, papers, from former featured colors?

    Hi Nancy:

    Thank you for your question. Basic Brown is waterproof (better for watercoloring) and Chocolate Chip is not. In my opinion, Chocolate Chip is a bit warmer than Basic Brown.

    SU had a short term sale last winter and brought back last year’s retired ink colors . . . however, that was the exception. Usually when they are retired, SU doesn’t sell them anymore.

    Hugs, M

  9. colleen kramer

    Excellent guy card! Thanks for all the great tips for using the circle scissor!

  10. What an AWESOME masculine card!! Completely fabulous!!

  11. Great card! Great sketch! I like how you popped up the star.

  12. Love your card! I struggle with masculine cards so I love seeing new ideas. thanks for sharing!

  13. I love your color choices Mary! great card 🙂

  14. As usual Mary, perfect card! Love the star!

  15. Great card Mary! Still waiting for my Circle Cutter – seems like its been on backorder FOREVER – can’t wait to use it. Thanks for the tip too

  16. You read my mind! I need one for my teenage nephew this week! Love this card. Thanks for the idea!

  17. Perfect for the teens. I love the colors. Good job.

  18. Beautiful card. Awesome color combo.

  19. Thanks for this great card for those “mid” guys! I also appreciated the circle scissor tips. Mine will be on my next order. I enjoy your blog so very much.

  20. The sentiment is perfect! Simple and cute — well done, Mary!

  21. Love the color combo Mary. I am waiting until next quarter to buy my circle cutter so I need to curb my envy!

  22. i love that card! a great colors! i’m waiting patiently for my circle cutter…on backorder…i can’t wait! i’ll have to bust a few of these out…super cute!

  23. so festive. love the brads.

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