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Thrilla in Vanilla

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Today's card is oh so very, Very Vanilla.  I love the look of faux embossing by simply using vanilla on vanilla card stock.  This crisp and masculine card is headed to my nephew who lives and teaches in Chicago.


  • Stampin up faux embossing stampin pretty blog Basic Gray Textured Card Stock gives a polished finish on a masculine card.
  • Put away the embellishments for a modern look . . . note my short Stampin' Up! supplies list.
  • Rounded corners on the sentiment add a little interest and avoid everything looking uniformly rectangular.

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Growing green stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  Growing Green (WM 118758, CM 120624), Curly Cute (WM 117014, CM 120510)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Gray Textured (Neutrals Assortment, 171078)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Brads (104336), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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23 thoughts on “Thrilla in Vanilla”

  1. Hi Michelle B: You are so sweet. I’m flattered to the max. Thanks for the “shout out” when you do post. Let me know and I’ll drop by to say “hi.” Hugs, M

  2. Can I make 2 posts on one card…hehehe I cased your card…well not exactly as I didn’t use the exact stamps..I guess I should say your Vanilla Masculine card layout (brads, vanilla on vanilla, stampin’ dimensionals) gave me inspiration to create my own version. I will be sure to add a link to your card and give you the proper kudos you deserve. Thanks Mary. I love visiting your blog.

  3. How rich and perfect for a guy! I so love faux embossing. I just can’t keep it in the front of my brain. I see a 2 minute video in your future on this… please? Hugs, Carla

  4. Funny you should mention vanilla wafers, Linda . . . my daughter and I just finished some bars and the wafers were in the crust (along with two sticks of butter–ouch). Hugs, M

  5. For a minute there I thought I was on Silke’s blog LOL! Gorgeous card – love all the “vanilla space” and the clean lines.

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