Love knows no distance

I just love that statement… it brings up all kinds of thoughts around situations some people may face in their lifetime. This makes a very versatile stamp for all sorts of occasions.

This project is the fourth and final man card in this current series. I will be back with more man cards though soon, so be sure to look out for those.

I like this statement for a guy as it’s not too lovey dovey – and that’s my man. Affectionate… yes, gushy… no! It’s from the Going global stamp set – of course!


I love how the “love banner” just screams for attention, it’s an easy way to make something pop. It also features more of the Going places designer series paper stack too dressed up with a little stamping.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series and hope they have inspired your “man” cards a little.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,

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Happy birthday … man


Here is the second post in my little series of male orientated cards. This post forms part of our teams half way Sale-a-bration Blog Hop. Welcome. You may have joined me from Janine’s blog, or if you are a regularly follower of mine, I encourage you to follow along our teams hop and enjoy some Sale-a-bration creations.

I’m in the middle of posting a series of male orientated cards and I got a little surprise when creating this one. I was playing with the new Sale-a-bration FREE item that launched today – the Metallics Glitter Tape. It comes in a pack of three – Gold, Silver and White – and yours for free when you spend $90 or more on any Stampin’ Up! products.

I wanted to create some design interest around shapes and angles and I knew I wanted to use some of the glitter tape too. So here it is…


I had already settled on the Going Global stamp set (I know again! LOL), Lost Lagoon ink and striped cotton ribbon. My surprise came when I started fiddling with the tape – holding it over the black Going Places Designer Series Paper, the green in the glitter really stood out matching in perfectly with the Lost Lagoon colour.


The happy birthday sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration set – Perfect Pairings. What I like about this set is, it has two parts that work together. They are designed so that one is decorative and the other more plain to compliment. Here I have used only the decorative one. What I really like is that it’s slightly italicised and so it worked pretty well with my angles theme making them look like they sit upright.

I hope you enjoyed my little bit of inspiration and hope you are craving some more. Depending on which way you are travelling, I encourage you to hop over to the next blog.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Global man

I have created a series of male orientated cards to share with you over the next few posts. I always find creating cards for the guys much more challenging – it’s a case of out with the flowers, bling and pretty ribbons. Hmmm… so what’s left?!

Going Global of course. The sentiments are a little lovey-dovey but the imagery is set around a travel-space-ish theme. When used with more masculine orientated colours, it makes a good choice for these types of cards.

Here is my first card which uses several items from the Going Places suite – World traveller embossing folder, Going Global stamp set and the Going places Designer Paper Stack.


The secondary sentiment – the one in the background “you are my greatest adventure” is set in a heart shape. I really like the words, but my guy isn’t one for hearts, so I used my Crumb Cake Marker to ink up the words only. What I really like also is the striped cotton ribbon. It has a linen look and I think the style suits masculine themed projects, not too girly at all!

This card is based on this weeks sketch over at Can You Case it? (CYCI#106).



I enjoy playing along with these guys, they have some inspiring challenges.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,



Update: February 14 – I’m very pleased to say my project was one of the top picks for this weeks challenge over at Can You Case It? So very excited!

Here is what Terri had to say: The use of the circles in this sketch along with the colors, paper, and other details is spectacular! The envelope stamping is the bow on the whole package.

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