Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hello...remember me?

You may have forgotten who I am; it's been so long since I've posted.  It feels good to be back.
Very. Good.

There are several reasons that I've been missing from blogland.  A weekend trip, lots and lots of yard work on a couple of weekends. father-in-law passed away on November 13th.  Even though he was 95 years old, it was still a shock.  I've been concentrating on family lately, because that's my top priority.

Recently, I did create 2 framed photo projects.  No photos of those, since they were "commissioned" pieces that will be given as Christmas gifts.  It had been quite a while since I've done framed projects, so I enjoyed creating something a little different.  :)

Well, onto today's business.  CARDS!  My favorite kind of crafting, of course.  Hands down.
I was completely out of masculine birthday cards, so I used my new Tipped Tops dies (from Papertrey Ink) and came up with these 2 clean and simple cards.

I can tell that these dies will be some of my "go-to" dies for quite a while.  They're so versatile.  You'll also see that I used Stampin' Up's candy dots on both cards.  I love that these embellishments are nearly flat, which makes the postal service friendly!  Also, they work so well on masculine cards.  You know...not blingy.

Thanks for taking a look.  Till later,

Supply Lists

Geography Happy Birthday card ~
card stock: basic black (SU), kraft (PTI)
patterned paper: kraft resist paper stash (Tim Holtz Idea-ology)
ink: onyx black versafine
stamps: wonderful words additions (PTI)
dies: tipped tops die set (PTI)

Stripes Happy Birthday card ~
card stock: chocolate chip (SU), white (PTI)
ink: early espresso (SU)
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
dsp: parisian breeze (SU)
dies: tipped tops die set (PTI)


  1. WOW! These masculine cards are awesome and I LOVE these tipped top dies too! Have been using them a ton. :)

  2. Awesome cards. I really love the first one with the overlapping layers!

  3. Sorry to hear about your father-in-law, Susie! Thoughts and prayers are with you and family! Your cards are wonderful! Perfect masculine cards!

  4. Fabulous cards, Susie! It's great to see you back in blogland. ;-)

  5. Both of these are fabulous! Love the first one. Perfectly CAS!


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