Most people say that cards for men and boys are the hardest, but perhaps not so hard if you have the right materials. My mission last weekend was
- to increase my supplies of masculine cards
- to see how many cards you can make from a quarter pack of Designer Series paper.
Three stamp sets were chosen, all current. Guy Greetings is a versatile set in more ways than one. It is available in red rubber - wood mount and clear mount and it is also available in photopolymer, the least expensive of the 3 choices. Truly Tailored is the stamp which belongs with the True Gentleman suite and it can be bundled with the label punch to get them at 10% off retail. The third stamp was the SAB set you can earn free with an order of $90, Epic Celebrations. This is a fabulous set for teens and younger people, certainly many girls would like this too with the converse-like sneakers, headphones and electric guitar.
With double-sided paper and the three stamp sets it wasn't too hard to ring the changes, and sometimes I cut a front and turned one part over, or laid a smaller front over. It was fun trying to make all these different cards, and finally I used strips to finish off the insides too.
These were amongst my most favourite in the batch of 17 I was able to make! If it were possible to make a whole pack up in a similar fashion that would be a mind-numbing 68 cards from one pack of DSP. I haven't actually done the maths on the card I used, because these are all layered cards, it may well be a whole pack, but the card bases themselves amount to 9 sheets - not bad, is it?
A more basic order would be the Truly Tailored stamp set bundled with the Tailored Tag Punch.
Truly Tailored Bundle clear mount stamps #147752 $59.25
True Gentleman Card (crumb cake, night of navy,tranquil tide) #145651 $14.00
Very Vanilla Card #106550 $15.75
Night Of Navy Stamp pad #126970 $11.50
True Gentleman DS Paper #145593 $19.25
Chocolate Chip & Tranquil Tide Stampin Write Markers #145732 $12.25
This totals $132.30 which will allow you to also add the SALE-A-Brations free set Epic Celebrations to your order. If you added Guy Greetings in Clear mount #138828 at $61.00 you can add a second SAB item. If you decide to go to my online shop and make an order, key in the Host code when requested because I would love to send you some additional products.