Friday, 19 January 2018

Cards For Men

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.
Firstly, I cut my DSP. For this suite, True Gentleman, a pack contains 12 double-sided sheets of paper measuring 30cm square.Taking 6 sheets, I cut them in half, which left me a quarter pack. If the DSP is going onto a card front, the cut is 9.5cm by 13.5cm. so initially there were a lot of fronts straight off.

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?

This picture includes everything I used to make the cards. If you were to order all of this it would cost you $255.50 AU plus shipping and you would be able to claim your Epic Celebrations stamp from SAB plus one other. You are actually $14.50 away from a 3rd free item. This order is "One With The Lot".

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.


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