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Papertrey Ink - December Guest Star Stamper

I know...I know...I said I was not going to post, but I couldn't resist sharing more good news...and a card I forgot to post or did I?! Nichole Heady selected my card as December's Guest Star Stamper for Best Masculine Card! YAAAAY! Masculine cards are the most difficult cards to make sometimes, so it was a true challenge. I'm so excited about winning and feel like Christmas is already here. So, please go by the Papertrey Ink forum and see all of the submissions! By the way, the forum is 'acting up' so you may not be able to access it today, but try again through the holidays!

I plan to have a blog candy give-a-way during next week. So, please be sure to check back soon to find out what goodies I are on the blog candy list. It will be a Christmas Day give-a-way/drawing! Let's just say someone's Christmas will be extra special with some paper craft supplies!

Oh yeah, check out Mac's blog...wish everyone happy holidays. I'm the 'model' and decorated the box with a simple green satin ribbon from Paper Source; the box is from Papertrey Ink! OK...back to making some gifts!

Thank you for all of your supportive and encouraging comments and e-mails on my recent news! You all are the greatest!

To make this card:
  1. Make card base by trimming brown cardstock to 11" x 4.25", then scoring at 5.5".
  2. Trim blue cardstock into a square to center on card base; ink around the edges.
  3. Trim kraft cardstock into a square to fit the center of the blue cardstock.
  4. Using a stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp around the edges of the kraft cardstock with the border {link} stamp. TIP: Make sure you only ink the portion of the border stamp that you need to prent from over-stamping on a part of the cardstock you do not want to stamp on. Also, overlap a link to get a continuous frame effect. Take your time!
  5. Stamp sentiment inside of the frame on the draft cardstock, then ink around the edges and adhere it to the blue square.
  6. Using a circle punch, create a circle out of white cardstock and ink around the edges (lightly).
  7. Stamp sailboat on brown and blue cardstocks and heat emboss with clear embossing powder and cut out.
  8. Adhere sailboat to the cirle with dimensionals.
  9. Add a small piece of ribbon to the left side of the sailboat underneath the circle.
  10. Pop the circle off of the squares/card base.
:: My Goodies {for my husband::happy birthday}::
Stamps: PTI-birthday basics; Men of Life
Ink: versamark; brown
Cardstock: white; brown; kraft; Anna Griffin-blue
Accessories: dimensionals; brown topnotch twill ribbon; circle punch; stamp-a-ma-jig; heat gun; clear embossing powder
Technique: Stamped
Card Size: 4.25 x 4.25


Barb W said...

WhooHoo! I saw you mentioned on the Papertrey site and I just had to come give you a 'shout out'! Way to go, Ashley! Your card is fabulous...I love the colors and that little boat off set to the right. VERY nice, indeed. Congrats!

Julia Aston said...

Congratulations! and what a great card - no wonder it won- love the colors and design of it - just super!

Catherine said...

What a great card, Ashley and Congratulations. So happy for you :)

Deanna said...

Congrats on the GSS, well deserved!

Christina said...


Rhonda Kelly said...

Congrats!!! Well deserved.
This card is so fabulous, very handsome...you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Stamping Cafe said...

Congratulations, Ashley! Well deserved!

shel9999 said...

Congratulations, Ashley!! Such exciting news! And big congrats on your PC pubs too!!! I'm so happy for you!! :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congratulations!!! This card is marvelous!! I really love your style!
hugs, Jami

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