Happy Father's Day to the special men who positively impact our society and are fabulous role models to the next generation.  I wish you a very special day today.

I love the gorgeous white-wash look of the birch tree truck, which is a great texture to replicate for the background of greeting cards.  To get this lovely wood-grain look first stamp the Birch background stamp in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and then emboss using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

A while ago I received a fun gift box that I subsequently pulled apart to figure out how it went together.  The gift box had a fabulous curved lid, which was perfect for replicating as a treasure chest, pairing it with the Birch stamp and Sailing Home Bundle...

Crafting products with beautiful maritime themes are perfect to have on hand for masculine greeting cards and projects, and the Come Sail Away Suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue really hits the spot with its lovely nautical imagery and rustic hand-sketched look.  This fabulous suite is perfect for creating a card just in time for Father's Day on 1 September...

If you placed an order with me recently, you would have received one of these thank you cards featuring the stunning Free as a Bird stamp set and one of the gorgeous designs from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper...

The Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers have amazing designs and some of the pages are artworks in their own right.  These works of art need to be treated with care and I love to find greeting card or project designs that show it off.  A while ago I saw a lovely tri-fold card by Ronda Wade that perfectly frames these miniature compositions.  I played around with the dimensions and here's my version, featuring one of the pretty Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper pages...

I love all the packaging that Stampin' Up! has to offer and find, in particular, that the Kraft Pillow Boxes are versatile and easy to personalise.  I always have them on hand!  However, sometimes the chosen gift doesn't fit inside the Pillow Box, so a little bit of imagination and construction is necessary.  For this project, I extended the Pillow Box to make it taller and finished it with the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper...

I am so fortunate to count myself a part of this amazing group Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the South Pacific that earned the Stampin' Up! 2019 Incentive Trip - an incredible Greek Isles cruise sailing on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas, which we have just returned from.  Getting together with friends, sharing some laughs and swapping is all part of this fabulous experience...