Happy Friday friends! Today we are sharing some inspirations from Leah and Nupur! Leah, is showing us a beautiful card with coordinating gift bag for someone special. Next, Nupur has an awesome masculine card! Let’s get started with Leah!

“I have a simple idea for you today to package up a gift for someone special. I save gift bags I receive that are plain and then fancy them up. There are so many Inspired By Stamping sets that are perfect for this! I chose to pull out French Country.

Inspired by Stamping, Leah Cornelius, French Country, Petite Banners, Gift Bags, Birthday Card

I of course made a coordinating card using the same image and chose to watercolor the gorgeous sunflower. My sentiments come from Petite Banners and were die cut using the Fancy Labels 3 dies.

Inspired by Stamping, Leah Cornelius, French Country, Petite Banners, Gift Bags, Birthday Card

I also used some pretty doily paper from the Vintage Floral paper pad. A bit of sewing and twine finish off my ensemble all ready to give 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day!

Supplies:
French Country
Petite Banners
Fancy Labels 3 Dies
Vintage Floral Paper Pad

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Masculine cards can be tricky at times but Nupur shows us how great they can look with a few IBS stamp sets! Here is Nupur with her card.

“Hello Friends…

How are you all doing?

I always have difficulty in making masculine cards & projects & so I try to avoid them…lol…

But this time I thought of giving it another try…

I had some great IBS Guitars stamps on hand that I wanted to play with…

Inspired by Stamping, Nupur Priya, Guitars, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set, Big Wishes II, Birthday Card, Masculine Card

I started with partially inking one of the guitar stamps with red ink & stamped it on my white card stock…

Then again I inked the remaining area with my black ink & carefully aligned it on top of the stamped image & stamped it again which gave me a two color stamped image…

I distressed it with light brown ink slightly & highlighted some parts with gold perfect pearls…

Inspired by Stamping, Nupur Priya, Guitars, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set, Big Wishes II, Birthday Card, Masculine Card

I have used a die from Fancy Labels 3 Die  & a stamp from Fancy Circles to make my base layer for the sentiment…

For the top layer of the sentiment I stamped the music stamp from the Background Basics 3 in light ink & then stamped the birthday sentiment from Big Wishes 2 on top… I just love the big bold sentiments in this set…

Inspired by Stamping, Nupur Priya, Guitars, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set, Big Wishes II, Birthday Card, Masculine Card

The background of this card was also made with the same music stamp, stenciling, inking & some gold perfect pearl splatters… I think I went a little overboard with the gold splatters…  🙂   but I still love the effect…

I hope you like my attempt at masculine card… Do leave some love & have a great weekend….

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IBS Products used:

Big Wishes 2

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Guitars

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Background Basics 3

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Fancy Labels 3 Die

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Fancy Circles

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We hope you have a wonderful weekend. We are getting ready for our big trip home on Monday. 30 hours of travel time ahead. It’s been a beautiful time here. Big Hugs, Joanna

4 thoughts on “Special Packaging and Cards…

  1. Patti J. says:

    Great job, Leah! I love the ensemble with bag and card – what a lovely, happy creation! And that masculine card rocks – it’s SO hard to find good manly ideas – thanks for the inspiration!!!

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