“Isn’t it the Truth: Isn’t it the Truth!” as the Cowardly Lion would say.  Now that I have given you that visual and bit of useless piece of trivia, lets talk a little abut today’s card.  Today I am featuring the True Gentleman Suite from the Occasions Catalog.  I think that I have used almost all the products in this suite on today’s card.  This is one of my favorite masculine suites that we have had in the last few years.  This suite could be used for other things besides just for men if you just think a little outside the box.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

Truly Tailored Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Tranquil Tide Cardstock, True Gentleman Designer Series paper, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tailored Tag Punch, Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

This is a quick and easy card, and didn’t take a lot of work to do.  That’s because with the coordination in the products that Stampin’ Up! creates it makes it super easy to put the products together without all the fuss and muss.

Truly Tailored Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Tranquil Tide Cardstock, True Gentleman Designer Series paper, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tailored Tag Punch, Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

I started out with the Designer series paper cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  That was matted to a piece of Tranquil Tide Cardstock that was cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock to 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 and attached this over where I was going to put the sentiment.  I added a little of the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon across the vellum and around the mat.  I stamped on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock the sentiment from the stamp set, and then punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  I added a couple stampin’ dimensionals at the top and bottom points and placed it over the ribbon.

This is a great set for any of the gentlemen in your life.  With the Truly Tailored Stamp Set you will mentally roll out the three-piece suit and bow tie, and get crafting.  The Truly Tailored Stamp Set features some very dapper images great for any guy you know.  It has some of the best sentiments for any masculine card that you will ever need.  The sentiments are features some fun fonts and sayings, that can be used in some very fun ways.  Here’s a look at the stamp set.

Truly Tailored Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Tranquil Tide Cardstock, True Gentleman Designer Series paper, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tailored Tag Punch, Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

Dress it All the Way Up:

Well, you all know that i have to dress up the envelope as well as the card and make them match.  I took a piece of the matching Designer Series Paper and cut it to just a little larger than the envelope flap.  I added it to the flap with some Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  After that I trimmed around the edge of the flap.  I picked piece that had the different color glasses on it so that it would all tie in.  To finish off the card I added three of the True Gentleman Buttons in a triangle pattern.  When you place these added elements to your card the visual art rule is that you place items in a triangle pattern and use odd numbers of elements.  This makes more visual interest in and on your projects.  It also keeps the cards from looking stagnate.

Truly Tailored Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Tranquil Tide Cardstock, True Gentleman Designer Series paper, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes, Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad, Tailored Tag Punch, Night of Navy 3/8” Corduroy Ribbon, True Gentleman Buttons, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

Sadly the stamp set, designer series paper, and ribbon are all on the retirement list.  So you if you want any of the items on my card you need to get them now.  Once items go on the retirement list they are only as supplies last.  The stamp sets are guaranteed to still be made until May 7th, 2018.  You can pick all these items up in my online store by clicking on the shop tab below or the product in the product list below.

Just to let you now that you have a couple days left to take advantage of my April Card kits.  I have a couple left so don’t wait to long, at this point they are also only while supplies last.  Also I just wanted to let you know that I will be kicking off my Top 10 Favorite Retirement List Must Have items tomorrow.  Each week I will share with you one of my must have retirement list.  I am going to start with Stamp sets tomorrow, so make sure you tune in for this exciting fun list.

April Host Code:

There are only a two more days left to take advantage of this month’s offer.  

  • Level One:  Place an order in my online store of $50 this month and get my April Card kit featuring the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper a $10 value free from me in May.
  • Level Two:  Place a $100 order in my online store before taxes and shipping and get the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack (while supplies Last) and my April Monthly Card Kit.  Sent to you in May.

You must use the host code to receive the free items.  Unless your order is over $150 then you don’t have to use the host code.  April Host Code:  CDX4TK43

You must use the host code to receive the free items.  Unless your order is over $150 then you don’t have to use the host code.  April Host Code:

You must use the above host code on your order to qualify for this offer.   To use the Host Code click here!
If your order is under $150 please consider using this host code on your order to receive a free Gift from me.  If your order is $150 or more please don’t use the hostess code. (Doing so would forfeit your Stampin’ Rewards you have qualified for spending $150 or more.)   Please make sure you do not mark “No contact” when creating an Account on Stampin’ Up!’s website.  In doing so I will not be able to send you your free gift; or current catalogs to you.  Your information will not be given out to others.

Check out and shop all the items on the retirement list here!

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