Sending Thoughts stamp set and Urban Underground DSP combine together to make masculine cards quick and easy. Card by Jackie Bolhuis

Do you struggle making cards for those special men in your lives?  I think we all do.  It’s so much easier to create cards with fun bright pinks and purples, lots of flowers, and all that pretty paper!  But, don’t forget….MEN LIKE CARDS TOO!  Especially when they need some “cheering up.”  We often forget about these guys, and how we can make their day by sending a smile through the mail to let them know we are thinking of them!

The SENDING THOUGHTS stamp set in the Occasions Catalog is perfect for those special men (and women too!)  It has great WORDS–something I always struggle with!

Sending Thoughts stamp set has some great words to use to send a smile through the mail to let people know you are thinking of them. Card by Jackie Bolhuis

And then, making cards does not get any easier than when you combine the words with some awesome Designer Series Paper, otherwise known as DSP in the Stampin’ Up! world.

When I first saw this paper in the Occasions catalog, I only thought about using it with the stamps they show with it in the catalog.  WRONG–don’t get stuck looking at just the products together that Stampin’ Up! puts together.  This paper is AWESOME!

Urban Underground DSP is perfect for any occasion and making quick and easy cards. Just combine with a greeting, some colored cardstock, and you have a card. Card by Jackie Bolhuis

Sending Thoughts stamp set and Urban Underground DSP combine together to make masculine cards quick and easy. Card by Jackie Bolhuis

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  • Just layer some DSP with some cardstock, add words, and BAM–quick and easy card!
  • DSP size:  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Very Vanilla:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Basic Black card base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • When using dark cardstock, make sure to put a layer in the inside:  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Add some DSP on the inside layer too!  Piece is 1 3/8″ x 5″

Make sure to add cardstock to the inside when you card base is dark. Card by Jackie Bolhuis

Here are a couple projects using the Sending Thoughts stamp set made by Stampin’ Up!  I absolutely love all the words in this stamp set!  It’s in the Occasions Catalog, so if you like it, make sure to order by May 31st.

If you have any questions about this project, make sure to contact me.  I am here to help you with all your stamping questions and needs!

Are you looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?  If so, I would be honored to be that person.  Contact me if you need any of the current catalogs, need help with anything, or if you’d like information as to how you can get 20% (or more) off of all your Stampin’ Up! purchases!

Place an order in March and receive free Designer Series Papers from Jackie Bolhuis

Here are most of the products that I used to make this card.  You can click on any of the pictures to go directly to the online store and place an order.


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