Welcome to another Stamping Sunday Blog Hop … the best kind of Sundays! Thanks to Sara Levin at The Artful Inker for all her hard work in hosting the hop and co-ordinating the Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle. Today we are featuring the True Gentleman suite of products from Stampin’ Up! Our guest hopper today is the fabulous Carolynn Sander of Canada and we are excited to have her hopping with us.
The True Gentleman Suite is a fantastic masculine themed suite of products including the Truly Tailored Stamp Set, the Tailored Tag Punch, Designer Series Paper, buttons and ribbon. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with male themed cards so having a suite of products on hand is wonderfully helpful to me.
True Gentleman Card
My first project is a card featuring one of the little six sided greeting shapes “Lookin’ Sharp”. I have white embossed it on Very Vanilla card and then sponged with Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry inks. If you cut this out by hand, it fits nicely into a the shape punched with the co-ordinating Tailored Tag punch.
The belt is simply a 2.5cm strip of Crumb Cake card which has been sponge with Crumb Cake ink to look like old leather. The stitching and holes are stamps from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set. I added one of the patterned papers from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and three little True Gentleman buttons. Cute hey!
More than just a card …
However this card is a little bit more than just a card. The belt wraps around the card, holding it closed. To open the card, the recipient needs to undo the belt, revealing gift card sitting in a stitched pocket. The pocket image is from (yes you guessed it) Pocketful of Sunshine, stamped and sponged with Crumb Cake ink. The greeting is from the Truly Tailored Stamp set, stamped in Chocolate Chip.
I totally love this little interactive element to the card. Did you notice that I punched the ends of the belt with the Tailored Tag Punch. Slip the ends into the centre of the punch and out one side to punch one end only.
True Gentleman Gift Bag
My second project is a matching gift bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board. I created the bag with a little flap to fold over the top of the bag. Another “belt” wraps around the gift bag and the flap folds down in behind the greeting shape to keep the bag closed. Three True Gentleman buttons decorate the front of the bag.
For more great ideas on how to use this terrific suite of products, take a look at the other Stamping Sunday Team Members blogs. Up next is our guest hopper this month, the very talented Carolynn Sander from Canada. You won’t want to miss her projects!!
Here is a full list of hop participants for March. Click on any name to check out the fantastic projects created with the True Gentleman suite.
- Sara Levin – USA
- Kim Oliver – Australia
- Cheryll Miller -Australia – You are here
- Carolynn Sander – Canada
- Janneke de Jong – Nederlands
The two Stamping Sunday teams put together a Tutorial Bundle each month. Totally different and exclusive projects to what we show in the hops. I can tell you that there are some AMAZING projects in this tutorial bundle this month.
My team members are receiving this tutorial for FREE. For more information about joining my team click here.
My customers are receiving this tutorial for FREE with a purchase of $50 or more in February. Click here to go to my online shop.
And if you already have a demonstrator you purchase from, you can still purchase the tutorial bundle from me for AU$12.00 … email me at firstname.lastname@example.org … payment is by Paypal or direct deposit.
The five tutorials by Sara Levin, Denita Wright-Smee, Kim Oliver and myself include lots of step by step photos, full measurements in both imperial and metric and supply lists … you will be creating in no time.