December 29, 2017

True Gentleman Suite of Products

Hi All! I have some neat projects today. I actually made all of these projects with a specific purpose in mind. I am applying to be a "Display Stamper" at our Stampin' Up! OnStage Local event in Hartford Connecticut in April. The projects per the application process, were to include (1) scrapbook layout, (3) cards and (2) 3D items.

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we can choose to attend semi-annual demonstrator gatherings called OnStage. At these events, we are treated to demonstrations of new products, prize patrols, new catalog reveals and lots more. Our next one is scheduled for April 7th and the closest Onstage Local to me is in Hartford Connecticut. I was excited to hear this for two reasons. One is that Dave and I can drive there, no flying! It's about 8 hours away for us and the second reason, my brother and his family live about 30 minutes away so we will be able to go visit after the event!

Here are all of the projects I created:

As most of you know, my Dad passed away in February and when I had finally decided to try out for this a few weeks ago, I had the True Gentleman Suite sitting on my work counter so I started working away. I finished them all in one sitting. I am one of those demonstrators that loves to create masculine projects and I thought I would use this suite to create a tribute to my Dad. Because I have a total of six projects to show you, you are going to see a LOT of photos!

First up is the first project that immediately came to light when I spied the "You're A Fox" sentiment from the new Truly Tailored stamp set. How convenient that we have a fabulous Fox Builder Punch to coordinate with this sentiment:

I also added a few layers of the new True Gentleman Designer Paper along with Night Of Navy and Tranquil Tide Cardstocks. Isn't Mr. Fox adorable?

When thinking about a 3D project, the new Silver Mini Gable Boxes quickly became my favorite choice to coordinate with the card above. A funny story about this is that I created a bow-tie using the new Tailored Tag Punch. I thought my idea was ingenious until I opened the Occasions Catalog to page 44 and someone else had the same idea on that page! I added a layer of the designer paper, a sentiment stamped and cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies and added another punched fox to coordinate with the card:

Totally adorable!

Next, I created a Z-Fold Card Fold. This is what the card looks like when folded:

And as I start to open the card this is what you start to see: fully opened in the photo below. Isn't that neat? There are two pieces of cardstock glued together to create this effect. The addition of the True Gentleman Buttons made this card extra special!

For my second 3D project, I again coordinated a cute box with the card above. We have a new die in our Occasions Catalog that makes it so easy for us. A few cuts, a little bit of glue and a few layers later, the box is complete. I used the  Lots To Love Box Framelits Die paired with the Layering Ovals Dies to create this beauty:

I used a Window Sheet on the inside of the box to seal the oval window:

My last card is a Four-Fold Card Fold. I thought this was the best card fold to use to showcase our new designer paper. You can see three of the patterns when the card is closed:

But once you open the card, there's more:

And here are a few close-up photo's of each panel:

The photo below shows off the front. I used a handheld 1/4" Circle Punch to create holes to tie my Linen Thread to, so that I could tie both ends together to create a bow to keep the card closed:

For my last project which is dear to my heart, I created a
scrapbook page honoring my Dad:

The sentiment tells it all. My Dad was a dapper Dad, a true gentleman and a classy and amazing person. The elements and layers on my scrapbook page look so lovely because everything coordinates perfectly. When you have great Stampin' Up! products to work with, you can't go wrong!

That's it for today. For you Stampin' Up! demonstrators that will be attending the Hartford Connecticut Local Onstage, see you in a few months! I enjoyed creating all of these projects for you and I hope you enjoyed them too! Have a good day!

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  1. Hi Debbie, Oh how I loved each and everyone of these projects. They are all wonderful! The colors in this suite are my favorites. I too am attending On Stage in Hartford, in April. My husband and I are driving up, only less than a three hour drive for us. My husband's family live a little more north, in New London, CT and he will be visiting them. In fact, we are going there tomorrow for a holiday visit. Sometimes we take the ferry from Orient Point, NY over to New London. Kind of expensive, long and we always seem to pick the cold, rainy and windy days to go that direction.

    Again, I love all your creative masculine projects.
    I hope to meet you in April!!! I have never gone to a SU event.

    1. Thanks Nancy! I hope we can run into each other. Would love to meet you!

  2. Love all these projects, Debbie. We all need ideas for masculine cards and gifts. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks HJ, masculine are always easy for me for some reason!

  3. These are great Debbie. My dad is getting up in years (92) and this has encouraged me to make sure I have a nice picture of him for my scrapbook

    1. Yes, I do have quite a few photo's of my Dad but this one is my favorite. His favorite color was blue (so is mine) and I just love the blue shirt on him!

  4. These are just beautiful! What a great tribute to your Dad! This DSP is going to be a hit! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Cheryl, it's almost time for another package of that DSP!

  5. This is an amazing array of projects.......and a wonderful tribute to your dad!

  6. Debbie, I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. You definitely did him proud with this group of projects! Wow! They will be a hit, I'm sure, with your ladies! I think they are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!


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