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Traveler Masculine Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Traveler stamp set #134513, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set #130517, Birthday Blossoms stamp set #139471, Thick Very Vanilla Baker's Twine #138411, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman


I needed a card for Mr. Wonderful's brother, so I went through the retiring stamp sets to see which one would be perfect for him.  I decided on the Traveler along with the Gorgeous Grunge and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  I am going to miss the first two stamp sets as they are retiring at the end of the month.  The Birthday Blossoms stamp set will still be in the new catalog.  Yay!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut 2 at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4" one for front of the card and one for inside the card
  • cut at 3" x 3 1/4"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4" one for front of the card and one for inside the card
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 3"
  • cut at 2" x 2 1/4" for the suitcase

The first thing to do to make this card is to use the strip stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and Crumb Cake ink.  I first inked up my stamp and then stamped off before stamping on to my paper. Stamped off means you will first stamp on a scrap piece of paper and then onto your paper you are using for your card.  This gives it a lighter stamped image.  Stamp the strips all the way down and don't worry that they don't go to the edge.  Then, stamp the train onto the medium sized Very Vanilla paper and the suitcase on the smallest paper.  

I then took a Stampin' Sponge and inked it up with Crumb Cake ink and sponged all the sides of the paper with the lines and train on it.  If you want to you can use it on the suitcase too.  After you fussy cut the suitcase I recommend you go around the edges lightly.  This is so you don't see any of the areas that you might not have cut up to the stamped image.

I used dimensionals to put on my big Early Espresso paper because of the Thick Baker's Twine.  Otherwise, it will have a bump under the twine. I also used dimensionals on the suitcase.  

On the inside of the card I used the "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  I also, stamped the suitcase on the left hand corner and on my envelope.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has a Terrific Thursday!


Click HERE for the retiring list of products.  

Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

after that it will be while supplies last.

All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Susan K

Masculine cards are hard for me but you dont seem to have any trouble! Very cute card!

Joyce Whitman

Hi Susan! Thank you! I have been challenging myself lately to come up with more masculine cards. I struggle with them too. I use a lot of different websites for inspiration.

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