Comfort Cafe Masculine Cards & 3-D

Another January card buffet masculine card using Stampin' Up!'s Best Dad Ever and Comfort Cafe Designer Series paper.

Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Wacky Wishes, Cards, 3-d



  1. Glue Designer Series Paper  to Soft Suede card and tie Natural 7/16” trim around card.
  2. Ink stamp with Crumb Cake and then use Cajun Craze marker to add color to ties.
  3. Huff on stamp 3 times then stamp on Vanilla near top.  Stamp greeting in Soft Suede ink.
  4. Adhere Vanilla piece to Designer Series Paper and add rhinestone to center tie.


Matching double gift holder:

Stampin' Up! Double Gift Holder Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator Classes, Clubs


Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper and Friendship Preserves thank you:

Stampin' Up! Friendship Preserves Big Shot Woodgrain Folder Jeannine Tarrio


See you soon!

Clockworks for Dad, or Brother, or……

I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble coming up with a lot of masculine card ideas.  Below is a swap card I received from Allison Okamitsu and I just loved it!

 Stampin' Up! Clockworks Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator, Big Shot Argyle Embossing Folder




1.   Emboss Early Expresso CS with Argyle folder and adhere to Vanilla card.

2.   Stamp greeting from Best Dad Ever on River Rock strip with Early Expresso ink. Cut banner end on one end and set aside.

3.   Stamp background in River Rock and Early Expresso on Vanilla rectangle.

4.   Stamp watch case in Versamark on same piece and emboss with Gold EP.

5.   On Vanilla scrap stamp clock face and hands. Sponge a little shimmer paint (stamp off) over clock face.

6.   Punch out clock face with 1 ¼” circle  and glue to watch case.

7.   Glue Vanilla piece to card.

8.   Attach banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hostess and Club Appreciation Projects

Today,  I am posting 3 cards that my hostesses made at my hostess appreciation and club parties this past month.  Check out the new designer paper from Stampin' Up!'s 2012 catalog.  This year's papers are very versatile and can be used for many occasions. I used Floral District Designer Series Paper on the card with Betsy's Blossoms.

Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossoms and Floral District Designer Series Paper Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator

Father's Day  with Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper Tent card:


Stampin Up! 2012 Catalog Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper Best Dad Ever Father's Day Card

Patio Party Designer Series Paper was used on the birthday card below and is can be used for all types of party cards.

Stampin' Up! Maake a Cake stamp set, Pation Partio birthday card Jeannine Tarrio Maine Demonstrator Clubs


I wanted to post the cute cards and folders that I gave away as well, however, I forgot to take pictures before I gave them away:( 


Card 1:  Betsy's Blossoms stamp set, Petite Pairs stamp set; So Saffron, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Card stock; SoSaffron, Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade ink; Floral District Designer Series Paper and 1/4" Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Card 2:  Best Dad Ever and Delightful Dozen Stamp sets; Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock; Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Midnight Muse ink; Confort Cafe Designer Series paper; Linen Thread and Naturals Designer Buttons.

Card 3:  Make a Cake, Itty Bitty Banners, and Family Reunion stamp sets; Whisper White and Primrose Petals card stock; Midnight Muse Ink; Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Bitty Banner Framelits, Big Shot, 1/16" hand punch, Silver Brads, 1 3/8" circle punch and 1 3/4" circle punch.

PS I will post another picture of the tent card as I realized this photo was before I finalized my card.  Will take a new picture and upload soon.

Happy Father’s Day On The Green for CCREW0412HF

CCREW0412HF – Holiday Focus – remember Mom and Dad.  We could make a card, a scrapbook page or decor item that honors Mom or Dad or both, continuing to use the 2010-2012 In Colors as our main colors. Since all my other Creative Crew projects this month have incorporated flowers, I decided to make this quick and easy Father's Day card.

Stampin' Up! On The Green and Delightful Dozen Card Father's Day Jeannine Tarrio Creative Crew

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, On the Green (retired)

Card stock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Ink: Concord Crush stamp pad, Garden Green Stamp Pad, Peach Parfait Marker,

Accessories: Extra Large Oval Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, sponges

Come back tomorrow for my last Creative Crew project for April — a mini album you won't want to miss.

Packed For Dad Card & Bookmark

For Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew CF (Catalog Focus) challenge this month, we were asked to focus on page 216 of Stampin' Up's Catalog & Idea Book and use either the cork, magnet, On Board , wood, or window sheets.  i chose the wood sheets as I had never used them before and figured it would definitely be a challenge for me to use them.

I made a card and matching bookmark for Dad or any masculine birthday.  You could easily change this to a Father's Day card and gift.

Stampin' Up! Packed For Dad Card  & Bookmark Birthday

Stamps:  Packed for Dad, Bring On the Cake

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy

Ink:  Early Expresso, Not Quite Navt, Cajun Craze

Accessories:  5/8" Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads, Wood Sheets, Big Shot, Two Tags die, Linen Thread

If you would like to play along or check out the other great projects for this challenge,  just  go to Splitcoaststampers and search the gallery using the word CreativeCrew or  CCREW0312CF.

Two More For Dads and Granddads!

Best Dad Ever says it all on this Father's Day Card. Need a card for your granddad? Just use the "grand" stamp from Wonderful Favorites #115114 (on the last chance list) to stamp the word "grand" above the word DAD to change the greeting!

Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever, The Open Sea Card, Granddad

And a birthday card using the same stamp set from Stampin' Up! – The Open Sea and Best Dad Ever. I used the One Sheet Wonder technique to create my own "wallpaper" for the side pieces.

Stampin' Up! Jeannine Tarrio Masculine Birthday Card The Open Sea, One Sheet Wonder Tecnique

Do you need another reason to buy this set? Well, check out the census image stamp in this set! Wouldn't it look great on scrapbook pages in a heritage album, on a card for the family genealogist or for a history buff?