SU Lovely as a Tree

SU Lovely as a Tree with Sketched Birthday

Crafters, it’s time for the Friday Mashup Challenge # 150. This week, Holly is asking us to

Create a “Masculine” project.

Create a project with some “Stitching/sewing on it”


Create a “Masculine project with Stitching on it”.


The machine at the burlap factory made it easy for me to add the stitching to my card! I know, that is a stretch but it is woven and stitched together…just sayin’…

This card is going to the wonderful nephew of a dear friend and neighbor. In fact, that nephew is also the son of another sweet friend of mine!

SU Lovely as a Tree FM Masculine

I used the ole faithful SU Lovely as a Tree for my image. I usually use the other trees so it was fun to use the oak this time. I pulled out my SU Pastel Chalks to add the color to my circle since my sponging ability was less than desirable. The chalks are a favorite of mine and so easy to achieve a more even tone. I guess it is safe to say that the SU Hardwood is a new favorite of mine as well!!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree, SU Sketched Birthday
INK: SU Soft Suede, SU Pastel Chalks (retired)
PAPER: SU Soft Suede, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist Candy Dots
TOOLS: Circle Framelits, SU Bitty Banner Framelits

Hope to see your masculine and/or stitched project this week, hop over to the

Friday Mashup

to see what the Design Team put together for you.

SU Lovely as a Tree with SU Petite Pairs One Layer Card

Here I am with another card using SU Petite Pairs- such a great set! I used the ever popular and never dying…Lovely as a Tree;) I made this for Jaydee’s The Paper Players # 142  One Layer Card Challenge.


Here is the inside of the card:

SU Lovely as a Tree with SU Petite Pairs Inside

Here is a side view showing how the card looks when open…

SU Lovely as a Tree with Su Petite Pairs Open

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Barely Banana, SU Really Rust for sponging (retired)
PAPER: SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die


SU Lovely as a Tree

What a classic- SU Lovely as a Tree- I hope it never retires. It is such a versatile set that can be used for a sympathy card, a thank you, or a birthday. Whatever sentiment you choose, it can always be sent to a man because of its outdoorsy feel. I made this MASCULINE card to submit to the Addicted to CAS # 7.

I  first sponged the rectangle where the treeline image sits and then stamped the treeline image over it in SU Old Olive ink. I finished the card off by stamping the tall pine tree in SU Always Artichoke.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree, Stampendous sentiment
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Old Olive
PAPER: SU Always Artichoke, SU Mellow Moss (retired), SU Crumb Cake
ACCESSORIES: SU metallic brads
TOOLS: SU sponge, SU Photo Corner Punch (retired)

It’s starting to look like Autumn here in Pittsburgh, PA…

but it will be more comfortable when the humidity that came with the rain makes an exit !! The Paper Players Challenge #111 celebrates the season with a focus on leaves and trees. I made a tea bag holder which is an excellent little gift to say a random thanks to the people who touch our lives everyday like a postal carrier, a bus driver, or the receptionist at the dentist office!


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree # 127793 clear, # 115026 wood, sentiment from SU All Natural (retired)
PAPER: random autumn color from scrap pile
INK: Kaleidoscope Autumn Leaves
TOOLS: SU 3/16 Corner Punch # 119871, Nestabilities Rectangle die and scallop rectangle die, Marvy oval and scallop die OR use SU Large Oval # 119855 and SU Scallop Oval # 119856
ACCESSORIES: SU More Mustard ribbon (retired) and a button from the scrap pile