Design Team Projects

“All Boy” Card with Crafters Essentials 1

Good morning, crafters!  Thank you for joining me for today’s blog post where I make a card using five different dies from the Crafters Essentials 1 die set.  This versatile die set has endless possibilities – I’ve been using it all month and haven’t made the same card twice!  Let’s go ahead and dive into some of the details.


I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to mostly make feminine cards, which is something that I’m working on.  There are plenty of masculine and gender-neutral papers and stamps out there, I just need to buy some!  Luckily, I had this older paper pad in my stash, and I absolutely love the passport stamp design.  The little diamond paper is the perfect balance to it, and I matted each of them on some dark navy blue card stock.  This helps define the edges, separate the layers, and give the whole design a visual pop.


I cut the large, stitched flag piece out of a pretty orange paper and added my sentiment stamp directly on top.  I used my favorite stamping ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black.  The little banner and the star were cut from more of the same papers, which coordinate perfectly.  I love using these tone-on-tone papers for details because they give the illusion of using a solid color, but still have a subtle pattern.  The final touch was to add three dots of the Nuvo Glitter Drops in “Orange Soda.”  The color was just perfect, and the glitter is subdued enough that it doesn’t seem too flashy.


And that’s my finished card project for this week.  For an in-depth look at the making of this card, please watch my YouTube video here.  I hope that you enjoyed this one, and got a few ideas about mixing patterns and colors.  Be sure to grab a set of these dies for yourself – there are so many classic shapes and “must haves” in it.  Please be sure to browse through all the other designs for this month on the blog. The design team members have really outdone themselves, and you’re sure to be inspired!  Happy crafting!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Mindy Drummond

    Thanks for the masculine card inspiration, I have such a hard time with ideas for those too LOL. I love the card!

    07/26/2018 at 12:24 PM
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