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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Stay Cool!

 Hello peeps,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I spent most of Saturday sewing some face masks for a friend who asked me to make her some more. We are all vaccinated, but think we will feel comfortable with face masks in crowds through the summer. Today, I set the sewing machine aside and did some stamping.

As Sunday's bring us the new Paper Players Challenge, I like to see what the ladies have cooked up for us. This week, Joanne is our hostess with a fun "card for boys" challenge, and indeed, I had loads of fun crafting this card.

This stamp set by Avery Elle is called Stay Cool, and it's perfect for boy's cards. Today, I made a fun fold card with a belly band. The card is the "mini" slimline size, 6 inches by 3.5 inches. The patterned papers are older SU called Bubbles and Fizz.

For the focal image on the belly band, I stamped the skateboarding bear with Memento tuxedo black and colored him with Copics, then cut the image out with the corresponding die. The circle of stars die is also from Avery Elle and I cut it twice. Once in white card stock and once with holographic card stock. On the white one, I colored the starts with Copics to co-ordinate with the stripes in the patterned paper. I used some foam squares to pop the bear over the star circle cutouts, then used some orange Stickles on the wheels and some Stardust Stickles on the board. I also added some Glossy Accents over his sunglasses. The rectangle base is cut from Gina K Designs stitched rectangles.

Here's the inside of the card, which uses another of the animal images from the set.

I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for checking in,



Taylored Expressions Lime Green card stock, SU Bermuda Bay card stock, Gina K Designs heavy weight white card stock, SU Bubbles and Fizz DSP, Avery Elle Stay Cool stamp set and dies, Avery Elle Circle of Stars die, Gina K Designs Single and Double Stitched rectangle dies, Memento Tuxedo Black, GKD Stormy Skies, SU Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist inks, Copic markers, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Misti, Gemini Jr, Foam tape and foam squares


  1. Super fun design with the slimline and belly band! I love the glitter on the skateboard; just enough sparkle factor for boys! the coloring inside and out is so well done! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  2. What an awesome card Colleen! I love the bright colours and your cool skateboarding bear and the addition of the sparkly stars behind really add to the fun feel. Thanks for playing along with my 'Cards for Boys' theme over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Oh my gosh, Colleen! Where do I start? I LOVE the design and the bright papers! These images are just the cutest things ever...and you have colored them perfectly. What a perfect boy card! I'm so glad you shared with The Paper Players this week!


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