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OSAT Blog Hop | Manly May (Recipe Included)

Well hello there, friends! Welcome to another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! I'm pretty excited about this month's theme, which is Manly May. It's allowing me to get a jump start on my Father's Day projects, so I consider it a win-win situation!

I'm actually both happy and a bit sad about today's projects. I'm happy because I really love how the card turned out and because I am sharing another recipe with you, but also sad because the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper I used on the card is retiring! If you haven't yet seen the Last Chance Product List, click HERE! You'll notice some items are up to 60% off, so don't miss out!

I had such a fun time making this card. This specific technique is called the Scrappy Strip Technique, which seems to have become quite popular recently! I thought I'd give it a try myself and I'm so happy I did. It really makes for a quick and simple card, which will definitely come in handy at times when my big guy lets me know he needs a birthday card for a friend!


Scrappy Strips Technique Card Info and Directions:

1. Cut 6" strips from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, cutting diagonally and creating random widths.

2. Adhere your strips onto one of your Whisper White Cardstock Layers using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, leaving a small space between each piece of Designer Series Paper.

3. Trim the excess Designer Series Paper From the layer.


That is how to get the Scrappy Strip card layer, but for my card I then wrapped Whisper White Baker's Twine (also retiring) around the Scrappy Strips layer two times, adhering with Snail Adhesive on the back. I used Dimensionals to adhere the Scrappy Strips layer to the card base.


For the sentiment, I used the Well Said Stamp Set and the Classic Label Punch. I added two brads, one to each side of the sentiment that I coloured using the Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend. I just love Stampin' Blends because you can really do a lot with them, including colouring various embellishments. You can see the before and after photo below to give you an idea how it worked.



Isn't this fun? Keep on reading to see what else I colour with the Night of Navy Stampin' Blend! Which brings me to my gift idea! I decided to make a dry rub for steak, chicken, ribs, etc. It's SO good!


Let's start with the easy packaging and then you can view and download the recipe below!


For the dry rub, I used a mason jar that I had on hand. For the lid, I used the 2-1/4" Circle Punch to cut a perfectly sized circle out of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to fit on top of the lid. I adhered this with TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.


I then cut a piece of the 5/16" (8 Mm) Braided Burlap Trim long enough to fit around the mason jar lid. Before adhering it, I used the Dark Night of Navy Blend to colour one side of the trim and then adhered it to the outside of the lid with hot glue.


For the tag on the jar, I used the Everyday Label Punch to coordinate with the card, and stamped the sentiment using the Make A Difference Stamp Set. I just love the mixed font of this set! The sentiment is edged with Night of Navy and Pool Party Ink using a Sponge Dauber.


The last step is to adhere the sentiment to your jar and I did this by wrapping a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the jar lip twice and then tied the tag to the jar using the twine.



You'll notice that today I kept the packaging pretty simple. This is because I plan on adding the dry rub to a gift basket filled with all things BBQ themed like an apron, a new grill set, and various types of hot sauces! Fun, right?! I can't wait to put it all together, but I'll wait until some of the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted before venturing out too far.


Now here is the recipe! It is delicious! It will keep for months in an air tight jar, but if you live in very humid conditions it may start clumping within 4 weeks. Just give it a quick stir and use as normal.


I hope you enjoy the recipe. Don't let the cocoa powder fool you; it's a delicious addition to the spices and works really well (trust me!). Rub it right on your steak or chicken and let sit for 20 minutes, then throw it on the grill! So good!


Be sure to click on the names below to visit their blogs and see what amazing projects they have in store for you. If you click on Next, you'll be taken to the talented Mikaela Titheridge's blog directly.

1. Sara Levin

2. Dana Sullivan - USA

3. Mary Haugen

4. Lisa Mackey, USA

5. Martin Stone - UK

6. Lisa Hardie <--- YOU ARE HERE

7. Mikaela Titheridge - UK

8. Anna Helman - USA

9. Jeanna Bohanon

10. Jo Anne Hewins - USA

11. Melissa

12. Rick Adkins

13. Candy Ford - USA

14. Tina Riddle - USA

15. Mindy Clove

16. Kelly Acheson

17. Ashley Fifer

18. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

19. Lori Mueller


All of the supplies used in today's projects are available by contacting me or by placing an order in my online Stampin' Up! shop. When you spend $60 in my online shop, you receive the Stampin' Glam Squad Tutorial Bundle! Enter in the host code 4ACYXVXD and you will receive a handmade card in the mail from me as well!

**Click HERE to view a full list of products used in today's projects.**



Oh, and if you love the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, wait until you see the brand new 16 Designer Series Papers in the 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalogue that goes live June 3rd! I want you to get your hands on all of them and I have a very economical way for you to do just that! That is by joining my 2020 Annual Catalogue Paper Share!


When you join my Paper Share, you get 6 - 8 sheets of 6" x 6" paper of every designer series and specialty designer series paper in the new annual catalog (16 different papers). That is over 100 sheets! Plus, you get a few extras like access to my private Facebook Group and more! View full details HERE.


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Have a wonderful day!






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