• Lisa

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!