How About 5 Man Cards? All Made from the “He’s the Man” Suite!

The annual catalog will be retiring very soon, so I wanted to show you how to use one suite to make tons of cards. I could make many more cards, not just the 5 I’m showing here, plus some duplicates of the ones I’m showing!

The suite comes with stamps, dies, DSP that includes 2 sheets of die cuts!, and very cool Rustic Dots embellishments. This suite is PERFECT for man cards!


Ok, let’s get started!

For this card, no stamping! I just used the die cuts and the paper! I also used the dies for the argyle looking things behind the sentiment. Easy!


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For this card, I used 4 of the die cuts (the grill, the “flippin’ awesome, the star, and the notebook paper looking thing behind everything). For the sentiment, I used the  Enjoy the Rhythm stamp set. I stamped with Early Espresso and die cut with the Stylish Shapes. The background paper is from the He’s the Man DSP.


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Another easy card! I used 3 die cuts, the cars and the sentiment. I used the dies for the flags/banners on the side. I used Soft Succulent cardstock and then embossed with the Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder.


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OK, the next two cards are some of the unique ones. One is the Pop & Twist technique, the other is the Double Flap Fun Fold Card. You can always see my instructions for these cards and others under “Instructions”. It would be on the right side on a computer, or all the way at the bottom on a phone.


For this card, the Double Flap Fun Fold card, I stamped the stamp from He’s All That stamp set with Early Espresso on white and die cut with one of the dies from the die set. Everything else is from the die cuts in the DSP!

Here’s my instructions for that kind of card:

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And my last card, the Pop & Twist. These cards are so fun and you can use them for any type of card!

I stamped the sentiment from He’s All That stamp set with Early Espresso and die cut it with one of the dies from the All That dies. I also die cut some of the argyles again, this time using Sahara Sand cardstock.

All the things on the inside are from the die cuts. The “happy birthday” is from the A Grand Kid stamp set.

Here’s the instructions for the Pop & Twist.


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Ok! I used a couple of other stamp sets on these cards, but you could use any “happy birthday” stamp. 95% of what’s on these cards is from the He’s the Man Suite. I don’t know if the stamp and dies will retire, but even if they don’t, there is a 99% chance the paper will. Those die cuts can make so many dang cards!


Classic Authentic You! Man card!

I’ve been at a few things selling my cards. One question I get frequently is “do you have man cards?” We all know that man cards can be a little harder, you don’t use your typical stuff. I even had classes just making man cards!

SU’s Ready to Ride suite is absolutely perfect for man cards! Everything in it is one of my favorites.

For this card, almost everything on it is from the suite.

For the motorcycle, I stamped with Versamark on white paper and used Black Embossing Powder.

For the flames (one of the dies), I used one of the sheets of the DSP for them.

The background paper is all from the suite.

I was going to sleep and thought of a big orange circle behind the motorcycle. So I ran downstairs and die cut one so I would remember!

The next morning, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, embossing with black embossing powder, then die cut with the circle dies.

I then used my Blending Brushes with Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie ink. I added the Adhesive Backed Studs below the sentiment.

You’ll see more men cards coming up- I’ve been making a ton of them!


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Happy Easter from a Playing in the Rain Bunny!


I made this card a while ago when I was using dies as stencils. You can see in this card that there is 2 different colors behind the Framed Floret dies. Using the die as a stencil, I was able to use two different colors. Here’s my video on that:



I die cut the bunny from the Rain or Shine DSP with the Playing in the Rain dies. He’s so cute and his shirt is shiny!

I die cut the tree stump with Sahara Sand cardstock.

For the frames, I used Basic White and Pear Pizzazz.

The sentiment is from the Easter Bunny stamp set.

For the background, I also die cut the Framed Florets from the middle of the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I wanted the frame to have a different background than the rest of the card. I then embossed the Pear Pizzazz with the Painted Posies embossing folder.

I used Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody ink with my Blending Brushes for the colors behind the frames.



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Spring is Everywhere!

Playing in the Rain can be used for lots of cards- even a spring/Easter one!

We made this card in my last class. Isn’t that bunny so cute and looks so happy?

I stamped the bunny and the flowers with Memento. The bunny was colored with Pool Party and Petal Pink Blends. The flowers were colored with Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green Blends. The center of the flowers were colored with the Mango Melody Write Marker.

The tree stump was die cut with Sahara Sand cardstock.

I decided to use the Rain or Shine DSP for my background. The Mango Melody flowers are so bright and cheerful. It looked to be too much as I started to assemble, so I decided to use the Split Card Textures dies with Basic White to tone it down a bit. I then embossed the paper with the Raindrops Embossing Folder. I added Wink of Stella to all the raindrops.

The sentiment is from the Friendly Gnomes stamp set. I stamped with Mango Melody ink on Basic White and then punched out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.

Behind the circle, I die cut one of the Stylish Shapes dies with Pool Party cardstock.

I added a Glossy Dot and a bow made with the Baker’s Twine to the circle.

The cards looks like it has a lot going on, but it was pretty easy to make. Those Split Card Textures dies are awesome!


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Wishing you Joy & Love this Easter

I had one of my “beachy” backgrounds on my countertop, it was one I made during my video. I thought it would make a very happy Easter card!

For the dove and the leaves, I stamped with Memento Ink and fussy cut. I colored the leaves with Parakeet Party Blends, and added a little color to the Dove with the Ivory Blend (that comes with a Bronze Blend).

For the sentiment, I used Write Markers to make each line a different color. The Write markers can be used for many things, but coloring a stamp (the rubber kind) with different colors is one of the best things. I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody and Pacific Point. I then die cut it with one of the square from the Stylish Shapes dies.

Here’s the supplies for all the products used on top of the beachy background:

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 For the background, here’s the video on how I made it:


You can use the beachy background for tons of things!

Here’s everything I used for that:

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He is Risen!

I wanted to make a card with a cross for Easter. Fortunately, crosses are easy to make.

Mine was cut 3/4″x 4″ and 3/4″ x 3″ with Crumb Cake cardstock. I then embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I added some color to it using the Crumb Cake ink and the Blending Brush. I added Rustic dots on each end.

For the leaves, I used the Forever Flourishing dies with Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

The dove and the sentiment are from the Rejoice in Him stamp set. I stamped the dove with Memento Black and fussy cut him. The sentiment was stamped with Soft Suede and die cut with Stitched Rectangles.

I wanted a bit of a “hill” or something to show a ground on the card. Using one of the Greatest Journey dies with Soft Suede cardstock, it worked perfect. I tucked the cross behind it a little bit.

The background paper is the Enjoy the Journey (that works with the Greatest Journey dies and stamps). I loved that it looked like a sunset.

This card will be in my upcoming class! Check out classes to see more info:





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New Online Only Products!

Tons of new products! Online only means these products will never be in a catalog. SU plans to release new stuff quite often!

Here’s what I want!

Elegant Borders

Rhino Ready Bundle

Radiating Stitching Dies

Basics 3D Embossing Folders

If I didn’t keep ALL my circle punches, I would want those 2 circle punches. But, since I kept them, I took them out of my “retired punches” drawer and put them with my current punches!

Here’s everything for now….

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A Legendary Ride Double Fold Card! Video!



How about a double fold card using the Ready to Ride suite/ Legendary Ride bundle?

I saw a card on a demo Facebook Page that was a double fold that was so pretty. She used Rays of Light and the Mountain Air stamps and dies. I decided I wanted to make one but wanted to make it a little different.

This is what it looks like when opened:

I was selling cards at a Vendor Fair last week and a few people asked me if I had more man cards. I did not. So, on my list of things to do was to make men cards!

I was looking through my stuff deciding what to use. I saw the motorcycle and I was like- “that would be a really cool card!”

The size of this card is 5-1/2″ x 11″. Scored at 4″ and 8-1/4″.

Here’s my full video:



I have a short one on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!


Here’s everything I used!


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Have a Zesty Birthday!

I got the Sweet Citrus bundle late in the game. It was on my wanted list, but I kept pushing it back. Then I saw so many cards with it that I absolutely loved, so I had to order.

This card was pretty easy. Using the Stamparatus, I first stamped the inside (or outside- it doesn’t matter which one you stamp first) with Calypso Coral, then used the Stamparatus again to stamp the outside, with Daffodil Delight.

I then put the dies inside the hybrid folder, and lined up my stamped paper to be in the right place. Boom! Makes those grapefruit (on this card- or you could make them lemons or limes) embossed and cut in one shot! I die cut the leaves with Granny Apple Green. There’s a stamp that can be used, too, but I wanted the leaves to be simple.

The background paper is the Dandy Designs DSP- it’s a Sale-a-Bration item! Only 6 more days to get it! It has so many sheets of 12×12 paper- 48 of them! I first die cut with the Stitched with Whimsy to give it a little more texture.

The sentiment was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles.

Here’s everything I used:

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