Creativity Abounds - Masculine Blog Hop


Welcome to our Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own.

You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams.

Here's our amazing Creativity Abounds Design Team!

The theme for our blog hop this month is the Masculine projects.  All of our projects are perfect for that a man in your life, but you can switch them up and use the ideas to create projects for anyone.  Just change the colours or Designer Series Paper!  I created this Mini Bendi Card using the World of Good Designer Series Paper and Soaring Confidently Stamp Set.  It's sad to think that the World of Good Designer Series Paper is retiring on May 3rd!  If you love it as much as I do, you'll want to order some before it's gone!


  1. Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - score at 2 3/4"
  2. Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 1 1/4" x 6 1/2" - score at 1/2" and 6"
  3. Stamp images on this piece using Cinnamon Cider Ink.
  4. Fold long Cinnamon Cider piece on the score lines and adhere to card front using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 2 1/2" x 4"
  6. Adhere to the Cinnamon Cider piece of cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") - on both sides of the score line - using Stampin' Seal.
  7. Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 2" x 4 1/2" - score at 1/2", 2 1/4" and 4"
  8. Stamp images using Cinnamon Cider ink.  
  9. Adhere to the card front about 1/2" from top using Stampin' Seal.
  10. Stamp image on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink.  
  11. Cut out using Paper Snips
  12. Wrap Linen Thread around palm of hand 2 times.  Pull off and pinch in the middle.
  13. Adhere to the top Cinnamon Cider piece using Stampin' Seal.
  14. Adhere stamped image over thread using Dimensionals.
  15. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Cinnamon Cider ink.
  16. Fussy cut out using Paper Snips.
  17. Adhere to bottom strip using Dimensionals.

Check out the amazing projects from the Creativity Abounds Design Team!

In addition to the amazing projects that are being showcased on our Blog Hop, each Design Team member has created an exclusive project for a tutorial!  You can get all 13 projects as my Thank You for any order you place with me until May 19th. It is also available for purchase for $20 CDN!  Here's a sneak peek of the amazing projects in the Tutorial Bundle!

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2021-2022 Product Share

I'm hosting Product Shares from the new catalogue! If you are like me, you want it all! You'll have that option as well as the option to get just Designer Series Paper, Ribbon or Embellishments. Your choice. Get a taste of the new catalogue without the commitment of buying "one of each"! Reserve your 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue Product Share(s) today!

Individual shares includes a sampling of products from the new catalogue.

Designer Series Paper - 120 sheets, a 6x6 sample of all new DSP - COST $56.00 (includes postage)

  • Beauty Of The Earth (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Expressions in Ink Specialty (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Hand-Penned (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • In The Wild (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Pansy Petals (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Sweet Symmetry (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • Tidings Of Christmas (12 – 6×6 Pieces)
  • You’re A Peach (12 – 6×6 Pieces)

Ribbon/Trim - 30.5 yards - COST $44 (includes postage)

  • Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ Gold Metallic Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon (10 yards / 5 colours - 2021-2023 In Colours)
  • Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Smoky Slate 7/8″ Textured Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Mint Macaron 1/2″ Soft Velvet Ribbon (1 yard)
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ Ribbon (2.5 yards)
  • Simply Elegant Trim (2 yards / 1 each colour)

Embellishments - COST $37 (includes postage)

  • Paper Lattice (1 sheet)
  • Loose Flower Flourishes ( 15 pieces)
  • Bumblebee Trinkets – Matte Gold (5 Pieces)
  • Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack (1 sheet + 25 adhesive backed sequins)
  • Genial Gems (25 pack)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Square Gems (25 pack)
  • 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (25 pack)
  • Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials (45 pack)
  • Round & Square Brads (50 pieces)
  • Shaker Shapes (1/4 pack)

Shipping via oversized letter included.

Get the "I want it all" option which includes all of the product shares PLUS get a FREE PACKAGE OF OMBRE GIFT BAGS COST $137

Pre-order today! I'll invoice you with your costs on MAY 3RD. You can pay me by e-transfer, cheque or cash.

Product Share Timeline

  • MAY 3, 2021 – Deadline to order your share and pay - I will send you an invoice when you sign up.
  • MAY 4, 2021 – I will place the order for the Designer Series Paper Shares.
  • Mid MAY – As soon as the products arrive I will package it.
  • Mid to late MAY – I'll ship the Share(s) or contact you to pick up.

Product Share only available to Canadian Residents.

Your Creativity Awaits

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  
With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $57 per month shipped directly to you or $53 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have. 
  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
 After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose!
Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines
  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)


Shipped: $57 monthly
Porch Pick-up: $53 monthly
Available to Canadian Residents Only

May Kit features the Color & Contour Stampset from the new Annual Catalogue
Add the Scalloped Contours Dies for $52 extra!

Happy Stamping!

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    1. Great idea for a masculine card. It will be sad to see this DSP leave

    2. Wow Melva, this card is amazing!

    3. lovely card..that stamp so suits that fold


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