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introducing center style: masculine & 3 piece suit patterned paper

Hi everyone and welcome to the Papertrey Ink May release countdown!


Today I am sharing projects created with the new Center Style: Masculine set and I am also excited to share my new patterned paper collection: 3 Piece Suit with you.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on May 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


Center Style: Masculine is designed to coordinate with the new Watercooler Talk set. It includes several accent shapes to highlight the sentiments or to use to create patterns on your projects. This set is just perfect for adding details to masculine themed cards.

Here is a masculine themed card to share today that is perfect to wish someone well on a new job position.

I used the decorative block image from the set stamped in Simply Chartreuse on a strip of white cardstock to stamp the "wishing you well in your new position" sentiment onto. I trimmed the ends of the strip with my pinking shears and stitched it down to my card front to look like a label that you might find in a garment.


The tie is die cut from one of the patterned papers in my new 3 Piece Suit patterned paper collection. You will see more of this patterned paper shown throughout the countdown and I know that the classic, masculine designs and colors are going to work so great for creating masculine themed cards.

The new Plaid Builder set was perfect for stamping a neutral patterned background for the tie and sentiment strip to set on - it reminds me of a plaid dress shirt!


The frame die cut on this card is part of the Center Style: Masculine die collection. I really like the cut outs on the border edge and how the center is solid to stamp your sentiments and images onto. I stamped the banner shaped image from the Center Style: Masculine set at the top and bottom part of the frame center and it led the perfect area in the middle to add my sentiment.


I scattered some silver sequins around the border - just because the card is masculine themed doesn't mean you can't add a little shine - and the frame is sitting on another patterned paper from my new 3 Piece Suit patterned paper collection.


And finally, I used a sentiment from the new Keep it Simple: Father set along with the Center Style: Masculine set for this Father's Day Card. The Center Style: Masculine set may have been designed to use with the Watercooler Talk set, doesn't mean that you can't use other sentiments from other sets with it!

I stamped the chevron image several times coming out from the top and bottom of the sentiment with out reinking the stamp. That gave the image/accent shape a great ombre effect.


The patterned paper on the left edge of the card is another design from my new 3 Piece Suit patterned paper collection. and I accented the sentiment with a few Smokey Shadow buttons that are threaded with a bit of black embroidery floss.


You can see more new products from the Papertey Ink May release and projects created with them over at Nichole's blog. You will be able to link up to other design team members sharing projects today and also to the stamp designers who have new products to share this month.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back soon with more to share!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Wishing You Well Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Center Style: Masculine, Watercooler Talk, Plaid Builder

ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft

cardstock: white, kraft, Fine Linen, Simply Chartreuse, 3 Piece Suit patterned paper

other: Tie Die, pinking shears (Fiskars)

Administrative Professional Day Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Center Style: Masculine, Watercooler Talk

ink: True Black, Classic Kraft

cardstock: Fine Linen, kraft, 3 Piece Suit patterned paper

other: Center Style: Masculine die, silver sequins (vintage)

Father's Day Card

stamps: Center Style: Masculine, Keep it Simple: Father

ink: True Black, Enchanted Evening

cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, 3 Piece Suit patterned paper

other: Smokey Shadow buttons, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), embroidery floss (DMC)