Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Premiere of The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad + giveaway

Writing in all its aspects is important to us whether it is on a layout, pocket memory keeping, art journaling, a note or a tag on a gift.  The Write Stuff collection is perfect to help prompt journaling, add a message and use in various methods of paper crafting.  For The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad we designed a set to help journal about your husband/partner as a dad, your dad, or to help chronicle how the little ones in your life feel about their dad.   Then of course there are great sentiments and images perfect for father's day or all sorts of gender neutral cards and projects.  Not only that, but it is also a wonderful companion to Parentville and is a ideal mate to The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom (premiering tomorrow).


Available for purchase on March 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes nineteen (19) sentiments +  eight (8) images + one (1) frame


Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest star, Angie Tieman, and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit each of The Talent's and Angie Tieman's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!



The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad set is an awesome set to use and is so versatile!  Even though there are many DAD references in this set, you can create so much more with it.  I plan to use it in my Project Life pages and definitely for male themed cards like this one.

I started with the argyle pattern stamped in Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft ink.  This stamp is designed for creating a repeating pattern and was easy to use.  Next, I added three banner strips all cut from my Basic Grey stash.  This is the Serenade collection 6x6 paper pack.  Yummy color combos!  I built the sentiment using the small words from The Big, the Bold and You set.  Our "Mr." and the sentiment is stamped on Stampin' Up! kraft paper with Versamark ink and then embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder is the beautiful color of Midnight Bronze Obsidian.  Finally, I embellished lightly with copper pearls by Queen & Co. and gems from TPC Studio's Ancestral color pack.

On a side note, I only just realized when I added my image to this post that with that copper embossing, our guy reminds me of a Lincoln penny.  Not my intention, but made me smile!



The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad is all about Dad with some awesome images and sentiments that make masculine cards and many other types of cards a snap.  I had a vision of a military inspired card and wanted to incorporate The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad with some new items I had bought.  As we like to say, Winnie & Walter plays well with others!  We love to see how versatile and easy Winnie & Walter designs are to use with other products.

On the background I used a Cover Plate (center stage) die from Papertrey Ink cut from patterned paper by Amy Tangerine/American Crafts.  In the alternating chevrons I stamped the little sentiments in green ink.  On the main image I used some dies from Papertrey Ink (from their MakeIt Market Kit: Luxe Letterpress).  Using some Distress Ink and Copics I colored it in.  I stamped the "dad" in Versamark and embossed in gold.  I stamped "my hero" several times.  For the seal again I started with another Papertrey Ink die.  I covered the die cut cardstock with Versamark and gold embossed it.  I did this 3 times.  On the 3rd time, I pressed the father circle stamp into the still warm embossing powder.  Under the seal I added some tails (actually a part of the negative of the cover plate die).  I distressed the seal a bit with black soot Distress Ink.  I adhered the seal to the main sentiment image.  The image was adhered with foam dimensional adhesive to the card.

Now, on to some sensationally creative and dynamic projects by Angie Tieman + The Talent.

Our guest star, Angie Tieman



CLICK HERE to see more from Angie.

The Talent
Just a note: due to shipping delays, Vanessa Menhorn's projects will be featured after the release so make sure to check back!

HP - Leave It to Dad

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.


CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

Kelly_Pop Art Andy Warhol Card for Fathers Day

CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.


CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne.


Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) March 15, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Second Release will be announced on March 15, 2014.

To enter our Second Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.


  1. So fabulous! LOVE that silhouette image! Great cards from everyone!!!

  2. What a great new set! I love the silhouette! The copper penny example is rockin'...actually they all are!

  3. Great new set. Love the cards!

  4. What an awesome set for masculine cards.

  5. This looks like a fantastic set. I could see using it for lots of "guy" cards.

  6. Love this set!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Cool cards. I love the awesome male silhouette - great for any male card.

  8. Cool cards. I love the awesome male silhouette - great for any male card.

  9. Yep, Abe Lincoln. Noticed that right away. And I love him doing the Andy Warhol look.

  10. These are absolutely fabulous cards!!

  11. Great father's day cards...can't wait to see the full reveal!!

  12. This set is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  13. Fabulous cards! LOve all the words included, such a versatile set. TFS

  14. love all of your card layouts!! fabulous!

  15. All the cards are awesome and I really appreciate a great masculine collection!!

  16. I really love that silhouette stamp! Awesome!

  17. What a fabulous array of masculine cards!!! I love Suzanne's layered card!!!!

  18. looooove these, too! masculine cards always seem like a challenge....well, no more! this set is so fun and fabulous.

  19. How cool to have a masculine silhouette, perfect for Father's day or birthday! LOVE!

  20. Love the way the
    copper penny came
    out! Great cards using
    the dad collection.
    Carla from Utah

  21. Truly awesome! Love this set so much! The DT rocked this new release set!

  22. This is such a amazing masculine stamp set. The deisgn team have showcased it so beautifully!

  23. With my Dad gone, I shy away from stamp sets geared toward fathers (still too sad.)
    But it looks like this one isn't too specific with useful stamps for other purposes.
    And I really like the silhouette!

  24. Wonderful set of masculine cards.

  25. Thank you, for the DAD stamps. We never have enough masculine stamps.


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