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Waves of Inspiration Father’s Day Card

Sometimes it can be hard to make cards for men as it seems like there aren’t enough stamp sets that have things that interest men like cars or fishing.  Sometimes you have to think outside the box to find your Inspiration.  I found mine by using the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set to make this card:

This is a SIP card….all you need to make this card is Stamps, Ink and Paper.  Although as you can see if you look closely, I did die cut the stamped piece, but that is purely optional, you can just cut your piece of Basic White Cardstock and then simply stamp the image.

I used this stamp set – Waves of Inspiration

The wave stamp is fairly large, so you will need the largest block (Clear Block F) or a Stamperatus for this stamp.   When I stamped my wave I used a piece of Basic White Cardstock that was 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” and then cut it down to the size I wanted for my card.  I used Pacific Point ink to stamp the wave and then used a sponge dauber to fill it it with Coastal Cabana ink.  You just need a little bit of ink on your dauber and go lightly as you can add more ink as needed.

I then used the same Pacific Point ink to stamp the sentiment and the seagulls.  You could use this card for several occasions – birthday, anniversary or as in this case Father’s Day.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card, but I used the He’s The Man stamp set to add the Happy Father’s Day greeting on the inside.

If you would like to make this card, you will need the following:

  • Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set
  • He’s the Man Stamp Set (inside sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Pacific Point Cardstock – Cut 4 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4” (after stamping the wave, cut the piece down to 4 1/2” x 3 1/4”, also cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Ink – Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Clear Block F or Stamperatus

This is a quick and easy card that you can make in about 10 minutes!  Hope you’ll give it a try!

Happy Stamping!


P.S.  Do you ever describe objects or things using Stampin’ Up Color names?  Yesterday was our last day in Belize, so we took an air tour of The Great Blue Hole (a marine sinkhole that is 1047 feet wide and 470 feet deep) that is part of the The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve Project, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In my head I was describing the colors of the water to myself….”Oh the water is Coastal Cabana, no….wait now it’s Pacific Point, but it’s getting darker like Night of Navy.  Oh look I see Bermuda Bay!”.  What colors do you see?

The January-June Mini Catalog will expire on June 30th and that means it’s time for the Last Chance Products Sale!  Items in this catalog are up to 50% off!  There are some great deals on a few retiring Designer Series Papers, stamp sets and embellishments, but products are going fast! The sale began June 1st, but there is still time to stock up on a few of your retiring favorites!  Some products have carried over into the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, but any bundled savings (stamp set & dies or stamp set & punch will no longer be offered after June 30th.  Check out what is on the list below and then place your order!  Products on this list are only while supplies last!



 Two new catalogs are coming on July 1st! – The July-December 2022 Mini Catalog which is full of great Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course new CHRISTMAS stamps, dies, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments and more, plus the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  

That’s right, it’s time for another Sale-A-Bration event beginning July 1st and ending August 31st!  For every $50 (or $100) product purchase from the new July-December 2022 Mini or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog you can select a FREE product(s) from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There is no limit on the number of FREE products you can earn.  

If you are not currently receiving a catalog from another Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and would like a catalog, please click on the Catalog Tab at the top of my blog to submit your request.

You read that right!  During the month of June all kits are on sale!  Buy one, Get one 50% off and the best part is that you get the most expensive kit as the 50% off item!  Haven’t bought a kit yet?  Kits are a great way to make quick and easy projects as everything you need – papers, stamps, ink, embellishments, die cuts – is right in the box!  Kits are great for gift giving (you can get a head start on your Christmas gift list!) as well as for having a crafty get together with friends!  There are also several kits that are great for kids!  

To check out all the kits currently available, click here:  Stampin’ Up Kits

This offer is good until June 30th!


Do you like this card and need supplies?  The link below contains all the supplies for this card so you can shop for what you need.  Simply click here: 

Waves of Inspiration Father’s Day Card

You will be directed to a shopping list where you choose the products you’d like to purchase. Once you have chosen what you would  like to order, just click on the “Add to Cart” button! You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional products from your wish list too!  

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  The gift for June is a package of Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels.  (Please note: Substitutions may be made if item is not available). 

If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.

If you need help placing an order,  please contact me by using tab the top of this blog post and I will be glad to assist you or place the order for you!

These are the products used for today’s project. If you need more specific information about the products, you can check them out by clicking on the product image below.  And don’t forget to use the JUNE HOST CODE: UAQFYG72  when prompted during check-out.

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