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Hi All!

Hope you are having a great week! Today’s card is pretty simple, and I think it would make a great masculine card. I like any combination of purple, green, and black. My current craft room has a lot of those colors, and I think I may duplicate the combo in my new craft room.

I’ve been using Simon Says Stamp Green Apple a lot. I love this color so much that in my next order I’m getting an entire package of this cardstock. It’s just so cheerful and matches a lot of other colors.

By the way, I’ll be doing the heads-up post for August’s challenge on Monday, so come back to visit then. Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Graphic Twist Die
Graphic Twist Die
My Sunshine
My Sunshine
Big Birthday Wishes
Big Birthday Wishes
Green Apple Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Blue Violet Cardstock
Blue Violet Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Ink
SSS Blue Violet Ink
Precision Plate
Precision Plate
ekTools Trimmer
ekTools Trimmer
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 8:46 am


    Hi Darlene! I think this card is terrific because I too like green and navy together. For a long time I hated green because I wore it as a girl’s school uniform for years. But I got back to liking it in all its shades when teamed up with certain blues. I also really liked the graphic twist die along with everything else about this card. It will definitely make a great masculine card. Thanks again for your inspiration!

  2. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Carol B

    Great card, so love the green with the blue violet.

  3. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 1:53 pm


    Hi Darlene: I really love this graphic card, it’s simple but at the same time, the die cut swirls make an awesome impact.
    Thank you for another great video.

  4. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 2:10 pm


    I really like clean and simple cards but I have the worst time creating them. Yours is lovely! (And I love the colors!)

  5. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 2:11 pm


    LOVE the color combo and the die…great any time card.

  6. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Carol Mac

    Man oh man, the things you think of…that die looks great by just adding the negative pieces back in and the little tiny strip of green on the blue strip. I would not have thought of that! Love the card!

  7. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 4:50 pm


    Love it!! You are right – a great masculine card. Lots of ways to use that die. Thanks!!

  8. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 5:18 pm


    Love this card Darlene. The colors are great together. Wish I had a similar die to try that technique. Another creative idea from you.

  9. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Brenda L.

    I was just looking at this die, thinking how would it be used on a card. So I’m glad you showed a card with it. It is a beautiful card! I’ve also been hearing about this precision plate, glad you told more about that too! Hugs, Brenda

    • wrote on July 25th, 2015 at 3:37 am


      Hi Brenda, if you or anyone else can find the Precision Plate in stock, please let us know. I’ve done some online research today and been told by several suppliers that it is out of stock world wide right now. Thanks!

  10. wrote on July 24th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Sherry W.

    Love it!

  11. wrote on July 25th, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Jennifer Stark

    Loving the graphic twist die!! I also love the colors you used. great card! I will definitely make this card. I think all the men I send birthday cards too are tired of getting cards with flowers on them!!?

  12. wrote on July 25th, 2015 at 12:03 pm


    I’m also in love with blue and green and this card hits me in all the right ways!! I will have to have that die. I just finished a masculine card and it took forever to come up with an idea. This is perfect and I plan on casing this card quite a few times! Thanks
    Darlene for another GRRRReat! card

  13. wrote on July 25th, 2015 at 1:19 pm


    Great card Darlene ! To me it is like the 70’s style !

    • wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I agree Isabelle! For some reason, it brings to mind that talent show the Brady Bunch went on when Peter lost his voice. Have you ever watched that show? It was so long ago! Not sure you got it in France.

  14. wrote on July 26th, 2015 at 12:08 pm


    Love the clean, simple look of this card, Darlene. I really like how the bold colors work with the graphic look. Tfs! ~ Andrea

  15. wrote on July 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm


    What a great “male” card Darlene – always looking for them. Thanks for another great video. Glenis

  16. wrote on July 28th, 2015 at 8:34 am


    Has it been a year yet since you launched this website?
    Just wanted to tell you I’m lovin the contents, did not realize a year had gone by so fast. Thanks for a year awesome posts. Looking forward to another one.

    • wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Denise. It will be one year on January 5th, so we’re only a little more than 1/2-way in. I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying the posts. Thank you for telling me! 🙂

  17. wrote on July 29th, 2015 at 12:23 pm


    Love the simplicity and the colours!

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