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Inspired by Stamping August release Basic Backgrounds IV and Guy Sentiments

Our Inspired by Stamping August release designer sneak peeks start today and we're showing you the Basic Backgrounds IV and Guy Sentiments sets in action. These are perfect for all your guy cards or layouts.

I love this little bowler hat stamp from Guy Sentiments. It gives a vintage touch without being too feminine.

I used a stamp from the Basic Backgrounds IV set and die cut papers at the bottom of the card, topped off by truly vintage buttons from my stash.

And of course, I finished the inside of the card with a saying from the Birthday Greetings set and a strip from the Basic Backgrounds IV stamp I used.

Give a click on the links below to see what the other talented IBS designers are up to today:
Contest!!! August 6th—August 10th IBS owner Joanna Munster, will be giving away blog candy. Each day one lucky winner will receive that day's featured stamp set. Winners will be announced on August 12th on the Winners Page at 7:00 p.m. Brisbane time. You must leave a comment on her blog to be eligible to win, only one comment per person and each winner will be randomly selected. 

August 10th is the official release date with all new stamps available for purchase. Free shipping will be available on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only from August 10th, 7 p.m. to August 12th, 7 p.m., Brisbane time. Use code "AUGFREE". In addition, all new August stamp sets purchased together as a bundle will receive a 10% discount.


Stamps from Inspired by Stamping August release Basic Backgrounds IVGuy Sentiments and Birthday Greetings, scrapbook paper, cardstock, vintage buttons, twine.


  1. Great design inside and out! Love all the red and black!! Beautiful!

  2. Loving the red and black and all your layers! Really fabulous Shani :)

  3. Perfect masculine card with a little swag. Love it!

  4. Of course I couldn't wait to see yours knowing it would be full of elegant colors and layers, and sure enough, it was! I LOVE this card - it's gorgeous in all of its red and blackness. You are a genius at combining prints and patterns, and you always inspire me. Pinning this one for sure!

  5. Beautiful, deep colors! Perfect for that masculine card!

  6. A beautiful card as always. The papers are so perfect for a guy card. Loving the sentiments I'm seeing. Cool button treatment, too.

  7. OHH, LAAA, love this card, love the black and reds together....perfect card for any guy in our life.

  8. The colors and papers are so rich and masculine, and perfect with the sentiment.

  9. Unbelievably stunning!! The colors and embellishments are all so fabulous!!! I know the male recipient of this card will be pleased to get this.

  10. Dapper, indeed! Can't believe you had the perfect papers for this!

  11. Wow! Very striking masculine card! Love the paper choice sentiment and details. A fabulous card inside and out!


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