Father’s Day using Guy Greetings

Father's Day Guy Greetings

Need a quick Father’s Day card that makes a statement?  Look no further than your cardstock scraps!  Use any color scheme you want and add this great sentiment from Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

  • A super great thing about this particular stamp set is that you can choose the type of stamp set YOU like best!  It comes in clear mount, photopolymer and wood mount!
  • I chose Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze for my “guy” color scheme.  I love these bold colors together!
  • I varied the width of the cardstock to create a great striped look.  Measurements are:
  1. Night of Navy – 1″
  2. Cajun Craze – 3/4″
  3. Crushed Curry – 1/2″
  • Simply put SNAIL Adhesive on each strip, then mount to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock that will act as a base to which you can adhere all of the strips.  Trim the excess edges and adhere that unit to your card base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.
  • My sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze ink.  It’s a terrific font that comes from Guy Greetings and includes lots of other very usable sentiments.  You’ll have everything covered for all the men in your life with this one set.  Just look!

guy greetings stamp set


  • A piece of Crushed Curry and Whisper White Baker’s Twine is all you need to complete this smart and sophisticated look!

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Guy Greetings and Hats Off


It’s that time of year again!  Time to think about the men in our lives and get ready for Father’s Day in June.  And Stampin’ Up! has released two perfect products for masculine cards – both in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

  • Our designer paper and color scheme come from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.  This beautiful paper has lots of plaids and neutrals on one side and real-life nature elements on the other.  This piece is Island Indigo, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.
  • I used the Oval Framelits to cut Whisper White cardstock for the main image and a border of Basic Black cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock is offstamped using Smoky Slate ink and the Dictionary background stamp.  Just ink up your stamp with Smoky Slate ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of paper then onto your oval so that the ink is light and it creates a background for the hats.
  • This fun stamp set is called Guy Greetings.  If you’re going to purchase just one stamp set for all the guys in your life, this is the one.  It comes complete with lots and lots of sentiments and some really great old-fashioned images.  And good news – you can choose between all three stamp types for this set.  Choose wood mount, clear mount or photopolymer!  Here I stamped the hats image and sentiment in Black Memento Ink.
  • I used my Stampin’ Pierce Mat and Paper-Piercing Tool to set the Silver Brads.  You can’t see it very well in the photo, but the black oval is paper pierced as well using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Template.  This great product is on the retiring products list, so be sure to grab yours before it’s gone!

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April Card Shoppe card kits have sold out this month!  But no fear – you always have the opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me.  Use hostess code YT373CJ3 when checking out to receive your May Card Shoppe or Stamp With Me cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HEREYou’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.



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Guest Designer Teresa Chavez

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Today I want to share with you a super masculine card from one of my team members, Teresa Chavez.  I absolutely love her clever use of the Hexagon Punch to make hardware!  And using Stampin’ Up! grid paper for the front of the card – fantastic idea!  And the Epic Day Washi Tape looks like fancy masking tape!

Teresa says, “I punched the circle first then lined up the hexagon punch. I put shapes face down on silver stamp pad, tapped on it a few times then picked it off and adhered it to the card.  I saw the original idea in a Papercrafts magazine but the card design and inking is my own.”

Item No. 130919 Hexagon Punch $15.05
Item No. 119873 3/4″ Circle Punch $12.95
Item No. 130148 Grid Paper (100 sheets) $10.85
Item No. 132142 Silver Metallic Encore Ink $9.95
Item No. 131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95

Order the Hexagon Punch and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

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Rev Up The Fun Birthday


Took a break away from most of the Occasions Catalog today to create something from the "old" part of my stampin' shelf!  Rev Up The Fun is certainly one of my favorite masculine stamp sets.  My husband and I own a Harley Road King Classic, and I knew I just had to have this stamp set for his birthday cards!  And of course, I had to keep it in "Harley colors" – Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver.

  • Remember my card yesterday?  I've used the same sketch challenge only turned it on its side!
  • My favorite part of this card is using the Big Shot along with the new Arrows Embossing Folder with the Silver Foil paper.  I thought it looked like tire tracks!  It's really fun to emboss the foil papers – they take such a deeply etched image and look so great!  A 1/2" sliver of the same foil paper acts as "ribbon" through the tag for a more masculine look.  I also dyed White Baker's Twine black by running it through a Basic Black ink pad and made a reinforcement ring around the hole in the tag using Basic Black cardstock and circle punches.


  • There's also heat embossing on my card – the bike is heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder, and the sentiment is done using Silver Embossing Powder.  Don't forget your Embossing Buddy to keep unwanted speckles of powder off your cardstock.
  • I used a touch of Tangerine Tango marker to color in the bike just a bit.


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High Tide Best Mate

 best mate

This card is so easy with the help of the terrific designer paper prints found in High Tide Designer Series Paper and the coordinating stamp set Hello, Sailor.

  • Double matting this pretty paper with a Pacific Point card base and a small frame of Summer Starfruit cardstock really makes the designer paper stand out.
  • The beautifully coordinating Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect accent.
  • I love our ability to create wonderful framed images using the layering of the Deco Label Framelits.

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  • I also used a couple of Silver Mini Brads on the sides of the sentiment.

This card would be perfect for your "best mate" for a birthday, anniversary, or just because!

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Do you recognize this card layout?  It's the same layout I used in my previous post!  You'll get a completely different look to your card by using the same layout but changing stamps and papers.

  • For this card, I've begun with the I Am Me Designer Paper and the color scheme of Basic Gray, Real Red, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.
  • I love the coordination of Just Sayin' stamp set and the Word Bubble Framelits – so trendy!
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock is punched with the Scallop Edge Border for some nice interest.
  • How fun are the Wooden Elements!  They're such a fun addition to our card making.
  • Wonder where I got the cool "seriously" stamp?  It came with one of my Paper Pumpkin subscription kits!  And you can get great new stamps like this one by becoming a Paper Pumpkin customer.  During March, receive a free set of In Color markers, too!  Click HERE to read all about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe.

seriously closeup

  • Use a coordinating Tangerine Tango Candy Dot from the Brights Collection Dots to accent your arrow. 
  • Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is the perfect ribbon accent for this card.  Use this card for guys or gals!

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Best Mate

Best Mate

This fresh nautical look is perfect for the men in our lives!  And this suite is all about perfect coordination – stamp set, designer paper and ribbon.  It's also a chance to bring in the new Chevron Punch for some added accents. 

  • I paper pierce every chance I get.  It adds so much and once you've purchased the piercer, mat and templates, nothing is "consumed" so you'll have those tools forever!
  • And nothing says nautical like this pretty Pacific Point Striped Ribbon.
  • A new Silver Button with White Baker's Twine makes a nice accessory combo.

best mate closeup

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Dog Talk!

Dog Talk 2

Who says Christmas designer paper has to be used just for Christmas?  I designed this cute birthday card around the Season of Style Designer Series Paper.  Choose either the Paper Stack – 48 sheets, 24 each of 2 double-sided designs, 4-1/2"x6-1/2" OR the traditional 12"x12" Designer Series Paper, including 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs.

  • I love the Animal Talk stamp set – 4 different images and coordinating sentiments makes this a really versatile set.
  • Was it too much of a stretch?  I used the Crumb Cake and White polka dot paper from the Season of Style pack to replicate the cute little dog – stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and spots colored in with White Gel Pen.
  • Actually, the main image got a little boost by stamping with VersaMark ink, pouring on some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and heat setting with the Heat Tool.  That made a nice little "home" for the white gel pen to be applied.
  • The lower line of text was simply stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • I found the Island Indigo and White plaid paper in the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper pack.  Just right for this card!
  • All that was left was to give this card a little accent with White Baker's Twine.
  • For those of you looking for masculine card ideas, this would be perfect!

Item No. 132340 Season of Style Designer Series Paper (12"x12") $10.95 OR
Item No. 132181 Season fo Style Designer Series Paper Stack (4-1/2"x6-1/2") $6.95
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95
Item No. 129053 Heat Tool $29.65
Item No. 128980 Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder $A4.75
Item No. 102283 VersaMark Pad $7.50
Item No. 105021 uni-ball Signo Gel Pen $3.95
Item No. 124262 White Baker's Twine (25 yds.) $2.95

Animal Talk

Item No. 126392 Animal Talk stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 126392 Animal Talk clear $18.95

Each month, I randomly draw one name from those customers who've placed an online order with me and send them something fun.  I've been highlighting things you can do with Note Cards this month.  In fact, I'm not done showing you some of my ideas for these cute  5"x3-1/2" cards – more to come!  For the month of August, everyone's a winner!  Place an online order with me HERE for any of your favorite Stampin' Up! products, and receive one of the Note Cards I've made.  It will come with an evelope and won't be written in so that you can use it to send.  One lucky winner will receive a set of eight Note Cards and envelopes!  All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is place an online order at my Online Store HERE.

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It’s a Joy Ride with Harley!

Joy Ride

My husband and I own a Harley and have spent many wonderful times touring together.  So this stamp set, "Rev Up the Fun!" really called to me!  I know I'll use it for hubby's birthday card this year!  And of course, I had to use the Harley-Davidson color combo – Basic Black and Pumpkin PIe – with some metal and leather thrown in!

  • I achieved the "metal" look using a piece of Brushed Silver cardstock and running it through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
  • It's hard to photograph, but the "leather/suede" look is created by distressing a piece of Basic Black cardstock with a Bone Folder until the cardstock separates.  Then just pull them apart and use the "inside" of the cardstock face up.
  • After stamping the bike image, I used my Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin' Pierce Mat to attach Silver Mini Brads to the wheels.  I also set a row of 5 Brads down the side of the faux leather cardstock.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:Joy Ride closeup
Item No. 130520 Rev Up the Fun! wood $18.95 OR
Item No. 130523 Rev Up the Fun! clear $14.95
Item No. 100712 Brushed Silver cardstock (10) $7.95
Item No. 122941 1/8" Mini Brads (200) $5.50
Item No. 119859 XL Oval Punch $16.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102300 Bone Folder $6.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95

Order these and all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products at my Onine Store HERE.  Receive Kriss's Online Perks, too!  And this month, rather than a grab bag, be entered into a drawing to win 10 FULL cards!  Simply place an online order during the month of July to qualify.

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Last Chance for the Dapper Man Card Class

Last chance to sign up for the next "Class on the Circle" – Dapper Man Card Class, either to attend or "on the go".

Thursday, May 30th, from 6:30 to 9:00pm
Registration Deadline:  May 28th
Location:  15 Woodland Cir., Rochester NY  14622

Cost:  $15 or free with a $20 order during class or by shopping HERE and using Workshop Code BVEMYGGX (you'll enter this code once you're in your shopping bag) BEFORE the class begins. 

Here are the projects!

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Let's not forget to stamp for the men in our life!  At this class, you'll make 4 cards and 1 3D gift box using the Dapper Dad stamp set and Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Attend the class or order your class "on the go" and complete at home.  Your card kit will contain all of the cut pieces, accessories and embellishments, as well as die cut and punched pieces. 

To attend, simply email me that you'd like to come.  There's no pre-payment necessary, but I do need to know you're coming by Tuesday, May 28th.

To RSVP to attend, click HERE.


To order "on the go" and pay the $15 class fee and pick up from me, use the link below:


To order "on the go" and pay the $15 class fee plus $3 postage to be mailed to you, use the link below:


To order "on the go" and place an order to get your cards free, place your order at my Online Store HERE and use Workshop Code BVEMYGGX (you'll enter this code once you're in your shopping bag) BEFORE the class begins. Then click on the link below to pay $3 for shipping of your card kit.


Have questions? I'd be happy to chat with you via email at krisshuels@gmail.com.


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