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!

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  • 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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Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


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I just posted this month’s FREE card kits – check them out HERE.  And there’s a NEW HOST CODE – use Host Code T4AMZDWY when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.


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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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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.

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  • 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.

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Sale-A-Bration is going strong, with a FREE gift for each increment of $50 you spend.  View the Sale-A-Bration flyer HERE.  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.  Use Hostess/Workshop Code FT4TXCMR when checking out to receive March's Stamp Shoppe cards FREE!

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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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Class Line-Up for May – either attend or “on the go”

I have a great line-up of classes for you this month.  If you're a local customer, please come!  If you can't make it or you live long distance, there is always the option of an "on the go" kit to put together at home. 

LAST CALL for May Card Shoppe and May Scrapbook Shoppe!  I'll be finalizing the packets tomorrow so let me know if you'd like one.

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May Card Shoppe  


Make 6 beautiful cards that cover congratulations, get well, for you, friend and lending support.  We're also creating a Mother's Day card that can easily change to something different if you wish.

Friday, May 10th: 5:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN hours
Saturday, May 11th:  9am – Noon OPEN hours

Click  HERE for more details on attending.

Click HERE for more information on "On the Go" kits. 

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May Scrapbook Shoppe  

May is National Scrapbooking Month!  And to celebrate, I'm inviting anyone who's never taken a scrapbooking class at The Stamp Shoppe to try it out and receive $5 off your class!

Make 3, 12"x12" pages!

Friday, May 10th: 5:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN hours
Saturday, May 11th:  9:00 am – Noon OPEN hours

Click HERE for for more details on attending.

Click HERE for more details on an "On the Go!" Kit.  

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May Technique Geeks

When you participate in this month's Technique Geeks Class or Kit, you'll learn how to create blurred images, rainy watercoloring and even use shaving cream to create waves!


Thursday, May 16th: 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN hours  

Click HERE for more information on attending.

Click HERE for more details on an "On the Go!" Kit. 


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May Punch Art

Such fun punch art projects this month.  Create a piano, a darling bee and a beautiful tree! 

Thursday, May 16th: 6:30 – 9:30 pm OPEN hours

Click HERE for more information on attending.

Click HERE for more details on an "On the Go!" Kit.  

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Dapper Man Class

Let's not ignore the men in our lives!  Come make 4 masculine cards and 1 3D treat box perfect for Father's Day, birthday, congrats and more!  This class is a "Classes on the Circle" Class – it's limited to 10 people and takes place in my home studio. It's also available as an On the Go Kit, complete with step-by-step instructions.

Thursday, May 30th:  6:30 – 9:30 pm

Click HERE  for more details on attending and for "On the Go" kits.

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Countryside Pump

I can't think of a better stamp set to invest in if you're looking for wonderful masculine images!  Countryside stamp set has so much to offer!  The images look great simply stamped as a sketch, or have fun watercoloring all the detail.  I began with Whisper White card stock then added Marina Mist card stock and a thin strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock that's been run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is also a "must have" tool for masculine card making!  A layer of Soft Suede card stock with three Gold Brads backs the main image which is stamped on Whisper White card stock with Early Espresso ink and also backed with an Early Espresso card stock border.  Main image is popped up with Dimensionals.

NOTE:  If you love this stamp set, check out my Card Kit of the Month and save 20% on Countryside!

That's it for the 4 masculine card choices for our next Card Ministry day – what's your favorite?  I'd love to hear from you!  Just click "Comment" below.  Here are the links for the other three choices:  SailboatLovely as a Tree, Old Truck.  Please let me know which of the four cards we should make this month!

Item No. 116998 Countryside wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120495 Countryside clear mount $16.95
Item No. 113525 Thoughts & Prayers $25.95
Item No. 119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads (200) $6.95

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To purchase your Card Kit of the Month featuring Countryside for 20% off – click HERE!

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Enjoy your birthday

Here's a birthday card I made for my son Christopher's birthday.  The new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack is the bomb!  It's great for masculine and feminine projects, as well as card making and scrapbooking.  So versatile!

I chose my color scheme from the fabulous piece of striped designer paper in this packet — Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise.  The orange print is the reverse side of the striped paper, making it really easy to coordinate!  I used the same colors in 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons.  The sentiment doubles for the focal point of the card and is from Enjoy Every Moment stamp set.  I picked up the star image from Wanted stamp set.  The coordinating button is from Sherbet Designer Buttons pack.  "Every moment" is stamped and punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Don't forget to order Mini Glue Dots to make adhering your buttons a snap, and some Linen Thread for the centers.

Item No. 113622 Enjoy Every Moment   $31.95
Item No. 115106 Wanted   $23.95
Item No. 117161 Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack   $24.95
Item No. 114889 Scallop Oval Punch   $15.95
Item No. 103683 Mini Glue Dots   $4.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread   $4.50
Item No. 109030 Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon   $4.95
Item No. 109038 Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon   $4.95
Item No. Sherbet Designer Buttons   $7.95

Don't Forget!

* To Sign Up for our Spring Stamping Retreat Weekend! Click HERE for more details!
* To sign up for the Spring Card Class!  Click HERE for more details and to register.

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Register for the Valentines (and More!) Class Today

The deadline to register for the Valentines (and More!) Class that will be held on January 30th is approaching quickly!  You must be registered by no later than FRIDAY, JANUARY 22nd, to be able to attend.

There are TWO time slots and TWO locations being offered –

Saturday, January 30th
10AM to 1PM, Webster United Methodist Church, Webster, NY


6PM to 9PM, 5225 Knapp Rd., Middlesex, NY

Here's a second picture of one of the 5 projects we'll be making.  To see the first project I posted and for more details, click HERE.

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