Guy Greetings & The Stamparatus

This is the third card we made in our monthly stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago.  We used the retiring stamp set called Guy Greetings.  This set is a great set to make masculine cards.    I used the sentiment Happy Birthday but a lot of the ladies changed it into a Father’s Day card by just chaining the sentiments.  This set is great because it comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer so it can make  everyone happy!

I also introduced the Stamparatus to my club members with this card.  It allows you to stamp and image multiple times and have it line up perfect every time.  If you haven’t seen the Stamparatus at work you need to watch this video.

We stamped the sentiment and then cut it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  Then we punched a blank one out of Tranquil Tide cardstock, cut it in half and then backed the sentiment with it.  Thankfully, this punch is going to be in the new catalog.

The colors I used on this card are Tranquil Tide and Night of Navy.  These colors match the Designer Series Paper we used called True Gentleman.  This paper was in the 2018 Occasions Catalog but has now sold out.

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Guy Greetings

Hello everyone!  It is Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time out challenge is called Out With The Old.  We had to use products that will be retiring at the end of this month.  I bet you can guess what the next challenge will be!

I decided to use the stamp set called Guy Greetings.  I guess it immediately came to mind when I saw the car so why not go with it.

Guy Greetings is a great set to make masculine cards with.  We all know how hard that is to do (at least for me) but this set made it a lot easier.  It has some great sentiments with it as well as some fun images.  Plus, it comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer so you can get it in your favorite stamp material!  I stamped the car in Tranquil Tide and the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink.

I decided to use the Designer Series Paper called True Gentleman.  I think this is one of my all time favorite DSP ever.  I love the colors and the patterns.  They are also great for making masculine cards but can also be used for any card.  This paper is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that ends on May 31st.

Now let’s go see what retiring items Jackie and Buffy used to make their awesome projects.

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A Stamp Off Color Challenge

TGIF and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we have a color challenge.  I love these colors separately but when you put them together, they are even better!

I decided to make a masculine card using these colors.

I chose the stamp set Guy Greetings.  It is the best set to use when making a masculine card.  I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! is carrying it over to the new catalog.  This set has 22 stamps and you can get it in wood mount, clear mount and Photopolymer.

For the background I used the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  Have you tried these new folders yet?  You really need to.  They emboss a deeper pattern into the paper which makes it look 3D.  Here is a hint:  Stampin’ Up! is going to have five of these folders in the new catalog!  You are going to love them!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made with these awesome colors.

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Acorny Thank You

Acorny Thank You

This is a birthday card I made for a man.  Sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas for men.  The thing is, most men would probably prefer a card that will make them laugh in some way, but when you have a wife, mother, or friend who makes cards, you get a handmade one.  You can always write something funny on the inside to make them laugh (such as a pun using another name for an acorn.  I’ll just leave it at that and let your imagination run wild!).

The acorn comes from a stamp set called Acorny Thank You.  The problem with this name is there is not such word as Acorny.  My auto correct wants to change it to Corny every time.  Then I finally realized I can add this word to my computer dictionary.  Genius!

Anyway, the acorn has a matching punch called Acorn Builder.  The greeting is from Guy Greetings (appropriate).  The great thing about that set is you have a choice to buy it in wood mount, clear mount or Photopolymer.  The wood grain look to the background is from a background stamp called Hardwood.

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A Happy Birthday Stamp Off Color Challenge

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Hello, again!  It is that time to have another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge was given to us by Buffy and is a color challenge called Stuck in Neutral (cute, huh?).  She said we had to use all Neutral Colors for the project.  As you all know, Buffy is a vintage stamper so she uses Neutrals a lot.  Me, not so much.  I think Buffy was thinking thinking about me when she made the challenge because she did say we could use one different color as long as it was just a little bit and didn’t pop off the card.  Thank you Buffy!


Today is also Rob’s birthday.  I decided to combine the challenge with his birthday card.  Neutrals are perfect for a masculine card so it worked for me.  Here is the outside my card.  It is a fun fold card too.

Going Global

Here is the inside of the card with my little bit of color:


Going Global

Happy Birthday, Rob!

Now go check out Buffy’s card HERE and Jackie’s card HERE.  I am on my way there too since I haven’t seen their beautiful creations yet!  See you on the next blog!

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A Simple Birthday Card

Guy Greetings

I needed to make a masculine CAS (clean and simple) card for a challenge last year (remember this is only January!) and actually came up with two different cards.  I entered the other one in the challenge.  Both of the cards used the stamp set called Guy Greetings, which is in the Annual Catalog.  If you make a lot of masculine cards, you need to get this set.  It is perfect for that!

A CAS card is a simple card without a lot of layers and embellishments.  I did add a couple of layers for this card which is why I didn’t use it for the challenge since it isn’t exactly a CAS card.  I think CAS cards are just as nice as more complicated cards with a lot of layers.  Plus, I think men like simple better (at least the men in my family do).

The background of this card was made using a stamp from You’ve Got This.  I used my Markers to ink the stamp up in different colors.


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Wednesday Watercooler Challenge WWC47


It is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!  This time our challenge was given to us by Marsha.  She chose a color challenge.


Here is my project.

Gift Bag Punch Board, Festive Flower Builder Punch

Although, they are not Stampin’ Up! colors in this challenge, some of the color were still similar.  I chose to use Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  My colors are a little lighter than the colors in the picture but I think they go well together.  I also decided to make a 3D item for this challenge and used the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Festive Flower Builder Punch.

Here is a picture with the belly band taken off.  Do you notice the flap on the bag?  If you would like to see how to make this variation using the Gift Bag Punch Board, then click HERE.

Gift Bag Punch Board, Festive Flower Builder Punch

Now go check out what the other fabulous Watercooler Artists made for this challenge by clicking HERE.

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC46


This week the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge was given to us by Jean.  Jean wanted us to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) masculine card.  Here is the picture she gave us to go by:

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Isn’t it a cute picture??  Here is the card I made for this challenge:

Guy Greetings, Work Of Art

I used a couple of different stamp sets for this card.  The anchor came from Guy Greetings.  Guy Greetings is the perfect set to use for a masculine card.  It is one of those sets that I will keep forever because it is so good for this.  Another nice thing about that set is it comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount and Photopolymer!  The “waves” are really the chevron stamp from Work Of Art.

Check out the other creations made by the Watercooler Wednesday Artists HERE.  They are awesome!

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A Wonderful Grandpa With Guy Greetings

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Every month I give my club members a card challenge to do.  The hostess of the month gets to keep all the cards that were made.  It is a great way to have your customers use the supplies they buy.  Usually it is a lay out challenge since not everyone has all the colors and stamps (unlike some of us (me) who have to have everything immediately!)  Here was the challenge for August:

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I don’t usually play along but I decided to do it this time.  Of course, the whole point of the challenge is to give you an idea on making a card.  You can do exactly what the challenge is or you can improvise and change it up a bit.  I decided to improvise a little.

I used the stamp set called Guy Greetings to make my card.  It is the perfect set to use to make a masculine card.  My friend, Char is the hostess and she and her husband have grandchildren so I thought it would be great to use the “grandpa” stamp.

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Guy Greetings

Guy Greetings

Last month was my 32nd wedding anniversary with Rob.  It doesn’t seem possible that we could be married that many years, but according to my math skills, it is true!  We raised three amazing young men in those years, all of whom I am very proud of.  To top it all off, one of those sons gave us our first grandchild this year.  Life is pretty good and I have no complaints (well maybe one that has to do with snoring).

I made this card using the stamp set called Guy Greetings.  It really is a terrific set to use for masculine cards.  Plus, it comes in wood mount, clear mount and Photopolymer.  I stamped the car in Memento Black Ink and then colored it with a Cherry Cobbler Marker.  Now, I just realized that the Designer Series Paper I used is retired but they have some very similar paper in the Annual Catalog called Everyday Chic.

Happy Madelyn!

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