Hello everyone!  My name is Holly Stene and I'm an independent demonstrator with Stampin' Up!  I currently live in Minnesota (moving to Texas in 3 weeks!) and I'm pairing up today with my good friend Cathy Caines for the Stampin' Up! Saturday highlight.  This post is a little longer than normal – but we have a great collaboration of projects for you!  We are showcasing the Guy Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up! – with plenty of time to prep for Father's Day!

I love making goodies and treats for friends and family and decided for my father-in-law, I would create a little box of peanuts.  I created this clear box using the Gift Bag Punch Board and Window Sheets.  The Window Sheet scored pretty easily, but a Bone Folder really helped get the creases perfect.  I added some Wood Textures Designer Series Paper in the inside to add a little more detail. 


I added Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and Linen Thread to keep the box closed.  The sentiment is from Guy Greetings and stamped over a Dapper Denim watercolor look I made using an Aqua Painter.


For the card, I added the tools stamp and "righty-tighty, lefty loosey" sentiment on the background using Crumb Cake Ink.  I added another strip of the Wood Textures DSP, some Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper and the same ribbons as the box.  The tools are stamped on a circle I cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits – again with the same watercolor look.  Some splatter and Dapper Denim Enamel Shapes and the card is finished. 

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Now you can see the amazing projects Cathy has come up for you with the Guy Greetings stamp set.


 “Aw, Holly.  She’s such a treat and ridiculously talented!” It’s Cathy Caines from Newfoundland, Canada and I am so excited to show you a couple more ways to use the Guy Greetings stamp set.

I started out with creating an upside down, inside out tri-fold masculine card. And yes, that’s my own language. This little cutie is held together with a neat library clip at the top.  The label was created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a quick stamp. To bring the card together I used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and some 5/8” burlap ribbon.


On the inside of this card, I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day”.  However, I layered the bottom and top flaps with matching Wooden Textures Designer Series Paper to bring it all together. 


My second project is a quick card that can be used for a Father’s Day card but also for a congratulations card.  Since this is the time of year that many people graduate it was a great chance to show you an alternative.


Lately I’ve been consistently using ribbons and trims as a layer on my projects; however, its rarely a traditional bow.  Instead, I have been using the trims and ribbons as if it’s washi tape or another paper layer.  Sometimes it can be tricky to find the proper adhesives to keep everything in place.  One trick that I always follow is to staple multiple layers together and then hide the staple with an embellishment or top layer.  It’s makes life so easy… and well, I love ‘easy’.

#adttipsandtricks:// Before piecing your layers together, staple any trims together quickly with a staple. 



Thanks so much for dropping by and hanging out. Hats off to you!"

~ Cathy & Holly


Thank you so much ladies for sharing your beautiful artwork with us! To see more of Cathy and Holly's beautiful work, be sure to click on their name above! 

We love our friends at Stampin' Up! and they certainly love our readers! Today Stampin' Up! has another wonderful giveaway for one lucky reader that includes the Guy Greetings stamp set and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper!

Guy Greetings Stamp Set

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack


 For an opportunity to win these fabulous products, be sure to leave a comment below by June 28th! Good luck! A winner will be announced in our next Stampin' Up! post on July 8th!

Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.

SCT Dragonfly Dreams 1Projects created by Rochelle Blok

The winner of that wonderful prize package is:

Wow!!! Great projects today! I absolutely love dragonflies… they are so beautiful. Stamping up has some of the best products for us scrapbookers and those of us who take it to the next level. I love that scrapbooking has become so much more than scrapping a page. There are so many great companies helping make beautiful home decor and more. Thank you both for a chance to win. Posted by: Julie A. Shearer | May 15, 2017 at 09:58 AM

Congratulations Julie! Please send us your mailing information, including your telephone number, to ideas@scrapbookandcards.com and we will send it off to Stampin' Up! 

Thank you again to Char and Holly and to all of you for joining us on this fine Stampin' Up! Saturday! If you click "Stampin' Up! Saturday in the sidebar you'll see all the amazing posts our friends from Stampin' Up! have shared with us!

Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Catherine