Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

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 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 

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  1. Debbie June 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I love that Guy Greetings stamp set. It is perfect set for masculine cards. I’m so happy to see how Cathy and Holly combined it with the wood textures paper for Father’s Day cards. Thank you for the opportunity to try these great SU products.

  2. BevB June 3, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Oh MY Gosh!!! With all the men in my life, this would be an awesome addition. Love the stamps and the paper. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a needed prize.

  3. Lynn Gauthier June 3, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Fabulous cards and projects. Love the peanut idea. My Hubby loves them and would make for a perfect gift. LOVE the images and sentiments in this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. bette June 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Great Manly card!!!! The papers of wood set it off perfectly!

  5. Brenda June 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Terrific card!! I love the stamp set and those papers are perfect – thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Jennifer Reynard June 3, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Perfect Masculine projects!! It seems that crafters rarely take the challenge to make them so this is such a treat!! Thanks Stampin Up for the opportunity to win!

  7. Michelle June 3, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Love Stampin Up! And SCT!.Father’s Day is difficult for us,my father in law passed away almost 3 years ago, so we try to make it special for my husband.

  8. Janice B June 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Great set of stamps. We always seem to forget about the men in our life’s, this set is perfect.

  9. Sandy Carveth June 3, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Love all of these wonderful prizes as I’m sure blessed with wonderful men in my life! In fact, they’re all the best in the world! My dad, husband, son, son in law, nephews, brother in law, and other awesome men that I look up to as great leaders and superior people!
    Love the all wood paper! My favorite paper is wood! And, my other favorites always goes with wood.

  10. super stick chick June 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Fabulous and inspirational cards. Love this vintage set, and I know lots of guys who would enjoy them on cards.

  11. MaryAnn N June 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Inspirational ♥️ cards

  12. Tona June 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, just what I need for all of the masculine cards & layouts I do. I love Stampin’ Up products.

  13. Christi Steinbeck June 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The guys set is exactly what I need ! Ever have enough guy stuff it is always in demand! Thank you for the chance!

  14. Donna Rinckel June 3, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Love the masculine projects. Sometimes they can be so difficult to do. Great inspirations and some wonderful sets help a lot! Happy weekend.

  15. auntie em June 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Good luck with your move Holly! That’s a fair distance to haul all your stuff. Be sure your paper crafting supplies are all well packed and safe for the move! (seriously, make sure they are all tucked in good. A scrappy friend lost some of her stash moving home last year)
    Love the ways you have found to use this great masculine set of stamps. I sort of skimmed past it when I was looking at the book but seeing all the great ways you have put it to good use is making me think I had better go back and check it out again.
    Thanks for sharing. Cheers! 🙂

  16. Ruby Marchand June 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Lovely masculine cards. Love the papers. Thanks for sharing the projects and products.

  17. Gry-E June 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Just the coolest stamps and papers. I have watched several of videos where they use Stampin’ Up’s products and have been thinking how great it would be to have some.

  18. Arianna Barbara June 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Wow! Beautiful masculine cards!!! Love so much Stampin’ Up’s products!!!
    Congrats Julie!

  19. Gabriella B June 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I love that paper it would be perfect for,so many projects

  20. justasiam June 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing a masculine card…they are sometimes so hard to design!

  21. Linda E June 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    What a fabulous, classic stamp set! I love it and all of the fantastic woodgrain papers too! Thanks for the chance!

  22. Shelley P June 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Great to have some inspiration for my family of men!
    Thank you!

  23. Kathy S June 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Love ideas for masculine cards so thanks for sharing and love all the sentiments in this set- so versatile.

  24. C. D. June 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Hope your move goes well and you enjoy the wonderful state of Texas. My family was from the Lower Rio Grande Valley and I have visited there many times. I especially love your card “World’s Greatest”. Wonderful choice of colors and textures.

  25. Becca Yahrling June 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Wonderful peanut box – so fun! And awesome cards by both of you. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Kelly S June 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Amazing work Cathy and Holly! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Tara W June 3, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    What a great set of stamps for the men in my life! Thank you for a chance to win!

  28. Amy Cooley June 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Great products for the guys! Stampin’ Up always has the best stamps and accessories.

  29. Kelly Massman June 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    great masculine projects!!!! and products!

  30. Jean Marmo June 3, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Such a wonderful card!

  31. Janet Sisk June 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    What a great masculine stamp set by Stampin’ Up. So versatile. Thanks for all the inspiration using this set. 😀

  32. lisa808 June 3, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Masculine cards are always a struggle for me. Thanks for the ideas.

  33. Sue LD June 3, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    As the mom of 4 boys I love all of these masculine images. Great projects too.

  34. Memoriesbymanda June 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Lovely masculine projects. This is a theme I need a lot of help with.

  35. Jeanette Y June 4, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Great masculine cards! Always looking for ideas for the guys!

  36. Nina Oelke June 4, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Great cards ladies. I always have trouble making “Man” cards. The stamps and paper in the prize package are perfect for these cards. Thanks for partnering with SCT, Stampin’ Up 🙂

  37. Dana M June 4, 2017 at 4:34 am

    What creative and fun ways to use these amazing products!

  38. Char June 4, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Great ideas and awesome cards, thanks for sharing! Fantastic stamp set and so versatile! Thanks for the opportunity.

  39. Denise Bryant June 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I know that each time I order from Stampin’ Up, I get quality products! Love their stamps, dies and papers! Awesome inks and embellishments too. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

  40. Kelly Kennedy June 4, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I’m not sure which I love more, the Guys Sentiments or the paper! And thanks for the reminder – I haven’t made any Fathers Day Cards!

  41. SueB of Blondin Blogs June 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I’m loving the guy greeting and wood-look DP, and your card/box set is delish! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  42. Cindy P. June 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I love the peanut gift box! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome Guy Greetings stamp set and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper!

  43. Helen Van Daalen June 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Great stamp set and ideas for Fathers Day!

  44. Dana Cain June 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Love, love the wood grain paper as well as the great masculine stamps.

  45. Barb macaskill June 4, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    As if the Guy stamps weren’t awesome enough then you add those absolutely magnificent wood papers to the mix! Call me a happy crafter! Would love to win this amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed ?

  46. Christine Alward June 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you for these great samples, I love the peanut box, and Cathy’s card. Love Stampin’ Up!

  47. Rosemarie Scarrow June 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    What a great set of sentiments for “guy” type cards. I have 2 adult sons, brother-in-laws, and adult nephews, so always need ideas and ways to make unique cards. Of course, the right papers make the card complete. Would love this set!

  48. Sandy Ross June 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Fabulous set of masculine stamps…can’t have enough of those. Wonderful inspiration!!!

  49. Lisa Slaney June 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Wonderful ideas and projects from two talented ladies using awesome products. Love the guy greetings stamp set and the wood grain paper. Great combination for masculine cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Manda June 4, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I love the vintage look of this stamp set and the papers!

  51. Karen Lingel June 5, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Ooooh, cool paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. pt June 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Great projects, really liked the hats off and peanut box.

  53. Kozzette Bennett June 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

    These cards are simply amazing and I appreciate the fact that you took an “old” set and created something so wonderful and unexpected with it. The window sheet box knocked my socks off! I am so excited to create one…or ten of these! Thank you both for sharing your talents with us!

  54. Kelly Crowl June 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Superb & manly cards ideas, never get old…thank you!

  55. Charlene whitt June 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Love the masculinity of this set! The beautiful stamped samples make me want to get out my stamps and play! I think I will!!!

  56. Jeanie L June 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Love this double feature and what an awesome masculine set! I love that vintage car and the sentiments are very cool. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Katie B. June 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    This looks amazing, mostly because your projects were so creative and wonderful! I don’t think I have any ‘Dad’ stamps…I kind of always group cards to my mom and dad together, but I bet he would like a card of his own. 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas.
    Katie B.

  58. Laurie Black June 5, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Great projects, thanks for the inspiration! I would love to get my hands on the wood textures paper, my husband’s hobby is woodworking and these would be perfect to use in cards for him.

  59. Nikki Pakkala June 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve been wanting to order that Stampin’ Up! Guys Greeting stamp set for a while now, definately a must have for my collection?

  60. Karen L K June 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Those cards are great looking! Guy cards can be a bit more challenging​. That stamp stamp set has some great guy images & sentiments & I love those papers.

  61. Roxanne June 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    What wonderful projects!! I love Stampin Up…and the products are some of the very best.

  62. Heather Bensley June 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    The papers are sensational and will work so fabulously with the stamps. Such a wonderful masculine set and a great inspiration!

  63. Heather Arsenault June 8, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Love the combo of Guy Greetings and the super awesome Wood Textures paper stack! Thanks ladies for sharing your creativity.

  64. Mary Holshouser June 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Love the wood papers.
    they make great backgrounds
    for my greeting cards. Don’t
    take away from the main
    idea of the card.
    thanks for sharing.

  65. Cheryl June 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Wonderful paper pack and the stamps are manly too. Always nice to see cards that recognize not all men wear ties to work.

  66. Cara Feeney June 10, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Always great inspiration. I have a hard time designing cards for males.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win prizes.

  67. Maureen E June 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I absolutely love this set! So many possibilities with the stamps and papers!

  68. Dorothy June 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I love being at the lake with my children and grandchildren. Plenty of activity for those who can’t sit still and lots of relaxing for the rest of us.

  69. E. Breen June 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    That would be a great collection of papers for use in my card making stash. I would be able to use them for all the male cards etc. that I need to make!

  70. Karen Carvell June 15, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Such great projects! Love the clear gift box…and that ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas, such talent! Love to win that stamp set and paper .

  71. Shilpa June 24, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Super love these cards . I wanna scraplift them and give them away to the best men in my life . Thank you Stampin up for such amazing products .

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