Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Masculine cards with Guy Greetings from Stampin' Up

I know that many people struggle with masculine cards and find them harder to make than feminine cards but there's no need to panic! Come and have a look at a simple but fun card I made with Guy Greetings, a set designed to make those male occasions easier!

There are lots of classic images in this set but I couldn't wait to play with these dapper shoes! I stamped two rows of them using a stamp-a-majig to make sure all the shoes were exactly where I wanted them, then popped up one extra pair over the top.

You can see that better in this photo. The shoes were stamped, cut out with my sharp paper snips and then laces sewn on with Tangerine Tango thread unravelled from the two-tone trim. Isn't that fun?!

This card could be used for a male birthday...

 ... but with this sentiment from the same stamp set it makes a perfect anniversary card for your beloved other half, or a great Fathers' Day card for a special dad!

• You'll find Guy Greetings on p.41 of the spring/summer catalogue and don't forget that these items will only be available until 2nd June.
• Stamp sets and accessories on the Stampin' Up 2015 retirement list will also only be available until 2nd June.

Click on any item to be transported to my online shop!

If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

Talking of Guy Greetings, has anyone else noticed that young men these days have the loveliest manners? I watch my eldest son and his friends shaking hands and saying 'how are you?' in a way that reminds me of those old black and white films! Young lads certainly weren't like that in my day (or perhaps I was just mixing with the wrong types!)

If you're intrigued by the Guy Greetings stamp set, why not come back and join me on the weekly Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop tomorrow? The whole of the Artisan Design Team will be using this set and I know you'll be knocked out by all the inspiration!


  1. Love this card Vicky especially the orange laces! - J xx

  2. A brilliant male card Vicky, I love the additionof the orange laces.


  3. I love it also. It must have taken ages to tie the laces, it looks extremely fiddly. Can't say I know any male youngsters that shake hands, they all seem to give each other 'man hugs' which to my mind looks effeminate.

  4. That's a great masculine card Vicky. PERFECT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Yep! I love it too AND the orange laces, a perfect touch.

  6. What a lovely card!!! I love the Splash of colour with the laces!

  7. Gorgeous card and love the modern twist of the laces you've added to the classic stamp set x

  8. Love this Vicky-those laces look great!
    Nessa xxx

  9. This card is fantastic! The idea of adding the laces is superb!


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