World’s Greatest Husband

This is one of the guy cards we made at my last class.  You can adapt it to your guy using the Guy Greetings stamp set which has several image as well as word stamps for you to choose from.  I think only one of the class cards used all the same stamps as I did.  Luckily I encourage creativity!
World's Greatest Husband Fathers Day cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178, French #138251, Spanish available until June 2nd #138249
Ink:  Old Olive
Mossy Meadow
Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz
Very Vanilla
Park Lane Designer Series Paper #133694  Retiring June 2nd.  Available while supplies last.
Punch:  Postage (Oops.  Sorry it is already gone. Choose another punch to punch the corners.)
Other:  Dimensionals
Fast Fuse or SNAIL double-sided adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Park Lane Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
3.  Cut your Very Vanilla card stock at 3″ x 3-1/2″.  Stamp the desired words and pictures using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks.  Trim the corners diagonally with a punch.  Put your stamped card stock corner in the punch, making sure the triangle formed is even, then punch.  Repeat on all corners.  Put Dimensionals on the back and attach to your card front.
4.  If desired, you can stamp on your envelope flap.

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

I {HEART} You Son

This is one of the cards we made at my Guy Cards Stamp Class.  I have three sons, two who are fathers and make cards for all of them plus my two son-in-laws for Father’s Day.  Using the Little Letters Thinlits you can put any word or name you want in place of the word son.  Everyone at class either cut out the word “dad” or a name instead of the word son.  The Guy Greetings stamp set is one of the few that comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount, AND Photopolymer!
I {Heart} You Son

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Guy Greetings  Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Marina Mist
Night of Navy
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Little Letters Thinlits Dies #133730
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479  (I Heart you – Retiring June 2, 2015)
Magnetic Platform OR Multipurpose Platform with both tabs closed.
Punch: Itty Bitty Accents Pack #133787
Other:  Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199 if using Photopolymer stamps
Parchment Paper or Wax Paper from your grocery store
Post-it-Notes or sticky notes.  We used a Label one that is all sticky except about 1/4″ at the end.
Tombow Glue
Dimensional

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Night of Navy background layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Marina Mist card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This is the layer your cut your letters from.  Lay everything out on your Magnetic Platform with a bottom cutting plate.  We did use Post-it-Notes to hold the card from to the cutting plate, and also to hold the Parchment paper in place.  Now place your Thinlits in the position you want, using Post-it-Notes to hold them in place if you need to.  There is only one of each letter so if you need more than one of a letter you will have to position and cut more than one run through your Big Shot.  You can save the center parts of the letters if you want to glue them in.  Some liked the look without the letter center parts.
4.  Use the stamp of your choice to decorate around the cut out areas if desired.  I used the Guy Greetings hats stamp since one of my sons and his son both enjoy wearing hats.  There are a variety of Guy things in this stamp set to choose from.  When you are finished with the cutting out and decorating you can glue the card front to the card base.  Make sure and use only small amounts of glue especially on the super tiny parts between letters.
5. If you used the I {HEART} You Thinlit, punch a small heart from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack out of Cherry Cobbler card stock and attach with a Dimensional inside the Heart space.
6.  You now have a great guy card for whatever occasion you choose.

Happy Guy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Hamburger Boxes for Guys-Single and Double-wide

Every Wednesday until Father’s Day there will be something you can give to your Guy for either Father’s Day or other occasions.  Today will feature the Hamburger Box XL Bigz Die.  You can make either a single-wide one OR you can tweak it and make a double-wide box.
Hamburger Treat Box for Guys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Num-Num Wood #134141, Clear #134144
Blue Ribbon Wood #131964, Clear #125981
Guy Greetings Wood #138825, Clear #138828, Photopolymer #137178
Ink:  Choose ink to coordinate with your card stock.
Pacific Point
Marina Mist
Card Stock:  single wide:  Marina Mist
double wide:  Pacific Point
Big Shot:  Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die #133724
Extended Cutting Pads #113478
Punches:  Note Tag #135860
Modern Label #119849
Other:  Ribbon or Thick Baker’s Twine of your choice
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip, OR Glue Dots
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the color of card stock you want and decide if you are making a single or double-wide box.
2.  Get your card stock ready.
~Single-Wide:  Cut your card stock 6″ x 11″.
~Double-Wide:  Fold your 8-1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece.
3.  Lay your card stock on the Hamburger Box Die.
~Single-Wide:  Lay your card stock on the Die covering the box cut lines.
~Double-Wide:  Lay the fold of your card stock along the crease line furthest from the edge of your card stock edge and the open edges close to the edge of the die.  Make sure the fold does NOT cross over the crease line.
Double-Wide Hamburger Box instructions4.  Cut your card stock.  Put an Extended Cutting Plate under your die and on top of your card stock.  Run through your Big Shot.
4a.  If you want to stamp directly on the card stock do so now.
5.  Fold on all Score lines.  (Double Wide:  Unfold your card stock first, then fold all the score lines.  Run your Bone Folder along the center crease line to flatten it out.)
6.  Instead of folding all the pleat lines, I cut one side and then put the adhesive along the score line.  I have shown where I cut and put on the adhesive.
7.  Attach the triangles matching the score line with the box edge.  Repeat until all the triangles are attached.  Now attach the “Front” tab to the edge.  There are tabs that stick out on the bottom.  There are small slits on the top front to slide them through and hold the top and bottom together.
8.  Now you can decorate your box.
~I put some ribbon on the double-wide by putting sticky strip to cover the center crease line, as shown.  I used about 20 inches of ribbon and trimmed some off after tying it in a knot.
~Single Wide:  I used Thick Baker’s Twine.  Put a Glue Dot at the center back and at the ends (where the Sticky Strip ends in the example.)  You will need to either roll or scrunch the Glue Dot so it is all the way under the Baker’s Twine so it won’t stick to things.
9.  Stamp the sentiment or image you want to put on top.  Attach to the box with either Dimensionals or Glue Dots.
10.  Put in a treat or gift and give to your guy.

Happy Box Making!
Nendy Kerr