Father's Day

The Greetery’s Man Made Collection

Can you believe it’s almost Father’s Day?? Time is flying fast, and The Greetery is coming in just in time, with a fabulous release dedicated to Dad. I made a few cards showcasing the new products, so let’s take a look at what will be in The Greetery Shop tomorrow.

Up first is Dad Squared stamp set and die. I started with the background. I stamped Big Plans background stamp with gray ink onto gray card stock. The panel was trimmed with a Crimped frame, and attached to a card base with craft foam.

I inked the stamp with Antique Linen and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, using finger daubers. I stamped “Love You” with black ink, and attached it to the card panel with thin foam squares. I finished with “Happy Father’s Day”, one of two small sentiments included in Dad Squared stamp set.

I used Dad Squared again for this card, this time using an included stamp to stamp the bottom portion of DAD, and used the second small sentiment, Happy Birthday. I framed it with a black Text Box, and made a background strip, using Tartan Builder Stencil.

The Tartan Builder stencil was used again for this next card, which I paired with the new Reflections stamp set. I inked the Reflections scene with distress oxide inks (Broken China, Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss), then picked Pinkfresh Studio inks to make the background. (Summer Shower, Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll) a few added pencil detail were added to the trees and grass, then the panel was die-cut with the coordinating die.

I picked Pinkfresh Studio’s Gray color family to stamp this card. (Misty Coast, Rocky Slope, Metropolis, Licorice) I blended a bit of gray ink onto a white background, before attaching the die-cut panel.

I giggled when I saw this Dad Jokes: High Steaks stamp set. I come from a medium-rare family. We all love our steaks red, and dad cooks them perfectly! So I definitely had to make him a card. I inked the steak with Tattered Rose and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide inks, and the the fork with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks. I trimmed a black panel with the large Postage Frame, and white heat-embossed the sentiment. For a little added interest, I stamped, and clear heat-embossed, the reflection stamp from Reflections stamp set.

New Products used:

  • Dad Squared stamp and die
  • Text Box die
  • Big Plans background
  • Dad Jokes: High Steaks stamp and die
  • Reflections stamp and die
  • Tartan Builder Stencil


There will be two $50 store gift certificate given away today. For a chance to win, leave a comment at each blog stop. Winners will be announced tomorrow morning on The Greetery Blog. 

Be sure to stop by The Greetery Blog to see the beautiful creations Betsy has made for today, as well as full details for each of today’s products. Everything you see today will be available in The Greetery Shop tomorrow, May 25th, at 10am EST.

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136 Replies to “The Greetery’s Man Made Collection”

  1. Wow. So many great cards. I really like the way you combined some of the sets in unique ways, such as using the tartan plaid stencils with the reflections stamp set and also using the reflections stamp to create a shadow under the steak. Not sure I would have thought to use all grays with the reflections stamp set but I love the look you created. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  2. Fun masculine cards. So fun to see different takes on these new sets. Love your “extra rare” card with the reflections.

  3. Thanks for sharing your cards today. I like the “Love you” card the most. Classic.

  4. Wow-I love your masculine cards. Those tartan builder stencils are on my wishlist now.

  5. Great color schemes using these new greetery products. Your cards gave me some great ideas.

  6. You have used this new release so well. I really like that the trees have a reflection stamp…no more reverse stamping. Genius!

  7. The way you used the Reflections set on the steak card, and with the plaid stencil is wonderful! And the Antique Linen/Speckled egg sponged ink is gorgeous :o)

  8. Great showcase of this fantastic release. I love those trees and I love that wonderful Tartan Builder Diagonal stencil set.

  9. That Tartan Builder stencil looks so versatile – I would never have expected it to look so great behind a nature scene.

  10. Stand out cards! Like how you mixed the sets with the reflection on the steak card . And thank you for all the details, I really appreciate that you even say which colors you used.

  11. Your inspiration is AWESOME using these fun new stamps and dies from The Greetery. I’m always swooning when I stop by to visit.
    Blessings to you.

  12. Your clean cards are so refreshing, love the tartan background for the Reflections card. Thank you for sharing your creative designs!

  13. Thank you for your inspirational cards highlighting this well thought out manly release! My thought is ‘I want it all’ Well done!

  14. Enjoyed seeing your cards! Love the trees in gray and what a great way to use the reflections stamp on the steak card!

  15. Fun and clever cards. LOVE the grey tone Reflections card, it stopped me in my tracks!

  16. Just love the tartan plaid background on your reflection card. So stunning!

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