KISS Card – FIVE ways! and Cards For Him Blog Hop Winners!

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Thanks to everyone that hopped along with us the other day to celebrate the release of our Cards For Him online class!  It’s been a smashing success and the blog hop was incredible!  You can still hop – start here!  Read to the end of the post to find out if you won a spot in this class! This class is bursting at the seams with masculine card ideas.  You’ll find:

  • video Tutorials
  • photo tutorials
  • projects from four different artists (myself, Maureen Merritt, Iwona Palamountain and Sandy Allnock)
  • ideas in categories such as texture, moving cards, nautical, cards for boys and more!

If you’ve ever been stuck when it comes to making cards for that special guy in your life, this card will have your Mojo in overdrive! The class is well-laid out, easy to follow and you have lifetime access to it. Click here to register - You have just five days left to get in on the early bird pricing. Click here to learn more about this class. 

Cards For Him Blog Hop - masculine cards

Here is the card that I made for the blog hop.

Simple.  Clean.  Graphic.  Great for a guy!

But great for many other people and occasions, right?


In this video I will show you how I made this card, simplified a bit, and how to make it four different ways!



I started out with the intent of making this a simple KISS Card video (Keep it simple stamper!) and got a bit carried away…watch…(viewing in your inbox?  click the title to view online).

Be sure to hop over to this video on Youtube to comment – I’ll be sending all five of these cards to one person drawn at random!   KISS Cards Supplies:

  • Flower Friend Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight


KISS Cards How to:

  • Score two pieces of card stock at 5-1/2, then cut at 5-1/2. Fold these in half and you will then have four card bases.
  •  Cut one piece of card stock the long way at 4, then cut the remaining piece at 4.  Then cut both pieces at 5-1/2.  You will now have four pieces for your top layers.
  • Cut the 1/4 piece of card stock on an angle.
  • Use a pencil to trace the angle of the cut card stock.
  • Use that pencil line as a guide to stamp your images.
  • Figure out how much you need to cut off the top piece and cut.
  • Stamp your greeting and assemble with dimensionals.


KISS Cards Supplies:

  • Make a Statement Stamp Set (Some Odd Girl)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White
  • Ink:  Yes Peas, Something Blue, Orange County (Studio Calico)


KISS Cards Supplies:

  • Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White
  • Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral


KISS Cards Supplies:

  • Leaf and Flower Background Stamp (Hero Arts)
  •  Cardstock:  Whisper White
  •  Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn (Distress Ink)
  • Accessories:  Sparkling Clear and Onyx Sequins (Pretty Pink Post)


KISS Cards

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the 10 winners of the Cards For Him class are:

From Allison’s blog:

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Susan’s blog:

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Chupa’s blog:

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Sandy’s blog:

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Amy’s blog:

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Leigh’s blog:

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Sarah’s blog:

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Catherine’s blog:

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and the winner of the $15 Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate from Jen del Muro’s blog:

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Congratulations ladies!  If you won a class subscription, email me (contact button in the navigation bar) and I will get you set up right away.  If you won the GC, contact Jen or myself and we will take care of you!

  • Stephanie P. May 3, 2014, 12:49 pm

    These cards are so cool! I can’t wait to try one of my own! Thank you very much for some awesome inspiration!

  • tracyhughes May 3, 2014, 2:12 pm

    I love the last one it truly is KISS!

  • Ruth B May 3, 2014, 2:58 pm

    I like the Versamark card best. The colours are gorgeous but I like them all . Will try this idea tomorrow. Thank you.

  • maryellen Jacobson May 3, 2014, 3:02 pm

    Absolutely so unique and easy to make with a spectacular end product.

  • Janice May 3, 2014, 4:47 pm

    What’s the stamp set you used in the first card. I’ve been searching for it and can’t find it. In the YouTube video you said its a hero arts set and it was the initial inspiration for this project. It has the cutest fox stamp so I’m desperately seeking that fox for a Hello Fox card that’s growing creative roots in my head.

  • kelley Rollins May 3, 2014, 4:52 pm

    Always enjoy your tutorials, love the color combos, keep up the good work

  • Catherine May 3, 2014, 5:18 pm

    Hi Janice!
    You can find the post with all the supplies listed here:

    It’s a really cool set called Small Things in the Hero Arts Starry Nights release…brand new!

  • Holley Downs May 3, 2014, 5:21 pm

    I love all of them but What a Wonderful Day catches my eye! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Cyndy Malewicz May 3, 2014, 6:21 pm

    If I had to pick a favorite it’s the “Dude” card. Your videos are so easy to understand , thank you. I especially liked your tips i.e.. an oops gets covered with a gem and to color gems to work with the project use a marker. Thanks again .

  • calamityjane May 3, 2014, 9:31 pm

    YAH!!!! I can’t wait to get started with this class!!! Thank you Allison for drawing me as a winner!

  • Chrystyna B May 4, 2014, 2:02 am

    What a great and simple idea. A super KISS card. My favorite is the one with the embossing and the distress ink pads, but all are great!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea for making a variety of cards quickly – just change the sentiment and colors – voila = great cards all will love.

  • Roxanne W May 4, 2014, 7:11 am

    Love these cards! It’s hard to choose but I really like the “lol” Dude card. Thanks for your inspiration!

  • Maureen Chandler May 4, 2014, 7:38 am

    All of the cards are wonderful and I love the design. My favorite is the blue/green one with the message What a Wonderful Day! Thanks so much for your video!!

  • Andrea May 4, 2014, 8:09 am

    I think I like the sunflowers the best… but it’s a tough call. I do love the design and all of the cards are great. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the unending flow of inspiration!!!!

  • Ida Faye Cutler May 4, 2014, 9:01 am

    Beautiful cards and so fast and easy. My favorite is the embossed one. I like embossed cards and this is my favorite color combo.

  • Mary L Schreiber May 4, 2014, 10:04 am

    Love them all, I going to try making some of them, maybe with different stamps. I love simple and easy cards.

  • Elaine S. May 4, 2014, 10:42 am

    I love quick and simple cards. These are really nice.

  • Melissa F May 4, 2014, 11:03 pm

    I really love all the cards, but I seem to have a bias towards embossed ones: in this case, I love the stamp, colors and of course embossing! thanks for all your ideas Catherine, love that!

  • Melissa F May 4, 2014, 11:03 pm

    I really love all the cards, but I seem to have a bias towards embossed ones: in this case, I love the stamp, colors and of course embossing! thanks for all your ideas Catherine, love that!

  • Dawn May 5, 2014, 9:55 am

    What a wonderful idea, Catherine! I really love your sunflower card! ♡

  • Laura Miller May 5, 2014, 4:46 pm

    I love the emboss resist – – I want to pull out my stamps and do that one. Though I also really like the pseudo sunflowers – – tho simple, I think I like that one the best. I’m a sucker for flowers – – tho that isn’t quite the best for the manly card.

  • Chris E May 6, 2014, 2:47 pm

    I like them all … but LOVE the feather/distress ink card the most :) So gorgeous!!!

  • Fern Laderoute May 7, 2014, 12:37 am

    I liked all, but my favorite one is the with embossing on it

  • Bette May 7, 2014, 11:50 am

    The color resist card was my favorite because the colors are so peaceful – is this why our skies are blue and our grass is green? Even the HWY department made interstate signs blue and green…hmmm? So, I want to do this card and do it often. In NY

  • Maggie July 20, 2014, 1:59 am

    Love the colour resist card. I have to go now so I can try one for myself !!!! Thank you

  • Carolyn December 19, 2014, 6:10 am

    I liked all the cards, but my favorite is the Circles card. I cannot wait to try all these cards out. Thank you for sharing.

  • joni webb March 5, 2015, 2:43 pm

    Catherine, I love your creativity. How do you do it? All your cards are so beautiful & I love them!

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