All About Birthdays Hop! Masculine Card with Gift Holder

All About Birthdays Hop! Masculine Card with Gift Holder

Hi Everyone! Our Glitter Queen group is highlighting BIRTHDAY’s this month in a Blog Hop!  Here’s a Masculine Birthday card that features the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

I LOVE this card layout…Shout out to Jan Musselman for sharing! The reason why I like it so well is it uses 1/2 sheet of cardstock for the base and a few clever folds.

In my Video Tutorial on how to make this card, I also show how to use the Adhesive Sheets with your dies..they truly are game changers with the intricate or delicate die cut shapes!



Chocolate Chip Cardstock card base 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2 & 9
True Gentleman Designer Paper: 4 x 3-1/4, 4 x 1-3/4, 4 x 2
Very Vanilla Cardstock 4 x 3-1/4
Night of Navy Cardstock 1 x 11
Scraps of Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Cardstocks

General Instructions:

Add Designer Paper and Very Vanilla to the card front, gift card flap and inside of card.
With  1-1/4″ Circle Punch (1″ could be used too), take a notch out of the end so you can see and easily access the gift card. With Glue Dots or Tear & Tape, tape gift card section sides and adhere.

To make belly band – With Tear & Tape – add ribbon to center of band. With Layering Circle Dies and Crumb Cake Cardstock, make circle. With Happy Birthday Thinlits and scraps of Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla die cut Happy Birthday using Adhesive Sheets when die cutting (see video). Wrap belly band around the card – the ends won’t meet but the circle will hide! Attach circle to band using Stamping Dimensionals

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Let’s keep the birthday hop going! Please visit the next hopper! Click Here to Go to Beth’s Project!

Here’s a list of all the blog hoppers!

Dawn Griffith

Davette Strange Miller – Previous

Dee Slater – You are Here!

Beth Bolinger – Up Next!

Cheryl Pierce Smith

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley

Debi Galloway

Wendy Kimbrell

Holly Fearnow

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Thank My Lucky Stars Masculine Thank You Card with Glimmer Paper Tips

VID02267Hi Everyone! Here's another card using Going Global Stamp Set. It a great Masculine thank you card but of course! anyone would love it! I really like how the Gold Glimmer Paper accents Delightful Dijon Cardstock.



Cardbase: Delightful Dijon Cardstock Cut at 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Outside and Inside layer: Very Vanilla Cardstock (2) 4 x 5-1/4
Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack: (1) 2 x 4  and (1) 3/4 x 4
Delightful Dijon 1-1/2 x 3
Scraps of Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper, Delightful Dijon

General Instructions: With Archival Stampin' Black Ink, stamp star constellation on both inside and outside Very Vanilla. Add gold flecks to both with Wink of Stella. Using the Triple Banner Punch – punch banner tails on layering pieces. Stamp sentiment and punch out with 1" Circle Punch. Build a layer with 1-1/4" Delightful Dijon Circl and 1-1/2" Gold Glimmer Paper Circle. Punch Confetti Stars out of Gold Glimmer Paper and add to card. Video Tutorial Below!


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Perfect Pennants Make a Wish Card


DSCN4226Hi Everyone! Here's a great card that can go masuline. Ideal for graduations or birthdays. The sentiment is from Perfect Pennants and, once again!, the Hardwood stamp puts added interest to the layer.


Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Hardwood
Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Pack, Read Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Banners Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (retired from Sale-a-bration – sub Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder), 1/2" Circle Punch
Adhesive: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensional Foam Dots

Envelope – Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, Fresh Prints DSPP, Envelope Liner Framelits

How to make: With Real Red ink, stamp Hardwood image on Coastal Cabana card stock. Adhere to Whisper White card base. With Banners dies – die cut Real Red banner and Fresh Prints banner. Adhere banner layers and run banner through Big Shot with embossing folder. Adhere to card front. Stamp polka dot image from Perfect Pennants on 3×3 piece of whisper white using Crumb Cake ink. Form background pattern. With Real Red ink, stamp sentiment and die cut with circle framelit. Die cut next size up circle out of Coastal Cabana. With Coastal Cabana ink, stamp sentiment on scrap of white. Punch out "a" using the 1/2" circle punch. Adhere to card.


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My Dad’s Father’s Day Card – Tractor Punch Art

DSCN3234Hi Everyone! My dad is a farmer and I think he will get a smile out of this punch art tractor.  As with most projects, embossing really helps to pop the piece.


Who knew the leaf from the bird punch would become my corn stock? lol All you farm families say it with me "knee high by the 4th of July"! I think one time I'll have to try making the top leaf a yellow tone for an ear of corn.

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Garden Green, VersaMark

Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, Retired Bashful Blue, Smokey Slate, Retired Certainly Celery, Retired More Mustard, Baked Sugar Brown, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 1/2" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes circle, Retired Large Tag, Word Window, Boho Blossom, Bird Builder

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Embossing Folders: Cloudy Day, Fancy Fans, Square Lattice

Accessories: Pewter Embossing Powder

I wanted to add some metalic to the tractor, so I embossed a section of Smokey Slate card stock with Pewter embossing powder THEN punched out the wheels and exhaust pipe.

For Being Fab...a video featuring Paul Harvey's tribute to famers. I feel like it represents all farmers, and farmer dads, and MY DAD! Love you, daddy!

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Best of Birthday’s Masculine Card

DSCN3207Hi Everyone! Reminder that each month Stampin' UP! releases a new Best of 25 Years stamp collection. The above images are from Best of Birthdays 132929.

Don't you just love making your own stamped backgrounds? Me too! Neutrals Collection color pallets are used for this birthday card.
Other items used:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Designers Series Paper Newsprint (retired and I believe out of stock..but there's a newsprint STAMP in the new catalog!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Paper Snips, Stampin' Distress Tool, Sponge Dauber
Adhesives: Tombo glue, Stampin' Dimensional Foam Dots

 Being FAB! Inspriations for living a fabulous life. As
I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.

Jules Renard

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Father’s Day Gift Pouch and Gift Card Holder


Hi Everyone! The guys in our lives need pretty packaging too! (I don't think they would admit it, but we know they like it!
Here's a little Father's Day package that holds his favorite homemade treats, candies, or other small gifts. Plus room for a gift card. I used the Island Oasis desinger paper along with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I used the sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and the following tools: Punches – scallop, 1 3/8" circle, 1" circle,slit, word window and modern label. I used my crimper fo the belly band. Sizes of paper used:
1/2" x 8 1/2" old olive for the belly band., 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" old olvie for the pouch.Scraps of designer paper, old olive, pumpkin pie and whisper white.Old Olive ink.

P1030810 If you want a wider, squattier pounch, fold the top all the way down until it meets the bottom. (This make sense when you watch video.) I trim off the tip so it doesn't overhang. The wider versions are nice when you have a little more goodies you want to gift. I wanted to show you the two looks. Any square size will work. The 12 x 12 are nice when you have a little bigger gift. I've made as small as a 4×4, which is too cute and holds one piece of candy.

Happy Crafting! Dee 
For the gift card holder, cut a piece of pumpkin pie at 3" x 5 1/4"

Score at 3".