Stampin’ Up! for Grandpa

Stampin up masculine birthday-1

Wsc78sharonharnist As soon as I saw Kraft and Basic Black in the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper (along with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze), I knew I wanted it.  The patterns are modern and versatile–perfect for today's card for my father-in-law's birthday.  Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 78, hosted by Sharon Harnist,  prompted the layout.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Full of Life (one of my favorites) in Basic Black on Kraft card stock.  TIP:  Did you know there are dormant stamps available to order from Stampin' Up! not in the catalog?  Click here to download the Stampin' Up! dormant stamp list.
  • Using a Paper Piercer and Template, I added a fun little border.
  • A Crop-A-Dile was my BFF (best friend forever) for incorporating these Jumbo Pewter Eyelets quietly and quickly.  TIP:  A touch of metal always works on a masculine card.
  • A Photo Corners Punch shaped up the corner accent using Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.  It's propped up on "customized" Stampin' Dimensionals.  TIP:  Stampin' Dimensionals aren't destined to be hexagons for life . . . cut them to fit skinnier shapes.
  • To make "happy" even happier, I stamped the sentiment a second time, Basic Black Ink on Kiwi Kiss.  It's snipped and attached with a sliver of dimensionals.  TIP:  I generally advocate Jet Black Stazon for a darker, crisper black image.  However, Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black is softer and was a better match with the soft black of the Urban Oasis paper.
  • I adhered the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals to Baja Breeze card stock.
  • A 1 3/4" Circle was punched from the Kiwi Kiss houndstooth pattern (Urban Oasis Designer Series) and tucked in between the sentiment and the colorful polka dot and snappy black pattern (also Urban Oasis).
  • A 4" x 5 1/4" panel of Baja Breeze is layered over a Kraft card stock base (4 1/4" x 5 1/4").
Stampin up birthday full of life Need more masculine card ideas?  Click here for my masculine card gallery.

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Stamp Set:  Full of Life (111500, Dormant but available)
Paper:  Urban Oasis Designer Series (113978), Kraft (102125), Baja Breeze (111352), Kiwi Kiss (111353)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Paper Piercer and Mat Pack (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch:  Jumbo Eyelets (108432, Pewter), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Full of life


  1. Great card and wonderful job with the sketch! Thanks for playing!

  2. Great masculine card.

  3. colleen kramer

    Great take on the sketch! Love the pierced border and jumbo eyelets!

  4. I love how you combined the patterns, Mary! I especially love the black modern oval print combined with the circle of Kiwi Kiss houndstooth! I love houndstooth! So smart looking!

  5. Great card and I love the color combo.

  6. Mary – this is a great masculine card!!! Your FIL is gonna love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. Mary, thanks for covering everything on your blog. You are a great source for masculine cards. I love the way this comes together.

  8. Way cool Mary! Love the modern look this has. Great idea with the “happy” in green. I need to remember that little detail.

  9. You hit masculine on the head!

  10. LOVE the pewter jumbo eyelets!!! What an awesome masculine card! I always have a difficult time coming up with good ones, but your site serves as great inspiration for it!

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