Thursday, April 5, 2018

Birthday Creations

Welcome everyone! So glad you stopped by today. It's time for April's Glitter Queens Blog Hop. I am so excited to showcase the True Gentleman Design Series Paper (DSP) this month. I have quite a few male birthdays coming up and this paper is perfect for the cards I need.  I was having so much fun with this DSP I created three cards.  

I love all the cards I made, but this one is my favorite.  I used this same design recently with March's Paper Pumpkin kit (watch for that post next week) and wanted to see how it would look with True Gentleman.  I think it looks awesome.    

To get the angle right on each section of the background DSP I choose two sheets that I thought coordinated well cut each at 4 x 5 ¼. Then with both 4 x 5¼ pieces together I cut at an angle.  I have the 2 leftovers to make a second card, (a two for one perk).

I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Starburt Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, True Gentleman Buttons, Linen Thread and Five For All stamp set. The circle is hand cut (3 1/8) and inked with Night of Navy.

TIP: You may want to consider creating a template of your card design.  Play with the pieces and see what happens.  I bet you will come up with 2 or 3 different designs using the same pieces in the template.  

I do not glue my templates together.  I keep the pieces loose in a page proctector so I can play with them whenever I need inspiration.  I do keep a picture of each card I make with each template on my computer.  

This next card is a great example of how well the designs in True Gentelman coordinate.  Of course, this is true for all of Stampin'UP!'s DSP.  Thank you Stampin' UP! for making card crafting so much easier.  

This card measures 6 x 6 so its large and has a tab for the interactive pull out that is behind the mat on the inside card base.  This size allowed me  to place three rows of tags across the card.  

I will need to make a custom envelope for this.  LOL

You may not notice in the picture that the Tailored Tag(s) are popped at various levels.  To help keep the tags aligned I glued the four corner ones first.  This tag has straight edges on each end which helped immensely.

I backed each tag with a piece of coordinating cardstock (punched with Tailored Tag) to add strength since this will be sent via USPS.

Here are two pictures of the pull out.  It measures 5 x 5.  The arrow on the bottom prompts the recipient to turn the card over.  On the other side it says "= you're really 88".

I made the arrow from the stamp set Inspired Events.  I cut apart the Cross stamp, stamped the bottom part on the mat and added the pointer with a Stampin Write.

I also used Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock, Wood Textures DSP, Night of Navy Ink and Five For All stamp set.

Is this your first stop along the Glitter Queens Blog Hop?  Don't miss the awesome projects the other  Glitter  Queens are sharing.  Please visit everyone's site.  All of us have something special to share with you today.  We would love to hear from you.  So, don't forget to leave comments for each of us to tell us your thoughts. Next blog is Wendy

Dawn Griffith
Davette Strange Miller
Dee Slater
Beth Bolinger
Cheryl Pierce Smith
Michelle Veller
Tracy Bradley
Debi Galloway     You are here
Wendy Kimbrell
Holly Fearnow

Thanks for stoping by today.   Join us next month for It's So Hard To Say Goodbye.

Do something creative today!



  1. Love the cards and the DSP, Debi!

  2. Hi Debi. These masculine cards are just in time to add to my collection of masculine card scetches. There is not a lot of masculine cards being made and I want to focus my new beginning in card making for men. I love both the colors and shapes that are in your cards. The second one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.