A dear friend and former co-worker had a milestone birthday yesterday.  He is a happy 80 years of age!  So I had to make him a special birthday card.  I did not add the numbers, but did use the colors for his favorite team.


Stampin' Up!, Biggest Wish, Suit & Ties, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers



The colors for the card are Red and Black.  I began with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock with a top fold.  That is my preference because it is so easy to display with that fold.  The DSP is from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  This is a FABULOUS pack of paper that is a Host Rewards only purchase.  There are 48 sheets of DSP in this pack.  And what a variety!!!

I added a layer of Basic Black between the Thick White and the DSP.  Otherwise the DSP would just blend in with the White.  The red bow ties, and red strips with the Happy Birthday compliment the black of the DSP very well.  Of course I had to add some of the Black Dots to tie everything together.


I used my first choice for this manly card.  It is the Biggest Wish stamp set for the Happy Birthday.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  It simply makes the sentiment shine!

The bow ties are stamped using Real Red Ink and then die cut using the Suit & Tie Dies.  There are actually two different bow ties, but I opted to use the larger one.

This was really a pretty quick card to create.  The hardest part was figuring the layout with the sentiment strips.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card.



The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,