Masculine Big On Birthdays Card Featuring Retiring Sets

Big on Birthdays Card

Happy Monday! Our Birthday theme continues featuring favorite retiring products. This week is all about birthday cards for the guys in our life! Anyone find creating masculine cards challenging? Help is here! Today’s Big On Birthdays card starts us off and by week’s end, you’ll have three go-to designs to incorporate into your Design ‘Notebook’ that are easy to make and adapt!

If you missed last week’s all-purpose birthday cards featuring the ‘Picture Perfect Party’ suite, you can see card #1 HERE, Card #2 for $$$ or gift cards HERE, and card #3 HERE.
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This card features the ‘Big on Birthdays’ photopolymer stamp set coupled with the ‘True Gentleman’ Designer Series Paper (DSP) and 2016-2018 In Color ‘Dapper Denim’. Together, they make a great combination for masculine cards! 

Masculine cards can be tough since you can’t foof (is that a word?) them up, so the Duet Banner and Balloon Bouquet punches fill that gap well.  They both offer not just one, but TWO images per punch. Plus, did you know they both have other coordinating stamps sets for greater versatility? And they will both be around for another year! They’re ideal for quick and easy cards!

Duet Banner Punch coordinates with this stamp set…

Balloon Bouquet Punch coordinates with these stamps…

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Photopolymer stamps are flexible! Bend them into fun shapes or curves, as I did here to match the Banner Punch (above). Bend them into shape as you attach them to the clear block and press firmly to secure. You’ll want to make sure both the block and stamp are clean and dry to get a good hold.

Create an ombre’ effect on stamps with the new Stamparatus stamp-positioning tool (below). Ink with the lightest color and stamp, then ink the medium color over the bottom 2/3 and stamp again, then stamp the darkest color on the bottom 1/3. The tool stamps in the exact same position each time… so COOL and EASY! This is a must-have tool that will be available June 1! You are gonna want it!!!

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Quick & easy ombre’ effect with the new Stamparatus!

Get ’em before they’re gone…

The ‘Big On Birthdays’ stamp set has so many different sentiments- large and small- that mix and match. This set has soooo many possibilities! 

Y’all know I LOVE Designer Series Paper for it’s ease in color and pattern coordination. Stampin’ Up! does the work for us. The ‘True Gentleman’ DSP creates the masculine feel, making card-making easy.big on birthdays stamp set #142877

true gentleman designer series paper item #145593










The items in RED are retiring and only available until sold out, or May 31, 2018- whichever happens first!

STAMPS: Big On Birthdays (Photopolymer)

INK: Versamark (‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ on card front), Dapper Denim (‘TO YOU’ and inside sentiment), Marina Mist & Soft Sky (ombre’ effect on inside sentiment)


  • Dapper Denim Cardstock– Card base 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • ‘True Gentleman’ DSP (balloons and envelope flap)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (banner and 4″ x 5-1/4″ inside greeting panel)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelope

EMBELLISHMENTS: Brights Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Baker’s Twine

ADHESIVE: SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

TOOLS: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Duet Banner Punch, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Stamparatus

Thank You!

Thanks for joining me today! If you enjoyed this Big On Birthdays card and want to take advantage of the retiring items I shared, click on any image to shop and include my rewards code for freebies from me! I appreciate your business and love to spoil my customers!

If you want a laugh, join me Wednesday for a card made just for my dad’s upcoming milestone birthday!

Happy Stampin’!

xxx tammy 🙂

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About Tammy Beard

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  1. It is so hard to find good guy cards. And these make giving one so much more personal!

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