Number of Years Birthday Card with Large Number Dies & True Gentleman DSP

Number Of Years Birthday Card

The birthday theme continues this week with handmade cards just for the guys in our life. Got any special milestone birthdays coming up? My dad’s turning 75 years young soon, so I made this Number of Years birthday card for him (shhhh!) and thought I’d share. It features two of my favorite coordinating Stampin’ Up! goodies that I’m sad to say are retiring:  ‘Number of Years’ stamps and ‘Large Letter’ Framelits Die Set. Add the (also retiring) ‘True Gentleman’ Designer Series Paper and cardstock pack and you have the makings for easy masculine cards!

If you missed last week’s birthday cards featuring another retiring suite ‘Picture Perfect Party’, find card #1 HERE, card #2 HERE and card #3 HERE.

number of years birthday card

DSP that’s FUN & EASY

What fun pairing this ‘glasses’ themed paper with the sentiment “LOOK who’s turning…”. Did you catch that already? I love a good pun! Add the plaid pattern for the banner accent and green golf shirt (lol) pattern for the numbers and it’s all coordinated for you. Easy-peasy! Say it with me: “I LOVE Designer Series Paper”!!!

When I finished, I thought “this is how Jerry Lewis would dress if he went golfing”. Then I had a good laugh! Do you see it, too????  PLEASE say YES! Sometimes I crack myself up. Not exactly what I was going for, but I figure if I laugh, my dad will, too! Did you??? As an afterthought, I wish I’d centered the ribbon to look like a bowtie. That would’ve put the “outfit” over the top funny! Give it a try!number of years birthday card

But getting back to task: Check out that sentiment on the inside greeting panel. It’s one of my all time favorites. Ever! It says so much, so well. Works for any special person in your life… old or young, male or female.

But lest you think this is just for birthdays, check out all the other stamps. If you’ve been looking for a great multi-purpose greeting set, I highly recommend this one! Pair it with the ‘Large Number’ Framelits Die Set for even more versatility. I used them on this card, but you could just as easily use the number stamps. Add the ‘True Gentleman’ DSP and cardstock pack to quickly create a stack of masculine cards. All are on the short list to retiring, so grab them before they’re gone! 

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large number framelits die set item#140622

true gentleman cardstock pack item #145595

true gentleman designer series paper item #145593

CARD RECIPE

NOTE: The items in RED are retiring! Available until sold out or May 31, 2018- whichever happens first.

STAMPS: Number of Years (Photopolymer)

INK: Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy

PAPER: 

  • True Gentleman Cardstock Pack -Tranquil Tide card base 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded @ 5-1/2″
  • True Gentleman DSP– Glasses 4″ x 5-1/2″; Plaid 3″ x 5″, notched at end and inked on edges with sponge dauber
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock– 3″ circle inked on edges with sponge dauber; 4″ x 5-1/4″ inside greeting panel
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelope– flap decorated with above DSP

EMBELLISHMENTS: Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding, sponge dauber

ADHESIVE:  SNAIL or MP Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

TOOLS: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Big Shot, Large Number Framelits Die Set, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

number of years birthday card

Photopolymer stamps are flexible- bend them for more stamping options!

If you missed Monday’s post, check it out HERE for tips on bending stamps! 

Design & Color Inspiration

If you’ve been following my blog, you may recognize the blueprint for this card. I shared it over the past few weeks in cards made for a birthday girl (HERE), a birthday boy (HERE), a thanks card (HERE) and a friend card (HERE). I said it was a versatile design 🙂 

Feel free to pin these to your Design & Color Boards for future projects!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Number of Years birthday card and I’ve tempted helped you to decide what’s worth adding to your craft stash.  The list of retiring items that are disappearing is growing, so get your orders in soon! Shop using any of the links in this post and remember to use my Rewards Code for freebies from me!

Join me Friday for another masculine card using another two favorite retiring stamp sets that might be a surprising choice for masculine birthday cards. Can you guess what they might be??? I’ll keep you in suspense until Friday! 

Happy Stampin’!

xxx tammy 🙂

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