Springtime Vintage Masculine card

Today's card shows that our beautiful Springtime Vintage DSP (Designer Series Paper) also works for masculine cards.  Tomorrow is my favorite secret agent man's birthday.  No, not a movie character!  I have a cousin in the FBI.  Yes, that FBI!  Once, he was on the cover of Time Magazine!  Actually there are several interesting and adventurous members in my family.  One day I'll tell you about my another.  Now on to today's card


  This one was quick and easy to make.  A real Clean and Simple design.  Using my trusty Paper Cutter, I first made a standard 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" Early Espresso card base.  I also cut the following layers: 3-7/8" X 4-1/4" Pear Pizzazz, 3-7/8" X 3" DSP and a 4" X 1/2" strip of Always Artichoke.  I stamped my verse on Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink and punched it out using the awesome new Decorative Label Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Then I sponged the edges; again using Early Espresso.  The card can be assembled using either SNAIL adhesive or (my favorite) Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I used 2 dimensionals under the punched verse and was done!  Oh – and I also wrote him a birthday note on Very Vanilla which I adhered inside.

Designer's Tip:  An easy way to quickly make 2 card bases from one 8-1/2" X 11" piece of card stock is to place your card stock in the Paper Cutter with the 8-1/2" edge butted firmly against the top rail at the 4-1/4" mark.  Now use the black scoring blade and run it along the length of your card stock.  (Use less pressure when working with DSP as it is thinner and can tear.)  Now rotate your card stock so the 11" edge is butted firmly against the top rail at the 5-1/2" mark.  Use the orange cutting blade and cut in half to create 2 perfectly scored card bases!  Alternately, you can begin with the 11" edge set halfway to score and the 8-1/2" edge set halfway to cut.  ; )


  • Create a Cupcake stamp set (WM121915, CM 121982)
  • STAMPIN’ UP INK PADS:  119670 Early Espresso
  • STAMPIN’ UP CARDSTOCK:  105119 Always Artichoke, 119795 Pear Pizzazz, 119686 Early Espresso, 101650 Very Vanilla
  • STAMPIN’ UP ACCESSORIES: 121782 Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, 120907 Decorative Label Punch, 104332 SNAIL Adhesive, 110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals, 104152 Paper Cutter

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