What do you think of when you see pipes and mustaches and bowties in browns and darker shades of green and blue. Men, of course! That’s why I was so excited to see the True Gentleman Suite in the Occasions Catalog, pages 44-45, because I’m always needing masculine cards.

These are two, quick & easy projects, letting the DSP do all the work. DSP stands for Designer Series Paper, and this pack is called True Gentleman. You get twelve sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12X12″.


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True Gentleman Bowtie Birthday Card


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The card base for the “Dapper Day” card is Crumb Cake cardstock (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″)) layered with DSP (4″ X 5 1/4″), a vertical lay-out.

I cut a strip of Burlap Ribbon to go beneath the sentiment. This is one of the ribbons that seems to appeal to men, although, it’s one of my favorites too. It’s held nicely in place with Tear Tape.

You can see the great selection of sentiments in the Truly Tailored stamp set.


I chose  the sentiment with the mustache, and stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, using a square, Stitched Shape die for cutting. I placed it on dimensionals, and my card was almost complete.

I needed to say “Happy Birthday” on the inside, and found a font I liked in the Birthday Wit stamp set. I stamped this in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, trimmed to 4″ X 5 1/4″, and glued inside.

Adding the houndstooth pattern to the Very Vanilla envelope flap was the finishing touch.


The bowtie card has a horizontal lay-out, otherwise, the measurements are the same. How do you like my 3-D bowtie? I made it using the Bow Builder Punch.

The punch in the center is the Banner Triple Punch. I used it to finish the end of my 1″ strip of Tranquil Tide cardstock (matches the card base) placed beneath the bowtie and sentiment.  I used the punch on the right, the Tailored Tag Punch, for my sentiment.

There’s a challenge going on over at Paper Player’s using this classic lay-out. So, my “classy kind of guy” card will fit right in!

I chose the Stylized Birthday stamp for the inside. This is a red rubber, wood block stamp I adore. It gives me a fabulous image, every time.

I finished the project with another piece of DSP on the envelope flap, a stripe this time.


Can you see how I let the DSP do the work? Stampin’ Up! makes it simple for us to turn out nice looking projects with minimal effort.

It’s fun taking it to the next level too. Here’s one from my galley that was quite a bit more complicated. I used the True Gentleman DSP, but added a number of elements, detailed in the post.

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Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Bundle
Price: $34.00

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Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Stamp Set
For all the gentlemen in your life. Mentally roll out the three-piece suit and bow tie, and get crafting.
* Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, c, g

Tailored Tag Punch
Quickly punch out a decorative tag.
* Punched image: 2-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (5.7 x 3.8 cm)

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Truly Tailored Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.00

Truly Tailored Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $20.00

Truly Tailored Wood-Mount Bundle
Price: $41.25

Chocolate Chip & Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Markers
Price: $7.00

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00

True Gentleman Buttons
Price: $7.00

Tailored Tag Punch
Price: $18.00

True Gentleman 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Pack
Price: $8.00

Night Of Navy 3/8″ (1 Cm) Corduroy Ribbon
Price: $8.00