Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.


  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.


  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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How Sweet is Lovely As a Tree & Sale-A-Bration!

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

Who DOESN’T LOVE Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set!! I sure hope this stamp set doesn’t retire when the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog is released June 1st! I have used the stamp set for Christmas cards, Sympathy cards, Fall & Thanksgiving cards, and of course Masculine Birthday cards and this is one of them. I know you would LOVE this stamp set too! In fact, Hope Clutts (My neighbor down the road, hello neighbor! LOL!) just ordered this stamp set from me last month. I know she is going to LOVE IT!

I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base of my card. I also stamped this lovely Pine tree (I think it’s a Pine tree! How about you?) in Chocolate Chip. The second layer of my card is Old Olive card stock, my go to green plus it goes beautifully with Chocolate Chip. I actually stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Archival Basic Black. It works GREAT for sentiments such as this one.

Now to explain how I did the circular part in Olive Olive. I punched out a 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (retired) out of a piece of card stock for my template. You can use the Layering Circles Framelits to do this as well. Hence the reason the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch was retired when this NEW framelit was released in the current catalog. I positioned the punched out circular area over the Whisper White card stock where I thought I would like it best and then sponged Olive Olive in a circular motion. EASY PEASY! I love those Stamping Sponges. I cut them into quarters to do this technique.

On my main birthday card, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really love the font. I also used two other stamps, see below. The first one is from Sincere Salutations (retired) and the next one is from Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (current). You can play with different sentiments with this type of card design. Which font style do you like best of the three sentiments? 

Happy Birthday Card, Lovely As a Tree, hand stamped, #tonyadenton #soinkingsweet

I'm so in love with Lovely As A Tree stamp set! It's so versatile!


Can you see the bumpiness underneath the Whisper White card stock on the first card that says Birthday Wishes? To keep that from happening to you, DON’T use the TomBow Liquid Glue. Use the Snail Adhesive. Since I messed up, I figured this would be a great learning tip for you. However, I did use the liquid glue to adhere the Old Olive layer to to the card base, which allows you a little wiggle room to get your layer on just right!




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