Spotlight on True Gentleman Designer Series Paper

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I always seem to be short-handed on masculine cards, so when we get a new "guy" suite of products, it's always a must-have for me!  The True Gentleman suite is perfect for all kinds of masculine cards, from birthday to anniversary to Father's Day!  Plus, the designer series paper and embellishments are versatile enough to be used for lots of other occasions, too!  I particularly love it with the new Waterfront stamp set, for example

Today I'm sharing a stack of True Gentleman cards spotlighting some of my favorite patterns in the retiring True Gentleman Designer Series Paper pack.  In fact, everything in the True Gentleman suite is retiring, except the wooden buttons and Tailored Tag Punch.  Get them now, so you'll be ready to go for Father's Day!



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True gentleman front flap cards - 7 cool

True Gentleman Front Flap Cards

I was only going to create two cool versions of this card, but I love so many of the patterns in the True Gentleman DSP that I couldn't decide which ones to feature.  So, I picked out all of my favorites and paired them up with a contrasting pattern and created 7 different cards!  There are still 4 more designs I didn't use!  Best of all, this card design is clean, simple and comes together in minutes!  Let's see each card up close!

Retiring Products Featured: Truly Tailored stamp set; True Gentleman DSP; Chocolate Chip cardstock; Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon; Badges & Banners stamp set; Best Badge Punch.

Classy navy button 1

Card Base With Flap—I don't know what the official name for this style of card is, but I like to call it a front flap card.  So clever, I know!  I starts with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" quarter sheet of Tranquil Tide card stock as the base.  Then for the card, I cut a 10" x 3-3/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock, then score it at 5". I used Tear & Tape Adhesive and SNAIL to adhere the card "flap" to the card base. 

Background Basics—I adhered a 3-1/2" x 3" piece of True Gentleman DSP to the top of the card front, and a coordinating 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" strip from the same DSP pack to the bottom.  The Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon was adhered with a strip of Tear & Tape, then trimmed on the ends at an angle. 

Classy navy button 3

Finishing Touches—I stamped the Truly Tailored "classy" sentiment in Tranquil Tide ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, then hand-cut it with Paper Snips.  It's layered onto a Night of Navy cardstock shape that's punched with the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch, then popped up over the ribbon with Dimensionals.  I accented the sentiment with a couple of True Gentleman Buttons, they are each threaded with Linen Thread, then attached with Glue Dots.

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Sharp crumb button inside -

Inside The Card—This photo better shows how the card opens in a non-traditional way.  I used another greeting from the Truly Tailored stamp set for the inside greeting. 

Sharp crumb button

Two Cool—My next card features a different pair of DSP patterns mounted onto a Crumb Cake flap.  I used the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon from the suite this time, tried out a different Truly Tailored stamp and switched the colors on the sentiment stamp and punch.

Classy plaid buttons 1

Three Cool—I used the thick Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of this version, mixin' and match different patterns of DSP. 

Classy plaid buttons 2

This time I tied the Linen Thread through the buttons with the knot on top!

Sharp houndstooth bow 1

Four Cool—I changed up the DSP combination once again featuring the bow ties!  I adorned the sentiment with a little "bow tie" created by knotting the Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon and attaching with a Glue Dot. 

Dapper blue rhinestones
Five Cool—This flap was made with retiring Chocolate Chip cardstock and I added the Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon under the sentiment.  The larger Truly Tailored greeting was die-cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and centered on the card.  A couple Rhinestone Jewels provide eye-catching accents. 

Tranquil enjoy rhinestones 1
Six Cool
I wanted a different "birthday" greeting for a few cards, so I tried out the retiring Badges and Banners sentiment on this version.  It's punched with the retiring Best Badge Punch.

Celebrate good stripes rhinestones

Seven CoolI finished with another simple birthday card, with a Picture Perfect Birthday sentiment die-cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits. 

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