Friday, January 3, 2014

Mr. Moustache Birthday Card!

Happy Days!  This card was chosen as a



Two of my husband's brothers celebrate their birthdays on the same day...January 5th!  I had been wanting to make a masculine card featuring a moustache, and as brother, Joe, has had a moustache regularly for going on ten or more years, his birthday was the perfect excuse!  I had seen several cards over the last few years featuring Stampin' Up's Mocha Morning designer paper using postage stamp squares (the inchie style) and loved the look of it.  I wanted a larger card (big surprise) than an A2 size that is usually used by most SU designers.  I also like more layering than is typically used with most inchie cards, so came up with the idea of combining inchies and banners together.  Here is the result of inchies, banners, and Mr. Moustache!  I hope Joe enjoys his card.

Below is the inside of the Mr. Moustache card showing the design to coordinate with the style of the card.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up products:  Early Espresso cs, Crumb Cake cs, Very Vanilla cs, Basic Black cs, Pink Pirouette cs, Regal Rose cs (ret.), Mocha Morning dsp; Punches: Postage Stamp square, 1" square, Bird Building (moustache), 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, small oval, Ex. lrg. oval, Decorative Label; Framelit: Banners (modified). MayArts twine. Stash: buttons. Computer-made sentiment. (Mr. Moustache and sentiment are popped).  Inside: EK Fancy Corner punch. SU Mocha Morning dsp.  (SplitcoastStampers Thread: December 29, 2013/ #52).


  1. I just love this card - I have trouble coming up with ideas for men's cards and this would be perfect. Do you have a tutorial on this project - I was interested in the measurements.

    Thanks, Marie

    1. tutorial. The card was 6". square...the squares are 1-1/4" base (SU: postage stamp punch) with 1" square dsp and 1/8" between squares. The mat layer underneath the squares/banners is 1/8" each side smaller than the base (so 5-3/4" square). Four base banners are cut same as squares 1-1/4" wide and 1" wide on top dsp. If you wanted a rectangular card and smaller, you could put 3 squares across and space them a bit farther apart. Hope this helps.


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