Manly Vest Birthday Card remade! In May 2015 I made this card and video and posted it on my blog SEE HERE
Why did I do another Manly Vest Card? Because I realized two things 1. Man cards are harder for me to make 2. This card is still being pinned on Pinterest! It is still a favorite with so many! So I thought I would use current Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Papers and make another one AND give you better instructions on how to make one too!
You can watch my old YouTube Video to see how I made the old version
Since this card has a puffy bow tie and it is a bit longer it will not fit in an A2 envelope so I used the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board to make the envelope!
Supplies to make Manly Vest Birthday Card:
- Stamp Sets – Stylized Birthday (141828 W)
- Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045)
- Stamp Pads –Basic Black (140931)
- Misc. – Bow Builder Punch (); Urban Underground Specialty DSP (142783); Urban Underground Embellishments (142786); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Envelope Punch Board (133774); Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
- Basic Black: 7 7/8” x 7 7/8”
- Whisper White: 4 x 6 1/4”
- Urban Underground DSP: approximately 5” x 12”, scrap for bow tie
Using the Envelope Punch Board punch and score at the 3 3/8” mark with Basic Black CS
Turn the card-stock, line up with the score line punch and score again, continue to do that on all remaining sides.
Cut off two smaller sides of Basic Black this will form your vest.
Attach DSP to front of vest with Fast Fuse. Note: you may need to trim excess DSP off with snips.Seal vest flaps closed with Fast Fuse. Careful not to apply adhesive where it will be seen or seal your vest completely closed. Use adhesive eraser if you did.
Snip Whisper White CS about 3/4“ from top on both sides about 1” in
Slide Whisper White CS inside of vest and mark with a pencil at the “v”. This will be your guide to stamp Happy Birthday in Basic Black ink. Erase your pencil marks!
Punch DSP with Bow Builder Punch
Assemble bow sides with glue dots
Adhere both sides together with a mini glue dot
Wrap small piece around bow sides and attach to bow with mini glue dot
Attach Bow to shirt with glue dots being careful not to smash the bow
Punch a piece of Basic Black CS for pocket on front of vest
Use one bow piece for the handkerchief by trimming off and attach with snail to the small piece of Basic Black that you punched out.
Attach to left side of vest with snail
Add button using Urban Underground Embellishments.
Due to the size and the bow tie this card will not fit in a regular A2 envelope. I suggest you make one out of the DSP to fit. I made mine using the envelope punch board and the measurements for an A6 card – 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”
Choose the Urban Underground Specialty DSP cut to 8 7/8″ x 8 7/8” then line up edge at 3 3/4 mark, punch and score
Turn DSP and line up with first score mark, punch and score, continue this process for remaining sides
Fold on score marks tuck bottom flap in
Apply Fast Fuse on two side flaps
If you get Fast Fuse on the very edge it can make your flaps stick to the card, use Adhesive remover on the back. Make sure you place the DSP on a Silicone mat or it will stick to your work surface!
If you would like a printable version to make your Manly Vest Birthday Card CLICK HERE
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