Manly Vest Birthday Card remade!  In May 2015 I made this card and video and posted it on my blog SEE HERE

Manly Vest Birthday Card

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!Manly Vest Birthday Card

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!

Manly Vest Birthday CardAll images © 1990-2016 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies to make Manly Vest Birthday Card:

  • Stamp SetsStylized 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.

Using the vest trace both flaps onto Urban Underground DSP, cut out with snips.Manly Vest Birthday Card

Manly Vest Birthday CardAttach 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.

Manly Vest Birthday Card


Snip Whisper White CS about 3/4“ from top on both sides about 1” in

Fold flaps towards front to create collar, secure with DimensionalsManly Vest Birthday Card

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!

Manly Vest Birthday Card

Manly Vest Birthday Card


Manly Vest Birthday Card

Punch DSP with Bow Builder Punch

Assemble bow sides with glue dots

Manly Vest Birthday Card

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 vestManly Vest Birthday Card

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.

Manly Vest Birthday Card

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”Manly Vest Birthday Card

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

Manly Vest Birthday Card

Turn DSP and line up with first score mark, punch and score, continue this process for remaining sides

Manly Vest Birthday Card

Fold on score marks tuck bottom flap in

Manly Vest Birthday Card

Apply Fast Fuse on two side flaps

Manly Vest Birthday Card

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!Manly Vest Birthday Card

If you would like a printable version to make your Manly Vest Birthday Card CLICK HERE

Manly Vest Birthday Card

Did you know that I have Tutorials for Sale?  CLICK HERE to see them!

Manly Vest Birthday Card
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