Splendid Man Thoughts Happy Birthday Card

This months stamp set and the challenge of making it masculine was actually more fun than I thought it would be! I’m challenging myself to go through the entire month using this stamp set to offer options and inspiration for Card Ministry cards, and making 4 cards in just 30 minutes. When you’re ready to make more than four cards each month, it’s important to keep it simple, but not completely boring!

This time I mixed several of the stamp sets I’ve been recommending. Splatter from Forever Fern and a sentiment from Flowing Flowers play well with Splendid Thoughts, and I didn’t shy away from my Linen Thread. We tied a square know instead of a bow to keep it masculine.


  • Stamps: Splendid Thoughts, Flowing Flowers, Forever Fern
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, and Very Vanilla medium envelopes
  • Pretties: Linen Thread


  1. Score and cut Crumb Cake card stock for your card bases
  2. Cut Basic Gray into 4-1/4″ x 3″ and zip through your Big Shot using Herringbone embossing folder
  3. Cut Very Vanilla 4″ x 5-1/4″ for inside your card, and 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  4. Stamp your choice of sentiment in Night of Navy
  5. Stamp your outline stamp in Early Espresso on both of the Vanilla pieces, and outside of the envelope
  6. Stamp your two-step stamp in Crumb Cake
  7. Splatter stamp in Seaside Spray
  8. Adhere your Basic Gray piece with adhesive of choice
  9. Tie your Linen Thread around the stamped panel – I used two pieces at once to make the square knot a little more obvious
  10. Adhere the Vanilla panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  11. Adhere the inside panel of Vanilla with adhesive of your choice.
  12. Close the card and burnish the fold with your Bone Folder

When you make cards, make more than you need right now. You just never know!

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