Hello Handsome Father's Day Card

I have the pleasure of being the hostess this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I love this challenge and creating the board.  It's so much fun to see the variety of cards from one board!


I used to sometimes struggle with making a card after I made the board, often having the card equivalent of writers block.  Then a team mate suggested having a card in mind and creating the board AFTER that.  Ever have one of those "duh" moments?  In any case, for this board I had several cards in mind but this is the one I'm sharing today.  

The theme for this month is Dad/Masculine/Wedding - all perfect for getting a head start on June occasions.  I put bow on my board thinking most wouldn't use it for a masculine card, but this was one set I was thinking of using.  The one thing that caused just a bit of redirection was the paper.  I swore there was a blue pinstripe in it; but no, the pinstripe in the paper pack is grey.  So I pivoted and my suit coat became a Navy blazer and my foulard bow tie became a stripe!

This set - Handsomely Suited - is retired from Stampin' Up!  The best part of this set when it first came out was the paper.  It had the best menswear patterns in it, all perfectly sized for the dies!  It took me back to my college days when I worked in a high-end men's store.  I learned all about fabrics, mixing patterns, choosing ties and how to tie a bow tie. That actually has come in handy in my life.  No man I know in formal wear is ever going to wear a "clip-on"! Ha ha!

I hope you'll join us at the challenge this week.  I think this board has lots of lovely possibilities!

Products used: All Stampin' Up!

  • Stamps and Dies: Handsomely Suited and Suit & Tie (retired)
  • Paper: Well Suited (retired)
  • Dies: Stitched Nested Labels (retired)
  • Cardstock: Creamy Caramel (retired), Basic White, Night of Navy

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