truly tailoredI couldn’t resist this stamp set in the True Gentleman suite in the Occasions catalog. After all – one of the stamps has our name in it! And since both my hubby and son wear glasses, I can see getting lots of use out of this particular stamp. đŸ˜‰

I designed this card for the March meeting of the South Burlington stamp club. This was the easier card for the evening and it went together lickety-split. I think that most of the ladies hadn’t even noticed this bundle in the catalog, so I was happy to bring their attention to this great suite for creating “guy” cards.

I have an easy tip for doing the diagonal section on the card:

  • Top DSP is 1 1/4″ x 4″
  • Bottom DSP is 1 3/4″ x 4″
  • Mat is 3 1/8″ x 4″
  • Adhere the DSP to the mat so that the top and bottom have a little mat peeking out.
  • Adhere this unit on the diagonal on the Crumb Cake mat.
  • Use the edges of the mat as a guide for trimming the adhered piece.
  • You do waste a teeny bit of the papers, but it is sooo much easier than trying to cut the end angles before adhering and having them match.

I used this sketch as the basis for this card. I do really like having diagonal elements on a card – they add some visual interest and make it not so symmetrical while retaining a graphic aspect. I did like working with this layout, and my brain is already spinning on ideas to use it again.

There are several products that I used here that are retiring. These include all Chocolate Chip products, True Gentleman DSP, Truly Tailored stamp set, Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon. The Tailored Tag punch is carrying forward into the new catalog, but if you want to get the bundle pricing then you’ll need to purchase before the end of May.

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