Handsomely Suited - Ink Stamp Share

Hello and welcome to another Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop.  If you have hopped over from Alison Carter or are starting the hop with me, this month we are making cards with men in mind.  I will be using a stamp and die bundle called Handsomely Suited for my project.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

I confess I have had the Handsomely Suited bundle for some time but never had the chance to use it until now.  Cards for men can be tricky can't they?  Fortunately this bundle provides lots of options.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

Here is my project:
A quick and simple project (I was short of time this week sigh) with lots of white space.

You will need:

21 cm x 14.5 cm Basic White Thick (BWT) scored at 10.5 cm

10 cm x 14 cm BWT

BWT for stamping

Smoky Slate scrap

Basic Black scraps

1cm strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP)

The background:

I used what I think is my favourite embossing folder - Tasteful Textures to emboss the panel of BWT.  This lovely embossing folder adds depth and dimension to cardstock and always looks effective.  In my mind, I was creating a crisp white shirt.

The stamping and die cutting:

I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp two ties onto BWT card.  You will need to stamp the complete tie and then just the top section to create the knot.  Cut out with the coordinating dies.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share,

The third tie (middle) has been cut from the Well Suited DSP.

Top Tip:

Choose carefully where you place the die; think about how the pattern will look.  Is it symmetrical?  If not, it will look odd!  I used a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place to make sure I cut the section of DSP that I wanted.

To assemble:

Adhere the embossed background to the card front with dimensionals.  Adhere the ties with Tombow making sure that they are evenly spaced.  Add the top knots with a dimensional.

The sentiment:

I used a Stitched Rectangle die and Smoky Slate card, the sentiment has been stamped with Memento and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

The detail:

I love to make my own embellishments for my projects.  The tiny buttons have been cut from a scrap of Basic Black card.  This clever little die cuts six buttons at a time so no need for multiple passes through a die cutting machine!

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

I used tiny dabs of Tombow and adhered three buttons on top of each other.  I then adhered a button on each side of the sentiment.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

The inside/envelope:

I cut 1 cm strips of DSP and adhered on the inside of the card and the envelope with Tombow.

Here is the completed project:

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

I really enjoyed making this project so I decided to make a different version using the fabulous Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share

You can see on the photo below the effect you get when you adhere a stack of tiny buttons - I used four.

Craftyduckydoodah, Stampin' Up, Handsomely Suited, Ink Stamp Share,

I was pleased to discover that the Handsomely Suited stamps, dies and this lovely glimmer paper will still be with us in the next Annual Catalogue.  Hopefully I will get the chance/time to play with them again!

Next up is Jill Chapman who has another male themed project idea to share with us.

Thanks for hopping along with us, if you get lost along the way a list of hoppers can be found below.

Susan xx

Roll Call

Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Gez Carpenter

Kim Price

Tricia Butts

Sue Allen

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Mo Rootes

Karen Egan

Tracie St-Louis

Joanna Barnes

Libby Fens

Alison Carter

Susan Simpson

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Kirsty Pattrick

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

Sue McDonald

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Product List
Handsomely Suited Bundle (English)
Well Suited 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
Card Stock A4 Smoky Slate
Rainbow Glimmer Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Basic White C6 Envelopes


  1. Great 'tie' cards! I especially like the one with the rainbow glimmer paper!

    1. Thanks Libby - great how the same card can look so different with a simple change.

  2. I love this suite, beautiful cards

    1. Thanks Sue me too, so pleased it is saying with us.

  3. Love the use of rainbow glimmer paper!

  4. Lovely card Susan, I love the brightly coloured one x

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Tracie, me too as only had chance to use it for this project!


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