Guy Greetings for My Youngest Guy

Guy Greetings, Pursuit of Happiness, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, Family Reunion

Happy Birthday, Adam!!

Hello Stampers! See this card? Well, it was a work of love for my son, who was born only a short 21 years ago. This card reflects him very well to me. He was never one of the kids who loved saggy pants, or anything in that look. He has always liked to look nice and I have really loved that about him. This card was so much fun but took me a few days to figure out and get right. The new stamp set, Guy Greetings, was lots of fun but I couldn’t get all of the stamp sets that I wanted on the card. Looks like I will be using it again then!!

I decided that an easel card was a good display card for a guy turning 21, so I cut my Sahara Sand textured cardstock (unfortunately retired but still loved!) to make a 5″x5″ card (cut 5″x10″ and score at 5″ and 2 1/2″). The card front is a 5″ square. I used DSP from Adventure Bound DSP Pack. The “shirt” was made by overlapping two pieces of DSP, adding buttons down the front. The collar are punched from the Petite Pennant Punch and then a bow with the Bow Builder Punch. EZ! The pocket was made from scraps. The shoes are popped up with dimensionals and hold the card up. The balloons were all stamped on the Sahara Sand cardstock and I love how they all look distressed because of the texture in the cardstock.

So, I hope you want to see the inside!

Guy Greetings, Pursuit of Happiness, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, Family Reunion Inside


IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILSGuy Greetings, Pursuit of Happiness, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, Family Reunion Inside 2

  • Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings, Pursuit of Happiness, ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers, Family Reunion
  • Paper: Sahara Sand Textured Cardstock, Adventure Bound DSP Stack
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo
  • SU Tools: Balloon Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits, Bow Builder Punch, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Modern Label Punch, Confetti Heart Border Punch

So, I would like to give Adam the best birthday ever! How would you like to help? Please wish Adam a happy birthday in a comment below! One lucky commenter will win BLOG CANDY on April 17th!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!



  1. Bridget Trefethen

    Hi Debbie! Happy Birthday to Adam! What a terrific card!

    I am definitely going to try something like that for my son-in-law. Such a great design!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. What an AWESOME card!!!

  3. Wow what a beautiful card. Happy birthday Adam

  4. Wow what a work of love your card is. Happy Birthday to Adam Hoping he has the best Birthday ever.

  5. Happy Birthday, Adam! Terrific card, Debbie.

  6. I love this card! So many great details! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Such a handsome nephew I have! Happy Birthday, Adam!! I was so glad to hear you liked this card. It was a labor of love from your mom! I love the clean dressed style this card reflects!

  8. Awesome card! Love the design and I’m certain your son did too. Happy 21st to him! It’s a big birthday.

  9. Debbie, Happy 21st birthday to your wonderful son Adam. I wish him many many more. Your card is amazing. The details are so great. I am so glad your son likes to look nice. Your card reflects him. You are a lucky Mom. Ellen Hinds

  10. Thank you, Ellen! I am a VERY lucky mom!

  11. Happy Birthday to You Adam – Wishing you health and happiness.

  12. WhAt a GREAT, CREATIVE card. I love it. Adam I hope you have a wonderful birthday (21 is a definite mile stone) and treasure this card for a long time. I will definitely try to CASE this. Thanks for sharing

  13. Happy Birthday Adam! What a work of art that card is!

  14. what an awesome card–thanks for sharing it!! I have the world’s best son too–I think I’ll have to capture his essense in a card like you did for your son

  15. Sounds like this was the perfect card for your young man. Hope he has/had a great birthday. You’ve inspired me to start making some masculine cards.

  16. Hi!
    First and foremost, please send Adam my most sincere wishes for happy and blessed Birthday! I hope he has a wonderful year ahead. Also, I want to tell you that I really enjoy your cards. You’re a talented crafter/card-maker (but I think you know that). Being involved with Stampin’ Up has given you the outlet to be creative and share your talents. I would like to extend a heart-felt invitation for you to stop by and share your cards in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. As the Blog Owner, please know (from a very sincere place in my heart) that I welcome you, and that it would be a blessing to have you share with us. Happy crafting, and thanks for letting me bend your ear a bit.
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. Whoa, Katy, handsome nephew WE have… LOL! And a handsome card as well. Happy birthday, Adam! Missing you but wish for you many happy returns…. (to Atlanta!). Love you!!

  18. Happy Birthday to Adam! This card is just perfect!

  19. This is amazing, Debbie! Hope Adam has a fantastic birthday!

  20. Wonderful card, Debbie, for your son. I think guy cards are the toughest to make. This one shows your labor and love with so many elements and beautifully coordinated. I’m going to keep this idea for my son’s card next month. Happy Birthday, Adam!! Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your creative masterpiece.

  21. Happy Birthday, Adam! Your mom gave you such a wonderful tribute with this card–it gives me faith in the younger generation! I hope you will tuck this card away for when you are 41 or 61 so you can relive these happy moments. Great job, Debbie!

  22. Debbie, this card is amazing!!!!! Happy Birthday to Adam! He will cherish this creative masterpiece! XX

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