Friday 3 February 2017

#TGIFC93 It's A Colour Challenge

Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that I have joined up with the TGIF Challenge group as one of their design team members! I cannot explain how thrilled I was when Jeanna Bohanon asked if I'd be interested in being on their team which is full of papercrafting marvels! I have been inspired many times over by the beautiful projects and themes that are part of the weekly challenges over at TGIFC. Be sure to pop on over to be inspired, or better yet, participate in one of the weekly challenges! They are always a good way to help get your creative juices flowing!

This week the theme over at TGIFC is a colour challenge! The colours for this week are great given that Valentine's day is just around the corner. Without further ado, here is the card I created...

I have been wanting to make one of these shirt & tie cards for quite a while now. There are many shirt & tie card variations floating around the internet. I had pictured Ryan Gosling wearing this handsome outfit, yet whenever I'd search for inspiration this guy kept popping up!

This was not who I was envisioning! But hey! Inspiration is all around us right!

To be honest, I really did like the pattern on Pee-wee's jacket and I wanted to replicate it. After analyzing my stash of stamps, I eventually decided to use the striped stamp from the hostess set "Basket for You". You can earn this set for free by hosting an online, in home, or catalogue workshop. If you are interested, just contact me for more details. Check out all of the images in the stamp set below.
I decided to ink up the striped stamp in the Smokey Slate Ink and stamped it in both directions on the Smokey Slate cardstock to achieve the look shown on my card. As far as creating the vest itself, I used a few of my Stampin' Up framelit dies. By die cutting with my stars and ovals, I was able to create the vest. I even have a template to share with you today so that you can visualize how easy this is! You're welcome!

Simple hey? I also have a template for you explaining how to create the dress shirt.

As for the bow tie, well I used the Stampin' Up Bow Builder Punch of course! Check out the video tutorial below if you haven't tried using this baby before! 

After all of these steps, I just added a few of the Urban Underground Embellishments to make the vest buttons, and applied some Wink of Stella to finish off my project. These items make this project go from simple to wow!

Have a look at the supply list below if you are interested in checking out all of the Stampin' Up supplies used for today's project. If you are in Canada you can click on the supplies in the list to purchase them from my online Stampin' Up supply shop. Once again, thanks for stopping by, thanks for commenting, & feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the making of today's card.


Carolynn 💖


  1. Carolynn - TOTALLY Adorable! I'll need to try my hand at this one. Thank you for all the cutting & punching/die cutting info. It turned out perfectly!

    1. Oh thank you so much Barb! I'm glad you liked it! You'll have to share your handsome card when you get the chance to make one. <3

  2. This card is incredible cute! gorgeous work Carolyn. enjoy TGIF challenges. they are awesome! x Bibi

    1. Awe, thank you so much Bibi! All my love to you! OXO

  3. This would have to be the best shirt card I have ever seen! Thanks for the fab instructions too!