Game On Masculine Birthday Gift Set

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

My husband and I have August birthdays and this past weekend it was his turn to turn another year older!  We’re the same age for 12 days a year.  Creating masculine cards doesn’t come easy to me and when I need to make one, I don’t have a lot of sets that fit the bill.  If you’re a regular follower, you’ve probably noticed I lean towards the floral sets.  The Game On stamp set caught my eye as one that could work for Steve’s birthday.  I especially liked the sentiment.

Today’s card is a gate-fold with a belly band

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Materials & Measurements


  • Basic Black card base:           8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ & 6 3/8″
  • Gray Granite card stock:       1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″, cut 2 & 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP:                 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″, cut 2
  • Whisper White card stock:   5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside)

Belly Band:

  • Gray Granite card stock:     1 1/4″ x 10″, scored at 3″ & 7 3/8″


  • Glue Gray Granite card stock and Plaid Tiding DSP to the two front panels.
  • Create the belly band and emboss with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp the deck of cards in Cherry Cobbler ink and hand cut.
  • Glue card image to Cherry Cobbler card stock and hand cut a mat.  Then glue to Basic Black card stock and cut another mat.
  • Adhere to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment in black ink and die cut using a label die from the Tasteful Labels dies. Die cut an additional label in Cherry Cobbler card stock to create the end borders.
  • The label was a little too large for the sentiment so I trimmed it on the top and bottom which created a different shape.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • For the inside sentiment, I combined two non-SU and one SU stamp set.  The first two sentiments are from the Loving Hearts stamp set by Simon Says Stamps and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!’s Blossoms in Bloom.  These sentiments expressed by feelings exactly!
  • I added a strip of DSP and Basic Black card stock to the bottom of the sentiment panel along with the die image from Game On.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I created a gift bag and matching tag to go along with my card.
  • The bag is from Michaels and simply embellished with a strip of DSP and card stock.
  • The tag is created using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, which I embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder to match the belly band.
  • The corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

One of the favorite things I love about this paper crafting hobby we enjoy is the ability to create unique, coordinated gifts.


The projects in this tutorial consist of a horizontal Z Fun Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder, an Autumn Holiday/Thank You Card, and a pretty Summer Sunflower Many Occasion card with a matching Candy Gift Box.  These are all  created using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  Each tutorial is available as a PDF with written instructions and photos. I’ve included step by step photo instructions on how to build each wreath. I’d love to share these with you.  Here’s how you can get them…

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Product List 

Game On Cling Stamp Set (English)


Blossoms In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)


Tasteful Labels Dies


Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders


Delightful Tag Topper Punch


Detailed Trio Punch


Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad


Paper Trimmer


Paper Snips


Stampin' Dimensionals


Multipurpose Liquid Glue



  1. I absolutely love your Game On card and bag. Great job with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Perfect hubby birthday card and bag! Love it, Rosanne!

  3. Super cute and you are so right…coming up with a masculine card can be a challenge….I need to do one for sept 1st so I better get in it!

    I adore that plaid paper….I wish that I could by gobs of it in single sheets….it is just stunning!

    Does this mean that Steve will be able to go see jack for his birthday? Any excuse to see him….I would snag it up!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

    • Thanks, Susan! I know…isn’t plaid the best?! There are definitely favorite patterns that I would love to buy in bulk in this collection.

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