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Shirt digistamp masculine birthday card with French sentiment

Digital Delights Shirt stamp birthday card, design by Paperesse.

I'm doing my first Hostess Monday gig on the Digital Delights blog, using this Digital Delights Shirt digital stamp to whip up a quick birthday card for my father-in-law. How fortunate to have the new Touch of France sentiment set for the Joyeux Anniversaire digi on the front (Happy Birthday in French), as my father-in-law does not speak English.

The stamp was sized large and printed out on three different A5 papers. I fussy cut it to fit a 14.5 cm square card base. The collar, pockets and tie were adhered with 1mm double-sided mousse tap for a 3d effect. This is the second male clothing card I've made for my father-in-law; I used a docrafts Suitable decopage kit for his 2015 card. He liked that one, so I'm sure he'll like this one, too.

'What do you think?' I asked my husband, handing him the card. 'It's for your father's birthday.'

He gave it a quick once over. 'Nice,'

'Nice? That's it?' Hardly an effusive response there.

'Nice card,' he said, giving it back. 'Horrid tie.'

'Yes, but it looks like one your father would wear.'

'That's true,' he said, brightening. 'He'll love it!'

Sometimes I have to explain these things to him.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Shirt and Touch of France stamps
Dies – Die-Namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – buttons, thread


  1. Super cool! Husbands should just know that "nice" is not an acceptable descriptive word for a handmade card. Glad he eventually realized your cleverness (even if you did have to explain it).

  2. LOL! Funny that he recognised his father would love the tie! That's funny - and your card is cool!

  3. J'ai bien rigolé avec la réponse de Henri... ahhh les hommes!!!
    En tout cas je la trouve très jolie et quelque chose me dit que je ferai un lift de ta carte, j'ai beaucoup aimé!!
    Bisous et bon anniversaire à beau-papa!!

  4. Love, love love this card Shani! Gonna have to do one like it, if you dont mind?

  5. Fun card and funny response from your husband! Perfect masculine card for a birthday or Father's Day. I'm sure your FIL will be thrilled.


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