Jan 182021

One of the most challenging cards to make for me is the ever needed masculine card.  With 4 sons and many brother-in-laws and nephews and grandsons..  well you get the picture!  Here’s a quick and fun card to stock that stash.  It works for almost any age, too.

The chess pieces are popped up on foam tape onto the checkerboard background which in turn is popped up on the card base.  I love to give my card designs some depth.

With a black card base a necessary white panel for a note was added to the inside.  And why not pop up that panel, too?  Here the foam tape is on 3 sides to make a pocket..  you know just in case you want to add a little surprise for the nephew.

Happy Crafting!


Splitcoaststampers CAS621 – Stock Your Stash

Country View Challenges January 2021 – “Squares”

Happy Little Stampers January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Love to Craft LTCCB #54 – January Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters Challenge #36 – Anything Goes

Craft Rocket Challenges Challenge #77 – For the Boys/Men

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark


Stamps: SU “Game On”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; SU Going Gray

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Going Gray (Inside); Copics:

Accessories: Washi Tape; Baker’s Twine; Chess Die

16 Responses to “Game On!”

  1. Wow… what a beautiful simple card. Just love the chess pieces. Thanks for playing along at the Happy Little Stampers Challenge Blog! Dawn *DTeam

  2. I have issues making guy cards too. I really like how this turned out. Need to find that retired SU game set I’ve got somewhere.

  3. Great design, nice for the guys!

  4. Oh, Susan, I’m with you about masculine cards! You’ve certainly made a perfect card, and I love how you’ve used this set! Blessings and love, sweet friend! xoxo

  5. Susan this is fabulous, a great ‘guy’ card, which are always so hard to make! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue x

  6. This is a great design for masculine cards! I like how you designed the inside with a little pocket for cash too! It’s going to be birthday fun for any guy 🙂

  7. This is perfect for any guy! Love it!!

  8. Superb dramatic card. Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  9. Fab card ! Thank you so much for your contribution to our January ‘Squares’ Challenge over at Country View Challenges!
    Corrie x

  10. Fabulous manly card, great design. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina DT

  11. What a great monochromatic and masculine birthday card. Love the chess pieces popped up against the chessboard. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

    • Adding to my previous comment. I’m not sure that you had intended to join the Stencil Challenge at Happy Little Stampers as it’s not listed and I’m not seeing where you have stencilled. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

      sue n.

  12. Great card, Susan!
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges and have a wonderful weekend!
    Evelyn xx

  13. Definitely a marvelous masculine card; the chess pieces are so cool! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Stencil Challenge gallery!

  14. Brilliant card for the chess players. We sure do appreciate you sharing your art with us at Love to Craft and hope to see you again soon! XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT http://paper-paisleys.blogspot.com/

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Creative Crafters Challenge this time and good luck 🙂

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