Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birthday Card - Graphic45 Proper Gentleman

I think I mentioned earlier this week about being excited when I found the few sheets of Proper Gentleman and how it is difficult to make a masculine card sometimes. Well even after I had my cuts all done for the base of the card I had problems thinking of what to put on the card to embellish it! As you see I finally came up with a pocket watch, a small snip from one of the sheets and then the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Graphic45 Proper Gentleman
Various cardstock
Make the Cut
My Creative Time All Around Birthday
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stampin Up Punches
   1.75" Circle
   Word Window
   Modern Label
Hallmark Card Studio

I got the idea for the card base of Pinterest but once I got it done I was stumped on what to put on it for embellishment. I got the little piece that looks like a postage stamp cut out and put together but it was just too small to be the focal point. I literally thought about it all evening and part of the next day before coming up with the idea of the pocket watch!

I found a clipart image of a pocket watch and I chose this one since it looked like the front of the watch included. This way I can cut it with or without the front for future use. I love how you can really change a file so easily in Make The Cut!

I measured the stamp and then put a circle on my mat to adjust the size of the pocket watch to match the stamp. I love the My Creative Time stamps. They always give a good impression and Emma has some wonderful designs. She also has dies to match quite a few of her stamps and they work wonderfully! I forgot to shade the front of the watch but I think it looks okay anyway.

The sentiment on the front and inside was done with Hallmark Card Studio. I just used the same sentiment a for the the card from yesterday and tweaked the font a bit. I started to add "old man" but decided that it might not be appropriate for everyone's taste.

The file for the Pocket Watch Card is available for download and includes the base cuts of the half circles and half top note shape *okie calls it that since that is what Stampin Up calls the shape* as well as the Pocket Watch. You can delete the extra shapes since I cut 6 at a time.

Download the file here --> Pocket Watch Card (MTC file)  


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your files. I LOVE the paper you used for this card. My mom is a big cardmaker so I will be cutting this file for her mostly. Thanks again!

  2. Great job. I agree masculine cards (or scrapbook pages, even) are hard. I sometimes buy what i think of as 'boy paper" when I see something I think will work, "just in case." I even have a special section for it in my paper stash! - KCM

  3. I have really been enjoying your card series lately. This Pocket Watch Card has to be my favorite. Your work is amazing!

    Marilyn C.

  4. Nice card! I love all the masculine pieces.

    Kathy Wyatt

  5. This is great!!! Thanks for is hard to find things for the guys sometimes!

  6. Cute card, I'm so diggin' that watch; tfs!

  7. WOW ! a lot of diff products - it is a really
    nice card.

  8. Love this card! Thank you for sharing!

  9. After my CRAZY week last week, I am HAPPY to finally come "stalk" your blog like I said I would!;) I think your card came out FANTASTIC!
    Emma ;)

  10. hmmm.... I just left a comment, but it disappeared :( I will do it again! hehehe!
    I am FINALLY able to "stalk" your blog just like I said I would! I think your card is FABULOUS & THANK YOU for reminding me of that super cute clock in that set! GREAT job my sweet friend!

  11. I love your masculine G45 pocket watch card & would love to download the file and make one (if that's all right with you). However, I do not have MTC software but do have a Silhouette and can't find a place to download the SVG file. Must be missing something. Would you help me please?
    Thank You,

    1. Thank you for the compliment :). As for the file, it is one I created myself. I create my files in MTC since that is the software I use and the file saves as a MTC file instead of an SVG file. I don't have an SVG file for this particular cut.

  12. Hi, I just love this G45 Proper Gentleman card & would love to make one, with your permission please. It would be great to have to cut file but can't find a link for a svg file. Does one exist & if so, would you mind telling me where it is so I can download it?
    Thanks so much, Robin