Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I am always in need of masculine cards.  For this card I wanted to do a different look so I created a Book Binding card!

I used the Hats Off Bundle by Stampin Up for this card!  This stamp set has several sentiments that can be added to the label on the hat so it is very versatile set!

This card shows how well using different card stock for matting really helps the overall look of the card. 

Below you will find all the card cuts, instructions and supply list!

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Card Cuts: DSP = Designer Series Paper

Card Base – Night of Navy – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2

Layer 1 – In Good Taste DSP – 1 x 4

Layer 2 – Basic White – 4 x 4

Layer 3 – Night of Navy – 3 7/8 x 3 7/8

Layer 4 – Smokey Slate – 3 3/4 x 3 3/4

Layer 5 – In Good Taste DSP – 3 x 4

Layer 6 – Smokey Slate – 1 x 2

Layer 7 – Night of Navy – 1 x 3

Layer 8 – Basic White – 4 x 4


1. Apply adhesive to the 1 1/4 scored section on the inside then close so that it forms a book look.

2.  Layer 1 – Adhere to the front of the 1 1/4 scored section of the left side of the card front.

3. Layer 2 –  Adhere to the right section of the card front, centering.

4. Layer 3 – Adhere to Layer 2 on the card front.

5. Layer 4 – Stamp the sentiment in the lower left hand corner in Night of Navy Ink.

  • Adhere to Layer 3 on the card front.

6. Layer 5 – Using the large hat die cut out a hat.

  • Using your finger carefully curve the brim of the hat
  • Adhere to the card front as shown, using Stampin Dimensionals behind the brim to give it some lift.
7. Layer 6 – Using Night of Navy ink, stamp the “Dad” sentiment:
  • Using the Hat Builder Dies cut out label for front of hat.
  • Adhere to the large hat on the card front as shown.
8. Layer 7 – Using the Hat Builder Dies cut out one fish, one star, and one buffalo image.
  • Adhere to card front as shown.
9. Layer 8 – In the upper section stamp the sentiment and stars as shown.
  • Adhere to the inside of the card.
10. Wrap twine about three times around the left side of the card as shown. (I used Night of Navy twine that is retired but you can used any color you have on hand)
Hope you like this card and the fun Book Binding technique.  This is such a fun card to make and I hope that I have inspired you with tons of ideas for cards using this technique.
Supply List:  If you need any of the supplies to make this card you can order them by clicking on the pictures below! 

Product List


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