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Welcome to another Sketch Sunday! Today I’m sharing the card I made for my Dad’s 60th Birthday using the Urban Underground paper and the Large Letters dies. I love this paper pack because it makes it so easy to make masculine looking cards!

Today’s sketch comes from Karen Giron

the sweetest thing...: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 186:

I chose this layout because I knew I wanted to use the Large Numbers dies to make my Dad’s card and it gave plenty of space for them.


I made a card blank by cutting a piece of Basic Grey cardstock in half and scoring it down the middle. Next I cut pieces from two of the Delightful Dijon coloured papers from the Urban Underground paper pack; one measuring 3 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ for the top and the other measuring 3 3/4″ x 2″ for the bottom and attached these to the card with Fast Fuse.

For the numbers, I used my Big Shot to cut “60” out of a Silver Foil Sheet and attached them to a circle of Basic Grey paper that I cut using the largest Stitched Circle Framelit Die. To create the sentiment banners I cut a 1cm stripe of Basic Grey cardstock and then used the Number of Years stamp set (which matches the Large Numbers Framelit Dies) to heat emboss “Happy”, “Th” and “Birthday” using Versamark ink and the Silver Embossing Powder. I then cut down the strip and used the banner punch to trim the ends of each word.

To create the banner that runs down the page, I cut a 1 1/2″ strip of Urban Underground DSP, trimmed the end with the banner punch, and then ran it through the Big Shot in the Hexagon Embossing Folder to create some texture. Tip: As this embossing folder is so thick, spray your paper with a little water before embossing to create a deep impression and ensure your paper doesn’t crack!

I then assembled the card and finished it off with a few of the Urban Underground Embellishments. My Dad loved it!

As always you can find almost 200 different layouts on my Card Sketches/Templates Pinterest board to inspire you! I’ve also included a shopping list below in case you want to purchase any of the items I’ve used to make today’s card.


Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set

Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: £24.00

Large Numbers Framelits Dies

Large Numbers Framelits
Price: £28.00

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 143231 Price: £8.25

Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper

Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
Price: £11.75

Urban Underground Embellishments

Underground Embellishments
Price: £6.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 145372 Price: £27.00

Silver Foil Sheets

Silver Foil Sheets
Price: £3.75

Big Shot

Big Shot
Price: £99.00

Banner Triple Punch

Banner Triple Punch
Price: £21.00

Basic Gray A4 Cardstock

Basic Gray A4 Cardstock 121689 Price: £7.25

Simply Scored

Scored 122334 Price: £27.00

Heat Tool (UK)

Heat Tool (Uk)
Price: £27.00

Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109131 Price: £4.50

Embossing Buddy

Embossing Buddy
Price: £5.50

VersaMark Pad

Versamark Pad
Price: £7.75

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
Price: £3.75

Fuse Fast Adhesive

Fuse Fast Adhesive
Price: £9.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 Price: £3.75