Stampin Up “Tuxedo Card” Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, It is time for another Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  Today was a color challenge using Black, White and Sahara Sand.  The colors led me to create a card for a man, deciding on a tuxedo coat card.  The first step was using typing paper to make a template for the card and then cutting it apart to make my pattern.    I hope you enjoy my share today and that you will try one of these cards.  The combinations are endless with all the wonder papers out there.



Here is the sketch challenge:


Stampin Up Tuxedo Card:

Stampin Up Tuxedo card by Kristi @

Here is the card recipe:

Card base: Basic Black 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 made into a gate fold with the sides measured and scored at 2-1/4 (they will overlap)

To make the lapels I used typing paper as a pattern. I folded the lapels and then cut the lapel off to make a template. I then traced this onto the card.  I then put it on my Stampin Trimmer to make a nice score line so when the lapel was folded it makes a crisp line.   I cut a square notch out of each corner to complete the coat.  I added a large pearl for the button on the jacket.   A Velcro dot was put on  the inside of the jacket to hold the card closed.

The Vest and Shirt:

Stampin Up Tuxedo card by Kristi @

The Vest: 3-7/8 x 5-1/2  Neutral Paper pack in Sahara Sand.    Thank you Sandi MacIver for the  measurements for the vest.  (this vest was from a card I did in class at Sandi’s a few years back) Measure down the center of the DSP 3-3/4 inch and then cut angled lines from the top down to the “V”   The 2-1/2 in circle punch was used to make the arm holes for the vest.

The Shirt: 3-7/8 x 5-1/2 Whisper White and embossed with the Gently Falling Embossing Folder.  Button Placket 3/4 x 5-1/2 adhered to the shirt front with snail.  Add some pearls for the buttons.

The Bow Tie: The tie was punched with coordinating paper from the neutrals paper stack using the Bow Builder Punch.

The Inside:

Stampin Up Tuxedo card by Kristi @

I cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 3-7/8 x 11 and scored it at 5-1/2.  The front of the shirt was attached to this folded card with the scored lines at the bottom so when you open the card it falls from the card.  Add your sentiment and your card is finished.

Here is the card in crumb cake:

A little disclaimer.  I finished this card and had is all ready for the hop and then realized I made it is crumb cake instead of sahara sand.  I wanted to show you the card anyways.  Notice the different buttons on this card?  I used candy dots instead of pearls.  Which one do you like best?


Stampin Up Tuxedo card by Kristi @

Here is our team:

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator?  I would be happy to assist you.  Just click the “shop with me” button to visit my online store or contact me and I will gladly help you.

Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Product List


  1. Rosalie says:

    Thank you for sharing such a great card. your team has some very creative members who share great cards

  2. Mary says:

    This is just…wonderful! I’ve wanted to make a card with a tuxedo for a while – but my efforts have always just annoyed me! Can’t wait to try this with your super instructions! Thanks, Kristi! 🙂

    • Kristi says:

      Thsnks Mary. I’m not good at measurements so making a template and cutting the lapels off to trace worked for me. Try one, you will have fun.

  3. Kim Hadad says:

    What an awesome card! Love the papers,just love everything about this card! You’re so wonderful sharing the recipe as I have a friend getting married this summer.

  4. Patsy Smith says:

    I love this card and just came across it on Pinterest. My question is how did you close the Jacket to keep it closed until opened? I want to make one but concerned about making the lapels. I am new at card making so a lot of things still come hard to do, for me. Thank you for being there for us and helping so much.

    • Kristi says:

      I’m glad you liked the card. To keep the jacket closed I used a small Velcro dot. It keeps the jacket closed and is easy to open when needed. I put a glue dot behind each lapel to keep them flat. I hope that helps and if you have anymore questions, let me know.

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