Masculine Birthday Card for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #001

Stampin Up Coffee Break DSP Celebrate You TTTC001 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Today I am participating in the NEW challenge Tic Tac Toe that was created by friends and fellow demonstrators. The talent on this design team is over the top so you will need to check it out. Here is the first challenge and I chose to go straight down the middle with Circle-FREE-White as my challenge. Click on the image to go to the challenge site.


Using the new Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP) as my palette I used Garden Green card stock as my base and then framed the DSP with Soft Suede. I tied Linen Thread and added a (retired) Garden Green button to add texture to the card.

Stampin Up TTTC001 Coffee Break DSP Celebrate You Masculine Birthday card.Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment from Celebrate You was stamped with Stampin’ White Craft Ink and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Embossed Powder.

I love carrying design elements from the front of the card to the inside as well.

Stampin Up Coffee Break DSP TTTC1 inside card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you will play along with me at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Great Man card…which set is the Happy Birthday from??

  2. Oh Michelle, I love your card!!! Thanks for playing along!!

  3. This is a terrific card, Michelle…right down to the button which pairs so well with the DSP. Thanks for playing along with the 1st TTTC challenge.

  4. Michelle, this is such a happy card! This is the first time I’ve seen the Celebrate You set used and I love it! Fabulous use of the dsp, both inside and out! Thanks so much for joining us for our first Tic Tac Toe Challenge ~ so glad to have you!

  5. Hey my friend! HUGS to you and a BUG THANKS for playing the NEW CHALLENGE! I hope that this becomes your Thursday hangout! Love, LOVE the card – you know me…..polka dots are one of my favs…..Still wish we lives closer!

  6. Michelle, so excited you played along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I have to echo Peggy’s comments on what a happy card you created. I like the stamp set and color combination and how you brought the design into the inside as well!

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