Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card

Do you struggle with creating masculine birthday cards?  I know this is a common complaint.  I have that same difficulty.  However, the planning of this masculine birthday card came together quite quickly.

Masculine Birthday Card

As I had not made a masculine card for quite some time, I was a little apprehensive. In particular, I wanted my masculine birthday card to have a high contrast of colors, a repetition of design, a Stitched So Sweetly die, and a subtle Elegant Faceted gem.  So, I gathered my supplies, and much to my surprise, the card almost designed itself.  I especially like the pop of color the Cajun Craze cardstock adds.

Masculine Birthday Card

To provide a little continuity and additional interest to the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the In Good Taste DSP, with a smaller border of Basic Black cardstock.  Don’t forget that decorating the inside of your card provides a more cohesive look.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (1st layer) — 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Banners — Gray Granite cardstock 7/8″ x 4-1/4″; Basic Black cardstock 3/4″ x 4-1/4″; Whisper White cardstock 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-3/4″ x 4″ (die-cut with Stitched So Sweetly dies)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (3rd layer) — 2″ x 3-1/8″ (stamp with tree image)
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock (inside of card) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock (inside of card) — 5/8″ x 4″
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (inside of card) — 1/2″ x 4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

 

Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Itty Bitty Birthdays Cling Stamp Set

 
Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Linen Thread

 
Elegant Faceted Gems

 
Banners Pick A Punch

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Snips

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

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Simply thankful for all the good things

Simply Thankful card

Let’s make a Simply Thankful card.  Sometimes we just need to stop and take the time to be thankful for all the good things.  With everything that is currently going on in the world, being thankful can be difficult.  However, if we take a moment and ponder the small blessings that touch our lives every day, we can become simply thankful.

Simply thankful for all the good things

I am so looking forward to Autumn and all the beautiful colors of that season.  For this card, I used Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Bumblebee inks from Stampin’ Up!  I also used the Rooted in Nature and Country Home stamp sets and the Ornate Frames and Nature’s Root dies.

Simply thankful for all the good things

When I first started on my card making journey, I never decorated the inside of my cards.  Despite that misstep, I have learned just as in life, that often the inside is much more important.  We choose the right sentiment, write the heartfelt message, and add a little something to reflect the front of our card.  These steps make our cards more memorable and often touch the hearts of our recipients. 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black (2nd layer) — 5/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Bumble Bee (scraps) — die cut with Ornate Frames die
  • Very Vanilla (scraps) — stamp leaves — die cut with Nature’s Root die
  • Very Vanilla (inside) — 4″ x 5-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

 
Ornate Frames Dies

 
Nature's Roots Dies

 
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

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