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″

 

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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″

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Sailing Home — Masculine Birthday Card

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

The Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up! makes such a perfect masculine birthday card!

Who doesn’t love a lighthouse?  Every lighthouse I’ve seen is located in a beautiful location, and they serve such a magnificent purpose. I am hoping this Masculine Birthday Card using elements of the Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up! evokes the feelings of the calm from the lighthouse beacon and a compass directing you to your destination.

The Sailing Home stamp set, the Smooth Sailing dies, and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper can be found on pages 144-146 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, however, they can be purchased individually or as a bundle and save 10% — gotta love that deal!  You can check them out in my ONLINE STORE.

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

I love how all the elements of the card (lighthouse, compass, sailboat, birds) come together.

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

Check out the neat Reef Knot (square knot) made with the Braided Linen Trim.  Be sure to watch my video, below, to learn just how easy it is to make this knot.

Sailing Home Masculine Birthday Card

Don’t you love the compass needle made with Silver Foil, it adds that touch of bling that every card needs.

 

Cutting Instructions: 

  • Night of Navy cardstock (base card)  4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP)  2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (layer under DSP)  2-1/8″ x 5-1/2″
  • Real Red cardstock  3″ x 4-1/4″, die-cut with Stitched Rectangles dies
  • Whisper White cardstock  2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, stamp compass and punch with 1-1/2″ circle die
  • Silver Foil paper  scrap to die-cut compass needle
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card)  3-3/4″ x 5″

 

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Sailing Home — Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card using Sailing Home stamp set and die bundle from Stampin' Up!

Are you wanting to create that perfect birthday card for the man in your life?  Well, look no further than the Sailing Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The images are just perfect for that special sailor, ocean lover, lake lover or just the fella that longs for the open seas.

You will find the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Die in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, check it out in My Online Store here.  You will also find the coordinating Designer Series Paper in My Online Store here.

Masculine Birthday Card using Sailing Home stamp set and die bundle from Stampin' Up!

The Reef Knot (Square Knot) was made with Braided Linen Trim.  Notice how my knot matches the stamp used on the inside of my card. Pretty awesome, don’t you think?

Masculine Birthday card using Sailing Home stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up!

The boat and sails were colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.

I hope you give this masculine birthday card using the Sailing Home Bundle a try.  I’m sure your special guy will LOVE it, too!!

 

Cutting Instructions:  Basic Black cardstock (card base) 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2; Night of Navy cardstock 4 x 5-1/4, (emboss with Corrugated Embossing Folder **currently unavailable); Whisper White cardstock 2-3/4 x 4-1/4, stamp sailboat and birds; Basic Black cardstock scrap 3 x 4, (die cut with Layering Ovals dies); Crumb Cake cardstock scrap for the Helm (steering wheel) and sentiment; Pearl for Helm (colored with black Sharpie Marker); Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4 x 5 (inside card); 

 

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Rooted in Nature — Masculine Card

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Masculine card showcasing Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature's Roots framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com  #kathleenwingerson #www.kathleenstamps.com #SU #Stampin'Up! #RootedinNature #NaturesRoots #kathleenstamps #masculinecard

For some reason, many of us find it difficult to create masculine cards.  Well, I am happy to help with that struggle. This quick and easy card is perfect.  I hope you will create one for that special man in your life.  I really like the texture the Burlap Ribbon and Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder provide.  Those little touches can add a lot to a card!

Masculine card showcasing Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature's Roots framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com  #kathleenwingerson #www.kathleenstamps.com #SU #Stampin'Up! #RootedinNature #NaturesRoots #kathleenstamps #masculinecard

Change the sentiment and this card is great for any occasion. 

Masculine card showcasing Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature's Roots framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com  #kathleenwingerson #www.kathleenstamps.com #SU #Stampin'Up! #RootedinNature #NaturesRoots #kathleenstamps #masculinecard

The Pinewood Planks embossing folder provides a great background to the tree. As you can see, I lightly rubbed the embossed cardstock with Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber.  That helps bring out the texture and helps the die cut tree to “pop”.

 

Stampin’ Up!® colors used on this card

Cutting Instructions:  Shaded Spruce 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″; Soft Suede 3-1/8″ x 4-1/4″; Whisper White 3″ x 4-1/8″ (front of card) and 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card); Burlap Ribbon 5″

 

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I hope you enjoyed my card and video!!

 

 

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Rooted in Nature — Masculine Card

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Fun Masculine Flip Card showcasing Rooted in Nature Stamp set and Layering Ovals Framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com

Do you struggle with masculine cards?  Well, look no further.  This card is perfect for any of the men in your life.  I love the striking appearance of Gray Granite, Whisper White, and Basic Black.  

Fun Masculine Flip Card showcasing the Rooted in Nature Stamp set and Layering Ovals Framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com

Isn’t this a fun flip fold? Such an unusual way to open a card. And it is so easy to accomplish. Be sure to watch my video for the simple instructions.

Fun Masculine Flip Card showcasing Rooted in Nature Stamp set and Layering Ovals Framelits from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!

 

Cutting Instructions:  Basic Black card base 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″; Whisper White strips (stamped with leaves) 1″ x 5-1/2″; Whisper White card 3″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″; Gray Granite (run through Big Shot with Pinewood Planks embossing folder) 3″ x 5-1/2″; Basic Black strip (punch end with Banner Triple Punch) 1″ x 6-1/2″; Basic Black, Gray Granite and Whisper White (cut with Layering Ovals Framelits) 3″ x 4″; scraps of Whisper White and Gray Granite for sentiment.

 

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August – September 2018 Gifts with Purchase Options:

  • Order $30 and receive a selection of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Order $50 – $149 online using the August – September 2018 Host Code 9QBDKJM9 and receive a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
  • Order $150 or more (Do NOT use Host Code) receive both items listed above PLUS hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up!

 

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