A Birthday Card for the Men in your Life

It can be a struggle sometimes to make masculine cards… there are just too many pretty ribbons, flowery stamps, and sparkles!  But as part of my Fabulous Fall card class, I tried to throw in some cards for the guys; and this was one that we made:

See, no ribbon!  No flowers!  🙂

Yes, I went the other way and got into the distressed look, but I think it works.  We started with punching 1” squares from Ridinghood Red, Not Quite Navy, and Basic Gray cardstock, and adhering them down in a grid pattern.  We attached that to a piece of Early Espresso Core’dinations cardstock that we sanded with the Sanding Block to give it the distressed look.  Then we pulled out the Be Amazing stamp set for the sentiment and hot air balloon… cause every guy likes hot air balloons, right?

Finally, we grabbed the sanding blocks and used them to rough up the edges and curl them in on the sentiment.


It works for masculine, don’t you think?  And if you didn’t see, this Happy Birthday sentiment is one of the NEW single stamps  that were just released.  Just an FYI. 🙂

Do you have your wishlist ready for Monday?

Just a reminder that Monday is the big 24 hr stamp sale with pretty much every stamp set (including the Be Amazing stamp set or just the Happy Birthday single stamp that I used on this card) on sale for 15% off!

So get your wishlist ready and be ready to shop, or send it to me early and I’ll be sure to get it in during the sale hours.


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Be Amazing Masculine Birthday Recipe
Be Amazing
Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray
Paper: River Rock, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, Early Espresso core’dinations cardstock
Accessories: 1” square punch, sanding block, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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