Timeless Masculine Birthday Card

Often, card maker's such as myself, don't put out a whole lot of masculine cards.  This one was a request by our interpreter. She asked for a masculine card in English.  The only thing she asked for was that it have some blue in it with a masculine touch.  I think her request was met, do you think?

The lines are hand drawn to give it the sound effect.  I can hear happy birthday playing with that little scratch in the background just like an old phonograph player.  Don't you think it even makes it seem like it's on high volume?  I think so… LoL.


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Stamp Set(s):  Timeless Talk Clear
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway
Tools/Punches/Dies:  Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Stampin’ Up! a Big Wheel Masculine Birthday


My dear friends.  I have been out of touch this last week because I was out in Mississippi participating in an inspection with our DoD Inspector Generals.  Although it is a task that many people hate, I embrace things like this.  Not everyone will ever get the same opportunities to train and be inspected and I must say that embracing the “suck” takes on a whole new meaning.

The camaraderie’s built with people I’ve never worked with and the flow of communication is so important is vital to ALL of us.  I will say that I am glad to be home today and the sleep deprivation was worth the new friendships made.  I will know at the end of the week how well our group did and you can read about it on my Facebook page this Friday.


I made the cards before I left a week ago in hopes that I would sneak in and post them for you to enjoy, but unfortunately, Internet was limited and after a 14 hour work day, my mind just couldn’t process the words to put on the post.

Needless to go on and on, I made this card for my brother Gilbert’s birthday.  He got it a few days late, but wanted to show him that I was thinking of him.  Gilbert was the clown of the family always making faces when taking family photo’s… LoL.  If we had this old style bike while growing up, he certainly would have been the one riding it.


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Products Used:

[one-fourth-first]Feeling Sentimental 129630/one-fourth-first][one-fourth]Basic Black 126980[/one-fourth][one-fourth]Neutrals Collection DSP 117157[/one-fourth][one-fourth]Crumb Cake Card Stock 120953[/one-fourth]

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I made a cake for a friend in Florida and I’m in California!  How did I do that!?  I used my very favorite Make a Cake stamp set that’s how.  It took a few days for him to receive it, but I’d think it was a hit.

I took a cup of left over Brights Designer Series Paper, 3/4 cup of Pacific Point card stock, a cup of Lucky Limeade from the 2011-2013 In Color collection, a stick of Very Vanilla card stock, and stamped it with the cake stamp in the Make a Cake set.  It was delicious and CALORIE FREE!

My goal was to make it a Quick & Easy guy card and I’m going to toot my horn and say, ACCOMPLISHED.  Now bake up your own colors and make a cake baby!

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Stampin’ Up! a Young Man’s Birthday Card

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I used the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper and new In Colors that you will get to buy on June 1st.  The colors are bright, bold, and beautiful… just my kind of colors.  You don’t have to wait for the punches because they are available now!  Yes, you can take a look at the Petite Pennants, Modern Label, and Word Window right now by clicking on each one.

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Stampin’ Up! a Pin Wheel Birthday

Very often I rack my brain to come up with a card design that won’t take up too much time to design.  As I sat staring at my craft supplies, I noticed a wrapped straw sticking out of my backpack.  That’s when the idea came to me… use the straw to make a spin wheel.  Classic!

I used left over paper from a card challenge I participated in a few days ago.  It is from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection and I purposely purchased it because it has so many masculine patterns… it helps me to create guy cards.  I cut out a 2 1/2″ circle in Real Red, cut it in quarters and used a pencil to curl the edges.

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Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection, Real Red
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Make it Pop:  Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
Punches:  2 1/2 Round