Sunday, April 19, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  It's been a beautiful weekend here with bright sunny days.  Spring (and a hint of summer) has definitely arrived.  Tomorrow is another story with heavy rain expected.  I, for one, do love rainy days too.

Today, I have a masculine birthday card to share.  Tan cardstock was used for the base.  The papers and some ephemera are from Tim Holtz.  The butterfly is Jenni Bowlin.  The "Happy" brad is My Mind's Eye.  I simply cut the prongs off the brad, glued it to the circular matted ephemera, and adhered it to the journaling card with pop dots.  I tied a piece of hemp into a bow on the wooden button and added a couple of Recollections rhinestones to finish it off.


Masculine cards aren't easy for me to make.  This was made for a nephew's birthday.  While there are no flowers, I couldn't stay away from adding a bow!


I finally started my spring housecleaning this past week.  How I hated to give up some of my craft time to do it, but it is a good feeling to see things fresh and clean!  Of course, I did squeeze in a bit of craft time.  I am working on my first pocket pal letter for a swap and hope to be able to share it soon.  What are you working on?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments.  I do appreciate them.  Have a wonderful week!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, your card is really awesome! Such a great masculine creation!

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  2. Hi Patty: No stamping here; however, I also cleaned my craft room a few days ago and posted some gently used stamp sets on a local FB buy/sell stamping group. Made enough to order a new Tim Holtz die so I was very pleased!

    I like the way you put all the elements together on the kraft cardstock, with the combination of the happy brad, and birthday word below. Your nephew will be pleased! Sharon

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  3. This looks great, I really suck at masculine cards so I always admire those that are done well :) xx

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  4. Hi Patty! I have a rainy day here today too, so I am not in any mood for house work.. not that I am ever in a mood for housework, so I am just pottering around on the blogs for a while and then I hope to go back and do some more creating!! Love your card, and I find male cards a bit harder too.. love the bow, and the brad really pops!! Enjoy your day whatever you get up to!!

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  5. Wow Patty, this is a fabulous masculine card! I agree, cards for guys are so tough to make, but you really nailed this one! I love the soft neutral tones and that brad is such a great focal piece! Your nephew is going to love it! hugs :)

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  6. Such an adorable masculine birthday card, Patty! Loving the papers and the neutral color palette, and I think it's super creative how you used that brad as part of your sentiment!

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  7. Well, you know we LOVE this card. :) You can even make masculine cards look beautiful!

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  8. Well, you know we LOVE this card. :) You can even make masculine cards look beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful masculine card, Patty! :) Your nephew will love it!

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  10. Wow! Awesome masculine birthday card! Love the papers you used and love the "happy" brad! Your nephew will love this card!:-)

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  11. Awesome card Patty! The rhinestone studded butterfly looks great!

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