Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Masculine Birthday

Today's post is a very simple Birthday card suitable for a man. Why is it we have such a hard time doing manly cards? With me, I think, it is because I'm always drawn to the flower stamps. Usually they are too feminine for a guy. I like the plain and simple, but I love the girly, girl cards.

For this card I used the Vintage Labels stamp set and the Designer Series Paper Pad from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Only 7 more days to earn your Sale-A-Bration sets! Let me know if you want to order or click on the catalog on the sidebar and put in an Internet Order. You'll notice that I used the "whacked" embossing folder. Remember a while back I cut it into strips? It made a lovely embossed design that isn't feminine. The "label" that I used to stamp the sentiment on is one of the Sending Love Notes, Kisses that you will find on p. 19 of the Occassions Mini Catalog. I love these as well as the hugs. It's a real time saver not to have to cut them and I always did like hugs and kisses!

Card Recipe

Stamps: Vintage Labels

Paper: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Welcome Neighbor DSP

Ink: Old Olive

Acc.: Sending Love Notes; Kisses, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, 5/8" Neutral Brad (Silver)

Hope you enjoy today's post. Don't be afraid to leave a comment. I love comments!


1 comment:

angelsofjoy said...

Dear Bonnie,
Great, easy, and clean Masculine Birthday card. I am a demonstrator in Burlington, NC, and would like very much to learn what your "whacked" method is, and how to do it. I welcome any and all tips and new methods. If you would feel comfortable sharing, my email is:, and my demo site is:
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful designs.