Friday, February 17, 2012

Manly Birthday Card

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It's my brother's birthday, and I thought I'd share the card that I made for him.  I tried to keep it manly with the colors and elements I used.  Hopefully I pulled it off!  The card is made from a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of kraft cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".  Down the center, I stamped the Chicken Wire Background from My Creative Time's Spring Chicken Backgrounds stamp set.  On top of that I layered a 4 1/4" x 1 1/2" strip of woodgrain patterned paper.

All of the elements on this card are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The star is cut at 4", and I added a kraft button and twine to the center.

This arrow is cut at 1 1/2", although I did trim a bit off the bottom.  To dress it up, I stamped some circles from Papertrey Ink's Grunge Me stamp set.

The tag is cut at 2 1/2", making it just the right size to stamp the background from the coordinating stamp from the Close to My Heart Vintage Stamp set.  "HB2U" is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash Sentiments.  We'll see how good my brother's texting language skills are!

Here are the products that I used for this card:


  1. What a great manly card, aren't they difficult! Pff it always costs me a lot of effort, but you have done wonders! The chickenwire is very effective!


  2. I think you have yourself a manly winner here. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  3. great job with the background stamp and love your colors. eva (

  4. I love your card. It is so refreshing.
    marilyn2222 @

  5. I love this card. Emma's new stamps are amazing. Hope you are having lots of crafting fun over the long weekend.


  6. what a nice manly card, it's so hard to come up with them !!!

  7. Cute! You definitely hit the manly button, great job!
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

  8. too cute

  9. Super cute card!!! Love the colors!!

  10. Good job. I'd so hard to make a card for a guy. I always struggle with it, but you pulled it off. Love the chicken wire and the wood grain.

  11. Awesome masculine card,Katie!! Great insperation!! The background stamp looks so awesome here!! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  12. I love ideas for guy cards, it looks awesome.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  13. I love that blue and green together.. as always you are amazing Katie...

  14. What a fun and different card. I lov the star!


  15. Katie ~ I think you pulled the manly card off PERFECTLY! I am love with what you did with the background stamps! The woodgrain paper is just AWESOME! Actually all the elements to your brother's card are just PERFECT! Happy B-day to your brother!


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