Birthday Inspiration – Perfect for any gender!

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is starting off well! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog! She has made this card with a masculine recipient in mind but I think it’s wonderfully perfect for all genders! Read on for some great tips and tricks and enjoy!

Masculine Happy Birthday Card

Hello, crafters! Today I’m sharing an idea for a masculine birthday card. I’m jumping on the buffalo plaid trend by using the Simon Says Stamp Gingham Background as the feature on my card.

To create the card I started by stamping the gingham background with Hero Arts Black Ink on white cardstock. Next, I used the Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts to die cut the word “happy”. I just used the negative space here, so be sure to save those cute plaid letters for a future project! Then I used the coordinating Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet stamp set to stamp the letters inside the die cuts. To do this, I temporarily adhered the plaid panel to a 4.25”x5.5” piece of white cardstock. Since the stamp letters are slightly smaller than the dies, it works perfectly to just stamp right through the letter window. I used Hero Arts Emerald Green Shadow Ink, which I think looks great with the black and white plaid.

Next, I white heat embossed the word “birthday” from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set on a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the panel. I trimmed two strips of colored cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue and Bazzill Jawbreaker, to use above and below the plaid panel. I assembled all the pieces onto the white panel, popping up the plaid panel with foam adhesive. And finally adhered the whole panel to a white card base.

Hope you enjoyed the card! Huge thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me as a guest today! :)

Masculine Happy Birthday Card

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Cling Stamp GINGHAM…
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps LUGGAGE TAG…
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts LUGGAGE TAG…
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Bazzill JAWBREAKER Card Shoppe Heavy…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad EMERALD…
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Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad INDIA INK Black…
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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  1. I love the colors you used with the black and white gingham! I’m always trying to think of ideas for masculine cards for my husband and two sons. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Hi, What a beautiful card, I really love the colors but what I love the most is that like you said this can be given to a male, that is awesome, it can be so hard to figure out what stamp to use when making a male version card. This was a very awesome post, Thanks!!!

  3. Kelly this is a fantastic masculine card. I am always looking for ideas for such cards and your design is awesome. I actually have a gingham/plaid stamp so now I have a new idea for using it. TFS!
    Thanks to SSS for the blog candy win, I’ll email Reed now.
    Congratulations to the other winners!

  4. I love this card – simple but cool. It is a versatile design can be changed with a different pattern or color and look totally unique all over again. Thank you!

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