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


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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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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  1. Love the black plaid.
    Great card for your favorite male.
    thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful and bold card. I love the colors and the plaid. Also the layering and depth. I like the way the letters are recessed.

  3. Such a fabulous design. I’m already thinking of tweaking this design to create some quick Chrismas cards, possibly in pink. ;-)

  4. I LOVE this. The gingham background stamp is wonderful, especially for masculine cards, which I struggle with. This one is definitely going on my wish list.

  5. Absolutely beautiful and simple card! I loved The black Gingham and I think yhis background stamp is so amazing.

  6. Love the card!! I’m always looking for masculine cards, I think they are the hardest for me to create, not sure why, but I wish more bloggers would share more ideas on masculine card ideas and stamp companies would create more masculine stamps. I love the card and I will pin it to my board since I have 2 grown boys :) . Thanks again for sharing!

  7. This style of card
    would work for a lot
    of occasions, looks
    great. Also thank
    you for the blog
    candy win! I sent
    an email.?
    Carla from Utah

  8. Love the color combinations! Thanks for the inspiration, I’m always on the lookout for cards appropriate for the men in my life.

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