Color Coordinates: Birthday Boy


Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates for you. I know masculine cards and colors are the most difficult so I’ve put this one together to use as a combination for young boys and toddlers.

I’ve used four main colors for my card and have suggested a fifth color (Sparrow) for a little bit older boy.

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Stripes are perfect to create patterns for gender neutral and masculine cards. I’ve stamped my colors onto die cut balloons using the Misti tool and grid paper to help me keep everything aligned.

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To help suspend my die cut messages, I’ve die cut small stars which I colored with Duckling ink using a sponge dauber. I used small pieces of foam squares to get the height I needed.

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I have created a video that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel.


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  1. Such a great card, Shari!! Love the colors and how you have mixed up the pattern arrangement in the balloons.

  2. Love this card – so perfect for little and not so little boys and different colors would be great for a girl! We have three-year-old twin grandchildren, boy & girl, and this would be perfect for the next birthday! Thanks so much!

  3. These look really wonderful! Such a great idea and fantastic colours. Would work really well for older boys too if you change the colours up a little. Thank you Shari!

  4. Great design! Balloons are always a hit, and I really like how you have colored these with the stripes. That MISTI sure is a great tool!

  5. Such a fun and lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration, and the lovely color coordinates – I struggle with masculine cards so this is really great.

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