Monday, October 1, 2018

Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine Birthday Card

Good morning, all!    Happy October.  

What's the use of making cards unless you send them-- right???  At the beginning of each month I check my list of birthdays and gather cards from my stash, address the envelopes, and lightly pencil in the date of the birthday in the corner where the stamp will go.  I keep these on my desk until it's time to mail them. Sadly, I need several masculine cards this month, and I have none!  So......

I CASED (copy and share everything) a card I saw on Facebook.  Thanks to for the inspiration.

Card Base:  Crumb Cake cardstock, cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
Background:  Very Vanilla cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
Circle:  Soft Suede
Happy Birthday Banner:  Very Vanilla 1" x 4 1/2 "
Background Banners:  4" of the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon
                                     Wood Textures designer series paper--3/4 " by 3 1/2"
Ink:  Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede
Adhesives: Multipurpose liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Snail adhesive
Stamp Sets:  Perennial Birthdays, Rooted in Nature

Prepare the pieces:
Emboss the very vanilla background piece with the Big Shot using the pinewood planks embossing folder and then sponge over the surface with soft suede ink to highlight the embossing. Adhere this piece to the card base.  (The multipurpose liquid glue is my "go to" adhesive because it gives me some wiggle room to make adjustments if I don't get a good placement the first time.)  Snail adhesive works well too.
Cut a Soft Suede circle with the Big Shot using the Layering Circles framelits and emboss with the pinewood planks embossing folder.

Stamping with Mossy Meadow ink:
Stamp a tree on the envelope.
Stamp the two trees on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and run it through the Big Shot using the Nature's Roots framelits.                        
Stamp Happy Birthday (from the Perennial Birthdays stamp set) on the Very Vanilla  banner and "flag" the end.                      

Adhere the burlap banner along the bottom of the card.
Adhere the wood textures banner just above the burlap banner.
Adhere the trees to the brown circle with dimensionals
Adhere the brown circle with liquid glue or snail overlapping the background banners a little.
Adhere the Happy Birthday banner with dimensionals.

Stampin' Up!  Products and item numbers:
Big Shot  143263
Pinewood Planks embossing older  143708
Layering Circles framelits  141705
Nature's Roots framelits 146341
Perennial Birthdays stamp set   145760
Rooted in Nature stamp set  146482
Wood Textures designer series paper  144177
Very Vanilla card stock  101650
Crumb Cake card stock  120953
5/8 " Burlap ribbon  141487
Sponges  141337
Multipurpose liquid glue  110755
Stampin' Dimensionals--mini  144108, standard size  104430
Snail Adhesive 104332

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have found this post helpful.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  I am a beginning blogger and would like constructive feedback.

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