Masculine Birthday: Happy Birthday Hexagon

For this card I used some patterned paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack.  I selected the grey and cream hexagon design and die cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I used Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the cardbase, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The patterned paper was adhered with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension.

00186For the sentiment I used Wplus9 Happy Trio to die cut one of the “happy” words from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then die cut it three more times in grey cardstock and glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and applied it to the lower right of the card.  I then stamped the word “birthday” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark ink at the bottom of the panel, prepping the area with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad, apply Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

To add some interest and dimension I fussy cut six of the hexagons from leftover patterned paper.  To add even more interest I used my Versamark Marker to add a dot to the center of each and added gold embossing powder.  I then took some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and applied it to the edges with a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber.  Once this was done I applied them randomly to the card base with foam squares from my stash and the card was done.

00186aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die
  • Wplus9 Happy Trio die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Versamark Marker
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

 

Masculine Cards: Happy Birthday Chevron

I like clean and simple cards and I think they make really nice masculine cards.  I used the white, blue, and grey chevron paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack to make the following cards.

00185I cut a 1″ wide strip of Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the sentiment and then die cut Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I applied the die cut with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the navy strip.  I then stamped the “happy” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark Ink, prepping the area with Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to ensure a clean application and applied Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.

I cut the patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and decided to apply the sentiment on the diagonal.  In looking at the layout I decided to cut 3/8″ from the left side of the patterned paper so I could add a strip of gold cardstock as an accent, which I applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  I then applied the patterned paper with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to add some dimension.  The sentiment strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the top of the patterned paper.

At this point I thought the card was too plain, so I decided to add a gold balloon cut with the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die.  I applied the string directly to the paper and popped up the balloon with foam tape and the card was done.

00185aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

Masculine Card: Happy Birthday & Dots

Masculine cards are a challenge for me, but I have some really pretty blue and gold paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack that I used to make a card that I really like.

00187I took the blue paper with white and gold dots and cut it to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Next I cut out 1″ on a diagonal.  I applied the blue and gold paper to the Gina K. Designs 120# cardbase with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets.  The sentiment could now be placed in the space between the two panels.

I die cut Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then cut it three more time from Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock.  I glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and placed it in the opening to determine the location of stamping “happy” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party.  I prepared the area with an embossing buddy and stamped the word with VersaMark ink and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then adhered the birthday die cut with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

00187aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

Masculine Card: A Fisherman Birthday Wish

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.

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I die cut the blue and grey fish paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  For added focal interest, I cut the matching dotted paper with the same die and then cut it again to 1 1/2″ wide.  This allowed it to have the stitched border on all sides.  This was adhered to the fish patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.

Next, I stamped the fisherman from the Woodware Casting the Bait stamp onto some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Hero Hues Black Ink.  I then die cut the focal image with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and adhered it on an angle to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  I then fussy cut one of the fish from leftover patterned paper and added it to the end of the fishing line and adhered it as well with foam tape.  Since the scales of fish make them sparkle and shine in the water I added Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen over each of the fish in the patterned paper and the card was done.

00184aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape
  • Woodware Casting the Bait stamp
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen

 

Masculine Birthday: Stampin’ Up Angler

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.  This time I used the black and white fish hook patterned paper.

00189I die cut the paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

I stamped the image from Stampin’ Up Angler onto the same white cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink and die cut it using Spellbinders Wonky Shapes die and adhered it to the patterned paper with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets.

I used a sentiment from My Favorite Thing Celebrate You stamp using only the top line of the sentiment with VersaMark ink by covering the bottom line with washi tape and then removing it before stamping onto some Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock.  I used Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool. To ensure that the embossing powder only stuck to the VersaMark ink, I prepared the paper with my embossing buddy prior to stamping.  I then cut the sentiment into a thin strip and applied it under the focal image with 3M 1/2″ foam Tape and the card was done.

00189aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Angler Stamp
  • Hero Hues Black ink
  • Spellbinders Wonky Shapes die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • My Favorite Thing Celebrate You stamp
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • 3M 1/2″ foam Tape

Masculine Birthday: Hey Stud

My father and mother were both school teachers and to supplement their income to support a family of eight during the summers my dad and mom would build homes to sell.  The handyman gene was passed down to a lot of people in my family.  I married a handyman and we built three houses when we were young from the ground up.  So, when I saw the cute tools patterned paper in the Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Tie paper pack I knew I needed to make a card.

00191I cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″).

I fussy cut a hammer, wrench, and screw driver from the patterned paper and wanted to put them in a tool belt for the focal image.  I found Design ID #13262 in the Silhouette store and modified the image so that it only had one pocket and sized it to approximately 3″ x 2 1/4″.

I needed a sentiment that would go along with the theme.  If you have ever been in the process of building a home you know the 2″ x 4″ wood used to frame up walls is called a stud, and that term also means a good looking guy, so I added “HEY STUD” “Have a Tool’n Good Birthday!” underneath the tool belt and printed the design with my Silhouette Cameo on some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Next I die cut the focal image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, but when I placed it on the card it needed something more to make it stand out.  So, I added registration marks in the Silhouette software to print and cut the tool belt.  I cut a slit in the pocket with my X-acto Knife, tucked the tools inside the slit, and taped them in place on the back with Scotch Tape.  Then it was adhered over the first tool belt with some 3M 1/2″ foam tape and I liked it much better.  I then adhered the focal rectangle on the patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape and the card was done.

00191aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Tie paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Scotch Tape
  • X-acto Knife
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape

Masculine Birthday: Wishing You a Fan(tache)tic Birthday

From the Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack I die cut the mustache and glasses paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I used the fishtail flag from the Silhouette Design ID #20957, sized to (3″ x 3 7/8″) with the words “wishing you a FAN(TACHE)TIC birthday!” added to the bottom.  Then using the registration marks it was printed onto some Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

00190The edges were then distressed with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink with a Tsukineko ink dauber to make it standout on the page.  Three copper studs were added at the top for added dimension.  The mustache is Silhouette Design ID #35293 and was cut on the Cameo with Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock and adhered with 3M 1/2″ foam tape just above the sentiment.  The entire flag was adhered with foam tape to the top of the patterned paper and the card was done.

00190aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Sihouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock
  • Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

 

Masculine Birthday Card: I See You Have a Birthday

From the The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack I die cut the glasses paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered it with Tombo Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner to a side fold card base, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

00188I die cut a piece of Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square.  I eliminated any static and oils with my EK Tools Embossing Powder prior to stamping the glasses and “I see you” sentiment from with VersaMark Ink.  I used several Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold stamps (Happy for y and a; Extra for have; Party for birthday) for the second line of the sentiment.  I covered the stamps with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I placed this panel on the patterned paper and felt that it needed something more to make it pop, so I stamped the Chevron Border from the same stamp set with VersaMark Ink on the left of the patterned paper, added gold embossing powder and heat set it.  This added that little extra that the card needed.  I adhered the black panel with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension and the card was done.

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I like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Simon Says Stamp I See You
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and You stamp
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and Party stamp
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and Extra stamp
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets

 

Masculine Birthday Card: In the Game of Life

 

I have a large family with lots of brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and good friends, in fact I have 99 people on my birthday list, so I am constantly making birthday cards.  I find masculine birthday cards the hardest.  I naturally gravitate to flowers and pretty cards, but that just doesn’t work for guys.  So I put my thinking cap on and came up with several designs inspired by a couple of pads of paper I had on hand.  Here is the first.00183a

I pulled out The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack and die cut the bowling pin paper with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  Since I wanted a sentiment that would tie into bowling I printed “In the Game of Life, You’re a Ten”  in red ink on a side fold card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Once it was printed I scored the card at 4 1/4″.  The “Happy Birthday” was stamped below using Hero Hues Black ink and Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Mother.  Before adhering the pattern paper panel with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to the cardbase I cut the cardbase down 1/8″ on each side so the spacing would be even on either side of the panel, the overall size of the card was now 5 1/4 x 8 1/2″.

The star burst is Sihouette Design ID #13645 cut with my Cameo in Recollections red glitter cardstock.  The Bowling pins and ball (Design ID #40719) were also cut with the Cameo out of Gina K. Designs 80# White and 100# Red Velvet cardstock.  All the pieces were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The two outer pins were adhered to the star burst with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the center one with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, along with the bowling ball.  I covered the bowling ball with Glossy Accents for a little interest and dimension.

I thought I was done at this point, but the patterned paper seemed pretty dull so I covered it with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, which you can see in the picture below, although it isn’t quite as shiny as shown.

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PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Mother
  • Hero Hues Black ink
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Sihouette Cameo

Pretty Patterned Paper Cards

Every two months we have an evening meeting for the women in our church.  This month our theme is “Scatter Sunshine.”  One of the activities we will be doing is making handmade cards that can be given to someone we know who needs a pick-me-up.  Since there are a lot of the women who have never made a handmade card we wanted to be sure some of the cards would be less intimidating, so we have several samples made with patterned paper, stamping a sentiment, and adding a little embellishment.

I thought it would be fun to share some pretty cards that can be made with pattern papers we have in our personal stash of supplies.

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For this card the flower and leaves were stamped in VersaMark ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings and embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.  A finger sponge dauber was used to color the center of the flower with Distress Spun Sugar and the leaves with Distress Peeled Paint.  For the Martha Steward Butterfly Punch and the Simon Says Stamp Faith die a piece of scrap paper was covered with VersaMark Ink and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder before die cutting/punching.  This way they perfectly match the flower and leaves. The word “with” is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Comfort.

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This paper had the same loopy flowers as Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die.  I used some red cardstock from my stash to die cut the heart, along with Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then backed with some red card stock, which was cut 1/8″ larger.  This added a pop of color to the panel and tied in the heart and sentiment.  The “sending you” sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black from the same stamp set.  The patterned paper panel was adhered to the card base with some Fun Foam to add dimension.

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For this card red flowers were die cut from Paper Smooches Pocket Wise die set.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  The center of the flowers are Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.

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This card only has some Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles for the center of the flowers and a sentiment stamped in Hero Hues Black ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings.  The paper has a rough surface, so I used the MISTI so the sentiment could be stamped several times.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.

Hope you have fun using some of your pretty patterned paper lying around your craft room.