Most guys love being out in nature, so Stampin’ Up’s Nature’s Poem Suite makes perfect cards for them. Today’s birthday card features a new color, Grapefruit Grove, with an old favorite, Soft Suede. I first selected the fabulous, Soft Suede, leaf print, from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. This dictated the rest of my color choices. Soft Suede would be the card base, layered with Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Poem DSP, layered with Crumb Cake card stock, with the Soft Suede leaf print on top.

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Nature’s Poem Masculine Birthday Card

The challenge at CAS(E) this sketch gave me the lay-out for my card.

I haven’t made an “eclipse” card for a while, so I decided to use “celebrate” from the Celebrate You Die Set to cut the word from the leaf print. After cutting four more from Crumb Cake card stock, I layered the word, and glued it into the hole from which it came. Isn’t it fun to see how the print is uninterrupted, and the word is somewhat obscured? 

The Rooted in Nature Bundle has a stamp with three leaves, like the one in the print, so I HAD to use it. I stamped three, using Crumb Cake Ink and Vellum cardstock. I was so happy there was a die to cut them out perfectly. Following the design of CAS(E) this sketch, I placed the leaves on Glue Dots beneath “celebrate.” Additional horizontal lines were added with Nature’s Twine in the colors of Crumb Cake and Grapefruit Grove. I love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything! The Nature’s Twine was attached with Tear Tape, and fringed on the ends.

For the inside sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday from the Lemon Zest Stamp Set, and added a leaf to carry out the theme. Can you see how the die cuts out the stamped leaves? Grapefruit Grove DSP decorates the envelope flap.

You can check out all the products I used in the list below. Have a great weekend!

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