Here I go again with a masculine birthday card. These guys just keep having birthdays!
I was so happy to see Stampin’ Up! come out with this great masculine Designer Series Paper, True Gentleman. It’s not to say, plaids aren’t great for women also. In fact, I was cutting ovals from this plaid a few days ago for a female project. You may recall this:
But, this card would be for a man, and I gave him 21 candles, cut with a Celebration Die. This cute, little, die cuts three candles that are attached together. I used Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry cardstock, the colors that are in the plaid.
The oval I used for this project (Lovely Words Die Set) comes with the word “friend” attached. After gluing the plaid DSP to a layer of Tranquil Tide cardstock, I used the die to cut my “oval friend.” Then, I snipped the plaid “friend” to reveal the Tranquil Tide “friend.” This was layered on a Very Vanilla card base, the other color in the plaid.
I used “Happy Birthday” from the Lemon Zest stamp set, and cut it with the Petals & More label die. I popped this up on dimensionals, and placed Crushed Curry Enamel Shape stars on the ends.
The inside (sorry, I forgot to take a photo) says “Time to Celebrate!” It’s from the Celebration Time stamp set, page 81 of the annual catalog, if you want to look it up. I stamped it in Tranquil Tide, and added the doodad in the stamp set in Crushed Curry.
I decorated the envelope with a coordinating stripe from the True Gentleman DSP. And, I used another sheet of the DSP beneath my project for photographing. I hope my friend enjoys his birthday card. For accuracy, he should have a few more candles. But, who’s counting? Right?
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