I go through my stash of birthday cards quickly, and I especially need masculine ones for all those males running around getting a year older. This cute, vintage baker from the Birthday Delivery Bundle passed the masculine test, and I stamped him in Chocolate Chip ink on Tip Top Taupe cardstock. I tried stamping him on Whisper White, but preferred having him blend in, rather than stand out. And, I didn’t have to cut him out by hand, because a die in the bundle was made just for him.
I wanted the Happy Birthday cake that was cut with the Party Pop-Up die to take center stage. It is retired, but one I’ll continue to use, at least for a while. Doesn’t the cake look delicious in this multi-stripe Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper? The card base is Tip Top Taupe, which is layered with striped Pacific Point Designer Series Paper. The Tip Top Taupe art piece was embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder, which adds a feeling of celebration and texture. I made it a scooch (scooch=1/8 inch) larger than the normal 1/4″ measurement, so just a hint of the blue and white stripe would show. I really like the Stampin’ Trimmer, page 205 in the catalog. It makes cutting, measuring and folding a breeze.
My baker is happily popped up on dimensionals, ready to say “Happy Birthday” to a man. If you’re wondering what test I used, it was the hubby test. I just ask him his opinion, and he gives me an honest answer. I think!