Welcome to the Kre8tors March 2018 Blog Hop. This month we are featuring “birthdays,” which is the number one reason to send a card. Since about 50% of those having birthdays are men, I made a card that I believe a man would like, featuring the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Blog Hop; Click on visit to go to my blog for details; Lovely as a Tree, Wood Textures paper, Card Front Builder Dies, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Classic Label Punch, Woodlands Embossing Folder; #lovelyasatree #woodtextures #cardfrontbuilderdies #teenytinywishes #birthdaycards #woodlands #kre8tors

Lovely as a Tree Birthday Card

Men seem to gravitate towards browns and greens, so I chose Always Artichoke cardstock for the card base. Then, I selected a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper that was rather light and smooth, so the trees I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink would show nicely. The row of trees from Stampin’ Up’s Lovely as a Tree stamp set, is one that has been around a long time. The scene could be bordered in many different ways, but I used a die from the Card Front Builder Set.

“Happy Birthday” from the Treeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on Wood Textures DSP, cut with the Classic Punch, and popped up on dimensionals. I stamped and fussy cut the two small leaves on the ends. This leaf is also in the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I completed the inside with a sentiment, “Hoping Your Day Is Perfect, and stamped more leaves from Lovely as a Tree.

I decorated the envelope flap by embossing it with the Woodland embossing folder.

I recently completed another masculine card with Wood Textures DSP, and the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

Lovely As A Tree

I received my second order of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, so I’ll be making more of these much needed masculine birthday cards.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Su Mohr at Aromas And Art. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration. 

Now hop along to see all of the fabulous ideas for birthday cards. You can click on the “next” button, and also see the complete list of participants below.

Melissa Tennison

Amy Grendel

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Deb Naylor

Laura Kate Mackie

Kathy Maurer

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf


Jan Musselman

Shannon Cole

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Hiske MacKay

Jackie Lawless

Maria Calia

Mary Trautner

Nichole Loe

Becky Browning