Friday, February 17, 2012

Manly Birthday Card

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It's my brother's birthday, and I thought I'd share the card that I made for him.  I tried to keep it manly with the colors and elements I used.  Hopefully I pulled it off!  The card is made from a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of kraft cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".  Down the center, I stamped the Chicken Wire Background from My Creative Time's Spring Chicken Backgrounds stamp set.  On top of that I layered a 4 1/4" x 1 1/2" strip of woodgrain patterned paper.


All of the elements on this card are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The star is cut at 4", and I added a kraft button and twine to the center.


This arrow is cut at 1 1/2", although I did trim a bit off the bottom.  To dress it up, I stamped some circles from Papertrey Ink's Grunge Me stamp set.


The tag is cut at 2 1/2", making it just the right size to stamp the background from the coordinating stamp from the Close to My Heart Vintage Stamp set.  "HB2U" is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash Sentiments.  We'll see how good my brother's texting language skills are!

Here are the products that I used for this card:




17 comments:

Michele from MS said...

Oh wow! Can something be manly and gorgeous at the same time??? Of course it can!! Great job! msmith38652@gmail.com
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Jannie said...

What a great manly card, aren't they difficult! Pff it always costs me a lot of effort, but you have done wonders! The chickenwire is very effective!

TFS
JannieX

CathyinMN said...

I think you have yourself a manly winner here. TFS!
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twinkles11 said...

great job with the background stamp and love your colors. eva (twinkles311@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I love your card. It is so refreshing.
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Rosie said...

love it

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Linda Kaiser said...

I love this card. Emma's new stamps are amazing. Hope you are having lots of crafting fun over the long weekend.

Linda

chillin with Quillin said...

what a nice manly card, it's so hard to come up with them !!!
Paula

Jen N said...

Cute! You definitely hit the manly button, great job!
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Tracy said...

too cute
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Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute card!!! Love the colors!!

Kim's Kreations said...

Good job. I'd so hard to make a card for a guy. I always struggle with it, but you pulled it off. Love the chicken wire and the wood grain.

Cindy said...

Awesome masculine card,Katie!! Great insperation!! The background stamp looks so awesome here!! :)
Have a great weekend!

Kristi said...

I love ideas for guy cards, it looks awesome.
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love that blue and green together.. as always you are amazing Katie...

Kathy said...

What a fun and different card. I lov the star!

Kathy
http://notjustkrafts.blogspot.com/

Kim H said...

Katie ~ I think you pulled the manly card off PERFECTLY! I am love with what you did with the background stamps! The woodgrain paper is just AWESOME! Actually all the elements to your brother's card are just PERFECT! Happy B-day to your brother!