With two boys, one in Kindy and the other in Year 1, we’ve had a few boys’ birthday parties to go to already this year! So, I found a layout that I really like using and I’ve just varied it a little each time. I have used the Grunge Rock and, sometimes, Extreme Elements stamp sets . I loved the colour combination of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy.
The next card I added the birthday boy’s age “5” by using the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Bigz Die and gorgeous red glitter paper.
And the next one I added a “6” and stamped the “Happy Birthday” in a different spot:
This is the birthday card I made for my brother’s birthday last year. I just love the new stamp set in the Summer Mini – Grunge Rock – there just isn’t enough time in the day to play with it!
I based the card around the colours Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Square Lattice, through my Big Shot with some Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped that embossed cardstock randomly with the diamonds from Grunge Rock. And then I used the new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz to finish off the background.
For the centre piece, I used the standard wheel, Music Notes stamped in Crumb Cake, and rolled in randomly across the Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the guitar from Grunge Rock in Basic Black and cut it out. I stuck it on the Music Notes using dimensionals. For the sentiment, it was stamped in Basic Black on Crumb Cake cardstock, and I sponged the edges in Basic Black ink.
This is another masculine birthday card – this one for my new BIL 🙂
I was inspired by this lovely manly card here on Splitcoaststampers. Thanks mwben! So, for my card, I kept to the Newsprint DSP colours – Basic Black and Very Vanilla, except I brightened the card up a little with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon. Then I sponged around the edges of the DSP and the stamped tree with Basic Black to add a vintage look. The sentiment came from the ever-handy Teeny Tiny Sentiments (a must-have stamp set).
Now, SU have a new product in the Summer Mini (you can click to see the catalogue on the right bar of this page) – and it’s the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz – which I LOVE! I’ve been smooching everything, lol! It’s a great effect. This is a close-up of the gold smooching over the tree:
And this card took no more than 20 minutes to make – easy peasy!
I made this card for my hopefully one-day-in-the-future brother-in-law. He’s a builder, so something with mechanical workings seemed a good choice – so I chose Sense of Time. The more I use this stamp set the more I love it!
I think the colours Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla make a great masculine card – what do you think? I haven’t added any accessories to the card but I have sponged all the edges in Crumb Cake.
The sentiment is from Party This Way, which I stamped in Early Espresso on some Very Vanilla and then punched out with the Large Oval punch. I then layered the sentiment with cardstock punched using my Designer Label punch and my 1 3/8″ Large Circle punch.