Monday, June 11, 2012

A masculine birthday...

Well, I am waaaayyyy short of having guy birthday cards in my stash. That's because I dread making them and therefore call them" the dreaded man card"...I do cherish those I make them for, but ugg, no seam binding, bling, buttons, bows, flower embellishments...Blah....Well, I did add a ribbon and buttons with this one...J

So here it is: 
The photo is slightly slanted due to the rings on the notebook prop. I started this card with Brown Kraft cardstock from The Kraft Outlet.  I added some red polka-dotted paper rounding the corners to coordinate with the card base.  I took a library card and used a die-cut to give it it's shape stamping images from Crafty Secrets: Office in Versafine Vintage Sepia adding three brown buttons to the lower left of the library card.
A Labels 3 die was used to cut the red checked gingham patterned paper and a typewriter was stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment in a cream circular die and added with foam adhesive over the length of stripped ribbon. 

I found inspiration with The Kraft Journal - Cards for Him
I have played on the swings in awhile with everyone in Pixie's crafty Snippet Challenge! I hope I am allowed in the playground after playing hooky.
Have a good week!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: Crafty Secrets: Office 
Paper: CS: The Kraft Journal, PP: Scraps
Ink: Versafine: Vintage Sepia, Momento: Tuxedo Black
Other: Buttons: Hobby Lobby, Ribbon: Stampin' UP!, Dies: Spellbinders

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,know you do not like making them but tell you something this is just brilliant honest hun the design,and detail is just fantastic love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card ,love the image and fab shape.xxx

Debbie said...

Great masculine card! I hate making them too lol

onecraftymama said...

That's what I'm going to start calling them - the dreaded man card! lol
I love how this one turned out - that ribbon is perfect guy ribbon, and typewriters are just awesome :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!! LOVING the colors and that typewriter!!!!

Martha H. said...

This is an awesome masculine card!
and I love that typewriter...

Hugs,
Martha H.

Annette said...

totally love this card and that ribbon is so awesome...

VanessaB said...

ha ha. you're so funny with your "man cards" - this is GREAT. success! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

LOL.....the dreaded man card! I know what you mean about them not being quite as fun as the girly versions. But wow, you did a fabulous job! Love that vintage typewriter image for a masculine design and love your layered die cut shapes. The bow and buttons are great additions, too. Even buttons and bows can work for a guy card, as you totally showed here. :)

Julie S. said...

I have a terrible time coming up with cards for guys - at least those over about 7 years old. This is an incredible card. Nicely done.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Lose the dread Tammy - you nailed it!!

Susan Flynn said...

Fabulous design Tammy. This is one male card that is right up my street. Love it xx

Jennifer said...

Great card, I dread those man cards too =)

Colleen said...

this is a fabulous "dreaded man card"...no need to dread it any more! I think you have the 'touch'...nicely done!

Andria said...

Oooh what an awesome boy card - love the colours, the style and everything about it :).

Lalo said...

This is the BOMB man card!!! I love love love it!!!

Bernie said...

Calling them 'the dreaded man cards' is perfect! I find them most difficult as well. You sure nailed it with this one Tammy. Perfect papers and colors!
Almost afraid to say it but the sun has been shinning here for two glorious days!
Hugs

Maria said...

Fabulous masculine card, Tammy! Love the colors and design...great job, take care!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the design and colors!! What a fabulous man card!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Emily Keaton said...

That is so cool, Tammy! I love red and kraft on a guy card--and your details make this so interesting. Love that typewriter!

Jocelyn Olson said...

That's a perfect guy card, Tammy! It's hard to not add the bows and bling, isn't it? The typewriter stamp is *so* adorable!

Sherrie K. said...

This is such a GREAT man card;)
Love the polka dot and checkered paper. Awesome stamp and beautiful striped ribbon:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Mrs A. said...

You may not like making them but they sure are very likeable. Nothing wrong with ribbon and buttons for a male card. totally love what you have done on this one. Hugs Mrs A.

Karen B. said...

Wow, I think you nailed this masculine card, it is so fun!

Lisa said...

LOVE red and kraft together Tammy and I LOVE your dreaded man card LOL!! Fun take on the sketch!

Di said...

Brilliant card Tammy! No worries about being missing from the playground - you came back with a bang here!

'Man cards' are so tricky and you did a fabulous job. Di xx

Barb said...

omg! i gasped when i saw this! the whole card is gorgeous, but that ribbon...i'm in lurve :)

Beth Moore said...

Love the happy color combo and the layers on this gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal!

KimCreate said...

Hi, this card is fabulous and so is your other Father's Day card with the car and yellow!
Kim

Debbie said...

So wonderful, Tammy -- thanks for sharing your little sweetie with us at TKJ!!

Sue Lelli said...

Another SUPER DUPER masculine card! LOVE all of the ledger/office details and that ribbon is perfect! FAB card!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I don't enjoy making cards for males either . . . .but you've made a stunner here. GREAT design xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Well, you have certainly cracked making men's cards here Tammy. This is gorgeous! Loving it!