Friday, September 12, 2008

September Male Birthday Cards...

Why do we struggle with making birthday cards for the men in our lives? For me, it's because I feel certain embellishments are "off-limits", i.e. ribbons (hemp, twill and twine are acceptable), buttons, flowers, glitter, scalloped borders and anything "bling". September is a busy month for birthdays in the Moore family. I have 2 nephews and my oldest son celebrating birthdays in the same week. So, I made several cards using different sheets of patterned papers to complete these cards. The SU! Jumbo Wheel, "All Holidays", was used with Basic Black ink for the focal image/sentiment on these cards. I really like a stamp that has a variety of words and fonts on it, so this stamp was a keeper. I matted the focal image on SU! Basic Black card stock and adhered it to patterned papers from Crate Paper, Rusty Pickle and DCWV. Using the SU! window punch, I made the lower embellishment and mounted it with a simple silver brad. Sweet and simple for the September celebrations!
Have an awesome week!


Sonya said...

Nice job on our male birthday card. I love it. Its perfect. And your right, its hard because you cant use the things we all love to use, the ribbons, flowers and all the bling.


Janet said...


I have such a difficult time coming up with male cards and absolutely love this one. It is simple but exactly what a man would like. Thank you


Maria said...

Awesome masculine card, Leslie!! I actually bought this wheel and have never used it. I have a lot of stamps that still needs to be inked.

You did a wonderful job with your card. Perfect for a male!!