Wish Big Birthday Card for Guys

I am not particularly fond of making masculine cards, usually because I find them boring and plain. Men don’t like glitter or rhinestones or ribbon–things I use almost every time I make a card. For this project, I started out by picking colors most guys like, then layered the card stock in a striped pattern, reminiscent of a man’s sweater. The strips are Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise on a Crumb Cake base.

The stamps are from Bring on the Cake. I stamped the “Wish Big” in chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out with scissors. Then, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” in Temping Turquoise ink on Very Vanilla, swiping the edges in So Saffron ink. I attached the hand to the card stock with a stampin dimensional and colored in the words with Tangerine Tango marker.

I matted the Very Vanilla onto Tangerine Tango card stock after paper piercing. Along the bottom edge, I added Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim. Now, I’ll admit, it’s not very manly, but I had to put my own personal touch on the card somewhere!

Autumn Days Fall Scrapbook Pages

In the northeast, it’s peak leaf season. The trees are colored with red, yellow, gold, orange, and rust. I tried to use some of those colors in these pages, which I intend to fill with pictures of my daughter playing in a pile of leaves.

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These 12×12 pages are made from Crushed Curry textured card stock for the base. Across the bottom half of page 1, I used Autumn Vines DSP. In the center, I layered chocolate chip card stock with Really Rust DSP from Autumn Vines and whisper white. The cork letters were from a craft store. I mounted some of them onto 1 3/8″ Circles layered with 1 1/8″ circle of DSP.

The photo mats are really rust and crushed curry card stock that I ran through the Crimper for some texture, adhered to the page with dimensionals. I made faux photo corners by placing a chocolate chip square underneath the upper corners of the DSP photo mat on page 1.

On page 2, I took a scallop chipboard frame and tied some Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Grosgrain and Crushed Curry Polka Dot grosgrain around it. Underneath, I stamped the pumpkin from Autumn Harvest in Brown stazon ink, and watercolored it with Tangerine Tango ink and my Aquapainter.

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