Sometimes pretty paper options can get lost in the shuffle. Stampin' Up!'s Manchester Designer Series paper (112464, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Kraft and Very Vanilla) may be the perfect example. There are prints and patterns for many occasions that include masculine, but are soft enough for baby. It coordinates with Kraft envelopes (102125) and Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), a couple of my Stampin' Up! favorites.
This birthday card is for my niece's husband, a thirty-something guy for whom I take particular care to not make something too "frilly." Click to see more masculine card ideas under my "You've Got Male" category.
TIP: For masculine cards, I prefer to keep things simple (minimal embellishments), classic colors and clean geometry. A dash of color is fine (in this case Baja Breeze). However, I balance a strong color with neutrals (like Kraft, Vanilla, even Artichoke).
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Stamp Set: Celebrate Everything (109525)
Paper: Manchester Designer Series (112464), Kraft (107070), Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze Textured (Assorted In Colors, 111345), Always Artichoke (105119)
Ink: Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Nestabilities Long Rectangles
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Rich Regals Brads (Always Artichoke, 106953)