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Stampin up rubber stamps tag punch masculine birthday card idea
I needed another masculine birthday card this week.  The balloon images from the Up, Up & Away rubber stamp set are adorable snipped out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Stampin up up & away rubber stamps balloon masculine birthday card idea
However, I gave them a "manly" twist with the colors and patterns of Stampin' Up! Well Worn Designer Series Paper.  Together, the balloons and images set the scene for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO212). Mojo212Sketch

  • Stampin up masculine birthday card idea tag punchI stamped the birds on the tag to coordinate with the balloon layer.
  • Linen thread blends perfectly with the "well-worn" look and is so easy to work with.
  • I used a Crop-A-Dile to pop out the "entrance" for the linen bow on the tag.
  • A little "heavy metal" adds a handsome touch in the form of Silver 5/16" Jumbo Brads.
  • A touch of Tea Stain (Stampin' Up! Distressing Essentials Kit) gives the Very Vanilla for the balloons and tag an antiqued look.




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Stampin up well worn designer series paper balloon rubber stamp tag punchStamp Set:  Up, Up & Away (W122755, C122757)
Paper:  Well Worn Designer Series Paper (122359), Not Quite Navy (101722), Early Espresso (119686), Cajun Craze (119684), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Not Quite Navy (103008), Early Espresso (119670), Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker (119678), Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (120973), Tea Stain (Distressing Essentials Kit, 118762)
Cool Tools:Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Extra Large Tag Punch (119866), Large Tag Punch (119876), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Linen Thread (104199), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Neutrals, 122534), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


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  1. Mary,

    what can I say, you’re a legend around these parts and your cards are always fabulous! Love the popped up balloons!

  2. Fabulous card, Mary! Love the papers and the way you popped up the balloons.

  3. This is an adorable “manly” card! The silver brads give it that masculine look, and the colors and patterns are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a great way to use those larger brads! Perfect for a more masculine card!

  5. Fabulous masculine card, love that DP.

  6. Awesome masculine card! I’m going to have to break down and get this DSP! 🙂

  7. Deb B (Debadoo)

    Love this card!! I really want to get this set. Love how you used it for a masculine card!

  8. Wow this card is awesome..

  9. Wow Mary, another beautiful card! Very clever!!!

  10. adorable, this would make a great man card..hope you have a super week!

    enjoy *~*

  11. Great idea Mary, another darling card.

  12. Love the colors. Great card!

  13. This is a great masculine card – the colors you used, too make it special! Just love all the details of the card!

  14. Such a fun and happy birthday card, Mary! Love these fabulous balloons!

  15. I love the cool masculine feel of this card and the color combo. The bird details on the tag are so cute. TFS!

  16. Wonderful male card! Love the colors and layout!

  17. Carol Carriveau

    Great manly card, Mary – a simple change of colors and anyone would enjoy this card!

  18. OK I think you sealed the deal for me. I have been debating on whether to get this set or not and these colors are my uber favorite!! Love it and thanks for your amazing design style.

  19. Cute card with this set!

  20. Nice job! Great colors :o)

  21. Kelly Wentling

    Hi Mary! This is my favorite card using this stamp set! The colors are great. This design looks “pretty” easy to use too. Get it, Stampin Pretty! lol Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Love the manly twist you put on “Up Up and Away.” I’m thinking what other sets this great twist would work with. Super card, it hits the mark with masculine!

  23. Kimberly Kerr

    very cute and nice to see masculine cards,as i get stuck for idea’s for them. Thx for sharing.

  24. Love it! Thanks for the close-up of the Well Worn paper. I really liked it before and even more now.

  25. I love it!! I’m always looking for masculine card ideas! They are hard to come by!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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