Simple Masculine Birthday Card

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I was in a bit of a panic last Friday when I realized I hadn’t made a card for my husband’s birthday on Saturday.  After taking a deep breath, I grabbed Julee Tilman’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge for today to whip up a very simple masculine card.  Click and scroll for more of my Stampin’ Up! Masculine Card Ideas.


  • I adore those little gifties in the birthday stamp image (Hostess Rewards Happiest Birthday Wishes).  I inked the entire stamp with a Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad.

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  • Next, I used a Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen to remove the Chocolate Chip Ink from the rubber of the left and right gifts.  They were re-colored with Pool Party and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers.  Watch my 1 Minute to WOW Video Tutorial to see this Blender Pen “Eraser” Trick.
  • When you are in a crunch, consult the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach.  I “dialed up” Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and ran with it.  Learn more about the Color Coach.

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  • A masculine card relies on clean geometry and texture.  Yummy Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock is a handsome touch.
  • Pool Party card stock gets a linear look with the help of the Stampin’ Up! Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  GET THE FOLDER FREE during Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration.

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Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Rewards: W122615, C122617)
Paper:  Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (124339), Chocolate Chip Textured (Neutrals 12 x 12 Textured Card Stock, 121078), Pool Party (122924), Wild Wasabi (108641), Crumb Cake (120953)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Pool Party (123002) and Wild Wasabi (120975) Stampin’ Write Markers
Cool Tools:  Blender Pens (102845), Extra-Large Oval Punch (119859), Labels Collection Framelits Dies (125598), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration, 127710)
The Perfect Touch:  Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Jumbo Brads 5/16″ Neutrals (112534) and 5/8″ Neutrals (112533), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Other:  Stampin’ Up! Color Coach (English, 120148)

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  1. This is a beautiful card! (though not sure I should use that word for a masculine card!) Love the colors!!

  2. Nice card! Like the stamp and the colors used.

  3. Very very nice!!!! The colors are so sweet! I love it!!

  4. Dear Mary, What a great card. I love your masculine cards. You always give me so many great ideas. I love the colors in your card. Thanks. Have a great stamping day. Ellen

  5. Love your masculine cards! Thank you for sharing them. Guys need stamped cards too & you are one of the few who post them! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  6. Love this card. Great color choices.

  7. Great card! I love this color combination!

  8. wow, thanks for the reminder…my husband’s birthday is tomorrow and guess what, no card! At least not yet….I had better get on that! Almost missed having a card for my Dad’s birthday too but I grabbed one out of my stash for me and another for my sister to give him. Thank goodness for stamping!

  9. I always love your masculine cards (oh and the rest of them too).

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe’s mommy (the swap eating dog)

  10. I always love your cards. this one in particular is simple, clear, elegant and colour match is wonderful!

  11. Great masculine card. Love the colors.

  12. Mary love the layout and the colors used in your husband’s birthday card. Thanks for the trick using the blender pen to erase.

  13. Very nice, Mary! I’ve been getting out my color coach in the past few days: lots of good ideas there!

  14. great card Mary! I forgot about that cute image in the Hostess set. Thanks for the reminder!

  15. Great card – clean & masculine. Thanks for the trick with the blender pens – will have to try that out!

  16. I can bet that Scott LOVED his birthday card. SO SORRY that I missed it. Please pass on a special Birthday Wish to Scott from me! LOVE how your card turned out Mary! (PS – Love the fact that we were chatting on Friday and I NEVER KNEWN that you were in a full blown panic – LOVE how you deal with pressure girlfriend!)

  17. Ms Mary I love this one ! I love the colors …. And I bet your husband would of too! Lol !
    I’m surely going to case this one .
    Hugs frenchie

  18. Great card…..I have to go learn the “erase trick!”

  19. Theresa Richard

    Love this card, I am always sruggling with ideas for masculine cards.

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