Mojo Monday Masculine Birthday Card

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Bold shapes and crisp colors are the perfect recipe for this masculine birthday card that’s destined for my 11 year old nephew.  Today’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO263) provided the elements.  I did a little “creative translation” to keep the look balanced and man-friendly.

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  • Circles are an easy way to go bold and
    masculine.  The sentiment circle mirrors the Early Espresso
    one of the same size (2 1/2″).

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  • A handsome palette of Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
    were inspired by the prints I pulled from Festival of Prints Designer
    Series Paper (Holiday Catalog).  Each sheet is 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.  Ideal for year round card making.

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  • For a little extra pizzaz, I added a Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo 3/8″ Designer Printed Brad.
  • Stampin’ Up! Sweet Essentials stamp set offers every day basics in a snappy font.  Complete set of images are at the end of this post.


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Stamp Set:  Sweet Essentials (Wood-Mount 126455, Clear-Mount 125457)
Paper:  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (126904), Island Indigo (122923), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), 1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094)
The Perfect Touch:  3/8″ Designer Printed Brads (122940), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. The colors are great.

  2. Love this card and those papers!!

  3. Shannon Hokanson

    I love the color combination. I plan to case this card and make several for the men in my life. Beautifully done.

  4. Debbi Atkinson

    Neat card! Linda’s right, your color combinations are amazing as usual.

  5. Great job!! Love the color combo you put with this layout!! You make masculine cards look SO easy :o) I just might have to make a close rendition of this for my B-I-L in a couple weeks!!

  6. Love the bold, retro look to this card. Perfect guy (or young gentleman) card.

  7. Wonderful, Mary! Love all the circles and bold colors!

  8. I am really enjoying the Festival of Prints papers. They are definitely not just for Christmas. I would like to see Stampin’ Up! offer more paper pads like this.

  9. Love the graphic feel to this card!! Fabulous colour combo and great use of the sketch!

  10. Mary, I love this card. The colors are great. I love the layout. Male cards are so hard for me to come up with. You are such an inspiration. Thank You for your creativity.

  11. Love your bold and beautiful version of the sketch! What a classy masculine card!

  12. Handsome handsome card Mary – Know your 11-year old nephew is going to think your the best Auntie in the world when he receives his card. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Ooh. Love it !! Ms Mary , your just to good !!
    Have a nice week
    Hugs frenchie
    Ps got one customer out of that party I had a few weeks ago =2 now !! Woohoo !!
    Getting there !!

  14. I love the masculine cards you do because they are perfect. This one is spot on! Thanks.

  15. A dapper selection of Designer Series Paper brings to mind Gentleman Ties, very nice Mary! You translated this Mojo into a Masculine Card well!

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