Simple Masculine Birthday Card!


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Simple and crisp with colors inspired by my Stampin’ Up! Color Coach (Basic Gray, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie).  This is the recipe for a memorable masculine birthday card.  My design inspiration was this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO383).



  • Seeing stars.  The Stampin’ Up! Confetti Stars Punch gave my second square down on the right a boost of texture and design.  I layered the 1″ Real Red square over the Pumpkin Pie square so that the Pumpkin Pie peeks through.
  • And the leftover confetti stars?  They bring the sentiment to life!  To adhere, I used a Paper-Piercing Tool to dot a tiny bit of Liquid Multi-Purpose Glue on each star.

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  • Not just neutrals.  Masculine cards look FAB with a shot of color like Real Red or Pumpkin Pie.
  • Stampin’ Up! Balloon Bash stamp set shouts “party” to me.  It one of My Favorite Things from the Occasions Catalog for spring!  See all images for Balloon Bash stamp set in my supplies recipe below.

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  • When stamping solid photopolymer (clear, see through) stamps, place a Stampin’ Pierce Mat below your card stock for a little give and even coverage.
  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.



HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT ABOUT TODAY’S CARD?  Please let me know with a comment below!   I’m happy to answer!

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  1. Carol Carriveau

    Bright and cheery and very bold….great card!

  2. One day? I suggest you try bold today, Barb! That’s the beauty of paper, stamps and ink. You can experiment!

  3. Hello Mary,

    Very bold and eye catching! You pulled this together beautifully, using such an array of supplies – so cool.

    I will one day get bolder too, and your post gives me ideas of what I’d like to purchase in the future (when I can afford it – my wish list?)

  4. Love these striking colors together! The pop of black is the perfect touch!

  5. I love playing with color and am so excited that you enjoy the mix!

  6. What a bright and festive card for a February birthday, when it can be so gloomy and gray! Thanks for the awesome masculine card idea – always looking for those with all the men in my life!

  7. Great card! Love the color blocking. Great colors too! Well done!!

  8. OOOH , MsMary, that’s a beautiful card , wish him a HappyBirthday from me,
    Hugs to both of you !

  9. Great card~ always appreciate ideas for cards for men and teen boys. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

  10. Oh WOW!! this color combination is awesome, very rich and bold. The quilted layout works great for a masculine card in this colors. Love the detail of the star punched square, very cool.
    Please wish your dear hubby a very happy birthday!!!

  11. Wow, this color combination is awesome! Such a fun card!

  12. Mary, your cards are always a delight to see. I love the bright, cheery colors on this one!

  13. Love the colors! So creative and inspiring! Love your team!

  14. patti moffett

    wow love the color combination…not one I would have thought of

  15. LOVE this! just love all the lovely details. 😀

  16. Shannon Hokanson

    This is a gorgeous card. The quilted background is masterful with the placement of color. It is also unexpected, especially on a masculine card. The placement of the stars also adds a lovely touch.

  17. Fabulous card my friend. Give Scott happy birthday wishes from Jack and me.

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