Watercolor Words Masculine Birthday Card

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Yesterday, I flipped to my November birthday calendar and realized I needed a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law on November 1.    Panic!


Stampin Up Go Wild Stack Designer Series Paper

  • I inked up a bold “happy birthday” sentiment from Watercolor Words stamp set and was almost done!

Stampin Up Masculine Birthday Card Idea Watercolor Words by Mary Fish

  • A black button dressed up with black and white baker’s twine is the perfect touch.  Glue Dots keep it securely in place.
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  • Watercolor Words stamp set offers an uber cool font and variety of sentiments.

Stampin Up Masculine Birthday Card Watercolor Words by Mary Fish Envelope

  • If there’s one set of dies I use more than any other, it’s the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liners Framelits Dies.  A handsome lined envelope completes the look!

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  1. I really love this card! I’m a Stampin Up demonstrator also and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love your card ! I am looking for a larger Happy B day stamp. Could you tell me the size of the one you used? Is your finished card a 5 by 7 ?

    • Hi m.s. I’m happy to help. The sentiment size is approx. 3 1/8″ wide x 1 3/4″. My card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. That’s the size I typically use (standard A2) if I don’t mention otherwise. M

  3. Thanks so much, Kadie and Frenchie!

  4. Awwww,so neat MsMary, love black and white,it’s alway nice to have a few men cards !!!
    Hugs frenchie,

  5. I’m sure your Brother-in-law is going to really like his b-day card. Nicely Done My Friend!

  6. Such a handsome card–really stands out.

  7. You make me want this dsp!! This is so handsome! Love it. I am one of the few who enjoys making masculine cards.

  8. I LOVE this masculine card! I love how you used Tip Top Taupe CS as the base of your card to coordinate with the DSP envelope liner! Awesome!! You always do such a fabulous job! BTW, I agree with Maria. The sentiment font really goes great with this particular DSP pattern!

  9. Oh yeah!!! this is another gorgeously fabulous masculine card, the DSP really frames this beautiful sentiment perfectly.
    I always struggle with embellishing this types of cards but your black button with the black and white Baker’s Twine, totally finishes this card.
    On it goes to my Masculine cards folder.
    Thank you for sharing, Mary.

    • You are spot on, Maria! The Go Wild DSP is perfect with the Watercolor Words. There’s a broad stripe that I almost used that would be superb with the stamp set . . . same kind of “painterly” feel.

  10. Love this! Also…I love the way you have the DSP in a better view. I think Stampin’Up! should have this view by ALL their DSP in the store. People can get a better view of what the paper looks like. I know this view helped me to better see the printed pages…very instrumental in buying ALL my DSP!!!

  11. Mary, what a wonderful striking masculine card!! I just love that designer paper and have used almost all of mine. May have to order some more as they really make the best cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  12. I just purchased this stamp set. I love everything about this card!!!

  13. I hadn’t used it in awhile, too, HJ. As a reminder, this designer paper is adorable for feminine cards, too. You can even mix the animal prints with pink for a baby card!

  14. Great masculine card, Mary. I have this DSP pack and needed a nudge to use it. Thanks for posting the DSP Coordinating Color Chart. It will come in handy.

  15. Love the clean and simple card that doesn’t LOOK simple! Definitely a great WOW masculine card! Thanks for sharing such awesome projects every day! And speaking of sharing….you’ve not shared any photos recently of Boris and Sasha. Hope they are getting along fine and would LOVE to see some current photos of that “GO WILD” pair! :>)

    • Good point about Boris and Sasha. They have been particularly naughty lately (especially Boris). I’ll try and catch them in the cat. Thanks for your kind words, Deb.

  16. Thanks for all these kind comments. One thing I didn’t mention above is how there’s a perfect spot next to “happy” for the button. Kismet, right?

  17. Simple, masculine and perfect.

  18. Hi Mary, I love the contract on this card. I don’t know why I don’t remember to use this paper and stamp set more often! This weekend will be my time to play.

  19. Such a simple card, but I like it 🙂 I love the contrast & your layout ♥
    I wish you a nice weekend,

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