Henry’s Birthday Card: Now & Then

Stampin Up Cottage Greetings Masculine Birthdays Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUpToday’s birthday card is for my grandnephew, Henry.  He’s definitely growing up quickly and deserves a birthday card fit for a 10 year boy.

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My how Henry’s grown!  This card (original details here) was one of the first (2009) I ever created for Henry.


  • I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut strips of colored card stock and adhered.  BIG NEWS!  Trimmer Blades are back in stock while supplies last.

Stampin Up Cottage Greetings Masculine Birthday Card Idea - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • My colors and design were inspired by this catalog cover from Garnet Hill.  Fashion and home decor can get the creative wheels turning.

Stampin Up Cottage Greetings Masculine Birthday Card Ideas - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • A sentiment from Cottage Greetings stamp set was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and popped up on the new Stampin’ Up! Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • Cottage Greetings stamp set has a coordinating sentiment for the interior (or you could flip flop them, inside or out).

Stampin Up Cottage Greetings Masculine Birthday Card Interior - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • Seeing stars!  For just a touch of fun, I added Pacific Point stars from Brights Enamel Shapes (one of My Favorite Things from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog).
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s masculine birthday card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.

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  1. Awwwww, perfect MsMary, vary sweet !! ❤️
    Hugs Frenchie

  2. Michelle Quinno

    I love the grown up version! The color combo and stripes are so neat. The past card was adorable too though.

  3. Perfect card! Love the earlier one, too, that’s so cute! Those foam strips for the longer sentiments are awesome to use! Thanks for sharing that, I need to remember to use them for sentiments as well as the shaker cards! Have a great day!

  4. Great design, great inspiration, great card! This is perfect for a young boy! I love that you’ve added so much color.

  5. Kadie in Arizona

    FANTASTIC card……and I can’t believe Henry is 10 years old……YIKES! LOVE the first card you made for him.

  6. Aww!! Love the card you made for Henry back when he was a little boy, how adorable is that !!! And the new card is perfect for him now, don’t you wish they stayed little a bit longer? sigh!!
    Awesome cards Mary, thank you for sharing.

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