Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday Card for a Man

My brother-in-law's birthday is on Friday, and here's the card I made for him.

This is an A2 card, using kraft cardstock as the base.  Cut the plaid paper 1/4" smaller.  The tag is from Wrap It Up cartridge, cut at 5" fit to length which made it 2-3/4" tall. Was looking for the right brads to put in the holes on each end and decided to use these metal oval letters I've had in my stash forever.  His name is Ed, so I thought this worked!  "Stitched" around the tag with a gold pen and highlighted the flames.  The Happy Birthday is a Fiskars stamp, and the sentiment inside was typed on my computer.  Thanks for stopping by!

I want to enter this card into the following challenge:
Celebrate the Occasion - man birthday card using metal


  1. A really great masculine birthday card! I find these hard to do- and you did it very well :)Amy

  2. What an awesome, masculine birthday card, Pat! I agree with Amy...I have such trouble making these. You did a fabulous job! The letter brads that spell his name are so perfect! Love it :) And thank you for entering my My Memories Suite giveaway!! :D


  3. Great man card!

  4. Hi Pat, fabulous masculine card for your brother-in-law!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!

  5. Awesome man card Pat!! I like the pattern paper, stitching and the metal oval letters. Great touch! You should go enter this at Celebrate the Ocassions challenge!
    Good luck!
    Sherrie K

  6. Great card!!So manly!! :) Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  7. Great card...Sometimes it can be hard to make a boyish card, but you have done such a great job with this.


  8. Great card.Thnks for playing at CTO this week.
    Jayne x

  9. Such an elegant card. Great job

  10. Love the simple image with the wonderful DP's, really great masculine card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  11. What a wonderful man card! I love the oval letters that spell his name! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  12. Great card. Thanks for playing along at CTO

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  14. I love the plaid on the background paper!

    Thanks for sharing at CTO!
    Every week I have a link up and you can share your projects!
    Check it out here! we do it again!

    "Crafting Misfit"

  15. Cute card!
    Love your paper choices!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  16. I really love the colors you used!! I always find it difficult to create manly cards.

    Great job!

  17. Ooo I love those little oval letters. LOVE using up the stash. The candles look great and I love the light stitching on the dark card. Another fabulous job! Where have I been? I am heading into blog abyss I have been gone so long! x


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