Monday, April 15, 2013

Super Simple Masculine Birthday Cards




I needed some masculine birthday cards to add to my stash.  I have concluded that most men really do not appreciate any additional hard work that goes into making a handmade card.  So I've decided not to bother with stamping or die cutting and let some fun patterned paper do the majority of the work for me.

I just grabbed a Simple Stories Happy Day 6 by 6 paper pad and got to work.  

The card on the left has all 4 corners rounded.  I did some faux stitching with a Stampin' Up marker around the edges.  Other than that it's just 5 pieces of patterned paper.  I started off with the main balloon piece, then added the strip with text and a little border punch look to the left hand side.  I layered a stripe and a polka dot pattern in a strip to run across the card.  Then I finished off with a little design cut out and up on pop dots.

For the card on the right only the top 2 corners are rounded.  I did round all the corners on the "It's Your Day" piece, it's up on pop dots.  The words and letters are just 3 little pieces I cut out and arranged on a dark brown piece of cardstock.

So quick, but still fun since I played for a bit with what pieces to use and how to cut and arrange them.  I think these are great masculine colors and I'm glad to have these ready and waiting in my stash :)

Thanks for visiting!

Amber

10 comments:

Angi Barrs said...

Adorable! Love the letter flashcards!

Margie said...

REALLY CUTE! Love the fun party colors and design!

Creative M said...

Cute & Cool!TFS
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Patricia St Martin said...

Amber, Your cards turned out wonderful. Like the way you let the paper do all the talking, perfect birthday paper and the sentiment turned out so nice. Super job...
Hugs, Patricia

cuilliesocks said...

Great male cards, lovely bright colours, Kate x

Lisa said...

These are so awesome!! I love the designs!! The papers are so fun!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Missy said...

I think I totally agree with you on that, LOL!!! Why do the extra work....they just have no clue, LOL!! These are really cute though, nice and cheery but not over the top, so great for a guy!1

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, cute cards!

Shawnie Bartron said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

~Shawnie B.
http://www.CardsByShawnie.com

Amanda said...

Super Fun Cards!

Scrappy hugs,
Amanda :0)