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Boyish Birthday Cards




I need to build up my stock of birthday cards, especially ones that can be used for men or boys. When I was looking through my files I found this word art that was a freebie on Melissa's blog at the end of March. After I pulled out some DP I wanted to use, I was able to color the word art and make 2 cards pretty quickly. I love quick cards! I purposely stayed away from large embellishments so that they would be easy to mail. To keep them from being too plain I used paper piercing and faux stitching.
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Speaking of birthdays (boy, am I the queen of smooth or what?)(don't answer that) remember we have big plans next week to celebrate the first birthday of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. You can see my post HERE for more details, but Lindsay has a lot of fun stuff planned. Even though it is LSS's birthday, we are getting the goodies with the chance to get freebies and win prizes.

Thank you for looking!

Challenges for these cards:

Supplies:

  • Images: Happy Birthday freebie word art from Meljen's Designs
  • CS & Papers: My Mind's Eye Where the Heart Is, Georgia Pacific CS, misc green and brown CS
  • Inks: Distress Inks in Tea Dye (used only for sponging on first card)
  • Tools & Embellishments: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper piercer, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip marker (for faux stitching)
  • Techniques: Faux stitching, paper piercing

Comments

Alison said…
I love the one with the distressed edges! These are nice!
Linda L said…
Great card Cheryl, I am glad you are getting the male birthday card stash worked on.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS and at my blog for my celebration.
I will check out Lindsay's.
Good luck it is a great paper package this week at SSDS.
{{Linda}}
Karin said…
These cards are so fun! Great paper choice and I like the texture they have :)
Dawn said…
You are SMOOTH!!!
I like the boy card idea, I also struggle with male and young boy.
Have a great weekend
Kendra said…
I really like the paper combo for the first card. The distressing works really well with them. Thanks for playing with us this week at SSDS!
these are both fabulous! love the distressing on the first one and the colors on both are wonderful!
Inger said…
These are both so lovely!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

greetings, Inger
~Christina~ said…
These are so awesome and the colors are fabulous. I absolutely adore them :)
Kerry said…
Fab colours and perfect for men. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.
Joanne Gilch said…
Cheryl, what a great mind!! Boy cards and easy on the ole pocketbook...low stampage!!!! Your cards are fabulous...the colors, the layering,etc.
Lisa said…
Gorgeous cards! So glad you could join us at Polly Craft Challenge this week! Hope to see you back soon!
Lesley said…
Great cards Cheryl, fab colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx
Marlene said…
FANTASTIC! Gosh, I so need to build my stash of boy cards, too - but I really suck at making those!
Terrific "boy" card! I too, never have enough of these!!! Love the birthday lettering!!! Maria
Gina said…
Great colors! I love that combo of colors for cards for men and boys. I love the stripes too!
Lindsay Weirich said…
Beautiful cards! A great one to have on hand!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Super designs on both cards. The colors, papers and delightful stamp really go well together.
Kris L said…
Great boy/male cards. Thank you so much playing along with us at the Polkadoodle Challenge this week.
paperpedaler said…
Love the distressed card! Love how you stitched around the edges.
Wow, I love these designs! I'm so bad at masculine cards, I always admire them when I see them! Yours are great! I love all the detail you added, too!
Tip Top said…
Lovely colours! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!
Tammy said…
I love both of these card girl!!! I really love that image and your DP is WONDERFUL!!! I also have this image so thank you for the inspiration!!!
Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.
Rhonda said…
Great cards! I especially like the fact they are good boy cards. I always need boy cards. You always do such a fabulous job!
Kathy said…
Great boy cards. Love the simple layouts, perfect for a boy or man.
Sheryl said…
Love these birthday cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Popsicles!!

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