Monday, January 13, 2014

Masculine birthday card



Today is my middle brother's 30th birthday, so I made him this card. It worked perfectly with this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge. 

This week's challenge called for a birthday card with numbers on it. I used the Frightful Affair cartridge for the numbers and Birthday Bash for the 'it's your birthday' lettering. Who knew these cards would go together so well? I love when that happens!

Now, the patterned paper is a retired paper pack that I really loved called L8TR SK8TR. The colors are so bright and cheerful, but masculine. I am not great at making masculine cards, but this paper makes it a little easier to do.








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46 comments:

Crystal said...

Awesome .... I need to make some birthdays for my grands that are coming up really quickly.

Joan Smith said...

What a neat masculine bday card great colors and papers & I too love it when cartridges work together as I am huge fan of using multiple cartridges when I make my LO's or a card. Just is too much fun always with my Cricut.

Melissa said...

Love this card!! Masculine ones are so hard to come up with!

Carrie R. said...

Great masculine card! I am glad I am not the only one who finds masculine cards challenging! I love the paper, too bad it's retired!

Kim Lundstrom said...

Love the card! Thanks for the idea!

Kim Lundstrom

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful colors for a masculine card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Stephanie said...

Great guy card. Love the colors. Great font, too. Sentiment is fab.

Sue D said...

Great masculine card. I like the sentiments and the papers.

1Happy Mimi said...

Great "guy" card; and the colors are great. Love the stamped sentiment!

Brenda said...

I love this card Melanie! I love how you used these two carts together, how fun and so fabulous! Hugs!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Your brother will love it! Awesome job.

Martha Herrera said...

Great card!
I always struggle with masculine cards.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy:) said...

I love this! What a great card!
Thanks for sharing with all of us.
Kathy:)

LST in Colorado said...

Great card! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has difficulty creating a masculine card. This one is awesome, many thanks for sharing.

Megan H. said...

I love the colors on this card. I think it is great that you show how you can mix totally different cartridges too---no limits. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

cmarie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I so need masculine cards. We have always had men and boys and are just starting to get a few girls added to the mix. After 50 some odd years it's about time, lol.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an idea for a guy card. This will work for boys too old for the "cutesie" cards.
Donna K U

Betsy said...

Great masculine card and I love that "the party is on" stamp!

Jayne said...

Fabulous card Melanie. Love the colours and the phrase. I used Birthday Bash but missed the phrase!!! Lol. I need to look at the phrases as I'm rubbish at that!

Vanessa said...

Nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Coelle said...

You are right...masculine cards are difficult to create...this one is perfect!!! GREAT card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fun card! Perfect for a guy!

sam l said...

It is so hard for me to do cards for guys. Thanks for showing a nice card we can do

Vickie said...

perfect since I do need a masculine Birthday card. Great project for Monday.


Vickie Bryan

K and P's Mom said...

It really is hard to do a masculine card. I like the one you just did.
Mary O'Neal

Mollie said...

Great color scheme, Melanie! They are perfect for a masculine card! Great job this week with the challenge!

Emily - Mollie's Motif

Heather said...

Great inspiration!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

flscraplady said...

Great Card!

Peg Toth said...

a very nice card. Hope your brother appreciates it as much as we do. Thanks.

Barbara Hart said...

Love how you used gray with the green and turquoise. Beautiful colors and great design. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Loved the phillips head screw! Other than my husband, I struggle with masculine cards.
Tami Moss
doghousecreations@comcast.net

Crystal said...

I, too, have trouble coming up with masculine cards. Even when I use more "masculine" colors I tend to want to fru-fru then up. Great inspiration. Thanks!

Jaren said...

Very nice card! Love the phrase cut on it!

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Pam MacKay said...

Fantastic masculine card! I love the added sentiment too!

Cheryl W said...

Love your 30th birthday card! Now, if I only knew someone who was having a significant birthday soon - you know - one of those birthday's that ends in a 0!

Caroline said...

I think this is such a perfect masculine card. The colors are awesome and I love your card design!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a perfect masculine card !!!! I love the design !!! The papers sure are perfect for this !!! Have a wonderful day !!

Hugs,
Mayra
MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Fabulous masculine card Melinda!! Love the papers. :)

Rose said...

Great Masculine card!Masculine cards are so hard,your card would make a perfect paintball card!My son always went with the church to a paintball park,I need to kept this card in mind for his B-day!GREAT JOB!Thanks for the idea & a chance to win small talk frames & tags cartridge !!!
Rosebud222222222

Jody smith said...

Love it!

Laura Pizz said...

Love this card! Great job! ~Laura

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great masculine birthday card.

Scrapping Girl said...

Great colors and nice simple design for the masculine cards-those ARE the hardest to make! It's hard to leave off all the ribbon and bling!
:)
Michelle

jabs said...

I have a hard time with masculine cards too, but I love the "epic" splash!! Great job!

moknowsall said...

All your cards this week aRe awesome. So funny that we both made a 30th birthday card. Mine is for my daughter who is turning 30 in a few weeks.

Maureen

 
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