Happy Suited Birthday!

I mentioned on a post a couple of weeks ago that I struggle when making masculine cards. Which is still the case and even with a gorgeous suite such as ‘Well Suited’, I still find it takes me some time to bring a project together. However, this card came to me quite quickly and was put together in less than 10 minutes.

The vanilla panel in the middle gave me enough white space so the Paisley pattern on the Designer Series Paper (DSP) didn’t overwhelm, but then also somewhere for me to play my bow ties and sentiment.

Now I’m not sure who I’m going to give this too, but I have a masculine Birthday card prepped and in my stash ready for when I need it!

Do you find making masculine card more difficult?

Best Wishes,

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Boyish Birthday


Do you find that you struggle to make male orientated cards or projects. Those where a flowery Designer Series Paper (DSP) just won’t suit the recipient. As a mum of three children, two of those being boys, I sometimes find myself struggling for a theme to make a card for them. Now they’re no longer babies, it’s even harder to make a more male orientated card.

I’ve found that as long as you have the right colour combination, the card can suit both males and females – unless of course, you’ve got OTT on the flowers etc. This card could be made in any colour combination to suit both males and females.

This one is made with Pacific Point and Smokey Slate – two colours which I think go brilliantly together and follow the male theme I wanted. As a lot of my Designer Series Paper (DSP) is flowery or Christmas, I used an embossing folder to add a bit of texture and design to the card front. Then finished it with some candles and a ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the xx Stamp Set.

What colour combinations do you use for your male inspired projects?

Best Wishes,

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