Masculine birthday card

It’s so tempting to use browns with all masculine cards but I had to make a birthday card for a friend who I think would suit something a bit more of a clean and trendy in style rather than rugged.  And do you notice something? Ribbon and rhinestone on a masculine card, yeah I’m really living on the wild side now aren’t I?  Yep, I made the executive decision that it was perfectly fine to use ribbon as long as there were no bows and fine to use a rhinestone tastefully 😉   I think that embellishment looks like a nice cufflink anyway.

seans card 2010

Here’s something else too… I usually reserve gingham paper for feminine cards like this one but in this case I think it goes well with the stripes and fits in fine with the masculine look.  I find it interesting that the same paper can be used on a woman’s card and a masculine card and still fit in well – gotta love versatility.

So do you think this card is still masculine despite the ribbon, rhinestone and gingham?

Here’s a list of the Stampin’ Up! products I’ve used in this card

Rubber Stamps:
Birthday Block (single stamp!)

Baja Breeze

Cardstock & Paper:
Baja Breeze
Kiwi Kiss
Basic Gray textured
Urban Garden
Sweet Slumber Textured Designer Series Paper
Whisper White

Hooray Designer Hardware (Autumn/Winter 2010 Mini catalogue)
Clear Rhinestone Brad

Crop-a-dile (for the jumbo eyelet)


SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals


  1. Karyn S says

    This is a fabulous masculine card! I spent all of tuesday making a heap (well 8) of cards for men. I find it quite difficult and I probably dont enjoy it as much as making female cards. There seem to be limited stamps and papers available. definitely the larger sentiment stamps work well, as well as striped papers!

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