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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

Recently our local library held its semi-annual book sale, and I bought several books that I thought I could use for my cards. I needed a birthday card for my son-in-law, whose family is of Irish descent. I looked through the atlas I bought and found this great map of Ireland which became the background for my card. I also used a large piece of the Atlantic Ocean for the blue background!

When I was blog-hopping, I noticed that the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog's challenge was "It's a Man's World, " so I thought this card would be perfect! Besides the map, I used SU's Old Olive cardstock and SU's Sincere Salutations birthday stamp which I stamped in SU's Basic Black ink. The ribbon and thread are from Michael's, and the button was an "extra" that was attached to a sweater I bought!


  1. Beth, this is SO CLEVER and wonderful! You have simply become an amazing paper crafter!! Just fabulous :)

  2. wow Beth...this is a real masculine card!!

    thanks for joining Sweet Stampin!

    xxx Margreet

  3. Does your jumper have any spare buttons?! This whole card is just amazing, I'm so glad you happened along Sweet Stampin. Thank you so much for joining us. x

  4. WOW!~ What a really great card! this is very creative! i really love it! Gorgeous! Colors are great and colored in so well! Love your DP! Great image! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
    I invite you to hop on over and enter in my candy give away!!