Thursday, April 16, 2015


I was asked to make a Dad's 80th birthday card for a colleague at work in 'masculine' colours and came up with this...

I've used a very large 8x8 Kraft base to make the card stand out amongst the shop bought cards. The papers are from Papermania's Spots and Stripes metallic capsule collection - I totally love these colours and patterns. The layout is fairly simple but I think the dull gold matting makes it look 'special' enough for such an important milestone birthday.

I've entered this card into the challenges at:

Fab N Funky Challenges - masculine
Crafting For All Seasons - milestone celebrations
The Male Room - use letters or numbers
The Paper Shelter - for the boys

Thanks for popping in



  1. Wonderful masculine card how you did the numbers. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  2. I like the clean, layered look to this card. The colours are super for a guy and I do like the way you've got a drop shadow on the numbers. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  3. Awesome masculine card and layout! Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  4. I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
    Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

  5. 80!!! That's a tough birthday to come up with and you did a smashing job!! Thanks for joining us at the Male Room!

  6. This is a fabulous card - I love your layers and the colours you've used.
    Kath x

  7. Great card and thanks for joning us at Crafting For All Seasons. Carol S.DT

  8. This is perfect = CAS yet so effective. Beautiful colour choices too.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab N Funky.

    Sharon x

  9. I love the colours you have chosen, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

  10. Love your card and thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.

    Hugs, Marianne

  11. A fabulous masculine card, perfect papers and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons.
    I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  12. Stunning layout!! Really like the way you've off-set the die cut numbers and the colors are awesome! Great masculine design!