Sunday, May 15, 2016

Manly Birthday Card

Hello! We are having some lovely weather this weekend in Oklahoma. This mornings entertainment has been a nest of mocking birds who are almost ready to leave the nest. They are making all kinds of noise and moving around a lot. I keep watching to see if I can spy one flying away. It's been fun watching the parents catch bugs and take it to the babies. The nest is right outside my front window in a large Privet. When I'm at the computer I have a front row seat to all the action.

Okay, onto this Manly Birthday Card. This month we are celebrating my dad, brother and father-in-laws birthdays, so I need several Manly Birthday Cards. The image used is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it's called Charlie Birthday. Copic markers were used to color the image and I added some glossy accents to the balloon. The image was die cut using a cross stitched oval by My Favorite Things. The image was matted to a slightly larger oval cut using Fiskars deckle decorative scissors.  All patterned paper is from The Paper Loft from the Persnickety collection. I really love the colors in this paper collection, they are perfect for manly cards.  The layout is from the current Stella Says Sketch challenge. To add some detail I added some buttercream twine from The Twinery, three large olive rhinestones and the sentiment is from The Itty Bitty Banners stamp set by Stampin' Up! That's it!

This Manly Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. This is so cute! Love all the components. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Awww this is so cute Andrea, I love that Bugaboo image and your gorgeous papers! Thanks so much for joining us over at Alphabet challenge blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. This is adorable, Andrea. Love this fun Bugaboo image. Great papers and take on the sketch. Thanks for joining Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug this month!

  4. This is such a fun card. Love that funny little pup, he has real personality, especially as beautifully colored as he is. Your mix of patterned papers is outstanding. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  5. Funny card and super design for man or boy at MAWTT. Thanks for joining us. Zx

  6. The image is so funny - and I like all the papers and accents you selected to enhance this card.

  7. Fab image on your lovely card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  8. Such a brilliant card! I love these papers and your image is smashing. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  9. Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge F for Furry Friends. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  10. Great card, i love the paper! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  11. Hello
    Fabulous card...
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  12. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Love the masculine look, Charlie looks ready to party! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

  14. What a super card for a man! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation in our Stella Says Sketch challenge this month. Please join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  15. Love this card - what a great boy card! The papers are terrific too!
    Thanks so much for joining the May Stella Says Sketch challenge with Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug! We hope you'll join us this week for our new Anything Goes Challenge as well as our Stella Says Sketch June Challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!


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