I don’t know why, but masculine birthday cards seem to always be a struggle for me! 🤷🏼♀️ How about you? Please tell me I’m not the only one!!
I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today that are great for all the boys on your card list.
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This first card is perfect for all those building block lovers whether they are young or a little older. 😉 I know I’ve seen cards like this before, so if you’ve made one like it please know that I’m not trying to claim the idea as my own – I just can’t remember where I’ve seen it! This is my take on your great idea. 😊
I made my building blocks by cutting 2 yellow 1.25 inch squares, 1 blue rectangle (1 by 1.5 inches), and 1 yellow rectangle (1.25 by 2 inches). Using a 3/8 inch hole punch, I punched circles from matching card stock and attached them to the pieces using foam tape.
I embossed a piece of blue card stock with a zig zag embossing folder and attached it to a white card. I layered yellow and red card stock on top of the blue piece.
I stamped “happy birthday” on a piece of white card stock with blue ink and attached it to the card. The stamp is from the Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes set from Unity Stamp Company. I attached the red block to the card and then added the blue and yellow blocks with foam tape.
This next card is super quick and easy to make. First I punched balloon shapes from blue and green card stock. The punch I used is discontinued but this one or this one would work great.
I used a very old stamp from my collection to stamp the background with green ink onto a piece of white card stock, going about half way down. (Here’s a background stamp that would be fun on this card.) Then I stamped “happy birthday” with green ink. This is another old stamp but here is something similar.
I attached one blue balloon directly to the stamped piece and then attached the other 2 balloons with foam tape, slightly overlapping the blue balloon. Using a fine tip black pen, I drew the balloon strings. I attached a piece of blue card stock to a white card and then attached the balloon piece.
I hope these inspire you in the struggle to make masculine cards! 😊 They were really fun to make!