Have a Manly Birthday!

Have a Manly Birthday!
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Making a “guy” card is always a challenge because it’s more satisfying for me to make a card with flowers, ribbon, gems, and other uber girly embellishments.  Here’s a card I made for a guy, and at first I thought it would be funny to write: “Happy Birthday to a Real Tool!” but that wouldn’t be very nice.  I can’t put stereotypical tools, dogs, or fishing tackle boxes on every masculine card I make, but this theme seemed appropriate for the recipient.

I know I should have stamped the sentiment instead of written it, but I don’t have stamp letters that small.  Plus, it was 1:00 a.m. and who thinks clearly at that time of the morning?  OK, maybe you, but I don’t.

Masculine Birthday Card with Tools

Masculine Birthday Card with Tools

Supplies Used:

CTMH “Tool Time” My Acrylics stamps / Dew Drop VersaMagic “Tea Leaves” Chalk Ink /Scotch puffy tape / Chocolate ZIG Writer marker / Copper or brass colored brads / Dark green cardstock from JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts / Provo Craft Wood Grain paper / Conqueror Diamond White 118.3# cardstock

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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