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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

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