This card was created for a Free For all Challenge on SCS. Jeanne challenged us to make a masculine card. I tried to do so by using no ribbon, no flowers and dark patterned paper. I think I messed it up a bit when I added the scalloped edge, but I just couldn’t help myself.


The card base is a 7″ x 8″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. The edges of a 4″ x 7″ piece of October Afternoon Hometown paper were sanded, sponged with Antique Linen and a border was stitched on the edges before it was adhered to the card front.

A 1 7/8″ x 7″ piece of the same Hometown paper (other side) was sanded, sponged with Antique Linen and was stitched to a wider Very Vanilla cardstock strip that had been cut with Jumbo Scallop Borderabilities.

The sentiment is from the Our Craft Lounge set Say it Big. It was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink on a 1 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Kraft cardstock. The edges were distressed and a row was pierced under the saying. The card needed some kind of embellishment, so I opted for two ivory buttons that were threaded with linen colored Burlap string.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “Big Birthday Wishes”

  1. This is really handsome, Beate! The designer paper is beautiful. Fabulous stitching and distressing, as always! My fave are the buttons and twine. Perfect embellishments!!

  2. This is so awesome, Beate! I love this card! The size paper, the border, and those buttons! 🙂

  3. Just FAB my friend! I think it’s still totally masculine with the scallops!!! LOVE this!

  4. This is awesome! Love the colours and it’s a perfect masculine card!

  5. I can tell you, once there’s no ribbon I don’t think DH would the scallops at all :D. I like the way you have the twine coming out from the buttons and tucked under at the edges.

  6. You silly!!! You did not mess up by using the scallop edge…LOL…you made this masculine indeed with your papers distressing and that burlap string! Perfectly done girl!

  7. I love this!! Very masculine, if you ask me!!

  8. Awesome colors Beate. And I love the buttons and twine!

  9. I like this card a lot! Very masculine.

  10. The scallop just makes for a very classy and elegant masculine card! It’s a perfect card, Beate! Love the papers, and your button technique is wonderful – gotta try that! Great card, my friend 🙂

  11. Fantastic! I say it’s plenty masculine! Love the added buttons!

  12. Are you kidding the scallop looks terrific! It adds and elegant touch.

  13. love your splash of color, like the piercing under the sentiment too!

  14. Zauberhaft … eine traumhaft schöne Karte liebe Beate *schwärm*

    Eine schöne Woche
    wünscht Dir

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