Birthday – Masculine but Sentimental

Today’s card is a birthday card for my little brother – who’s not so little anymore!  He’ll be 29 this Saturday – I can’t believe it!  I attempted to make this card look masculine – but I’m not so sure it turned out that way.  Regardless, Greg will understand why.  Our mom LOVED apples – they were everywhere in the house we grew up in, so when we see an apple, we think of her.  I just wanted Greg to know that she’ll be with him on his birthday, and what better way than to include the apple stamp from  the Tart & Tangy stamp set and the beautiful red of Cherry Cobbler (one of the new colors)!

I used both sizes of the square punches, but rounded opposite corners with the corner rounder punch.  All four pieces are popped up on dimensionals.  Don’t you love the color combo?  I used the new Color Coach which recommended Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, and River Rock (although I substituted Crumb Cake/Kraft).  For the bow, I created a Stay Put bow – check my Tutorials links on the left for a great video of how to make one.

Stamp Sets Tart & Tangy, With All My Heart, Thankful Thinking, Wow Flowers
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
Paper Crumb Cake (Kraft), Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4″ Square Punch, 1-3/8″ Square Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Silver Brads

2 thoughts on “Birthday – Masculine but Sentimental

  1. I think I might just have an apple now LOL. This is a fun card, bright, but not too bright for a masculine card. I like how you round 2/4 corners. That makes a nice effect.

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