This was my final masculine birthday card in October, and it is for another nephew-in-law. Jared's birthday falls almost at the very end of the month! I didn't have time to get it posted in October, so I thought I'd throw it in November!
I had a card in my stash that I made about a year ago, and I have always liked it, but its sentiment was Happy Thanksgiving. That is one occasion that I have not added to my To Do Cardmaking List (thank goodness)! I would probably enjoy making them, because it would give me another excuse to make fall cards, but with all my October birthdays, I don't think I need an excuse for more . . . do you?
After eye-balling the card, I realized I could change the sentiment as I had already been doing on some of the cards I borrowed someone else's layout and their card was for Thanksgiving, Gratitude, or Thanks, and then it could be used for a birthday. It does have a bit of a floral background . . . taking away from the masculine these and the mason jar lid had a companion floral print. I decided to change up the lid paper to a geometric design, which was a bit more masculine and then to also pink the bottom of the die, rather than leave the curves, because the curves leaned toward a ruffled look. (I did not want a ruffle appearance.) I also added a fuzzy knot on my twine. With these changes, so you think it will suit a macho Army guy. I think so . . . he's a Dad to three lovely daughter, and he seems to have a soft heart!
Paper: SU cardstock: Always Artichoke, Midnight Muse, Naturals White; Pattern dsp: Comfort Cafe. Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Day of Gratitude Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard. Dies: SU Framelit - The Cannery. Punches: SU Modern Labels; Word Window. (Inside: EK Medium Scallop Corner). Other: SU: 1/2" Scallop Dot ribbon/ More Mustard. May Arts Twine. Computer-made sentiment.