Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nephew-in-law #2 Also Has An October Birthday!

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.

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