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Quick and Simple Masculine Birthday card

Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining me!! I have a quick and simple masculine birthday card to share with you so let's jump right in!! I did use my Cricut to cut out the balloon image but there is a die that would make a similar card.

I cut the balloon image out using three of Simon Says Stamps cardstocks, Ivory, Fog, and Island blue using my Cricut and an image from Design Space but there is a die set from Concord & 9th that would work very similarly. As I always prefer, I cut down my cardstock before I began, I have an A2 sized base with a black matte 1/8 inch smaller than my base and my panel is 1/8 inch smaller than my black matte.

I used a cloud stencil from My Favorite things, a blending tool from Scrapbook, and Tumbled Glass Oxide ink to create a background for my balloon. I adhered the layers of my balloon together with some Nuvo Deluxe glue and adhered my panels down. I used the Concord & 9th Happy Balloon Dies for the string coming off my balloon and cut it out of SSS fog cardstock and added that to my card.

I didn't like how the tail looked when I added it on top of my balloon so I did add a couple of Moonstone sequins, you can tell me if you think that it still qualifies as a masculine card as I did add some sequins. If you want to watch an in-depth look at my card please check out the full video tutorial below.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again very soon !!


100lb black cardstock (matte)

100lb white cardstock (base)

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (50 pack)

Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (25 pack)

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink

My Favorite Things Cloud Stancil

Simon Says Stamp Ivory Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Cardstock

Concord & 9th Happy balloon dies

Tim Holtz Trimmer

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Assorted sequins

Studio Katia Embellishment wand

Studio Katia Triangle Tray

Gemini Go

Reversible tweezers

Blending tool & Foam

Glossy Accents

Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Greetings

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