Monday, 3 July 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Male Birthday Card

Today, I have another of last month's birthday cards I made for my God-daughter's
husband, who celebrated his 40th birthday.

I started by embossing a frame directly onto the base card, then die cut two of the smaller
stitched label dies, and adhered them onto the embossed frame with 3D foam squares.
Next, I cut two number 40's, one in gold mirri card, the other in the brown card,
and glued them onto the label, slightly off-setting them.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Labels 1
Stitched Label dies - from The Works
Trim Craft First Edition - Number and Date Dies
Die'Sire - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist of Embossing
Crafting with Dragonflies - Punches and/or Dies
Crafty Friends - Man or Boy
Little Red Wagon - Three of a Kind (3 dies)
Scrapyland - Embossing/Heat or Dry
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with an option - Use Die Cuts
That's Crafty - Keep it Simple

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


  1. Perfect card for the occasion Janice, I'm sure it was well received. Many Thanks for sharing with us all and joining in with the That's Crafty *Keep it Simple* Blog Challenge...
    Tracey x

  2. A wonderful card Janice, I love the embossed frame.

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Janice, You have a wonderful clean design here! I think embossing your frame was such a unique idea! Thank you for joining Crafting with Dragonflies - Punches or Dies Challenge! Please also visit Paper Craft Happy Challenges! -DT

  4. A CAS beauty Janice! The embossed frame is such a great idea!

  5. A perfect CAS masculine card, Janice. Embossing the frame give the card a really elegant look. I picked up a set of the stitched labels dies from The Works a few days ago. I was impressed how well they cut for such a bargain price. xx

  6. Simple and chic birthday card! I love it!

  7. A simple but perfect card, Janice! How gorgeous!

  8. A super card Janice, your embossed frame is perfect - a fabulous CAS design.
    Pauline -
    Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Fabulous card for a male 40th Janice.
    Pam x

  10. Love the simplicity of this card Janice, yet it's so effective. Shabneez x

  11. Not only clean and simple, but I find it elegant too! It's perfect for a masculine birthday card and if you change up the colors it would work well for a feminine one too! It's a great classic design!

  12. Brilliant 40th birthday card for a male. Love the embossing.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Simple and elegant!!!

    Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  14. Super card! The combination of dies is just perfect!

    Thanks for your kind words at Little Red Wagon. I'm so sorry to read that you also lost your husband recently. The heartache is excruciating...

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

    Small Bits of Paper

  15. that embossed framing is so cool, I always forget to give that a try, terrific idea for offsetting the numbers too, great masculine card!

  16. Say's it all really. Great male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Susan DT


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