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Happy Birthday :: Masculine Style

Hey there, Bleeps! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I got the chance to head over to Archiver's in Raleigh and enjoyed a good hour and half visit there! I took my time, perused the aisles and even picked up patterned paper, a rare purchase for myself! I plan to share a few of my purchases with you on Wednesday. So, look for that later this week!

Last night, I started working on a card and couldn't finish it because I was too tired. I thought I would wake up early enough to finish it this morning, but that did not happen either! So, here is a card I made last weekend. It's a masculine birthday card that feels so 'natural.'

I'll be back tomorrow to share the infamous card that I cannot quite finish! It's not even a difficult one! :)

Take care and thanks for visiting!


(1) Create a 5.5” square card base.
(2) Trim patterned paper block and adhere to card front.
(3) Trim cream cardstock block, stamp text background and ink.
(4) Stamp leaves and sentiment, then mat on olive cardstock block.
(5) Add twine and buttons.
(6) Mat on navy cardstock.
(7) Pop off card front.


Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - background basics (text style) + turning a new leaf; Waltzingmouse - say it with style (sentiment)
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - ripe avocado + enchanted evening; Hero Arts - latte; Ranger - antique linen
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + ripe avocado + enchanted evening;
Patterned Paper :: My Mind’s Eye - abbey road (lucky me open toed)
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - buttons + twine


Hannah said...

Love that leaf stamp! So pretty!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Ashley this is so pretty. Love it!

Jessica said...

This card is a great Masculine birthday. Love the colors :)

Kathy said...

Wow Ashley this is STUNNING!!!!!!!

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - Ashley this is wonderful. What a perfect card.

Anonymous said...

Ashley, this card is just "masculinely" gorgeous! I Love it!

Courtney Baker said...

So right up my alley!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty! LOL, can you say that about a masculine card? :) Love, love, love the colors!

Janelle said...

Love that color combination. Great card!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Ashley! Love the colours you used.

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Alice said...

gorgeous card! fabulous design!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Really beautiful, such perfect touches for a masculine card!!

Naltya said...

As soon as I saw this card on Nicole Heady's blog, I was in shock. It's so beautiful : the colors, the balance and the stamps you used !!!
I find it absolutely gorgeous !!!

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