Boys Birthday Gift

It seems like I get stumped when making cards for boys, teens, and men.  So, when I get stuck I always try to think of fabrics used in men’s clothing such as; denim, tweeds, pinstripes, etc.  That seems to always get me started.  Dig deep down into your stash of crafting supplies and see what you can come up with.

Birthday Gift

While coloring his shorts, I wanted them to look like denim. Using the paper Blueberry Brown Bag from The Paper Temptress, I ran this through my die machine with Papertrey Ink’s Linen Impression Plate.   I shaded the edges with Denim Distress ink and stitched all around it.  Adding some gold brads made the pants look like the rivets you see on jeans.  On the reverse side of the paper is a different color,and looks exactly like a brown paper bag.  I used it to paper piece the gift box he is holding.  Adding a cute little ticket stamp just added the last touch to the card.  Ok…now we have to say making masculine cards isn’t all that hard.  I would like to thank Katarina Menzies for this adorable creation and sharing her great inspiration with us.

Creativity involves breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.

Thanks you for stopping by.  Have a very creative day.



Big present Lili of the Valley     Grunge Ticket Lili of the Valley     Set 7 circular sentiments Lili of the Valley


  • Love Letter  (Tuskineko Memento Ink pp-tsme302 $5.19)
  • Teal Zeal  (Tuskineko Memento Ink  pp-tsme602 $5.19)
  • Faded Jeans  (Tim Holtz Ranger  TIM21452 $6.19)

Love Letter Memento Ink     Teal Zeal Memento Ink     Faded Jeans Distress Ink Tim Holtz


Blueberry Brown Paper bag Paper     Desert Storm Kraft Paper     Whisper White Paper


Fiskars Circle Punch       Colored Pencils Martha Stewart     Copic

Labels twenty-five Spellbinders     Sukura Glaze Pens Gold Brads

Papertrey Ink Impression Plates

From your own stash: Stripe Ribbon