Friday, August 20, 2010

Blue and Brown Birthday Card

Did I say I had 10 birthday cards to make?  I thought of 4 more.  This one is for a dear friend of my husband.  He's my friend too but he was especially loyal to Ben during his illness. 

I've heard and read a lot of card makers say how difficult it is to make masculine cards.  It is for me.  I've given it some thought and tried to understand why.  I don't know if this could have anything to do with it or not, but could it be that we feel the male doesn't appreciate our efforts as much as our female counterparts?  However, there are some very gifted men on the Cricut Message Board and that are part of blogs, i.e., Bobby Hardgrave of the Cricut Couple.  They would definitely appreciate our efforts.  Hmmmmm....did I just go around in a circle?  What's your opinion?
Back to the card.....This card is 5X6.75.  The background paper and the striped paper is My Mind's Eye.  I got it a while back on clearance rack at HL.  The solids are from a stack I picked up at Big Lots.  I cut the two center blocks at 3" and 2.75" and layered them.  I cut the center strip at 5X1.75 and 4.75X1.5.  I added brads and pen stitching.  The stars are cut from Celebrations cartridge.  The Happy Birthday is cut from Beyond Birthdays.

Thank you for visiting our blog.  God Bless.  Peggy


  1. Great card Peggy and it does make a wonderful guy card

  2. I think it's just wonderful Peggy. Being a guy... I would love to receive it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Most Sincerely,


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