Birthday Card for Brad

I find that I have a lot of trouble when I'm making cards for a specific person. When I know the person, it's harder for me to figure out the right colors or embellishments or style that fits them. Sometimes I nail it. Sometimes I feel like the card is just ok.

I had to sit and think for awhile about what I wanted to do for a card for Brad. I remembered that I have been saving a Pebbles journaling card that I loved for the perfect layout, and thought that it might be nice to use it on Brad's card.

This is the first time that I recall ever using a 3x4 journaling card on a greeting card. Once I chose it, I then found other papers that I thought went well, but weren't too feminine. Making a masculine card can be tough, especially when you want it to be special (like for your spouse) but not too sappy.

In the end, I think everything came together quite nicely. I love how the journaling card and the other 3x4 card which I cut from patterned paper look on the front of the card:

And the inside says:

We'll be celebrating both Brad's and Summer's birthdays while we're in Disney (Summer was born on his birthday, how cool is that?). I'll show you Summer's card next week on the blog. I have some special things planned for their birthday - dinner at the new restaurant Be Our Guest, and later, a Wishes fireworks cruise!

Supplies used in this card:

Stampin' Up! Notable Alphabet stamp set
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray card stock
Stampin' Up! Real Red and Baja Breeze ink
American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray paper stack
Studio Calico Abroad paper stack
Recollections It's My Party stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
EK Success Notebook border punch
Enamel dots


  1. I may have to just scraplift you - my hubby's bday is today and I have not made him a card. Been thinking about it all week and cannot for the life of me come up with anything!