Thursday, April 21, 2016

Seize the Birthday, April 21

              It's Thursday, and time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge
 I would like to welcome our surprise quest for the Months on April and May...... Patti  you can check out her blog here. stationeryStyles blog

 There are no toppings for this challenge. 

As always, the only real requirement for playing along is to have a birthday theme.  All the details for playing along and the rest of the gorgeous design team creations are on the blog.  

Here is my example

I needed a Birthday card for my husband who has an April Birthday.  I have trouble with masculine cards so I got inspiration from Pinterest. 

Here is what I used:
Gina K Design card stock in Kraft
Corrugated neutrals, silver foil and blue and silver glitter paper
DieNamics Stitched Stars die
PaperTrey Ink Give Me a Hand stamp ( sentiment)
Circle die cut 
Ribbon from my stash and splatters for blue watercolor. 

 Hope you have time to join in the challenge.  Check out what the other designers have done at Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  



  1. Love your masculine card Barbara. Great design.

  2. Oh wow, this is just awesome!!! LOVE all the textures and colors, it's a perfect man card. The foil, the corrugated paper, the glitter paper, everything just goes together beautifully. And I love the stars and twine....oh, and the splatters. This is a work if art!!!

  3. Oh, Barb, I love this card for the great texture and the stars too! What a great masculine card (those I really struggle with - no kidding, right? Haha!). You've done this beautifully! Hugs!

  4. That is a wonderful masculine card design. Great colors chosen for it too!

  5. LOVE those glorious pierced stars, they look like silver leather....pretty cool! It's a fantastic masculine card. The texture and those splatters really look awesome, love them! Great sparkle through the paper and the foil. Happy Birthday, Tom....April is full of Tom's birthdays! :)

  6. This card is super Barbara! Love the corrugated background and those shiny stars! I am sure hubby loved it! Let me know if you're crafting this weekend maybe we could chat! HUGS!

  7. This is fantastic! Love the stars and the pretty splatters!

  8. What a perfect guy card!! I bet your hubby loved it! : ) If you have to get older what a wonderful way to celebrate it!!


  9. I have the same problem ... prepare masculine card.
    Your card is fantastic!

  10. What a fun card! Love the corrugated background and those shiny stars :)