Birthday card for my boyfriend

by MsSatzy

Wild About You Masculine Birthday Card

Wild About You Masculine Birthday Card

Dear Susan,

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up on the 14th(Jan) and I want to make him a card, to make him feel special. There's no specific theme, but I want it to look soo cute and adorable!!! So pls I'd really appreciate if you can help me with an idea.
Thanks,
MsSatzy

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Dear MsSatzy

Handmade greeting cards make a person feel special all on their own, so you are on the right track already. I know men do like receiving hand crafted birthday cards too.

I know you said you didn't have a special theme in mind, but I would probably try to think of a special interest your boyfriend has as a theme.

For example, does he like cars? Go with a picture of his dream car on the card. Put a little picture of you in the car.

Does he like computers? Use a picture of a computer on the card. Add a photo of you to the computer screen.

Then look for a quote about his special interest (or how about a romantic quote?) But just say his interest was dogs. Type 'dogs + quotes' into Google. You will get links to pages with dog quotes on them. Then you can break the quote into two pieces and use half the quote on the front of the card and half on the inside.

If you want to make a card showing how much you love him, go with the romantic quote idea. Search for 'romantic + quotes' on Google and then decorate your card with hearts. Or put on lipstick and kiss the card! Then you will have your own lip prints showing up on the card which will really make it unique. Just remember family members may see the card, so don't make it too embarrassing :)

I don't know if you have seen this page on PaperCraftCentral about Father's Day/masculine cards? That page may give you some ideas as well.

Many men like a humourous card. If you want to make a funny card, look for 'birthday jokes' on Google and use one of them on the card, along with an image that helps tell the joke.

For the card shown above, I used the 'Wild About You' quote and an image of a penguin and a small heart stamp to create a cloud over his head to make a cute and humorous card for a grown man in my family. He displayed that card for ages because he liked it a lot.

At the moment it seems robot images are popular. There's a cute robot stamp set in the Australian Stampin' Up! catalogue on page 58. Or maybe a sporty card would be more like him? Try page 52 of the same catalogue for some stamp sets you might like.

I hope at least one of these suggestions sparks an idea you would like to use. Do ask more questions or give me more information to help me think of something more specific if you like. And have fun making your card.

Susan

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Feb 12, 2014
Instructions
by: Susan

So glad you like my card! I will give you instructions, yes of course.

I made the card with a stamp set from Stampin' Up! that is now retired. So you will need to find a small penguin stamp, a small circle stamp (dots), a sentiment stamp and a small heart stamp first. You will also need some cardstock and ink in navy, red and yellow tones that coordinate well together. A navy blue marker is also needed.

Then I took a rectangular card base made of Night of Navy cardstock (any navy cardstock should work) and added a square of So Saffron cardstock (find a yellow you like) to the left hand side. I stamped my penguin on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and punched him out with a square punch, then added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock behind the penguin. I added the penguin to the lower left of the card as shown, popping him up off the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then took my heart stamp and inked it up with Real Red ink, then stamped above the penguin in the pattern shown. I then doodled the border with a Night if Navy Stampin' Write marker.

Then I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White cardstock, added some yellow dots with So Saffron ink. I doodled the border with my marker. Then I trimmed and mounted the sentiment on some more Night of Navy cardstock then popped it up on the card base overlapping onto the square So Saffron mat.

I hope that helps!

Susan

Jan 18, 2014
instructions
by: Anonymous

Are there any instructions on how to do that penguin birthday card its so cute and simple for a man since im not that good with crafts :/ thanks a million!

Jan 18, 2014
instructions
by: Anonymous

Are there any instructions on how to do that penguin birthday card its so cute and simple for a man since im not that good with crafts :/ thanks a million!

Jun 08, 2012
i love you baby
by: Hope

happy birthday baby hope ur wishes come true have a good birhtday i love you baby

Jan 04, 2012
Reply to Susan's post
by: MsSatzy

Dear Susan,

Thank you so much for the lovely ideas! <3 I made him a gorgeous card for his last birthday (that I mentioned when I posted this)

And here I am now looking for an idea this time, and I come across this cute card on Google! And then I realize OMG this is the reply to my post!!! :) :)

I'm very thankful Susan, for listing all these ideas, and for putting up such a CUTE card!! <3 (No wonder the person you gave it to treasures it so well!! )

Thanks a heap and
Lots of love,
MsSatzy! XOXO

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Hi MsSatzy

I am glad my suggestions for special birthday cards helped you out this year :) Thank you for letting me know you got to see the ideas. How funny that they came up on Google that way. Lol!

I sure would love to see pictures of your completed cards. When you get a chance I hope you will upload some pictures for me :)

Have a lovely crafty day.

Susan

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