Thursday, 16 April 2015

Papertrey Ink masculine 30th birthday card using 'Noted'

Hello everyone and a particularly warm welcome to a couple of new friends who are joining us as followers this week. Nancy of the summers on 49thstreet blog is a talented artist who has two cute dogs and she makes lovely bright cards using a variety of materials, often creating really cute scenes.
Gloria has also joined us but I'm afraid I couldn't find a link to a blog Gloria, so if you have one, do please let me know so we can come to say hello.

I don't know where this week has gone to! Actually, yes I do. I made the mistake of deciding to sort through a lot of the things I kept from my children's schooldays. You know what I mean - pictures from playschool and beyond, stories, school reports and achievement certificates. I thought I would cull the rubbish and pass little packages on to the children who are now adults with their own households, but of course I had to read everything I picked up, and it took hours and hours. My husband joined me and so we reminisced about past  events and holidays etc, and, needless to say, hardly anything got thrown out!

I'd like to share a CAS, monochrome, masculine card that I made for my son's 30th birthday

I used the Noted stamps from Papertrey Ink to create the chevrons, and cut the 30 out of the pale grey card so you could see through to the bottom layer. The happy sentiment was cut with a die several times and stacked together to add some dimension. I still struggle and am out of my comfort zone with masculine cards but Nick seemed to like it, so that is what matters!

I'd like to play along with:-

Crafting for all Seasons - milestone celebrations

Fab n Funky - masculine card

The Male Room - letters and numbers

Stamplorations - stamps and numbers

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


  1. It is a wonderful masculine card for your son, Carol. I just can't make myself enjoy making masculine cards and wish I could.

    Going through school papers can be a job and I understand not being able to throw things away. Such memories in those school days.

  2. And, such beautiful cards you've made while I was away.

  3. YAY! You're my first Male Room comment since joining their DT. And I absolutely love your card! It's just so classy and perfect for a guy. Thanks for playing at The Male Room. Oh and I'm just like you about hoarding my kids' school bits and pieces, can't throw any of it ever.

  4. Love this clean, crisp, graphic card - super for a guy. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  5. A great CAS card, very classy. Love the built up happy and your negative 30. Gosh my baby will be 30 soon, doesn't seem that long ago!
    Thanks for linking up to STAMPlorations this month. :)

  6. Great card, Carol! Love the CAS masculine feel.

  7. What a fabulous masculine design, Carol! I'm sure Nick loved it; Happy Belated Birthday to him!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. This is fabulous!! I love the gray and black. Such a perfect masculine card. I have such a hard time with them.

    I am TERRIBLE when I clean out things because I have to look at everything too. Then I wind up keeping more then I should because the memories are attached!!

  9. Fabulous masculine card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. A fabulous masculine card, great monochrome design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons.
    I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  11. Nice contrast of layers. Thanks for joining in the fun at STAMPlorations!!

  12. Perfect male card. Thank you for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT) x


Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Carol x


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