Guys’ birthdays… ugh.  I know that many of us have that same reaction to the prospect of making a masculine card.  And for me the really frustrating part is that I struggle with it even knowing that most guys don’t care what the card looks like (at least if they are like my DH)! lol

Well here is what I came up with for my brother-in-laws’ birthdays this month.  I let Martha Stewart’s “Happy Birthday” punch do some of the work for me.

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Rob lives outside of the city and has had/raised horses… well at least his wife has.  But I love this image and thought he might like it, too.

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Tim is a geologist.  I thought a scene with a rock formation would be a good image for him.

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In the end, I like the way these came out.  *Phew*  Hope the guys like ’em, too.

Happy Crafting!

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Rob’s Card:

Stamps: Viva Las Vegastamps “Cowboy & Horse Silhouette”

Papers: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream”, “Enchanted Evening” and “Terracotta Tile”; Designer Paper: Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection “Cultured Reserve” and “A Proper Gentleman”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; VersaMark; SU! More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Happy Birthday” Punch; Papertrey Ink Twill Tape; Embossing Powder

Tim’s Card:

Stamps: SU! “Desert Scapes” (Retired)

Papers: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Spring Rain”, “True Black” and “Vintage Cream”; Designer Paper: DMD “Carefree Autumn”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:

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Accessories: Martha Stewart “Happy Birthday” Punch; GG Ribbon; Sun Eyelet

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