Here’s a quick masculine card I made for one of my son’s birthday.  Besides distressing the edge of the paper, the grommet was sanded for an all around grunge look.


A pocket was added on the inside to slip in a gift card.



Played in several challenges:

Inkspirational Challenge #133 – “Graffiti”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #169 – “Inspired by a Film”Cardz 4 Guyz
(I was inspired by “West Side Story”)

Seize the Birthday – “Anything Goes”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – “Week 279 and 280”Pixie's Crafty Workshop
(Besides using a few snippets of designer paper, a leftover piece from a die cut frame was used.)

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – “May 2017”Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge


Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “B.Y.O.P.” and “Gorgeous Grunge”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Authentique “Durable” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Basic Small Grommet; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Spellbinders “Fleur De Lis Squares” Die

10 Responses to “Buy Your Own Present”

  1. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

  2. Cool grunge card for a fella! x

  3. I love the idea of buy your own present. I have adult children that I could certainly use this for. The place for the gift card inside is so crisp and I love it being clean and simple. The outside of your grunge card is amazing and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Sure hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  4. Great card Susan – and a super way to give a gift card as well.


    Di xx

  5. Love it, cool sentiment and love the grunge look of the card, neat little pocket inside to hold the gift card!

  6. I love this!!! This card is perfect for my own son’s birthday. Mind if I CASE the idea??

  7. Ha! That’s fun with the BYOP! Love the brick and the grunge. Such a great guy card!

  8. This card is fantastic! I like all the layering and grunge. A great graffiti feel! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  9. So cool, loving the pocket inside. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  10. Oh, Susan, what a fabulous guy card and a fun idea BYOP! Love it especially since we usually give gift cards to the boys. Gotta love them a lot, and I love this card! Love how masculine it is and the great DP, and what a clever way to have a place for the gift card!! Hugs!

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