It's The Thought-Masculine Birthday Card

I needed yet another masculine birthday card, this one for my brother's birthday.  This card needed to be simple and quick.  As I perused my stamp sets for inspiration, I realized that I hadn't even touched my It's The Thought hostess set.  That was it.  I was going to use this stamp set.  How could  you resist that cute little owl?  And what better with an owl stamp, than the Woodgrain background stamp?


  • Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) Card Base
    5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Early Espresso
    4 1/4 X 2
    Circle 1 3/8
  • Daffodil Delight
    Circle 1 3/4
  • Very Vanilla
    Circle 1 1/4
  • Tangerine Tango
    1 3/4 x 4 1/4

The Crumb Cake base was stamped with the Woodgrain stamp in Crumb Cake ink.  I also stamped the Tangerine Tango strip with the Woodgrain stamp (also in Crumb Cake Ink).  The owl was stamped in Early Espresso ink and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  For the "birthday wishes" sentiment, I used the Wow Flowers stamp set (now retired).  It was also stamped in Early Espresso ink.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  And I hope you have been inspired.  This card was very quick and easy to create.

It is still horribly hot here.  I think we will be taking the kids swimming at my Grandma's house today.  It's been around 105-106 and it's very humid for our area.  We are just hoping to stay cool today.  I hope you are staying cool as well!

Enjoy your day!