Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Birthday with Elk


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Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a simple masculine birthday card to show you today. Guys don't really appreciate fancy cards like we girls do, so I made a bunch of uncomplicated ones with this fabulous elk image from Stampin' Up for some of the gentlemen at church. (I try to make BD cards for everyone in our small church. :) )

My son happened upon the entire Stampin' Up - Yukon stamp set for me at a thrift store for a mere pittance.  I was excited to get to use it!  It's an old set.....labels say 2002!...but such awesome images. Since elk abound where we live here in Idaho, this is particularly applicable for the guys. I cut the background on the diagonal for a little extra interest without being too over-the-top.

Supplies used include:
Stampin' Up - Yukon stamp set (elk)
Mark's Finest Papers - North American Woods stamp set (sentiment)
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Scraps of Core'dinations kraft and black cardstock from stash
DCWV patterned paper background

Here's a shot of all the cards I made of this design. They are each a little different but still have the clean and simple lines that keep a card from being too fussy for most men. The ones with ribbon have it tied in a knot rather than a bow.

Thank you for stopping by. I still have a few more cards to post, so I hope to see you soon!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2. HeARTful Challenge Jan 28 - Feb 4 - Anything Goes
3. Crop Stop January Linky Party #36 - Anything Goes use a product from company CS sells (I used Core'dinations cardstock, Distress Ink, MFT dies, and Tsukineko - Versafine ink)
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #320-321 - Anything Goes
5. Cardz-TV Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
6. DL.ART February Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
8. The House That Stamps Built - J2418 Anything Goes
9. Time Out Challenge #102 - Inspiration Board (I was inspired by the black and brown colors.)


  1. love that fence!
    so nice!
    card is so great!

  2. What a great find, and how cool that your son knows you well enough to pick this set up for you! I, too, started making birthday cards for everyone at our small church last year. The masculine ones can be tough, but you now have a fabulous collection! Great image, colors and layout for those non-fussy men! : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  3. Gorgeous cards, lovely colour scheme.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. What a cool set that your son found for you! Fabulous card, love the diagonal cut for the paper and the lovely image. The others you made are all fab too - perfect guy cards. xxx

  5. I love the set of cards you made with those fabulous masculine images. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out.

  6. Great set of masculine cards. I like the diagonal design on some of them.

  7. Eeek! I'm just hyperventilating at the thought of James finding that treasure in a thrift shop!! That's a great set for any masculine design and looks great in any color. An additional bonus is that it can be stamped and left uncolored...for a wonderful engraved look! Love the set of cards, and so will the recipients.

  8. So many wonderful masculine cards!! Love the diagonal stripe of the first one you shared! I'm so glad you linked this up to the Anything Goes challenge over at The House That Stamps Built & Cropstop!!

  9. These are awesome cards Janis! I totally NEED to make some of these. I have the SU "Antlers" set with the deer and could use them in this way also. Great cards and ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

  10. Gorgeous card Janis! I love the image you've used, it's so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. These cards are great - the diagonal line in the background breaks it up and gives a lot of visual interest. Thanks for joining us at the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  12. So great these earth-tones for guys-cards! Good to see another take on the photo. Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!


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