Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!  I promised to share this Authentique Durable Masculine Birthday Card with you as soon as I found the time to get it made.  This one is for our eldest (firstborn) son.  This guy is such a fabulous family man. He just adores his wife and 3 little girls. As a partner in Dale’s roofing business, he’s an essential member of our family.  He’s also an amazing artist, working with wood and metal. Since he loves to repurpose scrap wood, metal and other found objects, I thought he would enjoy the little metal tools on this vintage card.

This is one of my standard 5″ x 7″ top fold cards.  The papers are from Authentique’s Durable Collection (retired, but you can still find a few HERE.) I tossed in a few scraps from Authentique Rugged as well.  Ivory/Brown/Copper Ribbon and Natural Burlap string make for a great bow cluster.

Once again, I’ve added a decorative turn tab.  This is made with a Spellbinder’s Label Eight Die.  I centered the die on a scrap of designer paper and held it in place with tape.  Then I ran it just half way through my die cutting machine.  I really like the decorative element this adds to the card.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Closer Look

Our son always has a carabiner hitch in his truck.  It seemed fitting to add one to this card along with these adorable miniature tools.  The Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Token has been altered with alcohol inks.  I’ve had the mini wooden ruler in my stash for ages, but I think you could substitute these Tim Holtz wood ruler pieces and be just fine. Metal gears are always a great addition to a masculine card. The steampunk clock charm adds another circular element to the mix.

Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

To create the pocket, I used my Spellbinder’s Large Circle Nestablities Die.  The paper panel was stamped with a tool background that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  Then I used the scraps on my table to create the little gift card holder.

I’m excited to give this handyman themed card to our son.  He is like the rugged tree from the quote: his roots go down deep, and he is solid at his core.  We are very proud of him

I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



5 thoughts on “Authentique Durable Handyman Masculine Birthday Card

  1. Martie Rollin

    My creative brain experiences pain when tasked with designing a masculine card…I know, sad case, indeed. So, I can use any suggestions and ideas I can find! I will add this one to my resource file!! Many thanks for this well designed card…love the charms!

  2. Helen

    Kathy, this is such a great birthday card for your son. (Happy Birthday, #1!) The Authentique papers make perfect masculine cards, don’t they? I have a set that I’ve used for several now with scraps waiting in the wings for next time. Love those little charms, too. Need to get some for a nephew card, an engineer who likes to do fixer-uping. Thanks for sharing this delightful card. I so enjoyed it.

  3. Suzy Q

    Luv these Authentique papers! And especially luv what you’ve done with them! I’ve had trouble in the past making guy cards, they mostly have deer stamps on them … Lol! … but this is great! Thanks for sharing! Sure hope you’re feeling lots better! Hugs ,Suzy Q

  4. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an awesome masculine card! Especially for a guy that’s good with tools and fixing things! I really like the “rugged tree” saying and the little tool charms are so cute! Thank you for sharing! Hugs

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