Good Old Sport Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, Friends!

If you’re looking for a good combination of ribbon and paper for masculine cards, I have a duo that really works, especially if you have a sports lover in your family!  I know a lot of people struggle when it comes to using ribbon on a masculine card, but I have found that as long as you keep it simple, ribbon and twine add a lot of wonderful texture and visual interest. To make this Good Old Sport masculine birthday card, I combined Really Reasonable Ribbon with Good Old Sport paper from Graphic 45.

I made this card for our son’s 30th birthday.  Football is his favorite sport, and blue is his
favorite color.  I used the very festive and masculine Navy Blue Stars on Off White Grosgrain
Ribbon above and below the belly band on this card.   I wrapped  Navy Burlap String around the
top of the card and also used it to string my banner.  The sentiment was stamped in Cobalt
Archival Ink using Fiskars “Make a Wish” birthday stamps. It’s a straightforward manly card.
I cut a little fishtail on the end of each ribbon, just for fun!  Here’s a peeky at the inside.
The sentiment is from the same birthday set, and I just layered a few papers from the collection
on the inside.  Sorry about the hand written note…I forgot to photograph before I signed the
Thanks for stopping by!



8 thoughts on “Good Old Sport Masculine Birthday Card

  1. candycolwell

    Kathy…you are on a roll, girl! Your cards and projects you’ve been posting are gorgeous, This masculine card is awesome. I love the G45 papers and how you’ve used them here. You are a master of layering papers! The little banner across the top is absolutely adorable, too but not too feminine for this card. Love it all! <3 Candy

  2. Robin

    What a great sporty card for any sports lover! Love the papers and the way you put them together to tell a short story about game day! The images remind me of old-time photos from “The Game” – the football game between Harvard and Yale that takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving! (My daughter’s a Yalie!)

  3. Pattie Jns

    A super masculine card, love the vintage look, most men love anything about sports, and keep tabs of the oldies as well, so this will bring back memories of other games and birthdays. love it.

  4. smithgfb

    I love how you have used this wonderful paper from Graphic 45! You make me want to play instead of canning my green beans! Bad girl!

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