Man in the Moon Masculine Milestone Birthday Card

Man in the Moon Masculine Milestone Birthday Card with RRR and Masquerade

Hello, Friends!  What do you say we make a Masculine Milestone Birthday Card today?  Our youngest son, my baby, turns 30 this week!  What?  How did that happen so fast!  No big milestone birthday bash this year, but I did want to make him a special card to commemorate the occasion.  As I was creating Halloween cards with the Masquerade collection, my eye fell on this whimsical image of these dapper gents partying on a crescent moon.  Perfect image for a son that you love to the moon and back!

The Process

This whimsical creation comes together in a jiffy, too.  The basic card recipe can be adapted  for use with any theme, any paper collection for any season.  Since this is fall, I chose to use fall colors.  Here’s the step by step:

  • Begin by creating a 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ top fold card from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 5 1/4″ square of the orange tartan on a 5 1/2″ square of black cardstock.
  • Now mat a 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ scrap of the reverse pattern on a 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of black CS and adhere along the left hand side of the tartan.  Leave about a 1/2″ margin.
  • Then die cut the Tim Holtz Timekeeper clock from black cardstock.  Back it a circle of the argyle print from the Masquerade 6×6 pad. Adhere in the center of the card.
  • Die cut some stitched stars and the milestone numbers from copper foil paper and patterned paper.
  • Next fussy cut the men in the moon twice.  Layer together with dimensionals between them to create real depth.
  • Tuck the largest star behind the image.  Then adhere the image to the center of the clock.

  • Use an embossing folder to add texture to the numbers.  Then tap with Ground Espresso Distress Paint.  Let it dry for a few seconds, then wipe away the excess to create the look of hammered copper.
  • Add copper brads along the side.
  • Color the silver charm with a mix of Ginger Alcohol Ink.  Place it over the smallest star, securing with a foam dimensional.
  • The perfect finishing touch is a simple bow tied with Brown and Cream Gingham Ribbon from  Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Top the bow off with a haberdashery button for the win.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside with papers and images from the Manly collection. Joel is a runner, so I had to fit that running shoe pattern into his card somewhere.   I tucked a little gift wallet inside the “Man Card” pocket.  (This image actually kinda looks like our handsome son!  Way to go, Authentique Paper!)  Add a panel of stamped birthday wishes to finish the interior of the card.

Simple.  Manly, Festive.  Not cute.  Whimsical.  I think this will work nicely for our son!  Joel has been a constant source of delight to our family.  As the youngest, he was doted on from the day he was born.  All of his siblings watched over him, protected him and spoiled him …just enough…not too much!  He’s industrious, intelligent and thoughtful.  And no, I’m not the least bit biased.  You’d feel that way about him, too, if you met him!

So there you go…an easy card “recipe” for a masculine milestone birthday.  Who knew that Halloween paper would work so well for a birthday card!

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Thanks for stopping by!





9 thoughts on “Man in the Moon Masculine Milestone Birthday Card

  1. soozyb2013

    Love the three guys in tux’s and tophats! Sometimes we find it difficult to make a card for the male species, at least I do and this one is super. Thanks for yet another masterpiece Kathy. Hugs from Victoria, BC.

  2. karenladd

    Kathy, this is such a wonderful, smile-inducing masculine card. I love the dancing gentlemen, and those textured numbers and big copper brads give a fabulous look to the design. Your son will love this!

  3. Helen Budz

    Such a fun masculine card, Kathy. Your card front is a masculine masterpiece–it says it all. I like the simple inside pocket for tucking in the cards. The men in my life always enjoy this added touch. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  4. Susan Steele

    Luv, luv, luv this awesome masculine birthday card!!! And I’m so sure your son will too! He sounds like a sweetheart! I think this is my favorite guy card yet! Luv your colors together! And especially those beautiful looking numbers! Great job momma! I’m gonna have to invest in some star diecuts I see! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Dana Roepke

    This is such a fabulous card, your son is going to love it! I bet they look forward to seeing what you will create specifically for them each year :). Always appreciate manly card examples and good uses for that timekeeper die.

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is such a great card! These papers are so wonderful for a masculine card. The textured numbers are so cool and I really like the star. The copper brads are a perfect touch and as always the inside is filled with great sentiments. Your son is going to love this! Oh to be 30 again! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!.

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