Masculine Patriotic Birthday Cake Card

Photoplay America the Beautiful Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Photoplay America the Beautiful Masculine Patriotic Birthday Cake Card

Hello, Friends!  Since my sweet husband’s birthday is just 2 days after the 4th, I thought it would be fun to make him a Masculine Patriotic Birthday Cake Card with my America the Beautiful papers from Photoplay.  This red. white, and blue card came together very quickly, but it still has some fun features and techniques that I think you will enjoy.

How to Bake a Masculine Birthday Cake Card

  • First, create a 5 1/2″ square card base with a side fold.  The side fold is important as you will see when we open the card.
  • Next, cut a 5 1/2″ square from the Barbecue pattern.
  • Then cut a 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ strip from the Celebrate pattern and adhere across the middle.
  • Now cut out the cake and confetti stars 3×4 card from the Liberty pattern.  Adhere these so that the stars peek out at an angle from behind the cake image.  Back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Stamp the Smile sentiment with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.  Then heat emboss with clear powder.  Brush the top with your Versamark pad, then heat emboss again to create a raised sentiment.
  • Next, cut out the sentiment with the matching die.
  • Now cut out an oval from the fireworks pattern using the die from the Make a Window  set.
  • Stamp the small “here’s a reason to ” sentiment with Barn Door Distress oxide ink and cut out with the small banner flag from Make a Window.
  • Top the cake image with a cherry button.  Then add dots of Dries Clear adhesive randomly on the plate, then sprinkle some Merry Mimosa Doo Dadz.
  • Dress up the corners with a pinwheel and a little red clothespin embellishment.
A Peek Inside

Pop ups are a perfect addition to a birthday card.  This one is so easy to make!

  • Cut out the long Celebrate panel from the Land of the Free patterned paper.
  • Fold it in half and burnish.
  • Now open it and fold the right hand side in half to meet the center crease.
  • Then fold the left hand side in half to meet the center crease.
  • Now accordion fold it in to a little packet.  The “C” will be on the bottom inside, and the “E” will be on the back side of the top panel.
  • Next figure out the placement for the pop up.  The center crease of the pop up needs to line up with the center crease of the card base.  Once you’ve found the sweet spot, adhere the bottom of the packet to the right hand side of the card base.
  • Fold the packet closed and place adhesive on the top.  Then close the card and press in place.
  • When you open the card, the sentiment will pop up!
  • Tuck a little ephemera bit behind the clothespin.  Then add the sticker banner in the right hand corner.

How fun is that?

Dale will have blackberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream in lieu of cake.  It’s something his mom used to make for him every year.  He changes up his birthday dessert every year, but this was what he wanted this year, so that’s what we are having.

We sure are thankful that we get to celebrate this birthday together.  After his big scare in April, we don’t take any special events for granted.  Actually, every day feels like a special event when you’ve survived a heart attack!  God is so good!

That’s it for me today, folks!  Gotta go make that blackberry cobbler.  You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!




7 thoughts on “Masculine Patriotic Birthday Cake Card

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is so beautiful. It is a perfect masculine, patriotic card! I’ll bet Dale absolutely loved it! I really like the pop-up celebrate banner inside. How cool and unidque! This paper is such a fantastic red, white, and blue collection. BTW, the blackberry cobler and vanilla icecream sounds out of this world! Made my mouth water. My Grandma and I used to pick wild blackberries and she would make cobblers. Brought back good memories. Hope Dale had a wonderful birthday. Yes, God is good! Thank you for sharing this wonderful card! Hugs!

  2. MaryH

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DALE! Kathy hope you and he celebrate so many more years together. I love the support and love you have for each other and this project was truly a labor of love in every step – and it is better than fireworks! Love your creative touches – just goes to show you can indeed have your cobbler and eat it too! Many happy days ahead.

  3. Martie Rollin

    Love the pinwheel and the embellished clothespin!! Great surprise to see CELEBRATE inside the card…nice idea! Here’s hoping Dale has many more reasons to celebrate in his future! You, too, Kathy!!

  4. Claire Gagne

    Happy B-Day to Dale & hope he’s on the mend! I’m sure he’ll love the card as much as I loved to see it. Be well & TYFS

  5. Helen Budz

    Great Guy card, Kathy–especially with a birthday so close to the 4th. Gives me a fun idea for my nephew’s card next year (birthday on the 3rd). tfs- stay well–happy birthday to Dale. Hugs!

  6. 1sassy1

    Happy Birthday Dale! I’m sure he’s going to love his card and his dessert sounds yummy. My sister’s birthday is July 7 and mine is July 8! We’re one year apart (she’s older as I’ve always teased her) and have enjoyed celebrating together over the years. We always felt special having our birthdays so close to each other. I’m so thankful we are very close even though we no longer live close to each other. She is my best friend! Growing up, we each got to choose our dessert too. She always chose chocolate cake (I teased her it was devil”s food) while I chose angel food! Having lost my Mom and our brother only 7 months apart, he was only 13 months younger than me, I know how important family is and how important it is to cherish those we love every single day.

    God bless you and Dale!

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