Saturday, June 6, 2015

Father-In-Law Gate Fold Birthday Card

Let me start this post by saying that I love pink.  Like I have an abnormal obsession with pink.  If I ever do a scrap room tour, you will see that the walls in my office are a bright, beautiful pink.  Well, the problem starts when I have to make a birthday card for a man or boy.  I have a hard time stepping away from my favorite color.  Today was the day, though!  I had to make a birthday card for my father-in-law because we are going out to dinner tonight for his birthday.

So, I spent about an hour this morning making his card.  I picked a blue and green owl patterned paper from Studio G and paired it with Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock.  The Happy Birthday die is called Boxed Up Birthday by Lil' Inker Designs, and I framed it with the SSS Soft Navy cardstock.

I made it a gate fold card, because I have never tried that before.  I love the way it turned out!

The inside sentiment says 'With age comes wisdom (you're one of the wisest people I know!).'  It is from a set called Laugh Out Loud by Clearly Besotted, and stamped with the SSS Soft Navy ink.  I love to give funny birthday cards, so I adore this stamp set!

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week, with the theme of Make it Masculine.  I hope you liked the card today!

I am also entering this card in the the following challenges:

My Time to Craft Challenge Blog:  Challenge 295 - Male
Simply Create Too Challenge Blog:  Challenge 87 - Masculine
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog:  Challenge 149 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog:  Challenge 147 - Make Your Mark
Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes


  1. yeah what a great idea to use the sentiment as the focal point and especially on a gate fold card - it works great. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our 'MALE' card challenge at My Time to Craft. Annie xxx

  2. Well you did a great job stepping away from pink and and I am sure you FIL will cherish this card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  3. Great card! Love the paper and sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too ~ Masculine Challenge. Lisa DT

  4. This is a fantastic card. Love that die cut for your gate fold, and I think I am going to buy that hilarious sentiment set.

    1. Thank you! I bought that stamp set just for my father-in-law, and it is perfection!

  5. Love your fabulous owl card, great style of folding card too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. I think this is a great guy card! Love the paper you've used and the die cut sentiment is lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  7. Love your card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week !

    Jo x

  8. Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    DT Member