Tuesday, 30 March 2021

60th Balloons and Stars

Hi there

Tonight I'm sharing a card I made for a work colleague's 60th birthday.  

I always struggle with masculine designs but I'm liking the grey/blue/silver combo here.  And I've had some pearlescent sheets of ready cut mini envelopes in my stash for YEARS so used one of them here.  

Apologies for the lighting in these photos, I couldn't free up my usual spot on my table before this one had to go in the mail so I had to wing it at my craft desk and hope for the best!

I began by die cutting a rectangle from grey cardstock and two squares, one from white cardstock and another from polka dot paper.  I layered these up and stamped the sentiment.  I folded up the mini envelope and adhered it in place, then adhered a selection of die cut mini stars and two balloons stamped with the numbers and heat embossed in white.

Materials used:
  • Dies: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles; MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax, Stitched Strip (mini stars); Clearly Besotted - Got Your Number (balloons)
  • Patterned Paper: MFT - Summertime Polka Dots
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Message Me, Got Your Number
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster White
  • Cardstock and mini envelope from stash

Challenge entries:

Happy Little Stampers - March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
STAMPlorations - March Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge (playing with stamps/numbers option)

Thanks for visiting today, I've got a few more projects to share over the next few days so please do pop back and take a look if you can.


  1. Fab masculine card Neets, love your choice of colours.
    So pleased to see you in our gallery for this months challenge at STAMPlorations. :)

  2. Love the card, and you're right - the grey, blue, silver combo looks great!
    Kim x

  3. Love this sweet card Anita! the blue and silver colour combo is fabulous too ;) hugs Viv xx

  4. Loving this little envelope, Anita! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

  5. I'm sure he's gonna love it!! The envelope and stars are beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die cut challenge blog!

  6. Wonderful masculine birthday card! I see no struggle at all!! ;-) Love the star details. Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Dies Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.


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