I’m a strong believer that cards for guys specifically can be pretty much anything. My mantra is that a handmade card should reflect the style and aesthetic of the giver, not the recipient. It’s more personal that way since you’re making something you are comfortable with – rather than trying to pull off some theme or color scheme that’s way out of your comfort zone and second-guessing yourself.
Not everything has to be a challenge.
This birthday card is for my amazing father-in-law. I went with a yellow color palette because it’s fun and cheerful and very suitable for a birthday. And I found my main embellishments – including the cute-but-not-too-cute fox – in the beautiful Grand Bazaar die cuts pack by Basic Grey. And yes, I totally cut into one of the few Sassafras papers I have left.
It ended up kind of quirky and different from what I usually make (I tend to make cards more girly ie. sparkly and doilied – even for guys) but I quite like it and it’s still very me. Probably because I made it from a few much loved things from my stash.
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I also wanna show you the card my daughter made for Gorm. She’s not about that hoarding life, lemme tell you. It’s so fun how kids are never afraid to use up the good stuff. She went straight for the Grand Bazaar die-cuts and went all out. :)
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