May 5, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card



Today is my husbands birthday!

This is the card he will not see in person until he comes home in three weeks.
I can tell you that 3 500 kilometers is a lot farther away than it sounds. The kids have been making plans of what we will do when he comes home on the May 24th long weekend, just for the weekend.  
I hope we can cram it all in. 

If he sees this post, Happy Birthday Sweetheart, we love you. 

I used this card created by Heather Nichols as inspiration for my design.




All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock:  Kraft, Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Background Basics: Herringbone, Background Basics: Medallions, Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Ink:  Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
other: jute twine, kraft button, foam tape

14 comments :

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. His card is fabulous...and I wish we could fast forward time for him to come home on the 24th!

Renee said...

It's simply perfect!!
I love the colors...
and the button...
not girly at all! :)
I know it has got to be so incredibly hard having him so far away...
I can't wait for the long weekend for you!! :)

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous card Tracey!! :) ♥

Kara said...

great masculine card...love the stamped texture!

Janet Zeppa said...

I'm sure he is going to love it! Hope the 3 weeks goes by quickly for you.

~amy~ said...

awesome birthday card...masculine cards are always a challenge for me.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this is so sweet! What an amazing card for your sweetie too...love the colors and that twine, very manly!

Joyce said...

This is such a perfect guy card. I'm pinning, because I love everything about it--the colors, the layout, and the stamps you used. I hope James has as nice a birthday as a man can have who is missing his family--and I know you will have a great reunion in a few weeks.

Marybeth said...

Oh Tracey, this is a wondedrul guy card. I'm sorry you are not altogether on your DH birthday. I hope he knows how much he is missed and loved.

Jean said...

FANTASTIC masculine birthday ~ just love it!!! I am sure you are all just counting the days until the 24th!

Lisa said...

The happiest of birthday wishes to your hubby Tracey! I'm sure he feels your love across the miles. His card is just perfect. Love the colors and patterns, great job!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Birthday to your Mister, Tracey! Your card is so manly with the tweedy design and twine and awesome button!!

I can only imagine how tough this separation is on everyone in the family. I do hope that he is enjoying the job itself to help take some of the painful sting out of being apart from you and the kids. Take care and hang in there!

laughadaisy said...

This is such a cool masculine card, Tracey. I love the colors and the patterns, with just the perfect amount of embellishment for a masculine card. Best wishes to you all for the next three weeks!! I think I would go crazy...

Jean Martin said...

This is a fantastic masculine card! You rocked this one Tracey! I'm sure hubby loved this! :)