Buffalo Check Masculine Birthday

Is it Friday already?  This week seemed to zoom by for me.  I’m sharing a type of card that I usually struggle to make…a masculine card.  I do have a few guys in my life that necessitate the need to make these a few times a year.  I created today’s card for my son-in-law, Mike’s birthday.

Stampin Up Buffalo Check Masculine Birthday Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I’m not taking any credit for the design of this card, as I cased it from Candy Ford.  You can see Candy’s card HERE.  This card was perfect for Mike in several ways.  While during the week, he’s a high school teacher, weekends usually find him in flannel.  Another reason is that one of his birthday presents this year was a new pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, so it was fun to incorporate them into the card.  Being able to customize a card this way is one of the many reasons this is such a terrific hobby!

It’s all in the details…

  • The A2 card base is Night of Navy card stock.
  • The next layer which is cut 1/8″ small is Crumb Cake card stock that is stamped using the Buffalo Plaid stamp in Night of Navy ink.
  • I stamped another piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the same stamp and ink.  I also used the stitched pocket stamp from the Pocket of Sunshine stamp and cut the pocket with the coordinating Pocket framelits.

Stampin Up Buffalo Check Masculine Birthday Card- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • Before gluing the pocket to the card, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the At Home with You stamp set and adhered it to the side to look like a pocket tag.
  • I dug into my stash and found a very old sizzix button die that was just perfect for this card.  I’m not sure if it’s an SU die or not.  I just know that it’s old and I must have known it would come in handy someday!
  • Lastly, in honor of Mike’s new shades, I used the sunglass die from the Pocket framelits to finish the card.

  • Again, reaching into some older products, I found these two sentiments and just lined them up together. I thought the font and message coordinated well with this type of card.

Stampin Up Buffalo Check Masculine Birthday Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Mike is also the high school’s lacrosse coach, so the pocket held several gift cards for a few different  places to grab dinner on the run during his busy season.  Here’s Mike and my favorite guy (our grandson), Jack blowing out the lone candle on his cake…


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Take care,


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  1. Rosanne, I know I probably say this every post, but I love this card. Your story couldn’t be more enjoyable. This is a great picture. I didn’t even notice the HB pocket tag. Super great!
    Have a blessed day. 🙂

  2. This is soooo cute!! I love how personal it is. You are very creative. Thank you for inspiring me all the time with your blog : )

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