I struggle a little to make masculine cards so I was flicking through the Stampin' Up! Idea book and Catalogue and saw a card that inspired me to end up making this card. It was a card on page 33 which as Matty would say is a sign as that's how old Matty was yesterday!!! It was a simple layout and I liked it.
I've used Kraft cardstock for the base. I used the striped paper from the Outlaw designer series papers across the middle. I used choc chip and sage shadow and very vanilla on the rest of the card. The choc chip strip is mounted on dimensionals along with the designer label.
I used the happy birthday from the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and sage shadow marker to get the happy birthday where I wanted it. I punched a piece of very vanilla card using the designer label punch. I then stamped the word happy on the punched out very vanilla cardstock and then coloured birthday and used the stamp-a-ma-jig to postition it where I wanted it.
I used an alphabet stamp set (Hero Art) that I found that I had bought at a craft show years ago to use to write Matty's name. I really should invest in a Stampin' Up! alphabet stamp set I know. I stamped the letters at different heights so that I didn't have to get it perfectly straight.
The brads are from the Vintage colour selection. I used the Mat Pack and a piercing tool to pierce the holes in each corner of the Kraft card. Here is a close up of the label and you can see the piercing in the corner better also