Happy Birthday Jerry and Connor! 45

Mona Pendleton | Monday, February 7, 2011 @ 1:08 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you all had a great weekend! Did you watch the Super Bowl? While Scott enjoyed watching the game, I had fun creating a few "manly" birthday cards. I have such a mental block when it comes to creating "masculine" cards of sorts. I think if I had some "masculine" stamp images in my arsenal, it would surely help? Any suggestions? The men in my life are not into hunting or fishing, more like techie~computer/sports sort of guys. I made one for my son Jerry who will be 23 yrs old on Tuesday, February 8th and one for my step-son, Connor who will be 15 on February 16th.
I really don't like making two of the same card but since it was such a struggle to make a "manly" card in the first place, I figured why not? Just change up the patterned paper! YAHOO! As the saying goes, "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" :)
For sketch inspiration, I referred to the February Sketch For You To Try:
I paper pieced the cupcakes, coloring the bottom part with a variety of Copic Markers and using a piece of patterned paper for the top section. I cut out a few felt leaves and stitched those on along with a button as the cherry :)
 Thanks so much for visiting today! Hope you have a great start to a new week! Be Sweet :)

I edited my post yesterday in the afternoon so in case you missed this: You probably know how much I LOVE Melissa Frances products right? Well, a recent project of mine is being featured on the Melissa Frances's blog! :) Pinch me please! If you have a chance and would like to see, please feel free to click HERE :) Thank You!***

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Frame-It, PTI Baby Button Bits
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-293 Lacey Circles, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants, GC-001 Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Collection, Echo Park
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45 Sweet Comments So Far:

Fiona said...

Mona, these are two darling cards! Very festive and quite masculine! Great job!

Ros said...

I think they are adorable ... both of them ... have to say I noticed your WOWslider .. thought my computer was broken at first when I scroll down your page these images kept 'falling' LOL now I know what it is!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Mona These are so yummy! I heart the paper piecing you did for the cupcakes! The use of the sheet music is perfect! I think the boys will like these very much! Have a great day!

Sue Ann said...

Mona the layout over on MF is just amazing...... And the cards here ...... girl you are giving us all a treat today ADORABLE ..... the colors are so perfect and cheerful.... the music paper that will make them sing Happy Birthday as they are gazing at their card. And I say cook it once and use it twice so why with a card right ..... you are using paper instead of chicken :)

~amy~ said...

Your cupcake birthday cards are soooo SWEET...the guys are going to LOVE the:)

Congrats on the MF Feature!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute! I am sure they will love them. I have been looking for some masculine images. If I find any I will share. We may have to wait until Father's Day to see some new ones. :)
Hugs~

Silke Ledlow said...

Good Morning Mona! Both of your birthday cards are beautiful and perfect for any guy :)!!! I bet they will love them as much as I do! Have fun celebrating and *Happy Birthday* to your boys...hugs ~S~

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the feature Mona, that is an honor and one of my favorite pages you did. These cupcake cards are adorable too. Have a great day.

Laurel said...

Such a fabby card! BTW Gina K sells a computer/techie stamp set I think by Melanie

Silvia said...

These are so adorable Mona! I love everything about them!

Beate said...

Happy birthday to both of your boys.

I have the same problem. I have a hard time making cards for my men. Maybe just a big old sentiment (in a Waltzingmouse label) and maybe some hardware or star die cuts as embellishments?

Love your cupcake card. It looks wonderful. That tag is new, isn't it? I can't wait to order all the new dies. I can just say it's an early birthday gift for myself. LOL

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

gladyschia2010 said...

Happy birthday to both your boys! So happy card! Love it!

GabrielleH said...

These are two yummy cards, Mona! I'm sure your guys will enjoy them! I hope they both have a very happy birthday! Also, congratulations of your featured LO on Melissa Frances! It is beautiful!

Roxanne said...

Wow, what sweet manly cards, Mona! I really love the papers and the pretty cupcakes! They are both so fun and festive! Great job!

Caroline Moore said...

Sweet birthday cards, Mona! The boys will love them! Big congratulations on having your gorgeous LO shown on Melissa Frances' blog again! You are such a regular there! Why don't they just put you on the DT?

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous colors, patterns, and textures, Mona! Always a feast for the eyes! Just beautiful!

Meredith said...

Beautiful cards! They might not scream 'man', but they're fun, they're bright, and they're made with love - good enough. I don't like overly masculine stamps, because like you, my men aren't into deer, fishing, or boats...!

Christy Haverhill said...

Mona, I'm sure Jerry and Connor will love their cards! These are so sweet but still masculine! Great job!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous and adorable cards, Mona! So fun and cheery! I know your boys will love them! Love those cupcakes, Cupcake!!!

Linda R. said...

These are wonderful.. I have to agree with you I have the toughest time with manly cards.. Have the time I just buy them..

Hugs, Linda

Debgem said...

I know what you mean about guy cards!! My guy like music, IT, cameras - no sports/fishing/golf! And I think the cards you've made for your boys are brilliant. Who can resist cupcakes?

Lindsay said...

Oh how fun! I Love the layering of patterned papers and lovely details! It's always such a treat comming to your blog.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous cards!! I just love your colors, choices of dp and your takes on the sketch!! Gorgeous bows too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love them both, Mona! The cupcakes are so sweet.. how can they not love them?! Happy Birthday to both Jerry and Connor!

Congrats on your MF feature.. SO happy for you!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

happy birthday to jerry and connor! fabulously sweet cards, i love the cupcakes! so yummy!!
congrats on rockin the melissa frances goodies! love your creations!
thanks for sharing and have a great day!
*hugs* steph :)

Kelly said...

Oh Mona, these are so beautiful! I really love these cupcakes and all the happy colors!great job!

Joanne Leddy said...

Both of these cards are just wonderful! They are "manly" enough to not be sweet ... I'm sure they will love them! What caught my eye was the stitched on leaves - what a fabulous detail, I so enjoy the little bits of love in your cards ... you take such great care. Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the Melissa Francis spotlight and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jerry and Connor!

Julie Ranae said...

First of all, I thinks it's perfect that mama cupcake used a cupcake! That's perfect in my eyes...and if we keep pinching you each time you are featured somewhere, you are going to have too many bruises! : )
Really fabulous projects and a big happy birthday to the boys!

Ashley said...

Mona, your cards are really gorgeous and I'm sure the birthday boys will love them. You are right male cards are the hardest to come up with... I like the suggestion earlier of the computer/techie stamps. I will have to look for them!
I also want to congratulate you on your LO being featured by Melissa Frances! WOW!!!

Davi said...

Wohoo cool man cards! Who says they have men images. :) I think they are wonderful and Im sure your son and stepson will to!

Kerry said...

Sweet and yummy looking cards, Mona! What gorgeous cupcakes and wonderful papers! You boys will love them!

Kerry said...

Oh, I forgot to add, CONGRATULATIONS on having your BEAUTIFUL layout featured on Melissa Frances' Blog! WOW!

Cindy Percovich said...

Beautiful cards and yes, they are perfect for men! I love your cupcakes! Also, I was so happy to see that you are headlining the Melissa Frances blog once again! Congrats!

Nancy said...

Great job with these male cards, Mona!!! Wow, those cupcakes look so good I could just eat them!! :)

Stella said...

Speaking of inspiration...I think you did a terrific job and these masculine cards are stunning. Love the colors, LO and the cupcakes make me hungry :). Thanks for sharing; I have a few birthdays coming up ( all men) and this is just what I needed; thank you for the inspiration!
They will be thrilled to get a beauty like this!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona, both of these cards are fabulous! Your cupcakes, naturally, are awesome! I'm sure your boys will love them! I wish them both a very happy birthday! Also, congrats on your layout feature on Melissa Frances!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful but masculine cards, Mona! Great job!

Teri Holister said...

What sweet birthday cards, Mona! Love the various DP's you used and the beautiful cupcakes! I sure your birthday boys will love them! And big congratulations on another big feature on Melissa Frances' blog!! Wow, that is big!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love your combination of DP with the music paper Mona, and the button/felt leaves on top is just too cute! Have a great day!

Sue Hester said...

Mona, these really are gorgeous cards!!! Great for a birthday with the fun colors and beautiful cupcake!!

Tammy L said...

Two gorgeous cards, Mona!!! Happy birthday to Jerry and Connor! They are so lucky to have such a talented mom! And congrats on your feature on Melissa Frances blog! Well deserved!!

KathyO said...

What fun cards for your birthday boy! Those cupcakes are awesome!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy cards! Great idea to swap out papers and create a second version!

Laural said...

Mona, these are such beautiful cards! Perfect for a boy's birthday! Great job!

GinaB said...

Mona, these are fabulous birthday cards and fit perfectly with the male theme! I sure they have and will enjoy these beautiful cards! TFS!


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