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November 03, 2016

A Brilliant Masculine Birthday Card!

  Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 Do you have a hard time making cards for the men in your life? We know this struggle well, and Kathy Clement has a great idea for you today! Let's take a look:

Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"Baseball has always been a big part of our family life.  We lived in Atlanta during the Braves heyday, and even though the games came on past bedtime for the kids, we always let them stay up to watch the Braves play.  Our youngest son was just a toddler at the time, but that little fella knew the name of every player on the team and would call it out when they came up to bat or got on the pitcher’s mound.  Needless to say,  he grew up to be a huge baseball fan!  One of the goals on his “bucket list” is to visit every major league stadium in the US, and he’s doing a pretty good job of it.

Whenever his birthday rolls around, I try to make him a baseball themed card. These card are always a “hit” especially when I use Good Ol’ Sport!  No curve balls  here!  Just great vintage images and patterns that combine to make fabulous masculine cards!" ~Kathy


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: When layering patterned papers, it’s always a good idea to mat each pattern.  Using the black cardstock in this composition prevented the patterns from becoming “muddled” and anchored the card design.


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Don’t forget to use your scraps!  I used lots of little leftover pieces when layering up this fun card.


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Let the focal image take center stage! Use your embellishments and stickers to draw the eye to a focal image. When you cluster embellishments and stickers together you will gain greater visual impact than you will by scattering them individually across the card.


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: The postcards in this collection are a great spot for writing personal notes.  Create a pocket (or two!) and tuck in pockets or score cards where you can write your own personal greeting.


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Batter Up Masculine Birthday Card, Good Old Sport, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Good Ol’ Sport 8x8 papers
Good Ol’ Sport
Newsworthy
All Star
Touchdown
Number 1 Fan
Victory
Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard
Kraft Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Foam Dimensionals
Novelty Buttons, Ribbon, Burlap String

This week in honor of Halloween, we are giving away the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Hallowe'en in Wonderland! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun entering!

(3%2F2%2F 1 claimed) Hallowe'en in Wonderland Prize $30 Value

Isn't this card great? We love it! Thanks for joining us today for a great card idea. Have a creative Thursday!
 
Your Pals in Paper,
 
The G45 Family
 
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Comments

Super card! I love all the layering.

Great card - I love the layering of these many scraps and even more the pockets!

Such a gorgeous card here again today. I really love this Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection, it´s sooo soo beautiful.

Hey batter, batter! I love the tips below each picture! I can't wait to try this and add my own spin! Thanks Graphic 45 and Kathy!

This card is wonderful! Love the nostalgic feel, and who doesn't love baseball?!

I love so much this gorgeous project!!!

Great card! Thanks!!

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