Hi there 🙂 It was recently my son’s birthday. How did he get to be 30 already?!?!?!?! I think he’s wondering the same thing! I wanted to make a special card for him, and thought of a shaped 30. I got out some of my templates, and created the card base, overlapping the numbers, so there’d be more writing room on the inside. I’ve had a pad of paper for years, that has all kinds of fabric prints in masculine tones and patterns. I cut the numbers out of some of these, and layered them onto the base. I then used a couple of pens to add stitching along the edges. I die cut numerous banner shapes from the printed paper, and some with a stamped sentiment. After arranging them on some twine that I’d draped across the front of the card, I added some silver embellishments and some twine bows at the ends. A few more silver embellishments on the number finish this off. I’m so pleased that my son loved his card <3

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Calendar – May, Anything But Square

Allsorts Challenge – Week 279 Absolutely ATG

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Masculine or Feminine themed projects (or both!) – Although I find feminine projects easier to do, I find masculine ones more challenging and love doing them!!! (would that be both?? lol)

A Perfect Time to Craft – May ATG

Let’s Craft and Create – #195 AG, optional Add Some Ribbon, Lace, Twine or all 3


  1. This is a fantastic birthday card! Every detail on your banner so perfect. Love the papers you chose. Thank you so much for joining our celebration challenge at Allsorts.

  2. I love your card. The papers are perfect. The little banners are great and I love how they add texture and dimension to your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Let’s Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  3. That really is a special card – it looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts 14th birthday challenge.

  4. Just popped back to thank you for joining in at AYLI with this suitably masculine creation for your son!! Sarah DT

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