Masculine Monday: Keep Pedaling

Is it Monday again?!  I guess that means I need to share a masculine card that I made for a family friend’s 72nd birthday!

Stamps:  Paper Trey (Pedal Pusher set), Clear & Simple (border stamp)
Paper:  Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  bicycle die (Paper Trey), black gemstones, foam dots

I’d had this 5×5 card base setting on my work table for a couple days, complete with the border stamp image in the middle.  I grabbed it when I realized it was a navy pattern…perfect for a masculine card!  This particular friend has always been active and, up until last year, was able to run for exercise!  Since a knee replacement, he purchased a new bike (much more stylish than this one, of course) and has taken up more biking.  His favorite color happens to be red and he & his wife were once the owners of a cute pup that he still talks about from time to time.  I was able to include these favorites into his card, thanks to a bicycle set from Paper Trey!

The bicycle and puppy were die cut, stamped and assembled fairly easily and then popped up with foam dots over the border strip.  I added black gemstones to the center of the wheels.  The inside simply says, “keep pedaling.”

DH spent most of Saturday working on the bathroom installation in the basement and then took the older two boys biking.  Yesterday, we spent a good portion of the day with several friends from our church.  We have a new couple that has two boys close in age to two of ours, so we got to spend a little time with them when the rest of the group had gone home.  So fun and, I must say, little boys are pretty amusing to watch!

Have a marvelous Monday!

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5 Comments

  • Lisa Posted Monday, 06/24/2013 11:13 am

    Great use of something previously started Melissa! Sounds like you fit many perfect items into this card for him. ~Love it 😉

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Monday, 06/24/2013 4:38 pm

    What a sweet puppy in the basket! Sounds like a busy weekend. Perfect card for a 72nd birthday!

  • Happy Dance Posted Monday, 06/24/2013 6:33 pm

    Love this card! So perfect for an active 72 year old. Love the puppy in the basket, as I'm sure he will also. Great card. Bev

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Tuesday, 06/25/2013 2:44 am

    So so COOL!!!

  • Sandy Posted Tuesday, 06/25/2013 2:04 pm

    I think this is good for a girl too but most of all your friend will love it. As I draw closer to the age of 70 – there is one thing I know for sure no matter what your body say. Your heart remains the same – young and full of love!
    sandy

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