Are you ever stymied when making cards for men? Sometimes I find it challenging. But today I have a card that was both easy and appropriate for the man in your life! This card is brought to you by …. Balloon Bouquet Punch!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!,

I also created this card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. The challenge this week was to CASE the Designer. I wonder if you think my card is essential the same sketch as the designer? I guess it’s a bit of a stretch!


Design Notes for Balloon Bouquet Card:

When I first put the card together, it was missing something. I’ve learned that usually means it needs some texture. The Subtle Embossing folder is my go to these days when that occurs. Turns out, it was just what this cute card needed.

Balloon Bouquet Punch, masculine birthday, Subtle Embossing Folder, #GDP200, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comYou are going to have to take my work for it, it’s pretty subtle. But, that folder made all the difference.

Do the balloons look white in the picture? Oh no, they are a much more festive Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  The Heart Epoxy Droplets added the final party touch!

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