Masculine Vintage Leaves – 30 Day Card Challenge, Day 14


Hello my stamping friends! I’m excited to see the number “14” in the title of my blog post today…I’m almost halfway through my 30 day “post a card a day”challenge!! Today’s card was made with a 20-something young professional in mind. I hope he’s not too old to receive a hand made card from his mom 😉

The Details:

  • The card base is Tip Top Taupe, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″
  • The next layer is Early Espresso trimmed to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • The stamped layer is 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. I trimmed it close so just a peek of Early Espresso would be visible.

Stampin Up Vintage Leaves masculine Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampinup

  • I wanted a nice masculine pattern and color palette so Stampin’ Up!’s Moroccan Designer Series Paper is the color inspiration for today’s card.
  • Guy Greetings is the source of this classically styled birthday greeting. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp it repeatedly over the card face in Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon


  • Fall leaves seemed like the perfect focal point. These leave are from Vintage Leaves and are stamped in Early Espresso onto Tip Top Taupe and Cajun Craze card stock and then die cut using the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies.
  • Linen Thread peeks out from behind the leaves to ground them and a little knot of thread sits on top as an additional accent.


  • Stampin’ Up!’s Party with Cake provides the sentiment today, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, along with three silly little candles stamped in Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon to dress it up.

The Paper Players challenge this week is clean and simple: leaf so I’m thrilled to link up and play along with their great group!


And my card also fits the Seize the Birthday challenge where their theme is “Anything Goes” Birthday with the added topping of: “Lots of Leaves” so I am playing along there as well! Whew!



I’m tickled with today’s project, the colors really balance well and make me happy. And with the wind blowing yesterday and today, there are LOTS of leaves on the ground! It’s almost like fall here in Southern California!! (Almost)


Price: $110.00


  1. sandym says:

    Wow, you have inspired me today, Shannon. I need two age specific masculine cards ( a 50th and a 70th birthday) and I could totally replace the leaves with some numbers. Love how you lined up the sentiment so perfectly over and over again. Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Players and Seize the Birthday!

    • Shannon Jaramillo says:

      Sandy, thank you!! Your comment has caused a card idea to pop into my head…I’ll try it this weekend and see how it turns out. I look forward to seeing what you create with this idea!! xx

  2. Karen L. says:

    Great card. Masculine cards are always tough for me & I need lots of them……….lot of males in our family!! Great color combo. Any 20 yr. old would love to receive a card from their Mom!!

  3. Nance Leedy says:

    Shannon, this is fabulous! What a fantastic “guy” card. Absolutely love the repeated sentiment design with the leaves and your color choices are gorgeous. So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players!

  4. Claire Broadwater says:

    Shannon, this is amazing! I can’t believe how you stamped the repeated sentiment! I have no patience for doing this, but WOW! It is gorgeous! Great colors and a fantastic CAS card! Congratulations on being the headliner at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. TaeEun says:

    Fabulous masculine birthday card, Shannon! Love the combination of gray and brown on your stylish design! Thank you so mush for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday!

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