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Masculine birthday card featuring Scribbles Brr Bday Chef digital stamp

Penguin chef birthday card, featuring Scribbles Brr Bday Chef digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I like to have birthday cards on hand so that if I've forgotten someone and need one right away (or I'm not feeling crafty) I'm covered. This card is one of those. I designed it as a masculine card, but now that I look at it, I figure it will work for either a man or a woman.

The digi is Scribbles Brr Bday Chef. The sentiment was created with Smarty Pants font. Patterned paper is of the off brand discount store type (like the majority of what I have). I paper pieced the towel and bow tie. Red and black seem to be my go-to color scheme for chef images (like this other male birthday card – Chef with Cake). The red and white reminds me of table cloths and Italian restaurants. I don't know why. These could be French chefs, in which case that wouldn't apply, but hey, it works so I go with it.

Embellishments are...embellishment is...a simple pearl on the bow tie. I didn't think this one needed much.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  patterned digital paper
Digital stamp – Scribbles Brr Bday Chef
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics oval and rectangle stax
Embellishment – pearl
Font – Smarty Pants

I'm linking up with: Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog #73 – It's Birthday Time Again!, Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #204 – Masculine Anything Goes, A Bit More Time to Craft #84 – ATG, The Male Room #102 – ATG option Beverages, and Crafty Creations #382 – ATG.


  1. Splendid card, Shani! Red and black look awesome together, an excellent choice for chefs! (: I especially adore the paper piecing.

  2. Lovely birthday card. Love the cute chef you've chosen. A perfect masculine and also cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  3. I really love your coloring and the color combo you've chosen for this card Shani! Makes an awesome masculine birthday card :) Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your projects in our future galleries!

  4. Fabulous birthday card, I also love the cute chef a lot and you paired him with some lovely papers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  5. Definitely could be a masculine or feminine card. Gorgeous in red/white/black.

  6. Your card makes me think of a bistro - love the colours and the paper piecing on the towel and bow tie are just perfect touches. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  7. I adore this card! I love the image as well as colors and layout! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  8. Love this baking penguin and the fab colour scheme of your card! Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!


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