Practicing Creativity

Kokopelli Masculine Birthday Card

This card is for a male cousin of mine who at one time lived in New Mexico. He has always liked the Kokopelli image, so when I saw this Kokopellit digi from Pattie's Creations I knew it was destined to be his birthday card. I admit, I have a thing for Southwestern/Cowboy themed cards. I was raised in that part of the USA and most of my family still lives there. This Cactus Cowboy birthday card is a past favorite.

Kokopelli is revered by many Southwestern Native American cultures and is most often thought of as a fertility deity overseeing agriculture and childbirth. He's something of a trickster, too and represents the spirit of music, often portrayed with a flute to his lips. 

I used a colorful digital paper from the now-defunct Tactile Studio to accent the vibrant image, adding a bit of ribbon and some enamel dots as embellishment. Undercurrent BTN font was used for the sentiment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, digital paper
Digital stamp – Pattie's Creations Kokopelli Southwestern Tile
Embellishments – ribbon, enamel dots
Font –Undercurrent BTN
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Try it on Tuesdays 19/04 – I Can Hear Music, Digi Chooseday Wk 17 – ATG, The Paper Shelter #509 – Birthday card, Krafty Chicks #609 – All Occasions, Addicted to Stamps and More #428 – Birthdays, Patties Creations #193– ATG, and Craft Rocket Challenges #91 – For the Boys/Men. 


  1. This is such a fun card and I loved reading all about the background to it. Lovely colour choices. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. Such a fantastic card, Shani! That digi is fabulous and I love the colours you used. Thanks for telling us about Kokopelli, something I knew nothing about - always happy to learn new things!

  3. Your cousin is going to love your wonderful card, Shani; I do! Thank you for entering our Birthday Card Challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you again for our next challenge. Have a happy day. Hugs, Lori - DT

  4. Ooh! I love this bright cheerful card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  5. I like this card, male or female would be so wonderful to receive. Great job. Thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge. Have a great day!

    Leanne DT Member/KCC
    Krafty Chicks Challenge


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