Perk Up Buttercup…

Once again I offer you a masculine birthday card…and it has color!  So many masculine cards are neutrals and I’m pretty sure most boys/men like color.

So here’s my idea…

Now I would change up the doodle border for a masculine card, or you could do no border at all.

This close up shows some of the Micron Pen work as shadows on the cups.

And here’s a peek inside…

This card was made for someone special who loves coffee as much as I do and she will love the doodled border.  Pretty easy to change it out to the border used on the feather card here.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Merry Cafe’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black .005 Micron Pen


  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Draw a light pencil line where you’d like the bottom of the cups.  Four cups fit perfectly horizontally.  Stamp your cups.  Stamp your sentiment.
  • If you want to draw the border, practice a curvy line with a loop at the corners.  Go back and draw two loops like a figure 8 at the corners.  Add the dots here and there.  It’s your border and it will be perfect!
  • Add lines to one side of the cup and lid to create a shadow.
  • Add this layer to your card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ layer of Lemon Lime Twist attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is stamped with one cup and the cup is treated like those on the card front.  Add this layer with SNAIL.
  • A cup was also added to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.  Or as Frances Martins says, “let the party begin with the envelope!”

I would love a stamp that said “buttercup” to go with this set…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



  1. This is a really cute fun card, Billie. I’m sure your coffee-loving friend will truly enjoy it. I love the colors and your doodling along the border. Today’s “b-ism” is so true and the picture brings a chuckle. Enjoy your week.

    • I do try to visit your blog every day because you are so creative and talented and display that in “outside” the box ways. I truly enjoy seeing what you’ve created every day. So that’s why yours is one of the few blogs I really try to read every day. Plus your bubbly personality shows through and I’m always learning a new tip from you. You are so sweet. Have a great day!