Crafty Secrets has a fabulous masculine set called Favorite Fellas. I combined this new set with the 7gypsies new Pretoria paper line, and presto ~ instant masculine birthday cards! Makes the difficult task of my creating 'manly cards' very easy! Are masculine cards difficult for others to create or just me?? The black metal scallop running along the base of the card fronts is a new embellishment from 7gypsies, originally meant for the edges of your journal pages to protect them. Since they are unique I decided to put them on a card first instead of a journal. These metal pieces are 8" in length; I cut one for a complete card front (4-1/4") and the other, being 1/4" too short, I centered it and snipped the cardstock bottom corners at an angle (see 'tie one on' card on the right). Great way to use up something that would have just sat in a box. :0) Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day! materials list: Crafty Secrets Fabulous Fellas set; Palette Noir pad; Stampin Up burgundy pad (I watercolored his shirt); 7gypsies Pretoria paper line, Stampin Up burgundy, green & black cardstock; Copic BV31 marker (outlining) & R02 (flesh); aquapainter; 7gypsies scalloped metal edge; black brads; dimensionals (for the tie); twill tape; MM brad.