Debrah Warner
Masculine Birthday Card
Birthday Cards Die Cutting Inlay Tutorial

Masculine Birthday Card

Making Multiple Cards

Because I was cutting the same die out of multiple colors, I decide to make multiple cards.    While this wasn’t actually mass production, it was really nice to have five masculine cards completed when I was done.

Masculine Birthday Cards

Background Paper

The card I showcase in this blog has a background cut from real wood paper.   You can find this at MFT.

For two of the backgrounds I used a wood grain stamp from Stampin Up and some Sandy Beach card stock from Gina K Designs.  The white paper has these really cool little flecks of color throughout.  It is hard to see in the photo but it has a really cool rustic look.  Actually, I believe this paper came from Stamping Up many years ago.

Selecting Masculine Colors

The color choices are what make this a masculine card.  For the inlays I used Gina K card stock in; Black Onyx, Cranberry Tart, In the Navy, Christmas Pine, Edible Eggplant, and Honey Mustard.


The Inlay Die Cut Process

First I added Stick-It to the back of the wood veneer paper.   Second, I selected a Spellbinders rectangle die that would fit perfectly on an A2 size card with a small boarder.  Third, I lined up the rectangle die and the MFT Die-namics Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die and ran it though my die cutting machine.  Finally, I popped out all the die cuts making sure to keep the inside of the letters.

Next I removed the backing from the Stick-It and adhered the die cut piece onto a pice of Black Onyx card stock that I had die cut using a slightly larger Spellbinder rectangle die.

Die Cutting Colors

Moving along, I cut the die out five more times using the selected masculine colors.  For the wood veneer card I also cut the candles flames and stars from glitter paper to add even more interest.

Inlay Puzzle Time

Assembling these cards was just like building a puzzle.  I had fun doing this and found it to be almost therapeutic.   Concerning the glue I found it easiest to use a glue pen and scribble some glue in the die cut opening.  Then using a Quick Sticks tool to pick up the small pieces I inlayed them into place.  The final inlay step was to add the inside of the letters such as the small triangle for the letter “A”.

Here is a close up of the wood veneer and the glitter die cuts.

die cutting


To finish the card all I did was attach the die cut panel to a A2 card base.  I love how these turned out!


Below you will find the list of tools and supplies that I used to make this card.  In addition, you can click the thumbnails to purchase a product.  Compensated affiliate links are used when available, however there is no additional cost to you.  All items were personally purchased.  Thank you so much for your support!






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