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For the Guys - Birthday Card

Several other projects show cards with lacy paper-piercing, this card shows that the paper-piercing effect is not only “for the girls”! Thanks to Julee Tilman of www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com for the use of her Mojo Monday card sketch.

Picture - Guy's Happy Birthday card


  • white cardstock
  • navy blue paper
  • striped blue and white paper
  • scrap piece of medium blue paper
  • 4 self-adhesive metal dots
  • border – diamonds  paper piercing pattern from Borders, Corners and Frames
  • adhesive of  your choice
  • tools: paper piercing tool (push pin will work!), pricking mat (an old mousepad)


  1. Print the paper piercing pattern on white cardstock. Using the piercing tool, punch holes where there are black dots. Trim the piece so that it measures  6” x 1”.
  2. Print sentiment of your choice on white cardstock. Trim to measure 1.25” x 1.25”. Mat with the medium blue and navy blue paper, ensuring an even margin of ¼” all around.
  3. Cut a piece of the navy blue paper measuring 6” x 4.5”. Cut a piece of the striped blue paper with dimensions 6” x 2.5”. Make a card from white cardstock measuring 6.5” x 5”.
  4. Refer to the picture above in layering all the paper pieces. Adhere to the card.
  5. Attach the 4 metal dots on the corners of the striped blue paper.

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