The color combination at the Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog sure seemed like masculine colors to me. (Oy! The combo is Lost Lagoon, not Island Indigo--oopsies!) I wanted to keep the design simple--not too fussy--and I think a few banners and the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set seem masculine.
I started with a 2" strip of Island Indigo card stock that I flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. Then I took a 1.5" strip of Crumb Cake and flagged it with the same punch. Using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, I aligned the "make a wish" sentiment and stamped it in Real Red.
Next, on a Crumb Cake panel, I added a 3/4" strip of Bohemian designer series paper. I flagged the ends with the Banner Punch. I stamped the polka dot banner from the "Perfect Pennants" set in Real Red above and below the DSP banner.
Here's where it started to go astray: I added a length of Real Red 1/4" Cotton Ribbon to the top of the stamped banner. I added the banner to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I stamped some hearts from the "Pictogram Punches" set in Real Red onto Crumb Cake scraps and punched them out with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I adhered these to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, cut in half.
Finally, I adhered the Crumb Cake panel to a Crumb Cake card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I really like how this card turned out, but I'm not sure it's still masculine. I suppose one could ditch the ribbon--or at least not add the bow. And instead of the hearts, one could use the starts from "Pictogram Punches." Well, at least I can say that it's not too fussy.