Tool Box Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today I have a fun masculine themed card to share with all of you. I have a lot of “handy” men in my family so I wanted to design something different for them. I have seen a few tool box card ideas on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to create one!

This card is easier to create than it looks! I promise! To make This card, start with a piece of Real Red cardstock for the base of your card. Take the Classic Label punch and use it to make a groove across the bottom of the card. Cut a 1 x 4, 1-1/2 x 4 and 2 x 4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock. Emboss each of the pieces with the sparkle textured embossing folder (or if you have a diamond plate embossing folder that would be perfect)! These pieces will be the drawers for the tool box. Cut three (3) 1/2 x 4 inch pieces of black cardstock and adhere them to the top of each drawer using a bit of SNAIL or other adhesive. Using the Nailed It Bundle, stamp a variety of tools and a sentiment on a piece of silver foil paper or cardstock. Note:  You will need to use black Staz-On ink to stamp on the silver foil. Cut all of the tools and sentiment out using the Builder Framelits. Set aside until you assemble the cart and drawers.  Punch out two 3/4 inch circles from black cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the card (these will serve as your wheels). Use the left over silver pieces (from cutting out the nut) as the center for your wheels. You will have to cut out an extra one so you have a center for both wheels. Adhere the wheels to the card before you add the drawers. Add dimensionals to the back of each of the drawers and adhere them to the card front starting at the top with the smallest drawer and working your way to the bottom.  The bottom drawer will overlap onto the wheels. Now, randomly adhere the tools to the tool box using glue dots.  That’s it!  Enjoy!

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Father’s Day Tribute

Good Morning!  Today we take the time to celebrate and honor our Fathers! Some of us may be blessed to have many generations of Father’s to celebrate with today…such as a Grandfather, Father, Husband.  And some of us may be sharing fond memories of our Fathers as they watch over us from heaven. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fabulous Dad’s out there! Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the years! Enjoy your special day!

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Fathers Day Quote by: Jim Valvano

Enjoy this little video vignette showcasing a variety of masculine card ideas! Happy Father’s Day!

Masculine Themed Card Kit

card kit

Wanna create some fun masculine themed cards without all of the fuss?  This card kit might be just what you are looking for! I do all of the prep work and you do all of the fun stamping and assembling! This card kit showcases the Guy Greetings Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The kit contains all of the materials you need to make 6 different cards. I supply materials such as cardstock, designer paper, punches shapes, envelopes and instructions for assembling them! Plus, all of the measuring, cutting and textured embossing is completed for you! You supply your own stamps, ink, and adhesive. Each card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches when complete.

Visit my Etsy Store at >>> https://www.etsy.com/listing/398832651/masculine-themed-card-kit and get started today!

Masculine Cards – Curtain Fold Technique

Button Up Shirt - Curtain fold technique

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a video tutorial to share with all of you!  Father’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I would share a quick and simple masculine card idea.  This card is perfect for Father’s Day or any other occasion! It is based on the Drapery Fold or Curtain Fold technique that I shared with you a few weeks back, only this time we are using the fold to create a collar for a button up shirt!

Masculine Card Ideas

Good Morning!  Today I have a variety of masculine card ideas to share with you. I know that masculine cards are not the easiest cards to design.  Maybe it’s because there are not a lot of masculine themed stamp sets available. Or maybe it’s because we like creating pretty cards…with flowers and butterflies 🙂  Whatever the reason, it’s always fun to get new ideas to create awesome cards for the men in our lives! So the cards that I am sharing with you today were created by some very talented demonstrators. And I was lucky enough to be able to swap one of my masculine card ideas for one of theirs 🙂 The stamp sets used for these cards include:

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I hope you enjoy the gallery of masculine cards…

Created by Gail Vogel
Created by Gail Vogel
Inside of Jill's card
Inside of Jill’s card
Created by Jill Blanchett
Created by Jill Blanchett
Created by Amanda Gardner
Created by Amanda Gardner
Created by Pamela White
Created by Pamela White
Created by Rebecca Urban
Created by Rebecca Urban
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Joni Martin
Created by Joni Martin
Created by Angela Bickett
Created by Angela Bickett
Created by Kerry McDonough
Created by Kerry McDonough
Created by Donna Penix
Created by Donna Penix
Created by Lori Brausen
Created by Lori Brausen
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Created by Denise Phillips
Created by Patti Folk
Created by Patti Folk
Created by Tamie Johnson
Created by Tamie Johnson
Created by Bonnie Waterman
Created by Bonnie Waterman

Vintage Guy Greetings

guy greetings classic carGood Morning! Today I have a super fun masculine card design to share with you.  Each month I strive to design at least one masculine style card for my in person classes. I hope you enjoy it! To make this card, start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card.  The neutral colors are the best for creating vintage style cards. Cut a 3 x 5 1/4 inch piece of the Typeset Designer Paper (DSP). Randomly stamp the antique card image from the Guy Greetings stamp set all over the DSP using soft suede ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the DSP to give it a “worn” or antiqued look. Adhere the DSP to lower part of your card front. Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock. Now I used a retired notebook punch for the top of the cardstock; if you don’t have the punch you can leave the top straight or tear it.  After punching the top, tear the bottom of the vanilla cardstock and sponge some crumb cake ink all over the edges. Wrap some linen thread around the vanilla cardstock and secure it in the back. Punch 2 holes in the vanilla cardstock, as shown, and fasten a few antique brads. Adhere the entire vanilla piece to the top of your card, overlapping the DSP. Stamp the little happy birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of paper and punch it out with the washi label punch. Adhere this in between the brads as shown. For the finishing touch, stamp the “to a classic” sentiment on a piece of 3/4 inch wide vanilla cardstock; snip the ends, cutting one of the ends into a banner, and sponge it with a bit of crumb cake ink. Enjoy!

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World Traveler

goingglobalGood Morning! Today we are going to focus on a masculine style project created with some fun new products in the Going Global product suite. You will also learn a fun way to add background color to your embossed images (and it doesn’t involve sponging). This particular project was created for a Birthday Bash event that I held during the month of January!  Let’s take a look at how to make this card.

003Start with a piece of sahara sand cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock and a 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab the World Traveler embossing folder, a brayer and some lost lagoon ink. Ink up the brayer with the lost lagoon ink and roll the ink onto the inside of the embossing folder over the raised globe images (see pic). It’s the inside of the embossing folder that has the Sizzix label on it. Next, lay the 5 x 3 3/4 inch piece of white cardstock inside the embossing folder, close the folder and run it through your embossing machine. The continents will remain white and the “water” surrounding the continent will pick up the lost lagoon (blue) ink. Pretty cool, hey? Then just embellish the card with a few pieces of the going places designer paper, ribbon, antique brad and a little sentiment.  Enjoy!

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Vintage Guy Greetings

vintage guy greetingsNeed a quick and simple masculine card idea?  Well I have a great little project for you today that fits that description! The project showcases 2 fun products from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog:  Guy Greetings Stamp Set and the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP). Let’s take a look at how to recreate this card.

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Sponge some crumb cake ink around the edges of the card base front. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the black striped paper from the Typset DSP. Tear the to[p and bottom of the striped paper and sponge the edges with a bit of crumb cake ink. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the newsprint patterns from the Typeset DSP. Stamp the old fashioned card onto the newsprint using black ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the newprint to give it more of a worn look. Adhere this piece in the center of the striped black DSP paper. Grab a few scrap pieces of very vanilla cardstock and stamp some sentiments on them in black ink. Snip the end of the paper into the shape of a banner and sponge a bit of crumb cake on the edges; then adhere to the card as shown with dimensionals. Easy peasy! Enjoy!

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Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

By the Tide ~ Vintage Style

by the tideSharing a fun masculine style card with all of you today! I was so happy to see this stamp set carry over into the new catalog!  It is called By the Tide and is a great set for designing more masculine style cards. So let’s take a look at how to make today’s project…

I started with a piece of coastal cabana cardstock for the base of the card. Now…just an FYI…this particular color is retired and, in fact, sold out! (sorry) But you can substitute white cardstock for your base. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of smoky slate cardstock, tear the edges and sponge them with smoky slate ink. Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of designer paper (to coordinate with the blue cardstock you choose).  I used the Sale-a-bration designer paper on this card so if you got in on the free sale-a-bration paper then you should have some of this. If not, just look through some of the papers that you have on hand and see which one you can substitute. Stamp some of the fun images from the By the Tide stamp set on the designer paper using smoky slate, calypso coral and lost lagoon ink. Add the little nautical circle image to your design by stamping it on a piece of scrap paper and punching it out with the 1 inch circle punch. That’s it! Enjoy!

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Lumberjack Birthday

lumberjackHere’s a fun little stamp set that works well for making more masculine style cards.  The stamp set is called “Wood you be mine?” and, as you can tell, it was actually designed for Valentine’s Day. While that may have been the original intent, I have found if you change up the sentiment the images really work for any occasion. Let’s take a closer look at some of the fun features of this card.

Start out with a piece of whisper white cardstock stamped, in basic gray, with the Hardwood background image. Cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to 2 3/4 x 4 inches and a piece of rich razzleberry cardstock to 3 x 4 1/4 inches. Stamp the lumberjack image on the white cardstock using black memento ink.  I recommend using this ink so that you can color the lumberjack with blendabilities markers or other coloring tools that you may have on hand. However, there is a fun little overlay image in the stamp set that allows you to color in the lumberjacks shirt just by stamping over the shirt with rich razzleberry ink. Once you have colored in the image to your liking, embellish it with a bit of washi tape and a button. Enjoy!

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