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CREATE MASCULINE GREETING CARDS FOR MEN

I think you will enjoy these greeting cards which are just for the men in your life. These cards would be great masculine cards for Father's Day, birthdays, thank you cards or any occasion where you want to tell the man in you life how special he is. A variety of techniques were used to create these cards. As usual, I will be updating this page as I have time with new male-oriented card designs. I hope you will try one or two of these designs yourself.

shirt and tie greeting card for a man's birthday or father's day

Shirt & Tie Men's Card (instructions provided by Brenda Keenan at a local Stamp Camp event) - To get started you will need two small sheets of designer paper in coordinating colors. We used designer paper from Stampin Up® in shades of brown. It's two sided paper with a different design on each side which allows the collar to have a different pattern than the shirt. And the tie was created with a polka dot designer paper. The base of the shirt is 4in x 5.25in with a score of 5/8in from the top and you cut in 1in on each side on the score line to create the collar. Fold the flaps down to create the collar (top points line up to the center of the score line). We used two small silver brads to create the stays at each corner of the collar then we adhered the collar by doubling-up two dimensionals (one on top of the other) and placed them under each side of the collar close to the point.

The tie is 4in x 4in designer paper. (click here to see detailed folding images in a new window) Fold on the diagonal of the square to form a triangle. Fold two sides in towards the middle (at this point it looks like a very side tie). Turn over and fold the point down about 1/3. Fold the point back up 1/2 way and then fold another again all the way to the top of the tie. Turn over and fold the sides in again to create the smaller tie. To hold the tie together in the back add about 3 glue dots down the back to hold your folds together and then add the tie to the front of the shirt by tucking it under the collar and adhering with glue dots. Once you have your tie glued to the shirt front you will use your snail glue to adhere the shirt to a 4.25in x 5.5in folding card stock using a light brown or beige card stock. The last think I added was the tie tack which is a silver dew drop. But you can also use a larger silver brad and fold over the prongs to the back of the tie before you adhere it to the shirt. You can add a greeting to the front of the card on a separate piece of ivory card stock or leave the front blank and just have your greeting on the inside of the card. Try this card with different color combinations like shades of blue or white and red or whatever color combination you think would look good. There are several variations of this shirt card and tie design on the internet. To find more design ideas go to Google.com and type in "shirt & tie card template" in the search field.

man birthday card with paper ribbon

Masculine Birthday Card with Paper Ribbon (instructions provided by Brenda Keenan) - Cut your CS to our standard size of 4.25in x 5.5in (folded size) using a dark blue CS. Cut a piece of burnt orange cardstock 4in x 5.25in and emboss this CS. We used the Square Lattice embossing folder from Stampin Up®. Cut three pieces of designer paper into strips 1in wide x 5.25in long. To get the tails of the ribbon we used a 3/4in square punch and punch each end at the halfway mark to get the "V" in the tails. Now layer your strips of designer paper alternating the sizes on the burnt orange embossed cardstock. Cut a piece of brown ribbon and wrap around the burnt orange CS and tie in a knot. Layer all the burnt orange CS to the front of your blue CS. Stamp your birthday greeting in coordinating blue ink and punch out. We used the Decorative Label punch from Stampin Up®. Add small silver brads to the top middle and bottom middle of the greeting and adhere to the front right with dimensionals. This card is fast and simple and you could make up several of them at a time using masculine colors and feminine colors. Get your supplies out and have fun!
a birthday card for the man in your life

Masculine Birthday Card Grass & Brads (created at StampCamp in May) - Cut green CS to our standard size of 4.25in x 5.5in (folded size). Cut a piece of white cardstock 4in x 5.25in and stamp your grass image to the right side of the CS. Create a scalloped edge piece of dark brown CS using a scalloped punch - I used the Scallop Ribbon Border Punch from Stampin Up®. Cut a strip of designer paper in a shade of blue 1in wide and 5.25 long. Adhere the brown scalloped CS to the back of the blue designer paper using your snail glue. Mark off a dot for 8 silver brads evenly spaced on the left edge of the designer paper and use a paper piercing tool to pre-punch the holes before sliding in your brads. Now adhere the designer paper with the brads and brown scalloped edge to the left side of the white CS with you stamped image with snail glue. Next stamp your birthday greeting on white CS and punch out with large oval punch and adhere to a piece of brown CS. We punched out the brown CS using the Decorative Label Punch and then adhere your oval CS to the brown CS. Now add dimensionals to the back of the brown CS and adhere to the front left top of the card. Cut a piece of brown ribbon and wrap around the pieces and tie a knot. Now adhere all pieces with snail glue to the front of your green card stock.
masculine birthday card with ships theme

Masculine Birthday Card with Sailing Theme - This card was created at a Stamp Camp and instructions given are from my Stampin Up® Demonstrator, Brenda Keenan. Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Stamp the anchor from the "Open Sea" set from Stampin Up® in Not Quite Navy on the lower right corner of the folded River Rock cardstock. Distress the right side of the "Nautical Expedition" designer series paper and layer to the left side of the front of the card. Add the Jumbo Eyelets with the Crop-a-dile tool or any eyelet setter tool by punching through both the designer paper and the cardstock. Add the Cherry Cobbler Twine by going through the eyelets twice then tie a knot in the front. Stamp the world image in Not Quite Navy on a scrap of Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the 1 3/4in circle punch. Stamp the ship in Sahara Sand and the writings in River Rock ink on Vanilla cardstock which was die-cut with the Circles #2 die and Big Shot. Stamp the greeting on the large circle with Cherry Cobbler ink over the top of the other images. Stamp the Compass in Cherry Cobbler on scrap of Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the 1 1/4in circle punch. Sponge all the edges with Soft Suede to give it a more old world look. Layer the compass image to Not Quite Navy cardstock punched with the 1 3/8in circle punch. Layer all the pieces to the front of the card with dimensionals.
homemade birthday card for men with lobster seashore theme

Masculine Birthday Card with Lobster - Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Card base is SU always artichoke CS. Cut light blue or turquoise CS (baja breeze SU) to size 3 1/4in x 4 1/2in. Cut vanilla CS to size 3 2/16in x 4 6/16in. Stamp the lobster from the SU stamp set "By the Tide" in dark red ink on vanilla CS. Stamp the fish using SU river rock ink or any shade in a pale golden yellow. Stamp the script image in soft suede ink. Stamp the anchor circle using soft suede ink. Stamp the image of the coral in baja breeze SU ink or light turquoise. Sponge the edge of the vanilla CS in soft suede ink and adhere to light turquoise CS with your snail glue. Attach a natural color 5/16in ribbon by wrapping the edges of both pieces of CS and adhering to the back. Stamp your sentiment (birthday wishes) to a piece of vanilla cardstock in soft suede ink and punch out with large oval punch. Sponge the edges of the oval. Attach to card front with dimensionals.
birthday card for a man featuring a jet in the clouds

Jet in the Clouds Birthday Card - Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Card base is white CS. This card is made using a cloud template cut out of plain paper and light blue ink is sponged around the top of the template. Start with the bottom third of the white CS base and lay down a strip of clouds that you have cut out of another piece of paper or CS and sponge lightly just over the top of the clouds. Now move the cloud template strip up and create another layer of clouds by sponging and then move the template up one more time for the last layer but this time use a straigt edge of CS at the top of the card base so that when you sponge the last layer you will have a straight edge of the blue. To create the vapor stream from the jet cut a long "V" template into a piece of cardstock and then us the a sprayer tool (Stamping Spritzer from Stampin Up®) to spray a light misting of navy ink. Stamp the jet image with navy ink and cut out and adhere to CS just in front of the vapor stream with dimensionals. Stamp your birthday greeting in the lower right hand corner in navy ink.
fast cars mens birthday card for your to make

Fast Cars Men's Birthday Card - Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Card base is chocolate brown cardstock. Cut a piece of textured brown carstock 5 1/4in x 4in or use a textured embossing folder to emboss a the brown CS and adhere to front of brown card base. Cut a strip of dark turquoise CS 2 3/4in x 5 1/4in. Cut an olive green CS 2 1/2 by 5 1/4in and cut a piece of light turquoise or light blue CS 2 1/4 by 5 1/4in. Layer all 3 pieces together. Cut a piece of white CS 2 x 5 1/4in and stamp your images as follows. To get the effect that one image is lapping over the next image you need to cut out one image of the car in plain paper. Now decide where you want to stamp the bottom image toward the left side of the white CS and put the cut out of the car halfway over to the right of where you want to stamp and then stamp the image in dark turquoise. Now move your cutout template to the right side of the white CS and stamp the light blue image of the card so that only half the image is showing. Now remove the template and stamp your last car image on the right in green. Stamp your "Happy Birthday" in the center above the cars in dark turquoise ink. Sponge the edges of the cardstock in brown and layer to the front of the light blue CS. Now adhere all 4 pieces of CS to the middle of the textured CS on the card base.
men's sailing ship birthday card

Sailing Ship Masculine Birthday Card - Overall size of card is 5 1/2in by 4 1/4in. Card base is navy blue cardstock. Cut a piece of light brown or beige CS 5 1/4in x 4in and one piece of ivory CS cut to 3 3/4in x 5in. Stamp world globe image in light brown or beige CS on ivory CS. Stamp log (writing) image in navy blue to left side of ivory CS. Adhere ivory CS to light brown or beige CS and adhere these two pieces to card base. Cut a piece of navy CS square 3 1/4 x 3 1/4in and cut an ivory CS to 3 x 3in square. Stamp your sailboat image and your greeting in navy ink on smaller ivory CS. Adhere this ivory square to the larger navy square CS and adhere to front of background image with dimensionals. Simple and easy card to make for the man in your life. The stamps used are from Stampin Up® stamp set "Open Sea" - 5 piece set.


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