Making Masculine

Hey there friends!  I know that Father’s Day is well past us, but I wanted to share some cards I made with a masculine style that don’t necessarily have to be for Father’s Day, but for birthdays, significant other, thank you, etc.

I have lots of males in my family that I need to have cards on hand for, so these will come in handy when I do need to grab one in the future for sure:


This is one that I made which can be suited for basically my hubby at some point! LOL!  The fun dies, and sentiment including the pattern paper all came from My Favorite Things.  I popped up the background over my brown card base, cut out the different tool pieces in wood paper, black paper and silver metallic paper.  (I later noticed that one of my metal peg pieces look “off” with the tool…and I’m sure my guy recipient will notice! LOL!)

I silver heat embossed the sentiment over the brown cardstock and cut out my own design with my scissors with it and then went over the edges with some silver ink.  I finished this off with some wooden dots I’ve had in my stash for a while.


My next card was for my hubby and it was made for him for Father’s Day which is has already received.  He thought the added flames on the grill were pretty cool.  LOL!

I sponged some clouds in the background of my card panel here and added some grey “smoke” clouds around the grill.  The flames were also the “negative” portion from my other card that was used to attach between the grill on this one.

I added details to the grill with a little bit of ink sponging along the edges as well as color portions of it with a glitter gel pen.  I die cut a border for the grass and added shadows with Copic markers.  I had stamped my original sentiment crooked, so I ended up white heat embossing it over the cardstock, cutting it out and placing it over my boo-boo!  I added some hearts around it as well.


For my last card, I was wanting to try out the plaid stencil set that I got from Taylored Expressions and made a “shirt card” with it.  Really love that stencil BTW!  Very easy to create some fun and unique plaid designs with it!  I sponged mine over kraft cardstock.

I wasn’t sure what to do for the pocket because I don’t have any “pocket” type dies, so looking through my dies, I thought that this Labels Stacklets 10 would work for a pocket which was die cut from a plaid piece and then I folded the top portion over and just glued it along the edges so that I could actually use the pocket for something like sticking in some cash.

Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Mini Strips-Life Saver and cut it out with the coordinating die to go over the pocket flap.  I cut an additional strip from the plaid to go along the edge and added a “collar” at the top.  Finished it off with drawing stitch lines and adding buttons.

These are all so different, but I sure had fun playing with different items in my stash and now have some masculine style cards ready to go as well!  I hope you’ve enjoyed them to or has given you some inspiration in some way!

Thanks for dropping in!  I have a post coming up with some really fun news so stay tuned in!!  I’ll be seeing you soon!


  1.  Sweet Stampin – Create Your Own Background (card #2 stenciled clouds card #3 stenciled plaid)
  2. Crafty Cardmakers – Create Your Own Background (same as above)
  3. Arty Divas – Anything Goes
  4. Double D – Stitches (faux, real or dies) top 2 card dies, last card faux
  5. A Perfect Time to Craft – Anything Goes
  6. Craft Rocket – For the Men/Boys

26 thoughts on “Making Masculine

  1. What a great collection of masculine cards! I LOVE the pegboard with the tools “hanging” onto it – how clever is that one!! Great idea too with all the wood background and “chips” to add for embellishment! The grill card is perfect for any man who enjoys grilling too and makes a great father’s day grill. I like those flames too. The plaid shirt card is pretty cool too and I’ve made one of those myself that went over quite well- especially with the cash tucked inside 🙂 Great job on each one of these manly makes!


  2. Fabulous masculine cards, which are fun and so very creative….You had me at plaid Vicki x.


  3. Fantastic masculine cards Vicki!! I love the peg board with all of the tools, adorable grill and flames AND that plaid shirt is awesome! I need to add that stencil to my wish list for sure! 🙂
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. Queen! These are all amazing! I love the smoke coming off the BBQ in the second card! THese are super!! Not one but three different masculine beauties! Hugs!


  5. Three fantastic male cards Vicki, you nailed each and everyone, love the smoke coming off the BBQ and the builders wall is brilliant with all those cool tools and great texture the shirt with money in the pocket, awesome designs..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Oh such great masculine cards! They are the most difficult for me! LOVE your plaid shirt one, I thought that was Designer Paper, well done! It makes for a great gift card holder or cash! NICE!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Stitches Challenge, Donna, DT Member.


  7. Such fabulous masculine card Vicki, each one has so many great details that make it extra special for the recipient.


  8. Good job, these cards are wonderful.
    Perfect for men. Especially the BBQ and the tools.
    I like the little message for your husband, it’s very cute.

    Have a nice weekend Vicki, hugs!


  9. WOW fabulous masculine cards Vicki the tool rack is brilliant and love the die-cut tools-the shirt with the pocket looks brilliant with that fabulous plaid stencil
    Carol x


  10. Lovely cards. The smoke is very effective in the barbecue one! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.



  11. I think all of these are magnificent, Vicki! I really love the tools and that BBQ is wonderful. I’m a great fan of plaid papers, especially on masculine cards. Terrific!


  12. These are flat out awesome! I completely agree about their versatility and multitude of uses, from thank you cards to congrats, host greetings to new job congrats. Really, really inspiring – and fabulous – makes, my talented friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


  13. All three are such fun cards. I love the shirt, have made them myself for guys and the pocket is perfect for adding a gift card or money. The tools are super too, perfect for that handyman. And the grillmaster your card is perfect! Must have been fun to put these together, so nice all.



  14. These are all awesome masculine designs.
    The first one could be a humorous one for my partner. He has no DIY in his DNA, but he has absolutely every tool required for whatever. He likes to have the right equipment for those helping us out with stuff in our home, lol. The tools on the card looks genuinely metallic.


  15. Goodness, you were so busy! These masculine designs are amazing! So glad I popped in to peek! Hugs…!


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