This masculine thank-you card is one that I made when I was still a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. It would be super simple to recreate using items found at your local craft or scrapbooking store! I will make you a list of possibilities below the card of items you could use instead of SU! products.
I always have a hard time making masculine cards. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, thank- you, etc I just find it hard to get my hands on manly items! (You don’t know how many times I had to delete on that last sentence. It kept sounding like I was trying to grope some poor man! LOL!) Most paper companies tend to cater to feminine tastes because, let’s face it, most crafters are women who want to make pretty items. Men like to get cards too! They may not say it, but they love it when we take the time to make them something special.
I’ve found that when you’re making something for that special guy, you want to keep the embellishments to a minimum. Nothing says girly like a ton of bling. Keep the colors simple, use stripes instead of dots or flowers, and go for the darker colors. Use bright white to keep it from becoming too dark and depressing.
- For the card base, cut your cardstock down to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score it at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
- Cut the white cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4″.
- Cut your patterned paper to 2 1/4″ x 4″.
- Layer the patterned paper on top of the white cardstock, lining it up with the bottom.
- Ink around this piece with the ink you are going to use for the sentiment. LIGHTLY ink the edges using a sponge dauber. Stamp your sentiment while you have the ink out.
- Wrap some baker’s twine around this piece a few times and adhere it to the card base.
- Add your bird in whatever form you’ve chosen (more about that below) using pop dots to give him dimension. Sign the card and you’re done! :)
What to use if you don’t have Stampin’ Up! supplies to make this masculine thank-you card:
I think the top left bird in the set of Whimsical Birds by The Paper Company would be perfect! Just switch where the sentiment and bird are on my example above. Switch the knot to the right side as well.
Wouldn’t he be perfect?! I would leave off his curly tail feathers by simply not putting ink on that part of the stamp. Simply stamp him in your choice of ink, cut him out (cut his feet off) and you’re good to go! Use a scrap piece of paper to mask your card and stamp his feet directly on the card front. Use pop dots to adhere the bird to the card front being careful to line him up properly with the feet.
I would love to hear what you think of this card and to see your card if you make one! Leave me a comment or link down below.