Last Minute Masculine Valentine Tutorial

013 (2)Got those Last Minute Masculine Valentine Blues?

Oh no!  It’s 24 hours until Valentine’s Day, and you still haven’t made a card for your honey…or your son, or brother. And you don’t have a clue of what to make.  No worries!  If you have 20 minutes, I’ve created this totally fun, quick and easy Valentine tutorial.  Just follow these simple directions and you’ll have a masculine Valentine  that’s manly enough for any man.  And, we’re off!

Got 20 Minutes? You can make this Valentine!

Start with a 5×7 kraft card base.  Distress the edges with a distressing tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Cut a 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 panel from the DCWV Timeless Type 8×8 pad.  Tear the right hand edge.  Stitch around the perimeter..messy is good. Stamp “love” in Coffee Archival ink.  Dust with clear embossing powder and heat set.  Thread a button with twine and place it over the “o” in love.  Using a section of the green clock page, cut out a heart. Spritz with water.  Run it through a Stampin’ Up Texturz plate, Harlequin design.  Lightly brayer Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the heart and cover with clear embossing powder.  Use a small paint brush to carefully remove any embossing powder that’s lodged itself into the recessed areas of the design.  Heat set.  It should look like this:

015 (2)   Pop the heart up on dimensionals. Adhere a small compass (I had this one in my stash) or gear, or cog or other manly item onto the heart.  Punch out 3 small dots from the green paper and adhere beside “love”.  Ta-da!  The front of the card is finished!

The Great Adventure…the inside of the card

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Cut a 4 3/4x 6 3/4 panel of the map paper from the stack.  Distress the edges pretty heavily and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Using scraps from the bicycle page, hand letter the inside sentiment and cut into flag shapes.  Tear some edges, and ink all the way around.  I adhered every other banner with dimensionals, and the “adventure” banner was creased and popped up for extra dimension.

Finishing Touches for your Masculine Valentine

Can’t forget the envelope!  018 (2) 017 (2)You can reference my “How to Line an Envelope” Tutorial found HERE

So, if you’ve got 20 minutes, you’ve got time to create a masculine Valentine for the manly man in your life! It would be very easy to adapt this design for birthday or anniversary or even a get well card.  Just change up the sentiment a bit and you’re ready to roll.

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Cheerio!   kathy


Supplies used in this card:

: DCWV Timeless Type 8×8 pad, kraft card base and envelope, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, Clear Embossing powder, Versamark Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distressing tool, Tim Holtz Ink Applicator Tool, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Button, twine, felt tip marker, compass brad

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7 thoughts on “Last Minute Masculine Valentine Tutorial

  1. Carrie Wright

    I feel like I could actually do this, and a couple of others as well. We don’t have a ton of craft stores in the area but I was able to find some paper stashed away, and while not exactly what you have here it did inspire me to make a handmade; homemade; filled with love “Wrightmark” card rather than Hallmark for my family members. Thanks for the inspiration but more importantly the courage to try!

  2. Tanya

    I want to make one for David. I don’t have the store bought items but I do have buttons and paper and tea bags to stain the paper….I am sure a country girl has some bailing twine laying around….and oh yes Love surely is the ultimate adventure! I am inspired!

  3. ncguygirl

    Love this masculine valentine! Your directions make me think I could actually do this! Thanks for sharing.

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