Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial and Video

Hello, Friends!  Happy Throwback Thursday!  Today I have a really fun Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial to share with you.  Valentine’s Day will be here before we blink twice, and it’s always hard to come up with a great Valentine for the man in our life.  This interactive  flip style card is easy to make, fun to give and easy to adapt to any paper collection you have in your stash.  You could even make this same card base and turn it into a feminine card by changing up the paper collection and the embellishments.  You gotta love that!

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: Flips and Flaps

This all started when I was clearing up my work desk and found some nice panels of heavy kraft cardstock. As off cuts from an earlier project, they all measured 5 1/2″ tall.  One piece was 12″ x 5 1/2″.  The other was only 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.   Simply joined them together with 1/2″ Scor-Tape and you end up with a lovely, long 18″ x 5 1/2″ panel.  Now you can score and fold to create a gatefold card with pockets and flaps.  Here’s where to score:

  • From the left, score at 2 3/4″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Fold along the scored lines.  Then tuck into the corner of your scoring tool and score at 5 1/2″ and again at 10″.  You’ll see how to do this in the video below, but I just provided measurements here for your convenience.
Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: A Peek Inside

Here’s what the flip card looks like when you open the first fold.


Flip the panel on the left to reveal a flap page.  The second panel in is a great place to add a photo.  I opted to decorate it with fussy cuts and stickers instead.


Here’s the folio fully opened.  You’ll find a vertical pocket with inserts and a side pocket on the far right.  Learn how to add these in the video tutorial.


Because my husband enjoys reading, I created a fancy little bookmark for him.  It lives in the right hand side pocket.

Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine: The Video Tutorial

To learn how to make this fun project, just click play.  We’ll build the flip card base together, and add the pockets.  I’ll show you how to put that cute bookmark together, too!



Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas in this Throwback Thursday post that have you itching to dig into your stash and make a masculine Valentine?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




*Note: because this is a Throwback Thursday project, some materials used may no longer be available for purchase.  Feel free to substitute papers and embellishments from your own crafty stash.

9 thoughts on “Authentique Mister Masculine Valentine Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Such a great card, Kathy. As you said, the design is so versatile. I can see using some of my masculine papers to create a guy’s birthday card, too. Isn’t it perfect timing for the birthday of one of my guys this month. Your video tutorial is a big help, with all of your tips. Those tool brads are a wonderful find. tfs-Hugs.

  2. Dana Roepke

    What a fabulous card! Really enjoy listening to your thought process as you work through the project. I will be adding this tutorial to my list of go-tos for card making this year 🙂

  3. soozyb2013

    Not sure about my “man being a legend”, but I love him anyway. Great card Kathy. You could add a bit of sawdust to it as sawdust is “man glitter”. lol

  4. MaryH

    The ultimate guy card – what guy wouldn’t love to get this. The tools put it over the top. Another spectacular project Kathy.

  5. Susan Steele

    Oh my, I really luv this masculine Valentine card for your Throwback Thursday design! Its awesome! I don’t have these Authentique papers …but I’ll find something similar, hopefully before Valentine’s day! Just luv watching you in action creating your magic! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks yet again! And …lol …sneaking some ribbon in there somewhere, even on a masculine card!!! And with that buckle brad …Perfect! Luv it! Thanks again so much for your tutorial! Can’t wait to get back at it! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Great masculine card!! I love all the little “tool” charms on the ribbon – well done!!!

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a fabulous card! You always do such a magnificent job with your masculine cards. These papers are just perfect for one. I especially like the papers that remind me of men’s tie designs. And look at those cute little tool charms and the belt buckle! How awesome! I just love the sentiments you have added….so sweet. Thank you for sharing and also for making a tutorial! Hugs!

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