Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial

Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial, Kathy Clement, Kathy by Design, Photo 01

Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re taking a little break from holiday creations to share this cute Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial with you.  Welcome to Make & Take Tuesday!  Our “soon to be” son-in-law just had a birthday, and this collection could not be a more perfect match!  He’s a really clever, handy and handsome fella with no end of good ideas, talents and abilities.  I had so much fun creating this special card for his birthday that I thought you might like to see how it came together.

Photoplay Paper-Easel Card Kit-DIY Home Edition Collection-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ double Z-Fold card base calls for a bit of paper engineering and “out of the box” thinking.  But no worries!  I’ve done all of that for you!  I started with Photoplay’s new Easel Card Kit.  Instead of making a standard easel card, which is one of my favorite designs, I saw how easy it would be to change up the fold just a little in order to make a fabulous fun fold card folio.  I’ll show  you how in the video tutorial below.

Hidden Pocket Card Folio

The cool thing about this card design is the addition of a hidden pocket/flap feature on the inside.  This makes for a fun surprise, and also adds room for more fun “stuff” inside the card.

Chris chuckled when he saw the “I’ve got the tool for that” ephemera on the hidden pocket insert.  “That’s true,” is what he said.  Did I feel like I was winning?  Oh, yes, I did!

Two Pockets Are Better Than One!

In addition to the hidden pocket/pull out page, I created a little gift card pocket in the center of this card folio.  You can never have too many pockets, right?

This is such a great masculine paper collection, especially when you have a handyman on your card making list!   And, you can use the engineered card base with any collection from your stash to change up the theme.  How great is that?

DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along and learn how to create this fun fold card, please enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

I’ll be back on Thursday with another Throwback project for you.  Can’t believe it’s the last one for November 2022.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





9 thoughts on “Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh just luv your DIY Fixit card Kathy! It’s perfect …inside and out! Just luv your guy card creations! And I’m so sure he will too! Thanks for sharing this new paper collection! Hugs, Suzy Q

    1. Susan Steele

      …And my goodness, luv how you created this … using those easel cards sideways!! You are the card queen! And now I must go seek this collection out! They are awesome! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Cheryl Wells

    I love that statement ‘I can fix it” – that can be so true for some people, and yet be wishful thinking on those that want to fix but don’t have a clue. Ha, ha, ha, – I love it!!!!! That card is so cute, and thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Claire Gagne

    I love this masculine card Kathy. I only one male that I need to make a card for & it’s the hardest for me. So thankful that every now & then you just happen to make one. Be well, be safe & TYFS

  4. Brenda S. West

    You’ve done it again! Made an appropriate card for so many of us to copy and hope our men enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Gotta go shopping for this set of papers now.

  5. Helen

    Brilliant idea with the construction Kathy, definitely going to use this technique. I have more cogs (oh, and a few rules too) than I can count in the stash and love to make masculine cards, your additional pockets are just the ticket for this format. Love love love it!

  6. Joni E

    Great masculine card! Love how you changed the blank easel card base-what a great idea! Thank you as always for sharing.

  7. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, your soon to be son-in-law is going to love that card! I can’t tell you how many times my hubby has said “I can fix that”. LOL This is the perfect card for a handyman! The pocket can hold a gift card for a hardware store! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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