Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial

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Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial with Photoplay DIY Home Edition

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, so I have a Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial to share with you.  Our eldest son’s birthday is tomorrow, and since he loves to create with wood, I decided that Photoplay’s DIY Home Edition paper collection was a good choice.  As I was taking the papers out of the storage folder, this design idea popped into my head.  So if you like fancy fold cards, and you love getting new ideas for masculine cards, I think you’ll enjoy this post.

The Recipe

All you need to create this card (besides the designer papers of your choice) is (2) 11″ x 4 1/4″ panels of black cardstock and (1) 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of black cardstock, a little foam tape and an oval die.  The die is actually optional, but it makes for a fun opening inside the card.

Here’s the recipe for this card:

  • First score both 11″ x 4 1/4″ panels of black cardstock at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.
  • Next, fold the cards on the 5″ scored line.
  • Then fold the 2 3/4″ scored line back toward the folded card edge.
  • When you overlap the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of each card, you can see that you have a double z-fold card base, which is fun, right?
  • But, if you place gussets on the sides and bottom of one of those panels, you’ve added the potential for a hidden pocket.
  • Now, if you place adhesive on just the top, bottom and left hand side of the left hand z-fold, you create a gatefold opening…and a sweet little pocket inside the card to boot!
  • Line the smaller folds with 2 1/2″ x 4″ panels of your designer paper.
  • Adhere a 3×4 card to the back of the gatefold cover before you adhere it to the front gatefold.
A Peek Inside

Now you can see that fun extra pocket on the left and the center pocket with it’s cool opening, too.

The pocket will hold a 5 1/4″ x 4″ folio, or a photo, or whatever flat goodie you choose to put inside.

Of course, you can make this same card design with feminine papers, too!

Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this fancy fold card come together, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

That’s it for me today, friends.  It’s been such a busy month with all the family birthdays and two kits for Button Farm Club.  I’ll be back tomorrow to show you what I was up to in the studio all last week.  It’s pretty exciting!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Masculine Fun Fold Card Tutorial

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Hello, dear Kathy! I love this fun card! It’s awesome, and I think anyone would love to receive a card like this. God bless you, my friend!!!

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a great masculine card, especially for a wood worker! The “plane” sentiment is really cute. The colors are so vibrant and the paper designs are perfect. Your son will love it! Thank you for sharing. Hugs!

  3. Dana Roepke

    Thank you so much for a great, quick and easy card! Always needing masculine card ideas and this can be used for any occasion. I know your son is going to love it 🙂

  4. Joni E

    What a great quick and easy card! Love the masculine theme-your son will enjoy this birthday card. Thank you for the video showing how quickly the card goes together.

  5. Sandi Smith

    I really appreciate watching you create this masculine card as making them is much harder for me than creating more feminine cards. This card has lots of colors and patterns and will catch the eye of just about any guy. I’m sure your son will love it for his birthday. Thank you for the inspiration to create more guy cards!

  6. Helen

    Love this card Kathy! Making cards for men is fun, and I always enjoy adding those embellies like tools, brads, cogs etc, they seem to like anything that moves too, ma,ing this card with its poc,ets and hidden card within just the ticket!
    Thanks for sharing. I could not get a comment accepted for your September g45 folio, so will say here superb as usual!

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