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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!





Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card

Spellbinders APG DOM Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace September Club Kit

Hello, Friends!  I’m bouncing back from a lovely Labor Day weekend with this Gumball Machine Masculine Shaker Card.  This is the Spellbinders September 2022 Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, and it’s super duper adorable!

What is it about gumball machines that makes them so irresistible?   I have such fond memories of getting a penny to put in the coin slot when I was a little girl.  Out would pop 3 brightly colored gumballs.  If you were having a lucky day, you might even get a ring!  When my oldest granddaughter and I worked together on this cute card for her dad’s birthday party this weekend, we had so much fun sharing those memories. Her dad loved the card, too!

Making the Shaker Element

Spellbinders APG DOM September 2022 Gumball Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Although the die set comes with a “gumball” insert, Sophie and I decided that a buttons and sequins shaker card would be more fun.  Here’s how we did it.

  • First, cut 2 gumball machine bodies with the cut out die in the center.  One should be from metallic cardstock.  The other can be whatever scrap paper you have in your stash.
  • Adhere clear cardstock (acetate) over the back of gumball window on each die cut.  Trim away any overhang.
  • Now die cut the accents and detail pieces for the gumball machine from silver metallic cardstock. Adhere these as seen in the photo.
  • Next, adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the red metallic gumball machine.  Fill this opening with your buttons and sequins mix.
  • Finally, line up and adhere the 2nd gumball machine base over the foam tape and press in place.

If  you’d like to see more examples made with this cute die, you can check out the tutorial on Becca’s blog.

You can find a linked supply  list below this post.

I’ll be back with a Throwback Thursday tutorial later this week.

Hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Did you do any crafting?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card

Spellbinders Sweet and Savory Warm Wishes Camper Paper Rose Retro Days Masculine Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card with Spellbinders Warm Wishes Sweet & Savory Dies

Hello Friends!  I’m just popping in very quickly today to share this fun Pizza Party Masculine Birthday Card.  Our eldest son just celebrated his birthday.  He’s a life-long pizza lover, and I would have a hard time counting up the number of times he’s celebrated his birthday with a pizza party.  So when I saw the pizza slice die in Spellbinders Sweet & Savory set, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it!

Cheese or Pepperoni?

This is a pretty basic 5×7 card.  The base is a rust colored cardstock topped with a teal mat. Here’s how I layered it up:

  • First, cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of the border print from Paper Rose Retro Days.
  • Next, cut a 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ panel of the rust diagonal stripe and adhere it above the striped border.
  • Then cut out and double mat the pizza sign and the movie sign board from the paper collection.
  • Die cut 3 sets of the pizza base crust from the off white paper in the collection.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
  • Repeat with the pizza crust edge piece.  Back these pieces with 1/8″ foam tape.  Dot with Dries Clear Adhesive and “Espresso Yourself” Prills.
  • Next, die cut 3 wedges from the rust stripe paper to be the “sauce” layer on the pizza slices. Place foam tabs on the back of these pieces.
  • Then die cut several “pepperoni” slices from the orange diagonal stripe.  Cut shredded cheese from the lighter orange solids squares in the paper collection.
  • Ink all the edges with Distress Ink and layer it up!

Create the sentiments with the stamps linked in the supply list below.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a peek at the inside.  Simple and clean, but lots of fun!

The Sweet & Savory dies also have a big soft pretzel, doughnuts, bowl of soup and other fun food items.  They pair up perfectly with the Warm Wishes Camper that I shared earlier.

It’s been a fun month of birthday celebrations, but I am ready for things to settle back down a bit.  I’ll be sharing a mix of fall and Christmas projects with you in this next quarter of the year.  There are some fun projects in store, so stay tuned!

Enjoy your weekend!




Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card

Masculine Botanical Card Simple Stories Lakeside August Ribbon Club Really Reasonable Ribbon Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Let’s take a walk down by the lake this morning as I share this Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card.  I’ve added all kinds of fun embellishments to this botanical beauty, including an elegant ribbon border created with the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club Assortment Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Do you feel challenged when it comes to using ribbon on a masculine card?  It can be tricky, I know.  But if you keep it simple, you’ll have a win every time!

  • First, choose colors from nature.  This color combination of Kiwi Green Diamond Satin and Gold Edged Cappuccino Satin are the perfect color match for the Simple Stories Lakeside Collection.
  • Next, forget about big poufy bows!  Instead, use Scor-Tape to attach layers of ribbon as a border on your card.  This adds color, texture and subtle pattern without looking “too girly.”
  • Then, if you must add bows, choose something like rustic Natural Burlap String.  This is a great option for attaching the metal sentiment strip, too!
Botanical Details

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Y’all know how much I love to embellish a card.  And you can still add loads of embellishments to masculine cards!  Isn’t that great news?

  • Create a collage with a rusty bottle cap, tiny acorn, feather, moss, wooden leaves and Prills.
  • Sprinkle Prills randomly around the card to add texture and visual interest to your composition.
  • Create a woodsy vibe with ferns, wooden leaves and mushrooms as embellishments.
A Peek Inside

Simple Stories Lakeside Masculine Botanical Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

The inside of the card is dressed up with a little gift card pocket and tag combo.  Then dress up a blank sentiment panel with a scrap of plaid paper and a ticket sticker.

Do you enjoy making masculine cards, or does it make you want to shut the door to your craft room?  Personally, I really love to make masculine cards.  I enjoy taking a break from all the frills and flowers.  Then I also like the challenge of looking at paper from a different perspective.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a couple of quick and easy Photoplay Grease Monkey Masculine Cards to share with you.  These are great for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions when you need a card for the guys in your life.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride Masculine Card with Photoplay Grease Monkey by Kathy Clement

I love it when a card can be used for lots of different purposes.  This 5″ x 7″ top fold card is great for the young man who just passed his driver’s test.  It’s also a fun graduation or birthday card .  You could even use this card as a “milestone” birthday card, thanks to the speed limit sign on the background paper.

The  “key”  (see what I did there?) is to add foam tape between layers to make the simple elements pop off off the page.  Then tie a key on with some bakers twine, thrown in a few gears, and you’re nearly done.  Add a pop of color with the ticket from the ephemera pack.  Simple, but effective!

Here’s a peek inside.

Happy Birthday Handsome Slimline Shaker Card

This card is almost too easy to make.  The trick is using the Photoplay #9 Slimline Dies to create a shaker window.  Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut silver foil paper using the next to largest die . Use some post it tape or mint tape to hold the die in place.
  • Now, use a ruler and a craft knife to cut along the scored lined inside the silver panel.  If you place the paper on a glass cutting mat, the craft knife will glide along the surface and create a nice, clean cut.
  • Next, line the back side of the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Then add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.
  • Place a shaker mix and small metal gears over the patterned paper layer, then press the frame in place.
  • Now place dimensionals on the back of the banner sticker and adhere to the card.
  • Finally, place foam tape on the back of the “Happy Birthday” sticker and you’re done!

Here’s a peek inside.  Stamp a sentiment on a blank piece of cardstock so you can write a personal note.

Then create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside the pocket. Boom!  You’re done!

I love it when a sharp looking card only takes about 30 minutes to make.  How about you?

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

Thanks for stopping by!





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