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Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial with Spellbinders All the Sentiments

Hello, Friends! I have a quick and easy Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial for our Wonderful Wednesday crafty adventure.  If you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards, I think you’re really going to enjoy our April 2024 Birthday Card of the Month!  We’ll be working with handsome papers from Mintay “The Great Outdoors” collection.  And, I’m going to introduce you to the “All the Sentiments” dies and stamp sets from Spellbinders.

Quick and Easy Cards for Men

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Pop up card are a favorite, and when you combine a gift card holder with a pop up feature…well, that’s pretty awesome.

You are going to be thrilled at how easy it is to create this fun card design.  I’m even going to show  you how to make the matching envelope using the Spellbinder dies.

Of course, you can use this same set of dies to create feminine cards, too.  But since I promised you a masculine birthday card tutorial, I made both of my cards for the fellas in our lives.

The “All the Birthday Sentiments” stamp set is a great mix of sincere and slightly snarky greetings.  I could not resist adding this humorous birthday greeting to my card.  Guys (at least my guy) enjoy cards that make them laugh.  And the sentiment simply went too well with this paper collection for me to ignore it.

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make these fun gift card holders?  Then grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel, where I’ll share a step by step tutorial with you.  I hope you enjoy!

Father’s Day will be here before we know it, and these would make great cards for Dad.  Hey, switch out the papers, and they’d make great cards for mom, too!  Then graduation season is nearly upon us, and they’d work for that as well.  So you can see these are really versatile and easy to use.  You gotta love that!

I’ll post a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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You Are My Anchor Masculine Beach Card

You Are My Anchor Masculine Beach Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  I made this You Are My Anchor masculine beach card for my sweet hubby’s July birthday.  The beach really is his happy place, and since his birthday is just 2 days after the 4th, I always try to work in a little red, white and blue theme for  him.  The card is dressed up with ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as some really beautiful starfish Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Make Waves!
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This 6×6 easel card is made with a combination of beachy papers that I had in my stash.  I know some of the papers are from Simple Stories Vintage Seas, but the the bold stripes, dots, and tiny red stars are from an old collection whose origin is unknown.

Once again, I used torn bits of designer paper to create a wave design on the card cover.  This is such a great way to use up small bits of designer paper.

Set the theme with a fussy cut lighthouse image, stickers, and Airmail Baker’s Twine anchor embellishment.  It doesn’t show up so well in the photos, but the Beautiful Board Starfish is heat embossed with Vintage Champagne powder.  It has just a touch of beige in it, so it resembles sparkling sand.

The Stopper

Here’s a close up of the stopper for the easel mechanism.  Electric Blue Taffeta Ribbon makes a bold color statement when topped with more Airmail Twine and a vintage button.  Trim down the journal card to fit the stopper, and dress things up with another heat embossed starfish and a Printed Beautiful Board Ocean Tide Corner piece.  I had to trim a tiny corner off the top to make it fit the stopper, so I added that bit to the starfish on the card cover.  worked like a charm!

A Peek Inside

Because I created such a larger stopper element, there was not a lot of room inside this card for a pocket.  However, I managed to squeeze in a little tag pocket so I could write my honey a special birthday note.

I don’t usually add a lot of bows to masculine cards, but the taffeta bow really set off the red, white and blue color palette.  Dale liked his card, and that was my goal.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy 

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Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!

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Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  Wiper Card and Double Pop Up Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends! Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I thought it would be fun to teach you how to make not ONE but TWO types of Pop Up Cards using Photoplay Paper MVP Golf Collection.

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  So many of you have told me that you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards.  And it is does call for a totally different set of card making skills.  But I have good news: this paper collection plus a couple of kinetic card designs almost guarantees a hole in one when it comes to making a fabulous masculine card. So grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s dig into today’s tutorial.

Golf Themed Wiper Card

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The first pop up card we’re going to make is this super cute wiper card.  What’s a wiper card?  Well, think about the windshield wiper mechanism on your car.  This card works in a very similar fashion.

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When the sides of this card are gently pulled, a wiper arm that’s hidden between the card front and back pops up with a fun message. In this case, it’s a golf ball that I fussy cut from the paper collection.  It’s seriously hilarious good fun!

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I took this fun pre-made card base to the  next level by adding a pocket to the front.  Now you can tuck in a gift card and write a note.  How fun is that?

Double Pop-Up Card Tutorial

The second quick and easy pop up card looks pretty normal, doesn’t it?

But open the card and you’ll find this fun double pop up feature on the inside.  It’s super easy to make, and so much fun to open.

YouTube Video Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to make both of these quick and easy pop up card styles?  Then please enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

  Of course, you can make both of these cards in a feminine style, too.  And they make wonderful cards for children.  Just follow the measurements and steps in the tutorial, but use your own theme and patterned papers.  

I hope you’ll have as much fun with these cards as I have!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Photoplay DIY Home Edition Masculine Card Tutorial

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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.

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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