Sunday, January 11, 2015

Masculine Get Well Card

When I heard one of my online crafty friends DH was hospitalized and in need of some cheering up, I offered to send a handmade card. Get Well cards for men (or any card for men) is not my strong point. So I decided to take the pressure off and create something my style and just to have fun with it.  Here's what I came up with.

The A2 woodgrain base is from The Olde Town Market box of cards by The Paper Studio. I then layered scraps of cardstock from my stash. The script one is by Prima Marketing and the other... I don't remember!

My almost 10-year-old daughter helped me choose the gear stamps. I kept chanting... "I need something....MANLY!" In my best, deep, loud superhero voice and she kept me on track.

I tried to use Pinterest for inspiration but I have not pinned many masculine crafts yet and they all seem to have unrelated images with sayings. Why is that? I kept thinking I need something manly but not cutesy and it SO hard to do both with the right sentiment.

Normally I would use an umbrella image with this sentiment but I didn't feel it was manly enough. I'll be working on getting the manly cards right this year.


  • The Olde Town Market box of cards - The Paper Studio
  • Script cardstock - Prima Marketing
  • Yellow cardstock - stash (DCWV?)
  • We R Memory Keepers - Sweetheart inkers - black
  • Inside sentiment - "On the mend" The Stamps of Life
  • Gear, clock and screw stamps - "Get it in Gear" Technique Tuesday
  • External sentiment - "Umbrella4You" The Stamps of Life
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink - frayed burlap
  • Tsukineko - Versafine: Onxy Black
  • Scotch ATG
  • Ranger Multi-matte medium
  • Woodgrain sequins - studio calico
Inquiring minds want to know! How easy/hard it is for you to make manly cards. I'm also looking for tips/advice on how to keep my cards MANLY!! Hit me with your best tip/trick please? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  1. I think this is a very manly card - good design! Because I make quite a few men's cards I usually try to go with a sports theme or something that is happening in their lives at that point in time.

  2. I think you have nailed this manly card! Love the stamps and great papers.
    Linda xxx

  3. I think you did a fabulous manly job on this one! Love the "weathered" wood with that sentiment and the gears are perfect. I struggle with this too so I started a Pinterest board. Here it is if you want to check it out.

  4. I think you did a great job!

    I might add, as a man, though I'm not a big fan of lace and bows, etc., most cards I find to be non-gender specific. Men like landscapes, flowers, etc., too! Remember, most farmers are men! :)

    Nice job on your card - look forward to seeing more!

  5. Good job of masculine card. Love it.

  6. Great job! Masculine cards are not my strong point either!
    Miranda BL

  7. fabulous guy card..perfect colours, layers and great get well card BL

  8. Any man would like this card. Colors and design are prefect!

    Your BL friend Tonya :-)

  9. What a great card! Your BL friend - Nicole


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