Tuesday, October 13, 2015

MFT- Masculine Congrats

Looking over my card stash, I noticed that I did not have a whole lot of masculine cards - which is a shame because I happen to have a lot of males in my circle of friends and family! Sure, a good majority of my cards are gender-neutral and could be used for anyone. But sometimes it's nice to have a purely masculine card to give away to a loved one.

I thought I would start with a congrats card, as I had very few cards in this category.

I grabbed a piece of plaid patterned paper and trimmed it to 4x5¼", then matted it with a piece of brown cardstock that was just a bit larger than the paper. I adhered it to a standard top-folding A2 card base (4¼x5½").

I wanted to keep things really simple, so I die-cut a little tag with Tag Builder Blueprints 2 die. I also die-cut a little circle fastener out of the same brown cardstock as I matted the patterned paper with. I adhered the two together, then stamped my sentiment and bow-tie using Terrific Ties stamp.

I decided to embellish the card with some cork stars, so I die-cut a few stars with dies from various blueprints dies. I adhered the stars to the card with foam squares and added a few enamel dots.

A very simple card, but a fun one nonetheless.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh, I hear you! I have very few masculine cards of any type. Each time I see you create a masculine card I think *I should do the same*, Love this, it is simple, true, but reallllly good!

    1. Masculine cards are still a challenge. I don't know what it is, but I do just fine with neutral cards and happily share them and send them to males. But a purely masculine card? I think I overthink it and it becomes too complicated. Gotta keep trying, though! That's the only way to get better. :)