Black & Neutral Handmade Card For A Man


This week, I grabbed an idea from Pinterest and added a few other things to the basic idea. I really struggle making men’s cards sometimes, and this one really seems to work well. I think the Pewter Screw Top Brads add a nice touch :).

Here are the dimensions of the different square panels:

Black card: 8.5″ x 5.5″, folded in half

Gray patterned paper: 4″ x 5.25″

All of the following papers will be matted on black papers. Just cut the black papers slightly larger than the patterned papers.

Striped paper on bottom of the card: 3.75″ x 2.75″

Small striped paper and small beige paper: 2″ x 2.25″

The black circle is 1.5″ and the smaller circle is 1.25″.

Thanks for stopping by! The complete step-by-step is in the video below.


Man’s Pocket Watch Greeting Card


This is a very quick card that works well for a guy. Just change the greeting and it is great for Father’s Day, birthdays, or whatever occasion you have in mind. I used Graphic 45’s gorgeous paper, A Timely Point of View. The paper covering the front of the card is the design on the backside of the paper and the old-timey pocket watch is one I cut from the front side of the paper, as you can see below. There are lots of nice pocket watches on this paper!


Also for this card, I used a small piece of twine and an antique copper primitive star brad. The greeting is one I typed into Word and printed. Enjoy :).

Man’s Woodgrain Birthday Card


This week, I used the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Texture Fades once again. This time, it’s a birthday card for a guy, or anyone really.  It would look neat in pink or another color that isn’t usually used for a wood grain pattern. The tag on the outside is a 3″ tag, and the one inside is 4″. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and embossed the stamped images with gold embossing powder. Enjoy!