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Old 02-09-2009, 03:59 AM   #1  
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Something I really struggle with creating a card that is masculine enough to give to guy. I often leave off the ribbon but would love to see a place where you fabulous stampers could post samples of your masc. cards. I know there are other out there (you know who you are...lol), that struggle with this too.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:27 AM   #2  
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see if you like these.. both have the same layout but i used different papers in both of them.

1. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=205394

2. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=205394
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I had the same problem. I just did about a weeks worth of guy cards but haven't photographed them yet. I'll try to do it today and send you the link. I think part of the problem is that we feel in our hearts that guys don't understand what a homemade card means. So sometimes I think, "Why not just buy a quick card and let him throw it away afterwards?" That being said, I also have several guys that LOVE to get my cards. Like my husband! He keeps all of his propped up on his dresser or desk so I get to see them all the time!
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I have been loving the Rock Star set from Inkadinkado, very versatile. Here are a few that I have made recently:

Rock Star
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You Rock
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Old Male Golfer
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I have a husband, 2 adult sons, and a son that is 11, and a FIL....so I make a lot of masculine cards. I love to make them and find them easy to do, but that's just me. Here are a few from my gallery:

Kyle's Silhouette

Distressed & Dirty for Kyle

Masculine Card

Happy Camper Bob

Seems like most of my masculine cards are made with animal stamps....here's one that's not:

Adam's Seaside Birthday

I think masculine cards depend on the person because there are many masculine cards that people make that I myself would love to receive. I do believe that you can 'man up' cards with hardware and texture...and of course, no scallops, lace, or frills. I'm also not afraid of the dark side....dark colors, that is! HTH!
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Qvande....love your rock star cards!
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Here are a couple I have done recently.

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=139852

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Thank you for all the examples that don't include images from Lovely as a Tree! I have a really hard time with masc. cards, and it seems like everyone suggests using that set. Personally, I don't know any boys/men that are that into trees...
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:36 AM   #9  
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Where do you find stamps for more masculine looking cards? I would like to make cards for male friends who don't go camping, golfing, fishing, hunting, aren't couch potatoes, aren't into the Western (cowboy) look-- (Also, I don't think they look at trees as the OP stated) They do 'putz' around the house but not so much that I would give a cards with tools stamped on them. They aren't dull, stogy guys; they are just guys who have birthdays, retire, etc. Can't seem to find stamps that are 'masculine' looking.
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i gave this to my cousin brother

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Here are a few masculine cards that I've made:

Tough Guy Birthday

Book Lovers Owl
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Oops, hit submit too quickly! Here are a couple more:

Birthday in the Pines

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Here is one of my masculine cards.
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=77359

I typically use animals, ships, trains, cars and then embelishments that are not feminine
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You guys have posted some great ones...I love masculine cards, so the inspiration is much appreciated!!

Here are a couple of mine:

Copper Cowboy

Canoe Life

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I, too, struggle with male cards. I have a ton of males in my family, too (I am mom to 4 sons!).

Here are a few I have done recently:

The Art of God

You're Hot!

Knight in Shining Armor

The Beauty of Nature

I am glad you started this... I want to get more ideas!
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It's not one of mine but I absolutely love what Bonnie (Eggette) did with this license plate backgrounder - Safe Driving!

I find if you keep it simple and pick a suitable colour palette you can use stamps you might think of as "feminine" and end up with a masculine-looking card. I used the Apple Blossom bough from CHF's Silhouette Blooms I set for this one: Walnuts? No thanks! - you could easily stamp a sentiment on there if you wanted one.
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Here's a couple I have made:

http://atouchfromtheheart.typepad.co...day-honey.html

http://atouchfromtheheart.typepad.co...-sympathy.html (just change the sentiment...this is a sympathy card)
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Originally Posted by LeisaJaneView Post
I have a husband, 2 adult sons, and a son that is 11, and a FIL....so I make a lot of masculine cards. I love to make them and find them easy to do, but that's just me. Here are a few from my gallery:

Kyle's Silhouette

Distressed & Dirty for Kyle

Masculine Card


Happy Camper Bob

Seems like most of my masculine cards are made with animal stamps....here's one that's not:

Adam's Seaside Birthday

I think masculine cards depend on the person because there are many masculine cards that people make that I myself would love to receive. I do believe that you can 'man up' cards with hardware and texture...and of course, no scallops, lace, or frills. I'm also not afraid of the dark side....dark colors, that is! HTH!
I can so relate to this! I have a hubby, three sons, four brothers, FIL, BIL, and nephews and cousins.
I make quite a few masculine cards. My sister and I are very cool ladies but we are not into fancy frilly things, being raised with four brothers hehe! I tend to make more masculine cards all the time even for my girl friends, SIL's, and all the women in my family.
Every now and then I will make a frilly, lacey, very feminine card and I love them but I tend to make my cards without too much ribbon or flowers.
I made a very cool masculine calendar for my DH for Christmas--its in my gallery.
I also use the Wanted set a lot for guys and gals.
I just bought the retiring SU On the fly just for the guys.
Alotta rubber stamps has some great stamps for guys!
It will be fun to see the masculine cards out there!
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Here are a few recent male cards I have made:

Shining Knight

This one commisioned for someone's adult son: Be Mine

I have other masculine cards in my gallery. I try to put masculine in my keywords too.
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