Handmade Cards for the Guys

Father’s Day is coming up, but half our population are guys and they have birthday and events where a handmade card would be much appreciated.  Our few from the Crew are sharing a few different ways to approach making a masculine card that we know will inspire you if you have one on your June to do list.


1 – choose colors that are more associated with guys.  There is no set color palette, but you can find inspiration in looking up men’s ties, shirt or even choose camouflage.

2 – choose a theme that that is personal to your guy – hiking, fishing, grilling, cars, trucks, golf, sports, etc.  You don’t have to find paper in the theme, just choose one and you can use cut outs from a magazine, fussy cut an old card, hand sketch something or write something vs. show it visually.

3 – you can add flowers, glitter, gems and jewels, but a card for a guy might be setter suited with metal studs, paint with no glimmer and simply designed paper.

Happy Father’s Day Card by Martha Lucia Gomez

Happy Father's Day Card

Step by step tutorial to create a masculine card using a die cut as stencil and main focal image. All the look was created with glimmers and glazes over 7gypsies paper.

Materials Used:
Glimmer Mist: Dragonfly & Golden Orange
Simply Sheer: Safety Orange
Glimmer Glaze: Blue CheeseCowboy
Card stock
White foam
Die cut
Scrap paper
Tools Used:
Big Shot, heat tool
Choose paints in masculine colors of without glimmer.
Glimmer Mist Card
Combine the elements to create a simple card, stamping or printing Happy Father’s Day onto a paper or velum sheet.  For all the details stop by Maria’s blog.
Father's Day Card
If the beach, the water or the sea is what you man is all about, why not a nautical card for Father’s Day.  Simple and clean.  You can choose from a wide range of patterned papers that all have a nautical theme.
Card for dads
Here is a Father’s Day card featuring Coral Claws & Shells on Ivory paper.
Tools Used:
Paper cutter (to cut paper and flute to size)
Step 1
I cut out a panel of the Coral Claws and Shells paper and wrapped the ivory hemp string across the bottom of the panel. It’s secured on the back with tape. I then adhered the panel to an ivory card.
Step 2
I printed my “Happy Father’s Day” message in black ink and then adhered that to a piece of the Kraft E-Flute. Using dimensional mounting dots, I attached the flute piece to the card, centered over the string.
Step 3
The kraft flute and ivory hemp string really play along with the nautical theme.

 It is summer, it is almost Father’s Day but everyday is golf day if most men could help it.  This fun vintage card brings out the game of the past and is just beautiful.  The 7gypsies Vintage Varsity Collection captures some of the vintage sports that are still popular today and they paper is great for cards, layouts and mixed media projects for those guys in your life.
I’m sharing the card that I created for the Gecko Galz June Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Man O Man. I used images from the Gecko Galz Vintage Sports Digital Collage Set and the Good Sport Digital Collage Set for this vintage golf card. I paired my digital images with the 7gypsies Vintage Varsity collection. I’m planning on sending this card to my Father-in-Law for Father’s Day.
Materials Used from Canvas Corp Brands:
For more details on the card and the post vista Dana’s Blog.
 Happy Creating!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Handmade Cards for the Guys' have 3 comments

  1. June 9, 2016 @ 12:05 pm barb macaskill

    LOVE these cards!! Definitely going to craft lift at least one of them!! 🙂 TFS!


    • June 11, 2016 @ 10:56 am barb macaskill

      I keep coming back to look at the scrumptious lobster card!! I am thinking lobsters on the grill would be a great dinner tonight! TFS!


  2. June 10, 2016 @ 11:29 am Carla Hundley

    Dads will love these cards,
    so cool looking.
    Carla from Utah


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