Ultimate Masculine Cardmaking Guide

Ultimate Masculine Cardmaking Guide

Many people find it difficult to create masculine cards.  If you are one of them, then this “Ultimate Masculine Cardmaking Guide ​”  is for you.  Masculine cards are not just needed for Father’s Day, but throughout the year as well.  However, with Father’s Day approaching it is the perfect time to discuss this topic.


Creating cards for guys can be easy if you follow a few basic tips and keep it simple.  The items that are always in my card-making collection are cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, ribbons & Punches.  When designing a card for one of the guys in my life, I use the same basic supplies but with a little creative twist.



For your cardbase, select a neutral colour cardstock such as  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White or Early Espresso.  These colours have a natural or organic feel to them and are versatile enough to use for any card design.  To create additional texture or interest, try dry embossing your cardstock.


Border punches are a fun way to add movement and dimension to paper.  For masculine cards, swap your favourite Decorative Ribbon border punch for a Ticket Tear border punch instead. And don’t forget that simple rounded corners can help make a design a bit more interesting as well

Patterned Paper

In selecting patterned papers, go for basic designs such as grids, stripes and check.  Also, subtle prints that are tone-on-tone make the colour pop instead of the design on the paper.

You can also reach for themed products that lend themselves to male topics or themes that relate to the person for whom you are creating for.


No card design is complete without embellishments.  A flower might be your typical go-to embellishment but that won’t work here. Consider using circles, stars or other geometric shapes.

For a really dynamic card, create a shape that is textured, using corrugated paper.

Embellishments such as these can be painted or inked to match your project perfectly.

Instead of adding rhinestones or basic pearls as a finishing touch, reach for buttons, which work perfectly on masculine cards.

Finally, swap our silk ribbons and laces for linen thread, burlap or baker’s twine.  wrapping twine around a card multiple times and tying into a simple bow finishes off a card as beautifully as ribbon.

Ultimate Masculine Card Making Guide
As you can see there are truly many options for creating masculine cards, and this was just a small sampling of the possibilities.  I hope this has helped nudge any creative block you might have with regards to masculine cards and that you are now inspired to create!


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