Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-masculine-birthday-card-true-gentlemenToday's project is a Stampin' Up! masculine birthday card and video tutorial with the True Gentlemen Suite from the Occasions Catalog.

Many of the  products used on this card are on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and available only while supplies last.

Aren't these colors beautiful? I just love the combination of Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla!

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this masculine birthday card.

Click HERE to see the Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card video tutorial on You Tube.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

Let's take a look at the inspiration for this card in the following video tutorial.

You can also find this masculine card video HERE on You Tube.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.

Make a Birthday Card for a Guy

6-22-masculine-birthday-card-1If you need a birthday card for a guy, here's an idea!  This background technique is fun and easy.  You can see how to do it here on this card video tutorial. 6-22-masculine-birthday-card-2Mix that watercolor technique with a little silver embossing for a special pop!

Here are the supplies used to make this card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut from Tranquil Tide at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock is cut at 3 3/4"  x 5".
  • Cut Watercolor Paper at 3 3/4" x 5".

Hope you'll try this technique for a masculine birthday card soon!

A Special Father's Day Card and Video Tutorial

6-15-fathers-day-cardToday's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a special Father's Day card .  You'll see a technique that is easy and packs a big punch.  Have some watercolor paper on hand?  Ink pads?  Clear mount block?  If the answer is yes, you are ready and set to go with this idea.

This technique is good to use with cards with a sentiment but no main image.  It provides and colorful and fun background and no two attempts are ever the same. 

Let's take a look at it in this Father's Day card video tutorial. 

You can find this special Father's Day card video tutorial on my You Tube Channel HERE.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is Tranquil Tide cut at 4 1/4' x 11".
  • The bottom textured layer is another piece of Tranquil Tide cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut two pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack: 3" x 4" and 3/4" x 2".
  • Watercolor paper is cut to 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White needed for stamping and punching- 3" x 4".

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card; just click on the links to add to your cart!


 Try this technique to make a special card for Father's Day or anytime you need a masculine card!

Make A Birthday Card for Your Best Guy

Best-guy-birthday-card-1Making birthday cards for guys can be challenging.  Today's card making project came together easily with the help of the Suite Sentiments stamp set and Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!.

The geometric patterns in this paper collection are unique and eye catching and what special guy wouldn't love to be called the Best. Guy. Ever? ...My guy surely did.

Today's video tutorial is a replay from a LIVE broadcast on Facebook.  You can find me at Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown and Ink and Inspirations Stampers... Please join us there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11".  Use same color to cut the 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" layering piece.
  • Cut Very Vanilla piece for stamping at 1 1 /2" x 2" and another piece for the inside at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces are cut at 5 1/4" x 4" for card base layer, 2 pieces cut at 1 1/2" x 4" for layering under stamped piece, and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • The Suite Sentiments stamp set has a wide array of sayings for your card making.  Be sure to check it out at the link below.

Here are the supplies used for the birthday card for your best guy:

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Here's another look at the inside of the card...

Best-guy-birthday-card-3Here's another guy's birthday card idea that I made for my husband's birthday this year.  If you'd like even more ideas and techniques for masculine themed cards, check out Mainly Manly Cards, my most popular online class ever!

Try today's birthday card making idea for your best guy ever!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Build a Masculine Birthday Card

Make-a-masculine-birthday-card-1Today is my sweet husband's birthday and the makeover is his masculine themed birthday card made with the Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park with the bundles in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and this one is no exception!  I love these tools and their coordinating framelits!

The card that was the inspiration for this one is in the video below. You can see the original post HERE. More details below the video...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • In the makeover, the layout of elements from the card in the video served as the inspiration.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • The textured area is Basic Gray cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Delightful Dijon Banner is cut at 2" x 5 1/4" then punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • The dies in the framelits collection were used to cut the background embellishments and shapes.

If you'd like the supplies to create today's masculine birthday card, just click the links below. 
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Make-a-masculine-birthday-cardThis Nailed It Bundle and coordinating Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper is just what you need for making masculine birthday cards so get yours today!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Valentine Card

Masculine-valentine-card-makeover-1Today's makeover is a Valentine card with a masculine feel in some of our beautiful Stampin' Up! Neutrals.  The Sealed with Love stamp set provides the sentiment with copper embossing.

In card making, neutral colors can always deliver beautiful masculine cards with an elegant style.  Take a look at this way-back-when video that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The wrapped Burlap Ribbon  on the makeover provides a good alternative for easy mailing.
  • An Embossing Buddy was brushed over the Basic Black card stock before embossing.
  • The Burlap Ribbon was cut just long enough to wrap around the sides of the Basic Black card stock and secured with Glue Dots.
  • Stampin' Up! no longer carries the Craft and Paper Scissors.  Still a good idea to dedicate some scissors for exclusively cutting ribbon/fabric.


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Thanks for stopping by today for our makeover masculine Valentine card and be sure to stay tuned for birthday version of this card coming later this week!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card for A Guy

Birthday-card-for-a-guy-aFor today's Makeover Monday we have a birthday card for a guy that gets a real pop from the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Going to be quick post...a little tired and emotionally exhausted from spending the majority of the last 24 hours at the hospital with my mom.  Thankfully, she's home and doing fine.   I'm ready to relax, give thanks, and put my feet up!  To those of you in my Facebook group that knew of this, thanks for your prayers!

So, here we go with the video that inspired this card.  The technique is replaced with the designer paper!



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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Birthday Card for Men

Birthday-card-for-men-aWhen making birthday cards for men, you can't go wrong with nature themed stamps and earth tone colors.

This makeover using the Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches set and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack.


Here's the video tutorial from the past below or you can find it here on You Tube.  In the video, our discontinued Stampin' Up! craft it was used but today's version featured our classic ink with clear embossing powder.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Not Just for Christmas Card

Stampin-up-christmas-pines-thoughtful-banners-card-aThis week's Makeover Monday features the new Christmas Pines stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog for a non-holiday card

With the help of a simple "hello" sentiment, these images from Christmas Pines work well to make this a greeting card for any occasion during the fall or winter season.


The inspiration for this card can be seen in the video from the past below.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project:

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Makeover Monday- Faux Ribbon Technique on a 2016 Father's Day Card

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-technique-makeoverToday's makeover project features a faux ribbon technique looks great as an element on masculine themed cards.  With Father's Day 2016 here in the month, here's an idea for you to try.

The Stampin' Up! Going Global set and Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack make a great combo for this Father's Day card.  Both are retiring so be sure to get yours while still available! 

Here's the video that inspired this Father's Day card...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Save scrap strips of card stock to use for this technique.
  • Glue Dots are also a good adhesive to hold your "ribbon" in place.
  • The Going Global set and Going Places Designer Paper Stack can be found HERE and HERE.

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-techniqueSee the supplies for today's project below. 

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Whether you are getting ready for Father's Day 2016, making cards for your favorite guy, or want to use an alternative to ribbon on any card, this faux ribbon technique is easy to create with supplies you have on hand!

Let's Wrap It Up! 2016 Graduate Gift Packaging

2016-graduate-gift-card-packaging Today we are "wrapping" the 2016 masculine gift card holder that we made yesterday!

Don't you love creating something that makes your "gift" really special?  Hope you like the idea in this video and you'll give it a try.  Don't wait to order the Mini Muslin Bags...they are retiring!!

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I hope you'll try this gift "wrap" idea for your 2016 Graduate gift cards!

2016 Graduate Masculine Gift Card Holder and Video Tutorial

2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holderToday's project and video tutorial is a masculine gift card holder for the 2016 Graduate using the Number of Years Bundle and Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!.

Last week, we made this feminine version so I wanted to give equal time for the guys!

In this video tutorial, you'll see how to easily create this pouch with the Envelope Punch Board.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer paper is cut to a 5 1/2" square to make the envelope pouch.
  • Very Vanilla card stock cut to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" to make the place holder for the gift card or cash.
  • Two strips of designer paper are cut at 1" x 6" to adhere together to make the tab/holder.

2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holder-video-tutorialHere are the supplies for today's project.  Be sure to take advantage on this bundle discount for the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits!

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  2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holder-stampin-up-video-tutorialBe sure to tune in tomorrow for another video tutorial with a great packaging idea for this 2016 Graduate Masculine Gift Card Holder!

Makeover Monday- Make A Masculine Card with Patterned Paper Layers

Stampin-up-going-global-masculine-card-makeover-video-3-28A combination of patterned papers from the Stampin' Up! Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack work to make a great background for the simply stamped masculine card with the Going Global set for today's Makeover Monday.

This video from the past was the inspiration for this handmade card.  Let's take a look...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is 5 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/2.
  • Designer Paper as a background accent: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 and 3 1/4 x 1 1/4.
  • Two other designer paper prints: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 backed with Basic Black -2 x 3 3/4 and 2 x 4 1/4 backed with Basic Black- 2 1/4 x 4 3/4.
  • Burlap ribbon 4" long with angled cut end.
  • Very Vanilla strip for sentiment is 1/2 x 3.  Tear left end for rough edge and banner cut the left end as shown in photo.
  • This is a smaller sized card but will fit in our standard Medium sized envelopes.

Stampin-up-going-global-masculine-card-idea-makeover-monday-3-28Here are the supplies used on today's masculine card makeover:

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For more masculine card ideas, check out my Mainly Manly Card series!  Timeless techniques and ideas to inspire you to create many types of masculine cards! Click here to learn more!

Thanks for visiting today to see this Makeover Monday Masculine Card with patterned paper layers from Stampin' Up!

Make a Masculine Birthday Card with Number of Years

Happy-birthday-card-number-of-years-videoEnjoy making masculine birthday cards for family and friends with the Number of Years Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Personalize for the special year for any age...male or female!  These coordinating Large Numbers Framelits Dies are absolutely wonderful.  You will get much use out of this set is so versatile.

Watch the assembly of this card in the video below or catch it HERE on You Tube if you're unable to see it below.

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 Want more masculine card ideas and tips?  Check out my Mainly Manly Card Series HERE!

Happy-birthday-card-with-number-of-yearsDid you see this birthday card? It's another good design idea for masculine cards.

Thanks for visiting and watching today's Masculine Birthday Card video tutorial and I'll see you again soon.