I just love the sparkle of glitter and I admit that I am a hard core pink fan.  Yet, I have many card-deserving men in my life.  And with my collection being dominated with flowers and butterflies I often need help with inspiration for masculine cards.  Luckily, there are so many talented card makers who can speak “man” in their paper creations so we can all be inspired.

This first card is a great card for a patriot or a soldier.  The boot stamp could  be used for a hiker or an outdoors man too.


 card by Kim O’Connell photo courtesy of Paper Perfect Designs

You can center your cards around hobbies of your favorite guys, like this one for a bowler.

bowling me over

 card by Becky Oehlers photo courtesy of Hemidemisemiquaver

How about this awesome shaped card for the fisherman in your life.  I just love the texture of this vest and all of the little details on the pockets.

Fishing vest card

 card by Kelly photo courtesy of Indiana Inker

 And what sci fi guy does not dig Star Wars?  This little paper R2D2 is so wonderful.  Just him sitting on his craft paper background and bakers twine is just the kind of clean design and big impact card that a guy can love.

R2D2 obi wan for me

 card by Ruthie photo courtesy of September Ninth

You can also take a classic approach to your guys and think about traditional images and symbols of manhood for inspiration.  Classic cars are a great fit and there are some awesome stamps and die cuts that can compliment your look.  The color pallet for this card is just so strong.

classic car

 card by Melania Deasy photo courtesy of Melania Deasy: Create, love happiness

I was shocked when I realized that my young nieces and nephews may never know what vinyl records sound like or even look like!  But your classic guy may have his own collection and really appreciate this card.

classic rock

 card by Leena Girsa photo courtesy of A La Cards

What about for a card lover?  This card uses tone on tone and is just elegantly gorgeous and manages to be manly as well.

King card

 card by Arlene photo courtesy of Butterfly Kisses

How cool is this next card as a time piece as well as a card?  This would be a great birthday card for a granddad.

pocket watch


 card by Larissa Holland photo courtesy of MMM Crafts

  The masking technique on this card makes the motorcycle just pop.  And the tire tread is a great touch too.

motorcycle rev up

 card by Mary Brown photo courtesy of Stamper Camper’s Corner

Outdoor scenes are another great way to address a man’s card.  You can choose an appropriate color pallet to suit your guy.

Sunset because I care

 card by Paula Dobson photo courtesy of Stampinantics

I also love that you can use humor in cards for guys in creative ways.  The old bird sentiment is just perfect.

Old Bird happy birthday

card by Kerri Michaud photo courtesy of Cards by Kerri

This clever little t-shirt card can be perfect for your custom message for your guy.

worlds greatest dad

card by Karen Giran photo courtesy of The Sweetest Thing

So keep in mind hobbies and interests and feel free to experiment with new techniques or dies to create cards you and the men in your life will love.

So go ahead,… make something pretty.

Below are a few products I found to get your manly juices flowing.

CB-Stamp1_Whale Of A Tail Stamp

  sea shore paper

fancy pants

      chevron die

By Aliya White

4 replies on “Trend Watch – Let’s Hear it for the Boys”

  1. loved every one of these cards, thanks for sharing and wonderful inspirational designs by all

  2. I am so loving this blog entry!! I’m always looking for interesting guy cards and subject matter for my mini albums, and today’s posting is terrific! That watch is wonderful…love the chain detail. So many creative ideas…thanks!

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