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Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Masculine Cards, Techniques | 15 comments

Thank You Card Ideas for Men

Thank You Card Ideas for Men.   Have you ever needed thank you card ideas at the very last minute? If you are like me that has happened to you on more than one occasion. The worst part is you don’t have the time and no masculine stamps on hand. Join me today as I teach you how to make the perfect card that will solve the problem of not having masculine cards on hand.   

Thank You Card Ideas for MenCard Ideas for Men

Whenever you ask a crafter what is the most difficult card to create, they always say masculine cards.  Could it be the lack of masculine stamps, masculine designer series paper, and embellishments to name a few?  Honestly, the crafting market doesn’t have lots of stuff for men, but with some creativity you can come up with wonderful card ideas for all occasions.

Basic Items for a Masculine Card

Making a card for a man doesn’t have to be difficult.  In my opinion, one of the biggest things is to make a card that is age-appropriate for the recipient. Don’t add bows, bling, or frilly items. Men’s cards need texture without all the frills.  Can you imagine having your husband give his masculine boss a thank you card with bows on it?  Ugh!!! 

You can still add the fish, boat, bowling ball, etc. but you need to add an adult masculine feel to it.  Below I have created a list of some of the main items I always grab when creating a masculine card.  This is the list I go to when trying to come up with Thank You Card Ideas and more for men.   

  • Stamps or Digital Images
  • Embossing Folders
  • Metallic Embellishments
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Embellishments
  • Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets

Thank You Card Ideas for MenThis week we are focusing on an Inspirational Photo in Dazzling Diva Challenge #16 VIEW HERE.  I absolutely love this image and there are so many different card ideas you can come up with using this image.  

I decided to focus on Thank You Card Ideas.  I wanted to incorporate gears and some kind of technique on my card and so I went with the Faux Patina Technique. I used Dark Chocolate Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Gelatos.

At the end of this post, I have a FREE Instructional Video and PDF Tutorial for you. This tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions along with measurements and a Supply List. Enjoy!


Need Ideas for Your Dazzling Diva Challenge #16 Submission?

When I look at this picture, there are a lot of different ideas that come to mind.  Take a look at my list below and see which one inspires your creativity.  Then, get busy creating and come post your dazzling creation in Dazzling Diva Challenge #16 HERE.

  • Faux Leather Technique
  • Eroded Metal Technique
  • Brown Color Palette
  • Circles
  • Light and Lamps
  • Screws and Hardware
  • Mirrors
  • Chairs
  • Gears
  • Silver Finish
  • Compass
  • Texture

It’s really easy!  I encourage you to share your card ideas. This week’s winner will receive the card featured above in addition to an Add a Little Dazzle Prize Package.

 Thank You Card Ideas for Men

Thank You Card Ideas for Men
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  1. Wowzers! Awesome masculine card! Thanks for joining us in our almost month long challenge at Crafting By Designs.

  2. Fantastic! Love the dark, rich tones and layout. Perfect masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs!


  3. This is pretty nice. Love the colors and the design captures that masculine vibes. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week’s Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, “I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me.” Hugs and blessings…

    JO ANN

  4. Fantastic card for a man! Thanks so much for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs. Hope to see you again. Hugs, Kim

  5. Ooh quite a different card, great idea. Thanks for joining in at Penny’s this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  6. Gorgeous masculine card! Love the tecniques you did for it! The Gelatos on the metal gives it such a beautiful look! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. wow this is totally stunning! I always have trouble with masculine cards but this one is just gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  8. It’s always tricky to create a male card and hit the right balance between style and manliness, but you definitely nailed it with this! I adore your techniques and the gears are so expertly done! It is macho enough to satisfy any guy’s eye, yet it also very elegant in its boldness. I love the addition of the twine and the sentiment is just perfect. I really enjoyed seeing this incredible finished product and am so glad you shared it with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Fantastic male card Monica….I loved your tutorial. Thanks so much for joining our One For The Boys challenge at LCI this fortnight x

  10. What a FANTASTIC male card Monica!!! I myself really struggle with them! Thank you for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs!!!

  11. This is WONDERFUL, Monica. I am not real good at making cards for men, so I really enjoyed this. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge this week. It’s always a blessing to have you share your knowledge and talents with us.
    God bless your week,
    Word Art Wednesday

    • Karen,

      Thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will be showcasing some masculine cards this week, so make sure to come back this week. It will surely help get you going with masculine cards. God Bless You, too.


  12. What a great card!

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


  13. Hi hun fabulous thanks so much for sharing with us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck Judith DT x

  14. Fab Design….thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday


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