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Well Suited Masculine Valentines Card Tutorial

Today’s card tutorial focuses on masculine Valentines card ideas and features the Well Suited designer series paper and dies from the Forever and Always bundle.  These products debuted in the Stampin Up 2021 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog.

You can find feminine Valentines card ideas everywhere, but it’s harder to come up with Valentines card ideas for men.  When I saw the red paper in the Well Suited designer series paper, I thought it would make a great masculine Valentines card.  And the versatile dies in the Forever & Always bundle sends just the right loving message.

I Got Love, but What about You?

The Love die was the easy part, but I really wanted it to say Love You.  So I searched through my collection of dies and the first place I looked was at the Well Written dies.  This die set is an unsung hero in the Stampin Up 2020 Annual Catalog.  The die set contains scripty words for the majority of card-making occasions.  For this card, the You was the right size, right style and worked perfectly.  

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I found it hard to identify what words are in the Well Written die set.  So I did a little photo-shopping and came up with this downloadable file.  I printed it off and cut it to fit the die envelope.  I can quickly see what words are in this set and thought I’d share it here with you.  It’s a free downloadable available by clicking this button.

Embellishments for Men

With the paper and sentiment picked out, it was time to add a little embellishment to the card front.  As a color, Pacific Point is not often seen in the Stampin’ Up catalog.  And, indeed, a quick scan found no matching ribbon to be found.  But men really aren’t the ribbon-y type anyway.  So I chose something a little more “structural” and less girly.  The Dainty Diamonds embossing folder fit the mission.  The pattern coordinated well with the designer series paper and it wasn’t fussy.  I gave cardstock strip a little spritz of water to help soften the paper fibers.  I’ve found that this gives you deeper, more detailed embossing, especially on embossing folder with lots of detail like this one.

closeup of the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder detail

The last part to finish off the card was finding the right die to hold the “Love you”.  There are three die sets that I regularly turn to–Stitched So Sweetly, Tasteful Labels, and Ornate Labels.  The words on this card were rather large, and the largest frame die from Tasteful Labels contained the words perfectly.

Watch the Well Suited Masculine Valentines Card Tutorial

I am revamping the Crafty Friends Club Vault and am working on the instruction sheet for this card and Tuesday’s card. The instruction sheets will now be housed in the revamped Crafty Friends Club Vault instead of directing you to my Stampin Up site.  There were too many broken links using that site and I’d much rather spend my time making cards than fixing broken links.  

To make it simpler here on my site,  when I get the new Vault set up you won’t need to log in anymore.  Subscribers to my email newsletter can enter the password and find the free downloadable files.  I’m even adding a bunch of new tutorials to the site as a future enhancement.  Leave a note in the comments below and you’ll be the first to be notified when I get this done.

These cards use the fun products from the Spring Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog and free 2021 Sale-a-Bration products. I made a lot of other cards using these products. You can find those projects in one spot by following the link in the button below.

Want More Masculine Card Ideas?

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