Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hello Friend!

Happy Saturday!

Sometimes, we just need a masculine card, and they are SO difficult!
Let me show you a fun and easy way to send those favorite guys a greeting
that will bring them lots of smiles.

This card is very easy to make - read on for dimensions and directions.

This shot shows the card closed.

And here's what it looks like closed.

1. Start with a card base fo 5.5" x 8.5".
2. Score on long side, as 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".
3. Stamp sentiment on card base, and image on scrap piece.
4. Trim and mat the focal panel with a coordinating color.
5. Cut a panel and coordinating mat that will fit directly behind the focal panel.
6. Adhere the panel to the card base first.
7. Next, apply adhesive to only the left half of focal panel. Adhere in place
on card front, aligning the image with your panel on the card base.

I just used a simple rectangle - you can use your favorite dies, or just use your paper cutter 
to cut simple rectangles or squares.

Wasn't that easy peasy?

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Have a great weekend,
Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING that chair!!!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

What a wonderful masculine card Patti. Great design.

Amy Johnson said...

Great guy's card! I'm always looking for more inspiration in that department.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how great - I don't think I have seen this stamp before but do love it. Great job and love this fold.

Laurie Unger said...

What an awesome masculine card! You nailed it with this one!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great masculine card design with great colors too. I love the fold too.

Joan V said...

Patti, this is wonderful. I just had to pin this one for future reference. Thanks for the great idea. I love that image of the chair and fishing gear. Thanks for sharing.

Lena said...

Such a wonderful masculine card. Love it! That stamp is going on my wish list :-)
Have a great weekend, my friend
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Cheryl W said...

Fabulous masculine card, Patti! I really like this card fold and need to try it sometime.

Donna said...

Great masculine card, like how you carried it to the inside!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Patti, that's such a great image and perfect colour theme for a bloke too :)

Teresa Kline said...

simply amazing!

sparkle & shine *~*

Beth Norman said...

Great masculine card. I love the design of it, and the image rocks.

Darnell said...

If I'm honest, I'm not really into special fold cards, but I have to say this is one that I REALLY like, Patti! Thank you for showing us and explaining how. Bonus: it's a fantastic guy card!! I'm pinning this one. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! I can't tell you how much I just LOVE this card Patti! The fold design with this simple style is just perfect!! It showcases that image beautifully!! Well done my friend! :)

Taunya Butler said...

I love this card idea and how perfect it is for a masculine card - not a lot of frills and fluff but just so very awesome!! I need to make some guy cards and this has got me thinking -- thank you, you always delight and give me ideas to try out!! Hope you are doing well and I want you to know that you are a delight!!!