Every card maker I know is always looking for masculine card ideas! Can you relate?

In this video, I’m going to show you how you can use the SAME piece of paper on a card in 3 different ways!


You can use these 3 different ways to make masculine cards, or any kind of cards you’d like!

The piece of patterned paper we’re going to use on these cards is 3-1/4” x 5-1/2”


If you start with a piece of 12×12 patterned paper, you could get 6 of these pieces to make 6 cards.

Start by cutting at 5-1/2” – if your paper has an obvious up and down pattern, turn your paper on its side before cutting. (Watch the video above to see what I mean.)

Then cut three 3-1/4” pieces off that strip.


Okay, so now that we have these 3 pieces, here are 3 different ways you can use them on a card…

Soft Succulent card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

1. Put your piece all the way to the left edge of your card base

The die-cuts in the He’s the Man paper pack make it SO EASY to whip up a masculine card!


Early Espresso card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Early Espresso strip: 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ embossed with the Timber 3D folder

2. Leave a little border on the left edge of your card base

This will give your card a little different look and you can also add a strip of card stock, or even twine, across the bottom of your card front. My husband says to stay away from frilly ribbon on your masculine cards!

Give it a rustic look: Use a sponge dauber or blending brush to add some Crumb Cake ink to your paper.


Soft Succulent card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Early Espresso: 3-1/2″ x  5-1/2″

3. Add a card stock mat behind your paper and center it on your card base.

Of course, you can add more layers and embellish each card as you like.



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So there you go, 3 easy masculine card ideas and 3 different ways you can use the same piece of paper on a card.

I hope that you’ll grab a piece of patterned paper and give these ideas a try.

Happy Stamping!

P.S. Want to know how to use your entire sheet of paper without wasting any of it? Join my One Sheet Wonder Card Club!

These 3 pieces are from the August 2022 Club template and in the video above, I give you a sneak peek at all TEN of the cards I made with ONE sheet of 12×12 He’s the Man paper.



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