Friday, October 24, 2014

How to Make Quick and Easy Male Cards - Part One

How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards

Your brother/husband/son/male cousin/ male friend is having a birthday and you need a card in a hurry.  You look through your card box and find plenty of girly cards, some baby cards, maybe a sympathy card or a wedding card...but there are no male birthday cards.  Why do you have such a shortage on male cards?  Does this happen to you?  This is often me.  I look at my birthdays for the month and rustle through my card box pulling out cards that might match the recipients on my list.  I usually conclude I need more male cards for my stash!

Sometimes it is hard to get inspired to make male cards... you might prefer to use pretty papers, lace, ribbons, flowers etc etc.  Well in this post I share four quick and easy designs you can make.  These cards will build up your male card stash in no time at all and you might even fall in love with the bright bold colours and graphics.  I have!

The good news is that Picture My Life Cards don't just have to be used for Pocket Scrapbooking.
They are also perfect for making quick and easy cards.  For the next few weeks I will be making male cards using the Later Sk8r Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.

Watch the video below to see the product:




In this first card "Never Give Up on your Dreams" I followed these simple steps:
  1. Attach one of the "Never Give Up on your Dreams" 4x6 cards to a folded white base card.  
  2. Cut out the "on your Dreams" banner from the identical 4x6 card (there is two of each design in the pack) and adhere it over the top of the first card with mounting tape.
  3. Add some little white stars randomly over the card.
Super quick and easy!

How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards
Card #1 - Never Give Up on your Dreams
In this second card "Football Boots" I followed these simple steps:
  1. Attach one of the "Football Boots" cards to a folded white base card.  
  2. Cut out each boot from the identical 4x6 card (there is two of each design in the pack) and adhere it over the top of the first card with mounting tape.  Add a star to the star on the boot.
  3. Stamp a sentiment I chose "Have a Happy Day" onto card and staple on.  Stamp arrows in the bottom corner.
How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards
Card #2 - Football Boots





In this third card "Play Ball" I followed these simple steps:
  1. Attach one of the "Baseball" cards to a folded white base card.  
  2. Cut out the bat, ball and red tag from the identical 4x6 card (there is two of each design in the pack) and adhere it over the top of the first card with mounting tape.  
  3. Stamp a sentiment I chose "Have a Happy Day" onto card and attach.  Stamp arrows in two corners.
How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards
Card #3 - Play Ball

In this fourth card "You are my Fave" I followed these simple steps:
  1. Attach one of the "You are my Fave" cards to a folded white base card.  
  2. Cut out a star and bunting flag from another card and adhere it over the top of the first card with mounting tape.  
  3. Stamp some arrows and a circle.  Stamp Thank You sentiment. Outline star, bunting and some letters in black pen.  Add the triangle studs.
How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards
Card #4 - You Are My Fave

The result = Four super quick and easy male cards for your stash.

How to make Quick and Easy Male Cards


Stay tuned for more Male cards next week...
Happy crafting,
Alicia
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