Rustic Masculine Handmade Card


Rustic Masculine Handmade Card

Cards for men can be tricky to find, and they're especially tricky to make. Get inspired to make a homemade Father's Day card or a general card for the guy in your life with this Rustic Masculine Handmade Card. With the help of gears, a tractor stamp, and a wood grain background, this card will come together beautifully. Expand your card making skills outside of the typical floral and girly designs. After all, masculine cards can look just as attractive as feminine!

Rustic Masculine Handmade Card


  • WorldWin Papers: ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa
  • WorldWin Papers: Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan
  • WorldWin Papers: Kraft
  • Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background; Stampin' Up Harvest Blessings; Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
  • Die cut templates: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles; My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips
  • Twine: May Arts
  • Gears: Tim Holtz Idea-ology; 7 Gypsies
  • Brads
  • Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Beacon Fabri-Tac


1. Cut ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock to 11 x 4 1/4 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and make into a top-fold card.

2. Trim Kraft cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Using dark brown ink, stamp a wood grain image onto the kraft cardstock. Attach the wood grain panel to the card front.

3. Use a die cut template to trim a sentiment strip from Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock  (or trim a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of cardstock). Stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock strip with dark brown ink.

4. Attach brads to the ends of the cardstock strip as shown. Attach the strip to the bottom of the card front. Use foam tape for extra dimension.

Rustic Masculine Handmade Card

5. Using glue, attach a length of twine to the left center of the card.

6. Cut an inverted scallop circle from ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock. Attach the circle to the card with foam tape, overlapping the twine.

7. Using dark brown ink, stamp the main image onto Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock. Die cut the image with a circle template. Lightly sponge vintage photo ink around the image as shown.

8. Attach the image to the inverted scallop circle with foam tape.

Rustic Masculine Handmade Card

9. Using strong glue, attach three metal gears to the upper right corner of the card as shown.

10. Trim Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and line the inside of the card.



Find this and other awesomely rugged paper crafts in our popular collection, DIY Gifts for Boyfriend: 24 Paper Crafts for Guys Who Have It All.

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