Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cards for Men by a Man ...

The July 2015 issue of Scrap & Stamps Arts is out and so is the first entry of mine in what I hope will be a continuing section on masculine cards.

My idea is to make simple everyday or occasion cards with a masculine images/themes/ideas that does not rely on women, alcohol or guns (nothing wrong with any of those three items but there is so much more out there). The first entry contained three cards ... no major 3D effects, no bling and no complications, just simple heartfelt thoughts, using monochromatic color schemes, that sometimes are forgotten for men .

A quick thank you for all the things he does (even a man likes to be appreciated),

a gentle yet manly reminder that you Miss Him at times (every one likes to hear that),

or a gentle reminder to let him know that every thing will be OK with a General Feel Good saying!

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make someone feel special. I hope that with each set of cards someone else will get an idea and start creating masculine cards.


  1. Congratulations John. Simple and to the point is often more appreciated. Your offerings are that. Excellent.


  2. Hi, just stopping by via Jim's blog. Congrats on being published! I love your style. The third card especially stands out for me, as I adore the nautical theme.

  3. Jim of Love the Details is spotlighting you today! Gorgeous masculine cards! Congrats on being published!!!

  4. Wonderful masculine creations, John. Less is definitely more. Have been hopping here from Jim of Love the details where you received a wonderful shout out.
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  5. Good morning, John. I just read your first column in Scrap & Stamp and am so pleased the magazine has agreed that there is a definite need for same. I like all the cards in the article but my favorite is the Count Your Rainbows card - the sentiment offering advice we all need to remember. Living in a senior complex, I have need for masculine cards very often so I will follow your column with great interest. I live not too far from you so wonder if you could recommend a few independent papercrafting stores? We have lost the two that used to be in this area (20 miles north of Philly). I have one favor to ask: Could you please add the gadget that allows someone to follow your blog via email supscription? It is so much easier to follow a great blog when new posts come right to one's in-box. Thanks.

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    2. Nancy, thank you for the kind words. I'm not a computer savy type of person but I'm having someone help me figure out the "gadget: thing.