Manchester Man

Stampin up celebrate everything

Sometimes pretty paper options can get lost in the shuffle.  Stampin' Up!'s Manchester Designer Series paper (112464, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Kraft and Very Vanilla) may be the perfect example.  There are prints and patterns for many occasions that include masculine, but are soft enough for baby. It coordinates with Kraft envelopes (102125) and Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), a couple of my Stampin' Up! favorites.

This birthday card is for my niece's husband, a thirty-something guy for whom I take particular care to not make something too "frilly."  Click to see more masculine card ideas under my "You've Got Male" category.

TIP:  For masculine cards, I prefer to keep things simple (minimal embellishments), classic colors and clean geometry.  A dash of color is fine (in this case Baja Breeze).  However, I balance a strong color with neutrals (like Kraft, Vanilla, even Artichoke). 

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Stamp Set: Celebrate Everything (109525)
Paper:  Manchester Designer Series (112464), Kraft (107070), Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze Textured (Assorted In Colors, 111345), Always Artichoke (105119)
Ink:  Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Nestabilities Long Rectangles
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Rich Regals Brads (Always Artichoke, 106953)

Celebrate everything


  1. Mary- the circle cut out on this cards seals the deal for me– I love the way you use your “canvas space” so well!

  2. Great masculine card!!! Love the DP!!!

  3. I really appreciate you making this card. I can make a ton of “girly” cards-without hardly thinking about it. But when I have to make one for a man…it is hard!

  4. I just love the masculine style on this card! Fun colors too… smiles!! 🙂

  5. Cool paper! Perfect for a guy. I love your added touches of paper piercing and brads. No frills here. Great job Mary!

  6. Cool paper! Great for a guy. Nice touches with the brads and paper piecing. No frills here! Great job!!!

  7. I’m with you girl on the makings of a “guy” card! I’ve got the Prestwick DSP! Cool card Mary! G

  8. Thanks for the great sample using Manchester dsp; it’s the only dsp I purchased from the new catalog because it coordinates so well with the new In Color Pacific Point.

  9. colleen kramer

    Gorgeous colors! What a great male card and easy on postage too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Lookin’ good, Mary! I’ve loved those papers ever since I first saw them in the new catalogue, but with my new resolution to use what I actually have before buying more, I never got around to buying them. We’ll see if they make the next catalogue…


  11. Fantastic masculine card, Mary! I always make mine a little too froofy. 😉


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