Very Versatile Masculine Card

Stampin up very versatile

What's the secret to a masculine card?  Classy and clean.  Minimal embellishments.  Using the new Very Versatile stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog, you can assemble a classy and clean card for many occasions.

This card is intended to cheer up a my niece's dad, who is recovering from a motorcycle accident.  He will heal but it's going to require patience.  I figured he could use a "wish-come-true" sentiment.  Here's a link to my gallery of masculine card ideas!

  • The stem from Very Versatile (Occasions Mini) was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock  (3 5/8" x 2 1/8").
  • It's layered on Sage Shadow  (3 3/4" x 2 1/4") followed by Chocolate Chip (4" x 2 1/2").
  • The Sage Shadow Textured card stock panel measures 4" x 2 1/2".  I added three of Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip 5/16" Jumbo Brads.  TIP:  I haven't said this for ages.  You gotta love how  Stampin' Up! products coordinate beautifully.
  • The Chocolate Chip card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored on the side) is topped by a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla Textured card stock.
  • The sentiment is also from the Very Versatile stamp set, Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla (2 1/2" x 3/4").   
  • To add a little pizzazz, I cropped a piece of Textured Chocolate Chip with a Large Oval Punch and adhered it to the end.  TIP:  Cut after adhering to the Vanilla card stock so it's a clean edge through both layers.
  • I layered the sentiment on Sage Shadow card stock (2 3/4" x 1").
  • The perfect touch is a Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla 5/16" Jumbo Brad.  TIP:  It's from the same assortment as the Chocolate Chip used above–Silver and Whisper White are also in the Neutrals Assortment).
  • The sentiment is attached with two Stampin' Dimensionals for a little 3-D effect.

Stampin up very versatile large oval punch Did I mention that this card can be cut and assembled in less than 10 minutes?  That qualifies it for my Stamping 911 category (quick cards in an emergency).  Here's a link to a more Stamping 911 card possibilities.

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Stamp Set:  Very Versatile (113806, Occasions Mini)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Very Vanilla Textured (108693), Sage Shadow (101563), Sage Shadow Textured (108695), Chocolate Chip (102128), Chocolate Chip Textured (108697)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Large Oval Punch (107305)
The Perfect Touch:  5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534, Neutrals Assortment), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Very versatile


  1. I love the cool crisp look of this… I’ve just been browsing your latest cards again and ENJOYING! Definitely am still here even though I haven’t commented lately.

  2. Love the colors, the layout, everything! It looks so nice!

  3. I wish you posted this before the weekend! It was my cousin’s birthday and I was struggling to find a man-card design! Next time I’ll know where to look!

  4. I love how clean and sharp this looks! GREAT card!

  5. The Queen of Clean that’s who you are.
    Your cards are the neatest of anyone’s by far.
    I love the colors and textures as well,
    What can I say, The card is just swell.
    Love it Mary.

  6. Love the clean lines and color! You are fantastic! Mary Jo

  7. Mary, I always admire your clean, neat look. I believe it’s your trademark. And classy too!

  8. Hi Mary! I have tagged you with a Blog award, I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

    I really enjoy your blog and your creations are just fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your talent & wonderful style with the rest of us!

  9. This is gorgeous! Love the colours and layout.

  10. I love the simplicity and clean lines of this card. My current struggle is finding my “inner masculinity” since most of my cards are definitely more feminine. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  11. Grace Lange-Way

    Talk about Classy – this card screams Classy! I just love the color combo and the combination of sharp edges with round accents to soften it. Great job Mary. Thanks so much.

  12. Very nice! Kris’s dad will appreciate it I’m sure.

    Have a good day!

  13. Great card Mary – once again we are on the same wave length 🙂 The card on my post today: similar colors and for Kris’ dad too 🙂 Great minds 🙂

  14. Mary,

    I love the use of your large oval punch! You always have such great ideas. Thanks!


  15. Thanks, Mary.

    I know my Dad will really appreciate the wishes from you.

  16. colleen kramer

    loVE THIS! Great colors and texture. I especially love the layout. Very versatile!

  17. I love Sage Shadow! You can’t go wrong with that color!

  18. Very fresh looking! And very nice too. Thanks Mary

  19. Hi Mary! I am a faithful subscriber and love your creativity. This card is fantastic. I love the clean and simple look. TFS. Peggy

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