Curly Label Punches It Up

Stampin up well scripted curly label punch

They're easier than you think.  I often hear a bit of grumbling from my fellow stampers about the challenge of creating masculine cards.  If you think clean, geometric and crisp color combos . . . you're already there!  Click here for my Masculine Card Basics.


  • Stampin up curly label punch The Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch pops out a simple, geometric background when adhered as a pattern (Crushed Curry Textured Card Stock adds a rich touch).
  • I believe  a Masculine card can handle a touch of ribbon . . . Stampin' Up!'s Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon reminds me of a tuxedo–exceptionally "man" friendly.  I flared the ends for another simple detail.
  • Need a little inspiration?  Click for more of my Masculine Card Samples.
  • Stampin up well scripted hodgepodge hardware When in doubt, layer less.  This Wide Oval sentiment looks clean and
    masculine with just a touch of metal (Styled Silver Hodgepodge

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Well scripted stampin up occasions mini Stamp Set:  Well Scripted (Occasions Mini:  Wood Mount 117072, Clear
Mount 118601)

Paper:  Basic Gray (108692), Crushed Curry Textured Card Stock (115538, Assorted In Colors), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Curly Label Punch (112208), Wide Oval Punch (112082)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117666), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Hi Mary. Very clever. In fact this helps me with a card I have been thinking of making and the curly label punch might just be the answer to my dilemma. Thanks.

  2. This is awesome! I am going to have to cardlift this one. Love the simple and clean design. I never thought about using this punch like this…YOU ROCK!

  3. Wow! This card is absolutely fantastic…I’ve used the curly label punch for so many things, but never would have thought to do this! Thanks for sharing. ~Melanie

  4. Very creative, Mary! Love the color combo. The ribbon color is perfect for a masculine card.

  5. Very clever! Who knew this punch would make such a wonderful pattern? You did!~

  6. Super inspiration, Mary! Thanks for the hint! I will remember “bold & geometric”.
    Hugs, Andrea xxx

  7. Love this design Mary! Great card.

  8. What a great idea!

  9. Very nice manly card! I’m going to make this for my brother! His birthday is in May! I never would have thought of using a punch in this way! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love it! Reminds me of MC Escher! It’s a work of art!

  11. Wow… awesome idea. Your colors are terrific. Hugs,

  12. I love this – what a great idea! Thank you for sharing your wonderful masculine card tips!

  13. Melissa Young

    Super clever!

  14. Can you get any more clever?! Fabulous use of the punch!

  15. Very clever use of a punch! I LIKE it.
    Don’t fall overboard!

  16. What a great idea! Who would have thought that punch could make such a beautiful design! You’re so clever!

  17. Fabulous, Mary! Enjoy the wind, sun, water and company. :o)

  18. WOW, that is amazing! I love it! You are so clever!

  19. This is so amazing!

  20. Clever use of the punch. Very nice.

  21. Wait a minute while I pick my jaw up off the floor! MARY!!!! This is WOW!!!!!!! Girl, you’ve got some talent!

  22. WOW…that’s a really awesome card. I love checking your site…you have beautiful creations!

  23. genius! i love the look and that’s so simple. this might be one of the cards in my next class 🙂

  24. Mary, this is so original and pretty. The arrangement of the punches reminds me of spanish tile.

  25. Love the idea…I have just gotten that punch and will surely use it! Thanks for sharing…always enjoy seeing all your ideas.

  26. Yet again I am amazed at your inspiration – I would never have thought to use the punches this way. Just great. Angelica

  27. Hi Mary,

    I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Thanks for all the hard work you do and share on your blog!!


  28. I love visiting your page every day. Your cards are beautiful. I love this punch and the way you have used it…is awesome!

  29. Wow this is such a fun idea for a backgroung. Thanks for you fabulous blog.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  30. WOW! Love those colors, too!

  31. oh my. i LOVE that background!! it took me a second to see the curly label punch, so great!! always a treat to stop by…xoxoxo

  32. This is such a great idea Mary! You definitely have a knack for thinking outside the box! Thanks for the great idea!

  33. Cards by Gina

    Oooh, what a fantastic idea and a beautiful card! Love those colors together, too.

  34. Super male card! So simple yet so appealing!

  35. WOW FACTOR has been achieved!!! Very nice. 🙂

  36. Wow, what a great idea for a card. You are so creative!

  37. Cool, Mary! The Curly Label shapes remind me of a terra cotta tile floor!

  38. You’re amazing! So creative!!! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Mary you always make my chin drop!! What a great idea for the punches, it’s so cute!! I love, love, love your stuff.

  40. Love this punch idea. INGENIOUS! Love your blog… keep the fabulous work coming.

  41. Hi Mary! This is so clever and amazing…just like you! XO

  42. Chris R. from Iowa

    Amazing idea! I love the color combination and had sort of toyed with that idea since I used to have some drapes that had sort of the curry color, gray and then rust mixed in. Anyway, I know my husband would love the card but then again he even likes flowery ones too. Once again, you totally amaze me with your ideas and talent.

  43. Only you would come up with such a graphic use for that punch and the color combo is so trendy too! Always love your work! Thanks for keeping us inspired.

  44. That is so awesome. Love it. What a great use of that punch, now I can dust it off and use it for something.

  45. Wow, that is such a genius idea(the curly label punch pattern), I love it. You know what though, it reminds me of a chain link fence, lol, which makes it even better for a masculine card.

  46. I LOVE the idea of using the punch … brilliant! 🙂

    Its funny, I actually have a hard time making girlie cards … maybe its that urban/NYC thing. LOL I tend to use a lot of blues and greens, kraft and chocolate chip in general.

  47. Such a simple idea with stunning results!! I love this! You are a genius!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  48. What a great idea!!!!
    Well done once again!

  49. This is a really great idea! Men love geometric shapes and this is just beautiful. You have amazing ideas!!

  50. Great card! Love the simplicity of it. But unless you want to be guilty of favorites, you’ll have to come up with projects using Larry and Moe Punches!


  51. WOW ~ Mary, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Love your blog as you always seem to be a step ahead of everyone ~ fabulous work!

  52. I love how you used the curly label punch. This is so adorable.


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