You CAN make masculine designs with colourful cardmaking with dies and DSP! There’s not a rubber stamp to be found on this card (although you can certainly stamp the inside with a greeting). Instead Let’s take a peek at how well some colourful patterned paper pairs with FAB new dies in the Annual Catalogue!

In case you’re wondering, we’re focussing over this next little bit on ideas for masculine cards since you told me recently they’re the hardest cards to come up with!

Plus you can change up the patterned paper colours and make this for a gal too! So much versatility!

For another guy card idea, you may want to see this quick Fathers Day card to make too if you have anyone with a “fishing” hobby!

See all the instructions below to make this happy design.

Colourful Cardmaking with Dies and DSP
Such a happy card to make with the Bright & Beautiful DSP and the Wanted to Say Dies

Are you surprised I layered the patterned paper onto a piece of – eeek! – pink? It’s actually Berry Burst which is more of a deep raspberry colour. And since it complements the Blueberry Bushel so well, even though I tried it with some Lemon Lime Twist instead, I really liked this better!

And I’m not sure any guys would turn away a handmade card like this! LOL!

Isn’t it amazing how a little piece of joyful paper can add a lot of pizzazz to a card?

(Psst…note as well how great the Metal Plate 3D embossing folder looks on the strip of Blueberry Bushel DSP!)

Note this design is one you can easily make multiples of so you can make up a batch and then have one at a moment’s notice!

Here the Bright & Beautiful DSP and the Wanted to Say Dies are sharing the spotlight.

Dies and DSP

First let’s chat about the designer series paper!

I have to say, when I first saw this paper in the catty, I was a bit…unsure. But I added a package to my order and now it’s probably right up there in my top pics! That’s because it’s so colourful and versatile.

And it has 10(!) of the new core colours! Lots of bright and happy ones. Plus when they are muted and some brighter, there’s even more options!

On this card, both the square and the strip along the right hand side are from the same package!

The dies? Well they were on my list right from the start. 😜

Whenever I can get word dies for all occasions, I am IN! Happy birthday, celebrate and feel better soon and another one “you’re too kind”. Perfect for lots of card making!

Take a closer look at both of them.

I challenge you to NOT smile when you look at that paper! 🙂

Here are all the measurements, supplies and steps to make this design at home today.

Colourful Cardmaking with Dies and DSP

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Basic White cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 9 3/4″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Bright & Beautiful DSP – 3″ x 3″, coordinating strip 3/4″ x 4″
  • Berry Burst cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock – scrap
  • Textured 12×12 Shimmer Paper (white) – scrap
  • Adhesive sheet – scrap to fit the Textured 12×12
  • Soft Shimmer Paper (Night of Navy and Berry Burst) – scraps
Colourful Cardmaking with Dies and DSP

Let’s Make It!

1. Insert the strip of Blueberry Bushel DSP into the Metal Plate 3D embossing folder and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Glue to the right hand side of the Thick Basic White card base.

2. Glue the 3×3 piece of DSP to the Berry Burst cardstock and glue to the front of the folded card.

3. Using the Wanted to Say and Give It a Whirl Dies, cut out a few stars from the scraps of Soft shimmer paper and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Add some dabs of liquid glue and place the stars on top. (See the card for placement.)

4. Apply adhesive sheet to the back of the Textured Shimmer paper then place the Celebrate die on top and cut out with the . TIP: Try to place the die so the horizontal lines are straight before cutting. Cut out the Celebrate outline die from the scrap of Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Adhere the two together and add dimensionals to the back then adhere to the middle of the card.

5. Add a few rhinestones as desired. TIP: If you’re adding the rhinestones on top of the shimmer paper, add a little dab of glue first directly to the paper. Then use the putty end of your Take Your Pick tool to carefully set in place.

Craft Some Multiples to Have a Few in Supply

Guy cards in my opinion need to be fresh and simple. Not too much extra embellishments. Not a lot of fussiness.

But why not in some bright and fun colours?

You could also try to stamp then cut out a larger greeting in place of the ‘celebrate’ die. See what you have you could use to CASE (copy and share everything) this card then whiz up a few cards to have when you need them.

If you’d like to make this just like mine, make a little click here to see all the supplies I used that you can pin, print or order from!

For a different colour variation and paper pattern, you could give this one a try too!

Colourful Cardmaking with Dies and DSP
Use your dies and DSP for fun cards!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please leave me a comment to let me know which of these colour combos you like the best, blues or green?

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Remember guys also would love to get a design from you with colourful cardmaking with dies and DSP – give one a try!