Today I want to shares some tips for a how to make a Valentine for a guy. Let’s face it! Making cards for guys might just be one of our least favourite things to do.

I wonder why that is…you might think there’s:

  • only pink, red and purple hearts for Valentines
  • just flowers and “girly” things in the catalogues
  • no way he’ll go for the bling most of us love 🤗
  • only boring colours that guys like that just won’t work!

Well, get ready to be inspired!

There really is super exciting card making beyond bling and sparkle. I had loads of fun crafting this card for my hubby for Valentines!

Create a collage of conversation bubbles to celebrate Valentines!

Isn’t that so much fun?

Not boring at all, even though it’s done in – definitely not ho hum – Night of Navy!

Your guy will love how original this one is!

The Conversation Bubbles bundle is brand new in the January to April spring mini catalogue. Here’s a closer peek at how versatile it can be.

I can picture you using it for celebrations, graduations, birthdays, treats, keeping in touch cards, thank you’s…so many occasions!

This bundle has one of the best things I always look for in new stamps and dies. Versatility!

Now let me give you some of my top tips to make a masculine card for the hearts and kisses day on February 14th.

Tips for How to Make a Valentine for a Guy

Some tips for a masculine Valentine he’ll love:

  • Use neutrals (blues, greys, and greens perhaps with a pop of colour are great!)
  • Shorter, more peppy greetings
  • Create interest with shapes
  • No bling or ribbons
  • simpler patterned papers

See this close-up to see the overlapping of the bubbles and the detail embossing on some of the shapes.

Make a cute winter treat holder that’s also a tree decoration!

What Makes This Design Work So Well?

The mix of both blue and white as well as the mix of solid and open bubbles really ties this card design together.

And while you can see hearts on it, there’s not a pink or red or glittery one at all! So no gushy gushy Valentines!!

To create the card, I did crop a whole bunch of the different bubbles in Night of Navy and Basic White.

Then I arranged them onto the patterned paper and played around with the placement.

One thing to note?

There are 3 each of the 4 designs! Three navy bold, three navy open line, three solid white and three open bubbles. Plus there are three each of the navy and white hearts!

Get another idea for a non-traditional Valentine’s card with these beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals.

Get Creative!

It’s time to think about the card you want to make your guys! Take a few of the tips and design elements from this card and have some fun!

If you’d love to get the exact same supplies I used, please click here for a list you can print or pin or order from. I so appreciate you shopping with me.

Thank You

I’m curious. What other tips would you share with other paper crafters as they design the Valentine for a fella?

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It was so much fun to play with these cute conversation bubble shapes. I can see these for all kinds of nifty designs!

I hope you found my tips for how to make a Valentine for a guy comes in handy as you craft up something fun – and maybe not quite so Valentine-y as normal – this year!