Looking to make a card in 15 minutes? This easy fun fold card uses designer paper to comprise the majority of this card. Simply add your favorite Stampin’ Up! products and you’ll have a simple card in minutes.

Strategically placed layers allow for an interesting fun fold card that’s easy to construct but looks like you fussed for hours! My demonstration uses a masculine DSP accordion card but don’t miss the other two samples and the free project sheet for all three cards below.

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Masculine Birthday Card Video

Wanna know how to make greeting cards quickly and easily? This fun fold card features designer paper as the ‘secret sauce’ to an amazingly simple card!

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Masculine Birthday Card | Brewed for You

Masculine cards are among the toughest for me to create simply because I love ‘girly things’. However, this fun fold layout made it so simple for me to overcome that stumbling block!

masculine birthday card

An elongated piece of designer paper is folded into tiers which expands when opened. Use those folded spaces to line up images for added impact!

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The Layering Circles Dies do all the work on this card by simply layering them and adding an image or greeting. 

quick and easy handmade masculine birthday card

The Brewed for You Bundle (stamp set + dies) include both beer and wine images and witty greetings to accompany them. 

masculine birthday card

I added Wink of Stella to the foam and glasses for added interest. This subtle shimmer pen is perfect even for masculine cards!

diy masculine birthday card

Fragrant Flowers

Love florals? Then you’ll want to add this gorgeous Bundle to your stamp stash. The Fragrant Flowers Bundle (stamps + dies) include beautifully sketched images that are perfect for any occasion.

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Since the front panel expands to open, I needed a place to “anchor” the flowers. Vellum is a welcomed addition for these types of cards since it provides a very subtle backdrop and doesn’t take away from your image. 

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I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers to color the flowers and petals. Since it’s one color with little blending, this was accomplished quickly and easily.

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Take a closer look to the left inside panel. You’ll notice that the vellum is layered over a piece of coordinating designer paper. This not only provides a bit more stability for the vellum but hides the adhesive needed to anchor the image and gives a finished appearance from the inside of the card.

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Masculine Birthday Card | Simply Succulents

Looking for an additional stamp set that’s fantastic for masculine cards? The Simply Succulents stamp set + the Potted Succulents Dies create amazing greenery arrangements! 

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Watercolor paper is resilient and perfect for using the Water Paints to achieve layers of color. Mix and match colors to find realistic hues for succulents, flowers, landscapes, animals, etc. 

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I ‘grunged’ both stitched rectangles using a sponge dauber and Cajun Craze ink. Unlike a blending brush, a dauber allows you to add ink more precisely. It’s a fantastic tool in your craft area. 

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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