Spring Training Bloghop: Masculine Card Tutorials


Welcome to our bloghop celebrating GUYS! Our awesome company partners are joining us in sharing tutorials today for various kinds of masculine cards….so much to learn! Many of us make pink and purple cards a lot, and finding some new techniques and tricks will help OWH put together better mixes in our boxes of cards going out to deployed heroes. Many of them write home to women – but many are women writing home to their fellas, both husbands and dads!

OWH is working toward our Father’s Day deadline at the end of April. Yes, Father’s Day! Mother’s Day cards are in the mail to our heroes, so it’s time to move on. Once you’ve gotten through the hop and gathered some inspiration, go make some guy cards and send them in for our heroes to write home on! Note that we can take anytime themes anytime of year…and we always can use more masculine cards.

Tuxedo Card Tutorial

Our tutorial here on the Stars and Stamps blog is for this fun and elegant Tuxedo Card – the “Hello handsome” sentiment is in the Year-Round Sentiments fundraiser set from Hero Arts, and paper for the tie is by My Mind’s Eye.

OWH Spring Training Tuxedo Tutorial

Step by step instructions are in this detailed pdf, and a summary of the steps can be seen in the image below.


Classy Tuxedo Card Tutorial

Hope you can make some classy guy cards using this tutorial! Don’t forget that cards folding this direction (along the short side) get tucked all the way into their envelopes!

Go hopping…and enter to win!

We’ve got some fun blog candy for one lucky winner – a medium flat rate box filled to the brim with goodies! Leave a comment here – and on all the stops in the hop – and we’ll pick a winner in a week to win the goods! If you get lost along the way, come back here and pick up where you left off. And don’t forget the most important part: go make cards for our heroes when you’re done! :)

  1. OWH 
  2. Ranger 
  3. Club Scrap
  4. My Favorite Things
  5. Tombow 
  6. Clear Snap
  7. Bazzill *Note that comments aren’t possible here…but go visit!
  8. Our Daily Bread Designs 
  9. May Arts 
  10. Jennifer McGuire 
  11. Simon Says 
  12. Sparkle Creations
  13. Lawn Fawn


  1. wahoo- I love blog hops! Great to feature masculine cards- I always need help with these! The tuxedo card is fantastic and I adore the brads-great finishing touch!

  2. Awesome idea! Not only is this fun for OWH cards, but it will also be great for wedding cards in my personal life. Bonus: I own all of the supplies, including the paper used! Thanks for sharing this clever idea.

  3. What a fun and wonderful card!! This will make the guys smile. I can’t wait to try this!

  4. Great card! This looks like I’m going to get some wonderful ideas on my 1st blog hop

  5. PaulaZ

    This is my first Blog Hop and I am so excited. Funny I was on AOL and it would not allow me to comment had to come to Foxfire to get comment window!

  6. Wow. What an excellent way to blog hop and share! Thank you for sharing the beautiful card! *hugs*

  7. Debbie NIms

    Gotta love a blog hop!!

  8. What a creative idea! Masculine cards always seem to stump me, but this is a great foundation for a variety of cards. Can’t wait to see what else you have on the blog hop!

  9. Just fantastic! This ones for the boys! Great inspiration, thanks! I find the manly cards so hard.

  10. Ginny Quell

    super cute card – great way to start this hop that will be so much fun and also VERY helpful! thanks for the chance to win too!

  11. Lisa Niles

    Super excited for this blog hop! I love that you are featuring masculine cards since I always feel so limited in this area. Love the tuxedo card! How cute are the brad buttons?

  12. Good morning all! This is a great start to the hop. I love the classy feel to it. I think I need this stamp set…

  13. Melissa Mauri

    What an awesome hop, love the masculine inspiration. Very cute tuxedo!

  14. Lee Anne Owens

    I have been trying to include more guy cards so this hop is perfectly timed

  15. Madame Wong

    This is such a fun and simple card!

  16. Jil-Anne Essinger

    What a wonderful card! Not only great for our troops but perfect for many ocassions. This will be added to my favorite file!

  17. Darci Powers

    So psyched for the hop and I ADORE the tuxedo card tutorial!!!!

  18. Jean B. in PA

    Wow – Thank you for the detailed PDF so I can print out the tutorial. Since my computer and crafting space are on different floors of my home, this will make using the tutorial so much easier!

  19. Robyn B.

    That is perfect. Men look good when they get cleaned up and dressed. I love the simplicity of it. So easy to make.

  20. This is such a wonderful card. So classy. Like the comments above, I too need help making guy cards. Just love the tutorial and it’s at my level: easy. Thanks Sandy for all you do for our heroes.

  21. PaulaZ

    Just went to CLEAR SNAP… cannot locate the Tutorial link..am I just being dumb this morning?

  22. Masculine cards are so hard for me…really looking forward to this hop. If this tuxedo card is an indication of things to come, I will be inspired for a long time. Yay !!!

  23. what a cute guy card!!!

  24. Jean N.

    Love the Tuxedo card! Some lucky guy is going to enjoy this.

  25. Can’t wait to get started!!!!!

  26. Heather

    Very nice – clean and fun without being fussy. Nice start to the blog hop!

  27. Great start to the hop! Love this one and so easy! Thanks for the nudge to be more masculine. This looks like fun!

  28. Thank you for the tutorial! I am new to OWH. Looking forward to visiting the blog hop today! I plan to participate in a card making marathon for OWH sponsored by Cricut Mania 2 in Atlanta during the last weekend in April.

  29. I love the tuxedo card…will definitely make one or three or four…..off I go hopping !

  30. What a great card. I hardly ever make masculine cards so I can’t wait to try this one out!

  31. What a clasy masculan card. Thanks for the detailed directions to it.

  32. Love the Tuxedo idea…..so clever and cute! Thanks for the instructions!

  33. Susan T

    Love to make cards for OUR heros. Thanks for the inspiration! Time to get busy.

  34. What great ideas and inspiration! This was my first Blog Hop but think I will try a few more in the future! Hope I can put some of the techniques into practice soon. God Bless OWH!

  35. This will be a great blog hop, I need help with masculine cards! Really like this tuxedo card:)

  36. Tami B

    This is a cute idea, although I don’t think guys would like to know they’re getting something cute.

  37. GREAT idea! Love the clean and simple look!

  38. Jean Sundquist

    I’m really excited for this blog hop! I love this card: quick, easy, and stunning.

  39. Linda L

    Great start…off to hop!

  40. Jil-Anne Essinger

    Tried to leave a comment on two fo the stops and could not. So sad I won’t be considered to win the goods but certainly enjoyed every stop! What great idea. Gotta go – gotta start my next set of cards!

  41. Cheryl Schmitke

    This is a great card. Having 3 boys (men) I am going to learn a lot today to use in their lives. Thank you OWH for this fun tutorial!

  42. Kailash

    Such a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the amazing work you do!!

  43. Sandy Gregg

    Tuxedos for a card; great idea. Now off to the blog hop and thanks for the tutorial.

  44. Thanks for a fun bloghop theme to get some guy card mojo going. Clever tuxedo card and excellent tut for it.

  45. Kathy Stacy

    Great idea for a Blog Hog! Let’s here it for the boys!!!!

  46. Really nice card. Nice and simple, masculine, yet elegant. Kind of makes me think of Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

  47. Great card! I have seen, and liked, similar cars on Pinterest buy thought I would need the banner punch to make the bow tie so I just skipped over them. How I can give it a shot with this great technique. Thanks!

  48. So cute

  49. Becky Schneider

    This is a great idea- my Son-in-law is active duty National Guard…and my daughter was also in the Air National Guard and did a rotation in Iraq…

  50. Wow, love this masculine card. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the others.

  51. KellyHorn

    Thanks for the cute card idea!!! I’ll be hopping along!!

  52. I love this card hop inspiration! I think I’m going to learn a lot on my first blog hop! Happy crafting and learning everyone!

  53. Love that Tuxedo card. Awesome!

  54. The hop was fabulous…..so many fantastic and creative ideas!! There was no comment area on Bazzill’s blog….I looked everywhere, but wanted to let them know that I loved the fun card, especially the punched letters! Thanks, OWH, for what you do……what a blessing you are!!!!!!

  55. I am excited to see all the masculine ideas on the blog hop. Thanks for the great tutorial for the tuxedo card.

  56. Very nice-I find masculine card ideas are harder to achieve. Thank you

  57. cindy D

    Love this Tuxedo card. It would make a great card gift for groomsmen also. can’t wait to make it.

  58. Joan k

    Thanks for filling up another Saturday morning with a hop! Now I have another excuse to NOT clean! Seriously, I have been anticipating the masculine card ideas – we’re off to a great start with this Tuxedo card!

  59. This is a very classy card and a great idea for support of our heroes and for ideas for masculine cards.

  60. Nicole R.

    This is a great way to kick off Saturday morning- inspiration and ideas!

  61. this is such a great card design!
    I got started on the hop in the middle and have just come around to this one. love love love all of the wonderful inspiration I am seeing! :)

    hooray to OWH! :)

  62. Love this idea, and it uses things I know I have. Can’t wait to try this one. Thank you for sharing. :)

  63. Nancy M

    THANKS! I LOVE how classy, yet easy this design is!! It looked like you really fussed! Can’t wait to see the rest, too! I feel the next pinwheel or ruffle card coming on!!

  64. What a fun tutorial and seems easy (I really like that part). Looking forward to the rest of the training tutorials. We are all going to be so busy making some wonderful cards for our heroes. Thanks!

  65. I’ve been looking forward to this blog hop all week. And it’s starting off with a terrific tutorial. I have printed it out and can’t wait to give it a whirl.

  66. Janis Cannon

    Love the ideas you bring am new to making cards for our heros and have not sent any in yet but am working on some now. Since we have lots of boys in our family I have been looking for male themed ways to make cards

  67. Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this all week.

  68. Denise Daniel

    What a cute ‘man’ card! Thank you for the tutorial. Great for Father’s Day or Birthdays. 😀

  69. I love blog hops, but have to get ready and go to a wedding in a few minutes. I’ll skip along to a couple now, and catch up later. this card is so clever! I will see about CASE’ing it later….will have to figure out the sentiment as I don’t have that stamp—-or is this an excuse to shop? :-)

  70. Great card for the man in your life . . . great cause too.

  71. fab card!! thanks for sharing the tutorial :) :)

  72. OMG, this is so neat!! I see this in my list of cards to make!!

  73. WooHoo, can’t wait to start hoppin! Masculine cards can be a challenge for me, but it looks like I’m off to a great start with this Tuxedo card. Very classy, and it looks easy too. Can’t wait to try it!

  74. Linda W

    perfect guy card

  75. Awesome card! I love the tux style! Very distinguished looking!!

  76. Shannon

    Cool card TFS!

  77. VikkiCH

    How clever & fun!

  78. wendymc

    Too fun! Love this card – thanks for the detailed how-to. I’m off to check out all the other blogs. What a great way to spend my Sat. morning (better than laundry!).

  79. Jackie

    Masculine cards are always a challenge for me. I can’t wait to find some inspiration on the hop!

  80. Helen Strahan

    Great Guy Card and easy to make

  81. This is just too cute! Love the little details that make this card elegant yet simple.

  82. Amalia

    very cool start on the blog hop! i LOVE THIS CARD! on my way to check out the others.

  83. an awesome classic card! and really versatile too…..thanks for the easy to follow directions!

  84. Love this so much I am going straight over to Splitcoastampers forum to link this hop as so many people there seem to struggle with masculine cards.

  85. Randee S

    Great card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it.

  86. Nancy M

    I went to every nifty stop on the hop but couldn’t comment on the Bazzill blog due to no comment section, so I did on their FB page though. Thanks once again for such an amazing load of fun and useful inspiration!!

  87. Anita A

    Great tutorial!

  88. Martha Zender

    OK, this is my first blog hop and I’m joining in on the OWH beginning this month. (Just moved our two daughters to another state so I am in need of distraction!!) Awesome guy card, love the “Hello handsome”.

  89. Love this one. Great tutorial on how to create the tie.

  90. Well isn’t this the cutest? Cool. Thanks.

  91. What a fun card!!

  92. Love this card – so creative!! What a great theme for a blog hop – thanks!!

  93. The tuxedo card is so fun! Love that your focusing on the guys today!

  94. Marsha D

    What a cute idea. Love the scored front of the shirt. Thanks so much for the tutorial and for supporting OWH.

  95. calamityjane

    Thank you for doing such a wonderful job for our troops! Masculine cards are something I need all the time. I love this one and can think of various ways to change it up. I’ll be sending some your way!!!

  96. Mateja

    Great blog hop. And this card looks amazing :)

  97. What a very nice very simple card. This is such a worthy thing to do for all of our men and women who are taking care of us!

  98. What a fun card this tux is! It reminds me of Dixie and the version she did not too long ago. Very creative.

  99. Jen Radloff

    Always to see new ideas and that was a great tutorial!

  100. Debbie Long

    Love the card. I always have a hard time making masculine cards.

  101. Maryann

    What an awesome card here. Thanks sooo much for the great tutorial for it too.

  102. Nancy y

    Thanks for the hop and these great directions! Just in time for wedding season and Gathers day !

  103. Love the tux card great direction, will have to try that one.

  104. barbara lassiter

    This is a fabulous card and so clever. A fabulous cause too, to remember those who are willing to serve this country!!!!

  105. Diane Dupont

    What a super cute card! I can already think of several uses for this card, including OWH! Thanks for sharing!

  106. Cheryl

    cute card! looking forward to the other blogs to visit.

  107. Christine Newman-Aumiller

    Great idea! I’ll get started right away.

  108. What a real nice card! My husband is a Veteran, he was one of the first to go after 911. He is home safe and sound. He always likes seeing what the troops get from back home now a days. He never had anyone send him goodies boxes or wonderfully homemade blank cards. We thank you as a family for the wonderful people that have these projects for our troops, they are very lucky in deed.

  109. Mary Babet

    This is a great card. This is very versatile and can be used in many different ways. Very creative.

  110. Love this card. I’ve been wanting to participate in OWH and this is the inspiration I needed to get it done.

  111. that is so cool, great for many occasions!!

  112. Mary-Anne V.

    Great Manly cards…this is a great cause.

  113. Wonderful tuxedo card and thanks so much for the tutorial!

  114. My first Blog Hop! Won’t be my last! What fun! So many great ideas…so many new resources!

  115. Shannon

    This card is so cute that I pinned it for future reference. I don’t make too many boy cards.

  116. Fun, fun, fun. My first blog hop and I left all but one comment which was Tombow because I could not find the comment section. Now back to laundry, yuk! I would prefer making cards. Thanks.

  117. Mary Esther

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tuxedo card! I always need ideas for cards for men/boys!

  118. What a fun card to make! And a great organization! TFS 😉

  119. Well designed and absolutely masculine…in other words, perfect.

  120. Carolyn R

    nice tutorial – thanks for the hop!!

  121. Beth L

    Fantastic card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  122. Great card!

  123. Audra H

    Very nice and crisp. I can also see this card with different colored ties! Very flexible design. Thanks.

  124. Thanks! Can always use another masculine card

  125. Ann Partin

    Most of us are in great need of idea’s for men…… so thank you!

  126. Love this card. Great for all things masculine. I have done something similar using a striped embossing folder for the shirt folds. This example is so much easier. Thank you so much for the free PDF.

  127. Pat Kinkaid

    I’ve been looking forward to the Hop all week, and I see I will not be disappointed. Already love the first card!

  128. Great card and great tutorial. The concept can be applied to many occasions. This is going to be a great hop. Who doesn’t need GOOD ideas for masculine cards? The line-up of participants assures that there will be lots of good ideas.

  129. Margie

    So cute! and so easy! can’t wait to make this card

  130. WOWIE! Thanks so much for all the work you do sending cards for the troops – I am a military spouse and know first hand how much they appreciate it. Thanks for putting together this fun hop as well! (PS – LOVE the pictures of Ciara on your FB page all the time too, hee hee!!)

  131. Gail A

    Ready to start making cards for this worthy cause!

  132. Carol Wilson

    Such a handsome card!

  133. michelle k.

    A great guy card! Looking forward to seeing the rest.

  134. Love this card! Thanks for sharing such a fun technique!

  135. Such a cute design. I am looking forward to getting more inspiration from the rest of the hop.

  136. Dorenda D

    Thanks for the ideas. I can always do the girlie ones, but masculine cards are a bit tougher. (no pun intended)

  137. Great tutorial and an excellent idea for a blog hop. I also feel that the “guy cards” are more challenging.

  138. Pavana

    Awesome.. I always need ideas for cards for guys.. Thanks a lot :)

  139. OMG! How cute is that tux. I saw it and immediately said ‘I gotta make one’

  140. Isn’t it amazing how some of the simplest techniques can make some of the most adorable cards? CAS at its finest! TFS!

  141. Andrea T

    Nice card. I was thinking this week about how to make a tuxedo card. Trying to imagine the pin tucked shirt and pleated cummerbund.

  142. I love this tuxedo card!! It will go so well with the Origami Necktie tradition for Father’s Day! Can’t wait to make one or five!!

  143. Kristen Foreman

    I love blog hops! I’ve been making a lot of everyday cards for OWH. I just got my stamp in the mail. So excited to send some off soon! :)

  144. I love this card! Great tutorial and such a great cause.

  145. my first bloghop! yay!

  146. MizDenise

    great start to the hop – love this card – the scoring really makes the difference!

  147. Great tuxedo card!! Getting ready to hop along…I need some inspiration to get some ideas for my cards!!

  148. what a fabulous card. Excited to hop the Spring Training hop! Thanks for the inspiration.

  149. Audrina T.

    This card is so classy. I lean toward making feminine cards and always need ideas for masculine cards. Thank you for the easy step by step instructions.

  150. Adele S.

    The tuxedo card looks so easy that even I can attempt it. Thanks!

  151. Miriam Prantner

    Great tutorial! I love the detail from the scoring! Can’t wait to see all the other projects!

  152. Alinsmajl

    Fun card

  153. Great idea for a hop! Go OWH!

  154. Verna Angerhofer

    What a cool card. Looks easy enough to do too. Thanks for sharing.

  155. Vicky Scheiber

    Fun card design. Thanks for the idea and PDF to download for instructions to keep. Great idea for a hop, doing guy cards, I find these challenging.

  156. I love the example and tutorial! I can’t wait to see all the inspiration to come! Dad’s day here I come!!!

  157. Absolutely in love with the tuxedo card! I am off to hop! I Love OWH!!!!

  158. Such a great cause and fun tutorial for masculine cards. Thanks for sharing.

  159. I just finished the hop!! Thank you for hosting such a great bloghop!! It was so much fun and some new ideas that I can’t wait to try!

  160. just finished! i came in thinking that it’d be one tutorial about stamping after another and then BAM! there was something different to learn and a whole new innovative technique on every blog.

    seriously, peeps, i thought cardmaking was just another way for me to cope with hubby’s calling. but you’ve opened up a whole new world to me in the past 6 months since i’ve started as well. thanks so much.

  161. Just finished the hop…it was great!! Loved seeing all the tutorials & videos with such great tips and ideas!! Some of the most creative cards I’ve ever seen…thanks to all sponsors!!

  162. Liliana

    Awesome card! Always need ideas for masculine cards. OWH is a great cause.

  163. Kendra H

    Great idea, and fun masculine card :)

  164. Janet Cobb

    I love this card. My nephew is getting married this summer in an ultra-formal wedding and he wants special thank you cards for his groomsmen and best man. Wouldn’t this be terrific with just a change of sentiment?

  165. Great card. Simple, elegant, and a fast project if you want to make a lot of them.

  166. carole

    Thanks Sandy……awesome card….cannot wait to make it…..thanks for having a hop on manly cards……I always have a hard time thinking up cards for men……thanks again…….you are great and thanks for all you do….

  167. blow me over with this perfecto card. Love it!!!! you have given me the inspiration i needed today. appreciate the tut’ on this one

  168. Kathy T

    Thanks for the great Tuxedo card, I never have enough masculine cards. Loving the blog hop.

  169. I love this tuxedo card! Thanks for the inspiration, masculine cards are the hardest for me.

  170. Janet Jenkins

    Love this card!! I’ve always had a shortage of masculine cards!

  171. Cute idea for a number of occasions

  172. I really love this card, I never have enough ideas for masculine cards.

  173. I love it, so much fun!

  174. Diane C-S (Ldyglfr62)

    I am very excited about this blog hop. I definitely need some inspiration for masculine cards. Love the first tutorial.

  175. Amy Cooley

    Male cards can be the hardest for me. Thanks for the ideas.

  176. Love the card, great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  177. Vicki Wigton

    Great idea!

  178. Sharon Hoecherl

    Could see this one as a grad card as well :)

  179. Patti G

    I am always looking for masculine cards! Thank you!

  180. Love the masculine card. Thanks for sharing.

  181. Jo Ann

    Superb card – Fantastically creative – thank you for sharing how to make it!

  182. I love bow ties with a tuxedo! So simple to make.

  183. Jean Bullock

    Way cool design. Thanks for the tutorial!

  184. What a wonderful elegant card! Thank you for sharing!

  185. Debbie Fisher

    perfect masculine card! Thank you for the tutorial!

  186. Nikki Smith

    What a neat card! Thanks for sharing.

  187. Kathy A.

    Love this simple yet striking design!

  188. I am brand new to Operation Write Home and I was very excited to join in my first ever Blog Hop. What fun to see all of the ideas and learn so many new techniques! I think I’ll try your tuxedo card first. It’s really lovely! Thank you so much for inspiring all of the OWH supporters over the years. Recently retired, I’ve been hoping to find ways to help our military families. OWH will be the perfect way to offer support and thanks for all that they do for our country!! Count me in!

  189. sf_crafter

    Such a great card! Thanks very much for the wonderful tutorial.

  190. Masculine cards are my favorite thing to make, so thanks for this great tutorial! Your card is just awesome, and I’m looking forward to all the great guy cards along this hop!

  191. Jean Bullock

    Just got back from this fabulous and meaningful hop. Now I am going to go back and pin these ideas. Thanks so much.

  192. Trish Reddick

    Guys, guys, guys! I love our guys! So thank you for the blog hop celebrating masculine cards. I am on my way!

  193. masculine cards are my fave to make and this is a great one to CASE. great inspiration!

  194. Lynn G.

    Wow…awesome card and simple enough for me to do. Thank you so much!

  195. What a cute idea for a card, may have to try this.

  196. Awesome card! thanks for sharing1

  197. Debbie Caldwell

    What a classy card! so simple yet elegant looking. I will be giving this one a try!

  198. What a great idea, very stylish and elegant! Thanks for the directions….

  199. Angie Linton

    What a great card! It would make great invitations too. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for organizing the hop. So fun!

  200. Aundria B.

    What a nice card – and so easy, too! Thank you for the detailed tutorial & PDF – this would be a great way to use up some of those scraps!

  201. I can always use more ideas for masculine cards, and this one is just perfect. I love how quick and easy it is to make something so elegant looking.

  202. Love the blog hop! I always struggle with making masculine cards, but now I have some great inspiration!

  203. Great hop and I love the simplicity of the card but it is a “wow”.

  204. Love the blog hop. Thanks for the ideas for masculine cards as that always seems to be a problem for me.

  205. What a great card. Love that you are doing a masculine blog hop.

  206. Phyllis Freese

    Love this tuxedo card. It is such a clever idea!

  207. mimihp

    I LOVE the Tuxedo Card! Thank you for sharing this! Great blog hop!

  208. I make a lot of cards for guys, but I can certainly use some new ideas!

  209. What a beautiful card. Can’t wait to try it.

  210. Carol in Minnesota

    Great card idea that fits many occasions. Thanks for it and the tutorial guidance.

  211. Glenna Anderson

    Fabulous card!

  212. Teena Johnson

    Excited to have found this blog hop!!! I’m intrigued to get involved in Operation Write Home!

  213. Love everything about this.

  214. JoAnn B.

    This is a great card and a fabulous blog hop.
    Thanks for all you do for our military heroes.

  215. Tracy McLoughlin

    Thanks for all the tips to make this wonderful card! This is a wonderful cause!

  216. Mary, Wausau WI

    Simply elegant. Just started hoppin – – and boy am I glad I did!!! ~ Mary in Wausau WI

  217. I love this card! Looking forward to the hop!

  218. Jackie Love

    Awesome masculine card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  219. Missy G

    Love this tuxedo card, I can think of a couple variations that could work for so many different guys! I think I’m going to try a cowboy shirt with a bolo tie.

    • I love this! You should share your card with us this week! I want to see! There will be an InLinkz on TUESDAY for everyone to share their manly man cards from the hop!

  220. sandy mruk

    great card great ideas great organization

  221. Love this tuxedo card!! My (handsome!) brother does benefit auctions in a tux–this would be perfect for him!! Looking forward to the hop!

  222. What a fun masculine card and thanks for the tutorial.

  223. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for you’re inspiration.

  224. I found out about the hop over at Jennifer McGuire’s blog. Love the cause and I can’t wait to get started on some cards to send your way!

  225. linda patti

    what a cute masculine card! love it. great inspiration!

  226. Memoriesbymanda

    I found out about this project through Jennifer McGuire. I’m looking forward to hopping now :)

  227. Wow! Love this card! Thanks for sharing it! I am so inspired to make cards for OWH!!

  228. Love the tuxedo card. Will be making one soon!

  229. phyllisgbeav

    Such a cute card made in doable steps! Thanks for sharing!

  230. Help with masculine cards is always appreciated! Got a smile out of this one. Thanks for the step by step how to.

  231. wowzers.. what a great card idea. Thanks so much for the PDF instructions.

    blessings ~ Pam

  232. Patti T.

    Just finished 12 of these. They will be in my box that goes out Monday!

  233. what a great card. great for prom coming up too! they can send it home for the teens. :)

  234. What a clever idea! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  235. OWH is such a wonderful cause. Thank you for doing this…and for the fun blog hop!

  236. What a fantastic male card!

  237. scrapper al

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. That’s a great card.

  238. Denise Bryant

    Great card… thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    I plan on making some OWH cards this month at my local craft store!

  239. CraftinSus

    Love this clean and simple card! Thanks for the great tutorial! Needed some inspiration.

  240. MaryBeth

    What a great card! Thanks for the inspiration and the great pdf!

  241. cal8007

    What an awesome tutorial!! Thanks so much for the PDF. Thanks for the chance at some blog candy!!


    Carmen L

  242. Great tutorial you have provided. The instructions are clear and understandable, even for a dense person like…. ME! hehehe Thank you so much for sharing.

  243. Going to enjoy this hop…Love the tuxedo!!!

  244. Keri Tarapi

    good idea for a hop….. looking forward to it

  245. Andrea

    Really clever idea! Love it!

  246. Suzanne Watanabe

    Love this AWESOME Tuxedo Card! Thanks for sharing :)

  247. What a cool card. I love this idea. Will definitely try it.

  248. Kathy H

    I really need these ideas. Thanks!

  249. How awesome is this. I had heard of your organization before but wasn’t quite sure how it worked. What a wonderful thing your are doing!

  250. Such a great card. I really need to remember that I can score my own lines.

  251. Beth W

    What a great card! I have 4 sons and 2 grandsons-I am always in need of masculine inspiration.Thank you so much for this hop and all you do to help our troops.

  252. This is adorable!!

  253. Score 1 for spring training and OWH! Ty

  254. Oh WOW, what a cool Tux card! Off to hop …. :)

  255. Kelley_R

    If it weren’t midnight, I’d do the hop tonight. Hopefully I can get to it tomorrow. Masculine cards are difficult for me and I know with this lineup there will be a lot of inspiration!

  256. Michelle Fernandez

    Fun idea! And for a great cause too!

  257. DanielleMW

    Great hop! I sent her a link to this page, because we were just talking about making masculine cards today. :)

  258. I love the tuxedo card~can’t wait to try it! Thank’s for the blog hop.

  259. I have seen several of these “suit” cards on Pinterest but never had a reason to try it so I think I WILL and make some Father’s Day cards! The tutorial is so great and it looks super easy! The patterned paper for the tie is perfect!

  260. Linda Marie

    I like it! Thinking to emboss the tie also for some added texture. Glad I did not throw out or give away some of the papers I was going to, this tie is perfect use for them.

  261. What a fun idea!

  262. Wonderful card, thanks for the tutorial and thanks for your support of a great project.

  263. Sandra ltb

    what a noble cause – love the card – thank you for the instructions.
    Sandra ltb

  264. O how easy! I may use this for cards for my graduation gifts too!


  265. A hop with a bit of a difference – thanks for featuring masculine cards and providing the tutorials
    Jean xx

  266. I’ve got a group coming to my home to make OWH cards, thanks for the inspiration!

  267. LindaH

    Love this theme for the blog hop!

  268. Great masculine card

  269. Monica Maier

    What a great masculine card, love the Tux!!

  270. Pat Montpas

    My daughter sent me this link cause I told her I couldn’t find any cute masculine card patterns. Thanks.

  271. Love this hop…and the card is soooo debonaire :)

  272. Elizabeth Kratzer

    Great card! And now with the instructions, even I can make one!

  273. Lucy E.

    This is such an awesome card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  274. I really like this card. Perfect for any masculine card need.

  275. Anne Hartschlag

    This is such a cute idea for a masculine card. The tuxedo card would work for proms, weddings or any other event. It could even be just a cute bow tie card/

  276. Debbie B

    Great masculine card. We need more of them!

  277. rubyacraft

    Wonderful! Love OWH blog hops and this looks like a great line up of wonderful sites to visit. I haven’t made any cards in quite a while and this will help me get inspired and busy. Love the card and the tutorial. Off to hop and then create some fun masculine cards!

  278. I love the idea for a Tux tutorial! I have some papers in my stash that would be perfect for this. I love these blog hops! Thanks to all who help put them together!

  279. Like the simple elegance.

  280. Robin Howe

    Love the tuxedo card. Super card. My church also sends cards to soldiers for them to use. What a great idea.

  281. What a classy card! This is a great hop! Cards for men are the hardest!

  282. LOVE this card, very masculine !

  283. Laura Weinberger

    What a handsome card! It’s got my wheels spinning…

  284. I am always trying hard to make masculine cards – they are so much harder to make than feminine cards. I will try this tuxedo card. Also love the sentiment.

  285. Suzette W.

    I love the idea of this hop! As I have boys plus my husband. These ideas are so helpful!!

  286. Love the cute tuxedo card. Amazing the number of commenters on the blog! Super exposure for OWH.

  287. Martye

    Love the card – what a great idea! And thank you for the .pdf with the instructions – much appreciated.

  288. Tina Voss

    Yippee! The blog hop is just the inspiration I need for masculine cards :)

  289. Iris Soscia

    I’m always looking for ideas for masculine cards and I love blog hops. Iris

  290. karenladd

    I am already a supporter of OWH and am happy that you are giving us ideas for more masculine cards! Those seem to be a style that comes harder to many crafters and it’s great to be inspired!

  291. What a handsome card. Perfect for a hubby or dad. That’s awesome you put directions in a PDF for us cardmaking amateurs.
    How great of you all. God Bless

  292. This is great! I’ll have to try this!

  293. Love a hop and love this group. I’ve donated a few times to OWH. Great card!

  294. Love to see guy cards. Cute bow tie.

  295. Penny Laschanzky

    Yay, I was able to make it through the last half of the blog hop tonight! Wow, some seriously great and creative cards! Love this bow tie tutorial here on this site, and that card from Lawn Fawn, with the door opening up and ties hanging on the line….so clever!

  296. omg loving this FUN design!! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

  297. That was a fun hop with lots of snazzy masculine inspiration. Sandy pat yourself on the back for getting this organized with such fantastic partners! OWH and Sandy rock!

  298. Sandra Smith

    Terrific card and sure to please any gut!

  299. Jalyn Reeves

    So Cute & yet so easy. Thanks for the pattern

  300. Judy Marion

    Some great masculine cards!! Thanks to all the talented designers.

  301. Karen Rice

    Oh so good–excellent card! Thank you for inviting those fabulous companies and blog owners to participate in the hop! I want to make some cards, too! Thank you for the chance to win some goodies!

  302. Christine C

    what a great idea! classic and it looks easy to assemble. thanks for the hop and all the great inspiration

  303. I love the simplicity and elegance of this card!

  304. That tuxedo card is such a contrast to the uniforms the guys wear day-to-day… Oh how I hope they can all enjoy some tux event in the near future with their loved ones…

  305. Love the tuxedo card, masculine cards always take a little more thinking for me thx for the inspiration.

  306. Anita B

    Great idea. I really like the tuxedo card, I have a need for a simple masculine card. Thanks!!!

  307. What an adorable card, thanks for the tutorial!!

  308. beastybunny

    Fantastic card! Has a great clean look!

  309. Fabulous card – absolutely love it! Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win. Off to see what everyone else has created.

  310. Terri Turner

    Very cute card!!

  311. SusanE

    Wow – any help with masculine cards is really appreciated – add it to a blog hop for such a great cause…inspiration!

  312. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    What a neat card. I love Operation Write home. A great way to share with and do for our troops. Thank you.

  313. What a neat card…and I love the sentiment you used! Thanks!

  314. Kelley_R

    I had fun doing the hop. There were a lot of great ideas, now to use them! :)

  315. Love the simple elegance of this tuxedo card. I’ll have to give it a try.

  316. Emily H

    I think OWH is just awesome!! This is a fabulous card!

  317. I’m so glad you are doing this blog hop! I so struggle with masculine cards! OWH ROCKS!

  318. Shari Suzuki

    awesome idea! off to blog hop now!:)

  319. Handsome, indeed! Great texture, too!

  320. Becky C.

    I’ve spent some time diving into the OWH site and links and am very interested in this endeavor. I’m not a very prolific card maker, but I do go for quality, and think this might be a very worthwhile effort to join in on! Thanks for the opportunity to win some supplies to get started.

  321. Tammy P

    What a great theme!! Thanks for the tutorials.

  322. What a Great Hop!
    Liked all the different inspiration
    and support of crafty companies

    I like the tutorials and Pinterest

    …Now to get busy

  323. Awesome idea! BTW – how do I print off labels like those on the back of the card? Did I miss that file somewhere?

  324. Angie Hall

    Love the great idea for a masculine card.We all need more of those.Thanks.I’d love to win the generous prize box. Thanks


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