Make a Valentine for a Guy

When you make a Valentine’s Day Card for a guy, you want something that says “I love you” without being too feminine.  The Bloomin’ Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog may not seem very masculine at first glance, but I was determined to use it on a man’s card just by choosing the right color scheme!

Handmade masculine valentine from Stamping Madly using the Bloomin' Love stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Yes, it features hearts and flowers, but I know plenty of men who appreciate both flowers and handmade cards!  The colors are really what makes it work for a guy.  The image is embossed in Early Espresso ink, and the cardstocks are Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, and Soft Sky.  The Soft Sky background is stamped in Sahara Sand with a brushstroke stamp from Work of Art, which adds to the masculine style.  You can see a video on this background technique later in this post.

Just imagine the same card in pinks and purples.  That would be more of a girly card!  You can see how you can create different effects depending on the colors you choose.

This is a Gate Fold card, which makes it just a little more unique.  You can see a video below on how to make a Gate Fold card. The sentiment, which is too big to fit on the front without detracting from the focal point, works well on the inside, and continues the masculine motif.

Handmade Valentine for a guy using the Bloomin' Love stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The Bloomin’ Love stamp set comes bundled with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  I shared some samples using the bundle as well as videos with tips for using the Thinlits.  You can see them in this post:  Bloomin’ Heart.

One of the reasons I chose this bundle is that it’s so versatile.  With several options for sentiments plus heart and flower stamps to embellish a card, it will definitely get a lot of use in your craft room!

Bloomin' Love stamp set

Bloomin’ Love (photopolymer) 140643

Order Bloomin’ Love, Work of Art, and any other supplies you need to make a handmade Valentine for your guy!  Use this button to shop online:

Shop at the Stampin' Up! Online Store

This video shows how to make a Gate Fold Card:

Here’s the video showing how to stamp a background with a brushstroke stamp from Work of Art:

Make your special guy a striking handmade Valentine’s Day card to let him know how much you love him!

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4 Responses to Make a Valentine for a Guy

  1. Lisa January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    Hello Sage, This is a great card for a man! I love the colors, and I love the new stamp set. TFS!

    • Sage January 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa. I’m glad to see your comment–and to know someone else thinks it’s a great card for a man. I hope you’re doing well, I’ll try calling again this week.

  2. sandy February 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Another beauty! Thanks so much!!

    • Sage February 8, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback, Sandy.

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