Masculine Thank You with Warmth and Cheer

Warmth and Cheer DSP is Perfect for Masculine Thank Yous

Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper is perfect for Fall and Winter. It’s snuggly and bold all in one. It’s reminiscent of picking apples at an orchard, gathering together with hunting buddies, and snuggling up under a blanket in front of a fire. Who doesn’t like a nice cozy plaid shirt or blanket?

Though it works well for either gender, this paper is especially great for masculine cards. There are several great plaid patterns in this paper stack, all with bright, bold colors. It’s nice to have a splash of color on a card for a guy, so they don’t get stuck with beige, gray, or blue all the time.

Challenge Inspired

This card is participating in Global Design Project Challenge #055!


This particular card was made for my sister who is going on a trip and requested I make a whole bunch of thank you cards for her to give out. She didn’t even know about the GDP theme this week, but with those two factors combined, I am in a thankful kind of mood.

I also have a batch of thank you cards I will need in the next week or so while I take my turn to travel. Don’t be surprised to see a few more thank you ideas over the next week or so!

All of this thanking has made me think of even more people who need thank you cards. These thanks cards are addictive! You can’t make just one!

Thank you card with Warmth and Cheer plaid DSP. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

How to Make This Masculine Thank You

  1. Make a Very Vanilla card base, standard sized.
  2. Trim a Crumb Cake front panel, 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a strip of Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper approximately 1-1/2″ (4 cm) wide and the same length as the Crumb Cake panel. Adhere it in the center and trim off any excess from the edges.
  4. Cut a Basic Black strip approximately 3/4″ (2 cm) wide and 4″ (10 cm) long.
  5. Cut the “Thanks” sentiment out of Real Red cardstock using Hello You Thinlit Dies.
  6. Cut a strip of Burlap Ribbon approximately 1/2″ (1.5 cm) wide and 4″ (10 cm) long.
  7. Cut out a star shape from Very Vanilla. Stars Framelits work best. I had to make my own shape on Photoshop and cut it out using a Cricut Explore Air.
  8. Layer the different elements and adhere together.

Adhesive Tips

  • Glue dots hold pretty much anything in place, even burlap!
  • Small dots of white glue works well to adhere skinny thinlit sentiments to other pieces of cardstock. I use a paper towel to push it down, so the paper towel soaks up any glue that leaks out the sides.
  • If you adhere a skinny thinlit sentiment to something other than paper, use glue dots. Fold them or stretch them as needed so they are completely hidden. I only do this when necessary, because it is time consuming and fussy.
  • Dimensionals are adhesives, too! They stick to just about everything and raise up an element to an elevation higher than its surroundings and gives your project depth. One downside is the dimensionals are larger and though you can cut them, they are still difficult to use for teeny tiny things.
  • Snail adhesive works well for adhering flat layers. My stamp club is having a debate whether white glue or snail is better for this purpose. Snail might cause some layers to peel away from others, if you use small amounts and live in humid climates. (I have not personally had this problem.) White glue may cause thinner papers, like DSPs to pucker slightly where the line of glue was placed.

Do you have any adhesive tricks? What is your favorite adhesive? 

Thank you card using Hello You Thinlits and Warmth and Cheer DSP. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

A Masculine Color Scheme

This color scheme focuses on red, with both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red. The rest of the colors are neutrals; Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla. That makes this a monochromatic color scheme.

Monochromatic color schemes have a lot of harmony, because all the colors are in the same family. On the opposite end of the scale, it means they also have less contrast, because there is no opposing color. To help emphasize my sentiment, I created contrast with value (lights and darks) instead of color. The dark black helps the bright red pop out.

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Hello You Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: burlap ribbon, dimensionals, star shape cut with Cricut Explore Air

Other Cards You May Enjoy

Click the picture to read the post about each card.

Thank you card designed by Natalie Lapakko features Hello You thinlit dies and Irresistibly Floral DSP.

Christmas card by Natalie LApakko featuring Bear Hugs stamp set and Warmth and Cheer DSP.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko, with Hello You Thinlit Dies and Balloon Bouquet Punch.


0 thoughts on “Masculine Thank You with Warmth and Cheer”

  1. Awesome card Natalie. The designer series paper is great for a masculine card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again.

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