How to Make a Musculine Valentines Card With Meant to Be for Hand Stamped Sentiments

Masculine Valentines Card Featuring Meant to Be Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!




Thank you to all who played in our last color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments! It was a great color combination and you all aced it! Now, we are on to our next challenge, which is a mood board that’s perfect for Valentines Day. Lots of inspiration here and I really liked the top photo because of the wood tones. It’s time to start thinking of some cards for my family, so I used this challenge to make my husband’s card. My card is a variation on the Eclipse style since the letters are not exactly the same as the background. Even with that modification, I think it counts. 😉 The Meant to Be stamp set (and bundle!) is great for all things to do with love, don’t you think?




Masculine Valentines Card Featuring Meant to Be Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Project

  • Using Wood Textures DSP, I cut two different wood patterns to the same size and ran them through the Big Shot together with the Large Letters and the Heart die from Be Mine Framelits. I did this to have options on what would look best, so you wouldn’t have to do that if you already have your card layers in mind.
  • Then I ran the L, V, and E through once again to cut them out with black craft foam after seeing the wood tones together when just pieced together. I really like how it turned out!
  • The All My Love designer paper was cut and layered onto Sahara Sand card base, then the wood layer was adhered on top along with the letters, popped up onto the craft foam.
  • After playing with the different ways to do the heart, I opted to just stamp “Happy Valentine’s Day” onto the Sahara Sand cardstock with Lovely Lipstick ink, then cropping it out with the heart die. This die cuts two heart pieces so it was easy to only adhere the inner heart to expose the DSP underneath.
  • Of course, it could have been finished there, but I opted to use that wonderful heart thinlit die with the DSP. Then, the “you make me happy” sentiment was stamped and cut out with the small stitched oval die. A couple of pieces of Braided Linen Trim were adhered over the top of the hearts, then the sentiment was popped up over them.
  • I adhered a couple of the negative hearts to the front and the adorable metal key with a piece of Braided Linen Trim to the heart then fringed the ends. Love the keys!!

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How to Make a Musculine Valentines Card With Meant to Be for Hand Stamped Sentiments


  1. Love the wood toned love card, Debbie! Perfect for the man in your life! Using the polka dot dsp for the hearts is a great touch but my favorite is the key! Already pinned!!

  2. Beautiful Valentine card. Love Dawn x

  3. Wow, love your masculine card; great inspiration!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cut it Up for our heart challenge.

  4. I love the details and elements that make this a masculine card from the metal bits to the wood background. Great job!

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Hearts challenge!


  5. Hi Debbie! Amazing masculine Valentine with that woodgrain background and just enough hearts scattered all around. I love it! Thanks so much for joining my ‘I Heart You’ blog challenge and Good Luck 🙂

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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