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EDITOR'S NOTE Manly love


MAKE IT MASCULINE Discover macho designs perfect for any boy or man in your life.


COLOR HIS WORLD Combine traditional and unique color palettes to create a fresh look on your layout.


HEY THERE, HANDSOME Discover all the tricks of the trade for getting that perfect photo out of your guy.


CAPTURE THE DETAILS Men say the darndest things! Learn fun ideas for translating their words to paper.


ROUGH AND TOUGH TECHNIQUES Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the best masculine techniques and tips.


STRAPPING SUPPLIES Use premade products or give everyday supplies a little swagger.


THE GREATEST GUY GIFTS Don’t rely on old go-to-gifts for dad or your husband, create completely unique projects for every occasion.


Quick-Start Guide A key to easy-reference icons found throughout the issue:

FRESH FACE Made by a designer never before published in CK ONLINE CONTENT Downloads and online extras

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Make it Masculine 25 essential design strategies for constructing masculine layouts If you’ve ever struggled to construct a layout for the boys and men in your life, you’ll love these blueprints for designing layouts that he’ll appreciate as much as you do. We’ve assembled 25 foolproof ideas that focus on clean lines, solid focal points, decidedly masculine fonts, and the energy of motion to highlight your guys in every way possible. Turn the page for the ultimate manual of masculine design tips and start building magniÀcent manly pages right away!

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Active Design: making it masculine through movement Try using diagonal lines as your main design structure. They not only lend movement and energy to the page, but you can also use them to help tell the story, like this one about a little boy and the places he’d like to go.

I Want Up by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Jessica Sprague, Katie Pertiet, and LHabis; Alphas and stitching: Katie Pertiet; Brad: Melany Violette; Font: Rockwell.

Create movement on your layout with action shots. Capture your man while on the move (even if he’s a blur of speed!) and place these pictures side by side so they Áow through the layout.

Hudson Triathlon by Marcia Fortunato. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper and Stickers: American Crafts; Wood veneer and flair: Studio Calico; Pen: EK Success; Adhesive: American Crafts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Decorative tape.


Color His World Discover unexpectedly masculine color palettes When it comes to documenting your handsome heroes, traditional masculine hues like blue, green, brown, and red are great places to start. Don’t limit yourself by tradition, though. From hardworking neutrals to metallics and even pink (yes – pink!), try some surprising combinations that he’ll appreciate as much as you do. No matter who he is or what he does, you’re sure to Ànd inspiration in these unique color palettes for scrapbooking the men in your life.

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Blue & Green Love blues and greens? Highlight the versatility of a traditionally masculine combination by adding an earthy neutral, a punch of primary red, or a trendy turquoise tone. Mix in some bold stripes, dots, or zigzags to really add some zing to an otherwise simple palette.

Color Scheme




Only You by Laina Lamb. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, button, and stickers: Jillibean Soup; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup and My Favorite Things; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Font: Coffee Service; Adhesive: 3M and Plaid Enterprises; Other: Pen.

TIP: Laina used the color scheme within her journaling to spotlight keywords that highlight her son’s personality. 30

Hey There, Handsome! How to get great photos of the men {and boys} in your life While girls often know how to pose for a close-up before they’re even out of diapers, boys usually consider getting their photo taken cruel and unusual punishment—and that doesn’t change much as they get older. But with the tips and tricks in this article, you’ll be up to the challenge. From little guys who won’t stand still to older guys who’d rather be doing anything else, we have ideas that will help you get great photographs of

Photo by MINDYSUEPHOTOGRAPHY.NET Ohio Wedding Photography

all the men in your life.

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Personality Props Little boys aren’t known for their ability to stand still, so keep them focused with a fun prop. A hat, a pair of sunglasses, a lollipop, or even a tiny plastic mustache can provide enough entertainment to keep even the wiggliest little guy stationary long enough for a few quick photos.

Remember the Fun by Jeryn Carlise. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper, alphas, frames, heart, leaf, and ruler: Mye De Leon; Shadows: Gennifer Bursett; Font: Adler.

TIP: Search the internet for printable ’staches, hats, glasses, and more that you can print out at home for some instant photo pizzazz.


Capture the Details Journaling the snips-and-snails tales. Little boys might be made of snips and snails and puppy-dog tails, but what makes up their stories? Are they all action-packed adventures, or do you journal mostly about those sweet, mama’s boy moments? And what about the way you document your handsome hubby or dapper dad? We’ve collected a few examples of diͿerent kinds of stories and ideas to help inspire your own journaling about the boys and men in your life.

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Share Your Relationship Stories Does your guy resemble his brother, father, uncle, or cousin? A record of their shared qualities and mannerisms, and the similarities you see in their personalities makes a fun, personal memory.

Little Jack by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Cardstock: Gennifer Bursett and Paislee Press; Patterned paper: Audrey Neal and Deena Rutter; Stamps: Gennifer Bursett and Katie Pertiet; Staples, and tag: Gennifer Bursett; Stitching: MaryAnn Wise; Fonts: Century Gothic, Raleway, and Rockwell.

Is your home the secret hideout for a pair of superheroes? Chronicle your heroes’ story in their very own comic strip-style layout, complete with an oversized cartoon headline that emphasizes their super powers.

Dynamic Duo! by Susana Gomes. Photos by Kevin Money. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper, brads, ribbon, and labels: Close To My Heart; Template: Studio J; Font: Classroom.


Rough & Tough Techniques Power tools for your scrapbooking workbench. Do you Ànd yourself itching to scrapbook about the men in your life, but aren’t sure how to create a layout that’s tough enough for the job? Don’t despair! We’ve collected more than 20 macho techniques to help you go beyond your usual go-to solutions. Give these techniques a try, and you’ll be creating boythemed pages that will amaze even the toughest crowd in no time!

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Strapping Supplies Use masculine products on your layout for a bit of swagger. Finding and using masculine supplies is easier than you may think. Consider this feature your buying guide to great products that will give your layouts that rugged appeal you’ve been searching for. Read on and become inspired with ways to incorporate iconic elements on your project, as well as tips for transforming your current supply stash into a man cave of possibilities. It won’t be long until you are an expert on using product to make your layout a macho marvel!

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Whether you prefer handlebar or pencil-thin, the mustache is the “mustache” accessory for any masculine layout! Let your project strut its stuͿ using large die cuts to catch the eye, and then complete the look with a patterned paper background. This is an ideal product for creating a vintage look, but is also great for the youngsters.

He Wore it Well by Layle Koncar. Photos by Marie Arenskoy (left page). Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Chipboard and brads: BasicGrey; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Other: adhesive and pen.

Instead of accenting with plain buttons, give your project an extra boost of testosterone by placing buttons and other accents inside washers. Dig through a tool box and you’ll be surprised at the scrapbooking potential. For more toolrelated supplies, see page 108.

CDS Student Body President by Mary Larsen. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Libby Pritchett, Meghan Mullens, and Traci Reed; Borders, frame, screws, stitching, and washers: Libby Pritchett; Buttons: Meghan Mullens and Traci Reed; Date template: Cindy Schneider; Font: DJB Bailey.


The Greatest Guy Gifts Create a meaningful gift he will love! Everyone knows that men can be the hardest people to shop for, and there’s a limit to how many socks, belts, and ties you can give him on his birthday. Giving your favorite guy something special he will not only love, but also be willing to display is the hardest challenge of all. That’s where this gift guide comes in. Use these unique ideas for fun gifts men will actually use in their o΀ce or everyday life! Functional


and heartwarming, these gifts let your handsome devil know he is loved.

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Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Boys & Men  

With all the fabulous flowers and frills available to scrapbookers, it can be a challenge to scrapbook the men in your life in a way that re...

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Boys & Men  

With all the fabulous flowers and frills available to scrapbookers, it can be a challenge to scrapbook the men in your life in a way that re...