Make It Masculine Part 3 | Saying Farewell from Thanh

Hey there, Sweet friends! Happy Friday!!! You’ve worked so hard this week; put up your feet and get inspired for the weekend with my cards.  Thanh here and this is my final post for the Sweet blog. It’s been so fun these past three months and I’m not going to lie, it’s hard to write this last post. I figured that since I started my term with the Make It Masculine series, I would end it with some more masculine inspiration. If you’ve gotten to know me a little over the past few months, you’ll know that I love a wicked punny card! Yep – I love to laugh and it makes me really happy when I can make others giggle, too.

Here are my other Make it Masculine cards if you missed the first two instalments:
Part I | Part II

Let’s review my rules for making masculine cards:

  1. Keep it SIMPLE
  2. Use neutral or earthy colors
  3. Minimal embellishments
  4. Follow a sketch (if needed)
  5. Use humor or wit

I had to use Stuck on This for one of my last cards! Is is still one of my favourite Sweet sets to date. (Here are my other cards in case you wanted to see what else I’ve made: Shaker Card and Hola)

SSS August Make it Masculine Stuck On This 1SSS August Make it Masculine Stuck On This 2

I used this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout and the one element I love about their sketches is that they are always simple and left to your interpretation. Automatically, this sketch makes my card simple.

I tried to use earthy and neutral colours and also tried to minimize embellishing – but I couldn’t help myself with the gold stars! I love gold right now. Of course, I had to use humour. Check x 5 – I followed my own masculine card rules.

Ever since I had a glimpse of it, I have been so excited to pair up the Ahoy set with an older set(s) to make a pirate card! I know, pirates are  so 2012, but c’mon – we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day every year so give me a break!

SSS August Make it Masculine Too Hip Pirate 1 SSS August Make it Masculine Too Hip Pirate 2

For my pirate card, I loosely followed my rules. The layout is still simple, but the striped paper makes the card a wee bit busy. I used neutral colours and eep – sequins on a man card?! Yep, they are supposed to be gold, mateys! Humour and wit? Check.

Are you in love with mixing and matching sets like me to make clever and punny cards? Here’s an incentive to indulge in some Sweet stamps! For today only, receive 20% off all Sweet Stamp sets currently available in the shop using code:


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For plenty more inspiration, you can check out the Sweet Stamp Shop Pinterest page or Sweet’s Facebook page

Big thanks and many hugs to Nicole, Chrissie, all my fellow Design Team members and YOU, Sweet fans. It’s never a goodbye; always a farewell. Keep in touch with me on my blog HERE.


The stamp sets I used to make my cards are: Stuck on This | Hats | Too Hip | Ahoy





15 Responses to Make It Masculine Part 3 | Saying Farewell from Thanh

  1. Yukari Y. says:

    I absolutely love both of your cards! They’re truly the perfect card for any guy! You will be missed here on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog!

  2. konarose says:

    Aww, first I feel sad that you are moving on!!!!! But you’re leaving us with these adorable and funny punny cards! Thank you, you ROCK!

  3. vjw81e says:

    Hee hee! Too adorable! Good luck to you, Thanh – I love your work!

  4. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Sad to see you go…your cards are always so fun .really love this masculine series and i hope Sweet stamp shop continues it.all the best!

    • Thanh Vo says:

      Hi Mary-Anne! Thanks so much. I’ve seen a sneak preview of the designers coming on board next and I can guarantee you that you will definitely be inspired by their creations. I won’t stray away too far, so you’ll see me create with Sweet here and there still 🙂

  5. awwwww…Thanh, your cards are super SWEET! I’m going to miss your fun inspiration on the Sweet blog! Thanks for this fun bloggie feature!!♡

  6. Nora says:

    What adorable cards!! I LOVE the fun cactus stamp set. That pirate card is genius. The envelope ROCKS!!!

    • Thanh Vo says:

      Thanks so much Nora! I love decorating envelopes that tie in with the cards. Gives the receiver a glimpse of the inside ya know? 🙂

  7. Leigh Penner says:

    Super cards! Great take on the sketch!

  8. quip1320 says:

    LOVE these! Adorable cards!

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