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Giveaway: New Line from Graphic 45

How would you like to get your hands on Graphic 45's new paperline, "A Proper Gentleman?"  Take a look below for a sneak peek of this new line. 

For your chance to win a pack of this new line, please comment to this post.  Please tell us what you do to your scrapbooking layouts to make them more masculine.  We will leave comments open until Friday, January 8th at midnight EST.  One winner will be announced on Saturday, January 9th.

147 Comments

  1. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Wow, this line looks amazing!!
    I do mostly masculine layouts (with 4 boys in the house!) and my fave technique or style is grunge. I achieve this using paint, mists, ink, tearing, stamping, doodling and lots of stars instead of flowers. I usually have to alter patterned papers as they are too feminine so this range is right up my alley :-D

  2. Stacey Klug
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I can’t wait to get this line!! Lots of distressing is how I keep my boy pages from getting too girlie. Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway! :)

  3. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love this line! I don’t do nearly enough layouts of my husband because most of my scrappy supplies are girly because of our 7yr old daughter. I would do a lot of distressing with this line as it has that feel to it–I would tear, chalk and especially ball up the PP, lay it back out flat and ink over the creases!

  4. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use lots of metal embellishments, buttons, and distressing! Love the new stuff from Graphic 45.

  5. LisaNRoxy
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Holy smokes – I love this line. To make my layouts more masculine – I skip flowers and use otehr things to embellish. I don’t shy away from floral papers though.

  6. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    metal always works for masculine pages!

  7. Bree
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    What a fabbie line. Fir masculine layouts I try anti keep things clean and simple. I focus more on design then product.

  8. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Ohh, those pocket watches are so cool!

  9. Sherri P eh
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Oooh, loving this new G45. Their product is awesome!
    Colour choices make my layouts masculine, or feminine, wherever I’m going.

  10. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love Graphic 45! Their products are top quality and so different from everything else out there. “Hot Tomato” is my favorite piece of paper, ever! I can’t think of any layouts that are too masculine. I have many that are “neutral” in color and embellishments. And I am not big into flowers and butterflies generally. My husband and son appreciate this. :)

  11. Kimberly (pierides)
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    That is a great line!

    I tend to distress, ink and paint my layout. I use metal embellishments, chipboard shapes that are more geometric, and lots of angular items. I stay away from the flourishes. I tend to use darker and more muted colours unless I am doing a layout of my son and then I tend to use primary colours.

  12. alwayscharlie
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I always love Graphic 45 and this new line didn’t let me down! Masculine layouts are tough but for me it means lots of ink and tearing and of course the right papers.

  13. Lynn M
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love this new paper!!! Well I’m surrounded by males in my house, so this is a very welcome product. For me I do a lot of distressing, paper color choices are key, and try to find more masculine items to use on the pages. This isn’t an easy task let me tell you!

  14. Sandra m.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use lots of blue and brown shades, keeping the LO clean and simple, sometimes rough up the edges, no buttons or bows!

  15. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use more distressing, and I add more things like metal and chipboard

  16. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I do so many heritage pages. This is the best line for that I’ve seen!

  17. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    In masculine layouts I try to be conscience of the colors and patterns that I use. I try to use embelishments that are already masculine like paper airplanes, hats, metal…. this line is gorgeously masculine! I am in love!hehehe

  18. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love this new range! Well I find my self using lots of denim, metal embellishments and buttons.
    There’s not much to use for the masculine pages, so this new range is great!

  19. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is such a beautiful line… I usually use rich bold colors for my masculine layouts. I do use a lot of Tim Holtz lines to add embellishments to my layouts as well.

  20. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Coordinated colors, buttons, metal (brads, eyelets, arrows, Tim Holtz items), masculine color ribbon, cricut carts. Usually, not using flowers or girl colors.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  21. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    WOW, WOW….talk about a gorgeous masculine line!!!! Love it and can’t wait to see the rest of it!

  22. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I guess the obvious is no bling – stick with twill ribbon, buttons, steampunk items – and mostly just paper. It is nice to see a masculine line.

  23. Lillian Child
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I am over the top excited about this new masculine line from Graphic 45 … oh the possibilities. To make my cards/pages more masculine, I try to “grunge” up the page with distress ink, corragated paper, tearing the edges, etc. I also try to “channel” Tim Allen and his Home Improvement series character.

  24. stephanie ackerman
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Wow is that an awesome collection!!!! G45 is surely coming out with some wonderful stuff. I tend to use lots of blues, browns, black, green, beige in my boy stuff, but I do like to add flowers and ribbon when I can.

  25. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use the colors that are more male even for my younger nephews, after they told my sister, their mom that I made them girlie cards!
    And from there, stamps, collage items that are more of the masculine interest. That’s why this package is so great, it has snippets, lo and cards waiting to happne. I don’t have to dig deep to find something. Thanks.
    Elaine

  26. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    what a fantastic line :) this would be perfect for layouts about my husband– he loves that vintage-y, victorian library look. i tend to use blues, browns, and actually a lot of orange in layouts that need to look masculine. and sometimes, i just avoid them ::hangs head in shame:: I could really use this line to make up for it :)

  27. Susan M.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Audible gasp! I love this new line!

  28. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I tend to roughen things up a bit with some distressing!

  29. Lisa Adair
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    OH MY GOSH! Love the new line and can’t wait to get my hands on it. I always struggle creating masculine layouts. I try and use more masculine colors, make embellies using stamps, Tim Holtz line of products and ink/distress/repeat.

  30. Meaghan V.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love the look of this line!

  31. Jan T
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    3 boys, 1 DH-I could really use this line! I love vintage, but it is hard to find vintage guy paper! I use strong colors, simple lines for masculine pages.

  32. Iliana Ballester
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Lovely and masculine line!!!! I play with colors and textures when doing masculine LOS.

  33. Ang
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    ooohh…. this looks good. I love Graphic 45 lines.
    I do almost all masculine pages, being the mother of 2 boys. I have been known to use flowers on some of the layouts, but I always use masculine colors. I am really drawn to blues and greens for most of my pages.
    TFS
    Ang

  34. leigh ann
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This new line is amazing! I love graphic 45! Anything by Tim Holtz is great to embellish guy LO’s. Grunge, Distress, and Crackle and Metal are faves. Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    love destressing with these stunning papers! and love the use of wood on it, an metal things!!

    x
    wendela

  36. Paula Calvanico
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Ya know what, I’m ashamed to say I don’t do anything to make pgs masculine. I’ve only done 2 and I just used browns and blues. Sad since there are 3 boys in my life. I just lean towards the feminine, but I need to make that change.

  37. Bethanie
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    OOO – I just LOVE G45 papers!!
    I like to sand and tear around the edges of the image. Destressing around the edges and then adding brown or other dark ink seems to help too! I also like to add twine instead of ribbon to make it a little more masculine too.

  38. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is a perfect line for boys/man lay-outs.
    I use a lot of distres inkt to make masculine looks.
    Tear papers as well. Bye Mascha

  39. Laurie
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is so exciting!!! It has been a while since I looked at a group of papers and loved them all!! I love vintage (I know everyone does right now) from pre-60′s looks. I think a lot of that stuff lends to masculine pages. Techniques can also add to it, like distressing, painting, metallics, etc.

  40. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    oooh I really would love to win this line! To make my pages more masculine I try to use earthy tones…alot of distressing and metal embellishements. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  41. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I usually ink and distress my pages that are about my husband. I also sometimes use ribbon but only dark colors. I feel like I am in a rut though when it comes to masculine pages.

    That paper looks yummy!

  42. Yolanda B.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Awesome and manly! I use a lot of metal, brads, eyelets. I also distress more than usual.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    http://justyolie.blogspot.com/

  43. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Honestly, I have never used this line, but I am so loving this set. Would love to win this to add to my paper stash….. I love to add lots of embellies…

  44. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I don’t use ribbon for sure…
    I do like to use browns, blues and greens…
    I’m a rubber stamper so I like to stamp backgrounds…
    thanks!

  45. Sandi McLean
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Every line from Graphic 45 just gets better. For a masculine feel, I’ve found that by using angular or just straight, clean lines work. Love grunge but don’t want everything looking the same. Clean, block fonts or alphas help. But truthfully – I mostly let the girls rule the look!

  46. rike
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love this line!!! indeed masculine! I would combine it with the same colours!! and let the paper speak…

    for masculine lo’s: no embellies, maybe tearing some paper, some (most) stamping with arrows, circles, clocks!!

  47. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I like to use metal embellishments, distressing and muted colors usually for masculine layouts or projects.

  48. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Even with a masculine layout I use colors that compliment the photo and embellishments to re-enforce the theme of my page. I don’t like to limit myself to ‘boy’ colors or certain items – the art leads!

  49. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This line looks amazing! Can’t wait to see it hit the stores!

    Most of my layouts are about my husband or my son and it’s pretty easy for me to make masculine layouts since I buy colors, embellies, paper that are very much boyish.

    But as a personal touch, I take into consideration what they’re both into so, for hubby, I incorporate anything that has airplanes or travel in it. For my son, I incorporate bugs or cars or robots or animals.

    Happy New Year! =)

  50. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I am so excited to see this manly collection! For my masculine items I always add twine and metal. I also have a great collection of clock image stamps that are perfect for masculine cards and layouts.

  51. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Besides obviously skipping flowers and all things pink…I also try to work in more metals, paints, and darker colors.Being a mom of 5 kids, THREE of them being boys…I had to figure out how to work my boys into the layout mix! I also tend to use a lot of quotes on my pages…I will look them up on quotegarden.com and I always find just the right quote. I find a lot of things from my local hardware store is more male friendly than I EVER find at a craft store. I would LOVE this graphic 45 line…I have a lot of odds and ends just dying for the right paper line for a book for my Dad!

  52. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    What a great collection this looks like. Nice to have a masculine line from Graphic 45

  53. danielle
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    DELICIOUS! I am always on the look out for manly papers – not tailored for little boys. I love to distress and ink up my masculine layouts. I also like to sew on them, but make the stitches a little irregular or messy, not so prim and proper! Thanks for the chance at winning!

  54. StampinCathy
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is some manly man paper! I love using metal, buttons, and material like muslin or tweed. I also like to use liquid applique and heat it to make it look like suede. Also some of the techniques that are fun for manly man projects are like faux leather and suede to name a few. Thanks for a chance.

  55. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I am completely stumped on how to make more masculine layouts and now that my boys are growing out of cutsie teddy bears and animals…I need to think of some ways, fast.

  56. Courtney
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love this paper! How very fun.
    As for making masculine pages, I work with more blues, browns, greys, and instead of flowers and bling, I’ll use arrows, geometrics, bolder titles and so on.

  57. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Looooooove the look of this line!!!
    My poor son doesn’t have many layouts of him because my daughter is so much easier to scrap.
    This line will make it easier to scrap for him.
    I use paint for masculine layouts. It gives it the aged, grunge look.

  58. lynn
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love the Graphic45 new line….I use lots of dark colors (greens, blue, brown etc.) along with distressing, inks and ideas from Tim Holtz.

  59. Nicole Snow
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    With two sons, I always kept flowers and pink hues off my pages until I had a little girl — now I am not afraid to put boy pictures on girly pages! :) You can see a post I did recently about creating “the Man Card” at http://nationalpapercraftingmonth.blogspot.com/2010/01/january-5-man-card-or-how-to-use-female.html

  60. Jennifer H.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Boys/men are always hard to scrap because there is so much girlie stuff out there. Thank you for offering a line that is dedicated to the guys in our lives!! When I scrap my boys, I tend to use the darker colors like black, browns, dark greens, dark blues, and dark reds to name a few. I also like to add silver. I will tear, ink edges, sand, anything to try to make it more guyish. I do use ribbon in shades of black, browns, metallics, twine, hemp, cording, rick rack. I also like the plain chipboard letters for guys. I love metal embelishments as well.

  61. Stinker
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    oh this line looks fabulous! i have a 15-yr-old son and while i don’t shy away from pastels, flower and ribbons on his pages, i do tend to go for a more masculine look by using darker colors and lots of found objects, like clothing tags.

  62. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I think I’m gonna love this paper too! I like to add vintage “man” buttons or use alot of earthy tones or chip board letters in my pages and cards. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  63. Julie in Australia
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Because I’m usually scrapping my Father or Grandfather with masculine Papers, I will try to add some authentic bits and pieces from their lives and the layouts always turn out very vintage. My Dad was a carpenter and builder so I have used copies of his letterheads, invoices, anything with his handwriting on it, old pieces of worn out cloth and leather, and buckles. My Grandfather loved his garden so I add old seedpackets and gardenbed labels, old pieces of string and really…anything authentic from their time. I like to add gold or brass metallic rubs to my chipboard letters, and always use inks and torn, worn edges on my papers.

  64. Debbi Clouser
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Cool papers and perfect for masculine projects! I actually have gotten lots of good ideas from reading the comments on this post (yippee!), but I tend to use neutral colors, as well as blues and greens for my men. I keep embellies simple and clean.

  65. Justasiam
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I do it with the colours and the type of embellishments I use…lots of grey, dk plums etc. Also I tend to use metal embellishments such as washers, watchbands, flat keys, discs, brads, eyelets, wire, small gear shaped items etc. etc.

  66. Vicki
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I used colors – blues, browns, muted greens, etc. to make a layout masculine.

  67. Cindy F
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I uses lot of stars, animals – deer, elk, fish, birds, ink and paint for a grunge look, buttons,scraps of plaid material intead of lace.

  68. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I think just the colors I use tend to be more masculine. I do include flowers and other embellies though and am still able to keep it masculine.

  69. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Make my layouts more masculine? I guess I use less flowers ~ though I still stick them on somewheres :)

  70. Ana Rumoroso
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love this line!!!! So gorgeous!!!!! I tend to use masculine papers, and also embellies that support the theme of my pages!

  71. Fleur
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Looks cool! I always add twine instead of ribbon and buttons to my guy layouts which I do a lot of :)

  72. tenika
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    all i know is that i don’t use flowers or pink but other than that, everything is fair game :)

  73. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love the masculine line, its about time! i tend to use a lot of blue and brown and green in my layouts since I have three sons, my boyfriend, brother and nephew in my house, there just isnt enough out there for male layouts! This is great!

  74. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    OMG love the new lines! Finally a line that can be used for older boys and men! thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I’m loving these new designs that Graphic 45 is coming out with…lots of potential there! To traditionally “masculinize” a project I would be looking at the colors and tones (neutrals, naturals), as well as a more linear, simple look to the project. And, of course, embellies would be traditional “guy stuff”.

  76. Michelle P
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Wow! right in my alley; I have 4 boys in the house! Alter, distress, ink and some grungy frames and junk treasures!

  77. lori p
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    i use lots of ink to distress and tone down the papers. i also like to add ribbons that have a more masculine feel and metal embellishments. love this new paper line from graphic 45. thanks for the great giveaway!!

  78. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    These masculine papers are just wonderful. It is rare to come across really masculine designed papers and G45 does it so well.

  79. isabel
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I have 2 boys, so !!!
    I use mist and few embellishments

  80. guillauma
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love clear and clean for masculine layouts
    thanks for the chance

  81. vitoria
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    love to use vintage style for masculine layout
    this line is perfect

  82. alexandra
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I distress, I ink, I mist…
    I have only boys in the house ;-)

  83. zaza
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I only create masculine layouts, and I use kraft cardstock
    I although love metal embellishments

  84. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    For boys I go for masculine colours, do some distressing (ink, tearing, roughing up the edges). I also tend to use fabric, hessian, metal, and other dimensional embellishments.

  85. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I have 2 girls, so most of my layouts are pretty girly. For masculine pages, I tend to use darker colors in browns and blues, tans for lighter shades. I also like to use metal, inking, mesh, etc.

  86. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    LOVE THIS LINE .. see a few older vintage like photos getting scrapped!

    So to keep my pages masculine I def like to tone it down … I use an assortment of hues or go with a monochromatic look. Also lots of texture … using different mediums! A masculine product line doesn’t hurt either .. WINK! LOL

    Rachel :)

  87. leeann Pearce
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Oh Noice….I ink and distress and use lots of machine stitching …i use the journaling as the title and up size it… i use circles squares and heart shapes by just machine stitching… i paint my backgrounds and us a tool that creates a wood grain effect… print photos onto different materials….music paper comic book pages make fun..l i’n not afraid to color it up for my bloke… as he loves red and yellow!!!!

  88. Nicole Drewniak
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I used colours like greens and blues. I do a lot of distressing with ink, sanding. The use of metals also makes things more masculine in my opinion. Grunging things up goes a long way!

  89. Marlene Moore
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    What great papers, love Graphic 45 stuff !

  90. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    COOL papers, I love them. I have tons of vintage photos from the 30′s & 40′s, some even earlier than that, of some of them men in my family. My masculine layouts usually have lots of ink and distressing, and I tend to make embellishments with the paper I am working with. It’s lots easier than trying to find good masculine embellishments, which can be much harder to find. The G-45 papers are PERFECT for do-it-yourselfers like me!

  91. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I scrap mostly for a boy, and I never use flowers, silky ribbon, or fancy alphas.

  92. Diana
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    It’s THE MOST WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE MANLY LOOK FOR THE TOUCH OF A MORE RUGGED STYLE FOR THOSE WHO NEED A MORE HARDY LOOK AND I LIKE TO DISTRESS,TEAR, AND USE A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS, AND LAYERING TECHNIQUE’S, GRAPHIC 45 YOU DID IT AGAIN!! THANKS, LOVE YOU!

  93. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love the new Graphic 45 lines…from what I’ve seen in the peeks. I guess for the guy cards, I use darker colors and no flowers…but I do use buttons, chipboard, old postage stamps…that kind of thing. This is an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance!
    Joyce

  94. Teri
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love Graphic 45. I will use dark shades of color, inking and more hardware usually on the more masculine projects.

  95. Heather Murray
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    The Graphic 45 lines are wonderful. It’s nice to have this addition as it’s often hard to find suitable images for a masculine page. Thanks for the chance to win thslatest line.

  96. Gramjak
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    MAN oh man!!! this is the cat’s meow for designing beautiful pages for the guys!

    I use distressing grunge, and LOTS of vehicles, sports, and action embellishments when putting together pages for my husband and other members of our family!

    This is to die for! YUMM!

  97. Kristin Townsend
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    As many others, I distress a lot and I use a lot of Black. I am so into vintage so that really helps a lot in my opinion. I love what this line offers.

  98. rita
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see this line in person GRAPHIC 45 just gets better and better

  99. Cheryl
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I use color, paper designs as well as the font to make a page more feminine or masculine.
    Happy New Year! Cheryl [email protected]

  100. Keesha
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Perfect!! My primary scrap subjects are my 2 sons and my hubby. This paper is awesome!

  101. KC
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Awesome amazing line!! I would love love love to win!!

  102. Sherry
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This paper rocks!! How cooL!!

  103. Linda
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is such a gorgeous new line…I’d love to win the chance to use it! when I’m making a more masculine piece I tend to use earthy colors, more distressing, less flourishes and bolder accents.

  104. Cheri Piles
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    WOW! Fun, I’m so excited for a manly man line! I have some men in my life that would appreciate it, lol! Good job! Can’t wait to play with it.

  105. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    New line is gorgeous. WOW!! When I am scrapping for a make, I use more earthtones, bold colors and less anything flourished.

  106. Ilka
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Yummy papers!!! As others, grunging, distressing, the use of colour – I even use flowers on my teenage boy and even DH LO’s, but of course they are neither pink nor girly ones ;p Fun, funky or modern clean design, geometric shapes all work for me.

  107. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Pick me! Pick me! (Please!)

    Linda Lloyd
    Purely Stamping UK

  108. Mandy
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love this designer. I usually use more primary colors, less cursive-y fonts, and fewer embellishments overall in my masculine layouts.

  109. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I’ll pretty much distress, add texture (think burlap, corduroy, etc), use ties in lieu of bows. Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  110. Helen
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    When I want to make a layout masculine I use subtle colors and lots of distressing. I use less flowers and more like metal embellishments.

  111. Karen
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Just love this new Graphic 45 paper! I use buttons and metal and grunge. These new papers are more manly than boyish and will be perfect for layouts involving my grown son.

  112. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I usually stick to a blue and brown color palette and distress.

  113. Kelly A. Green
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    It’s so hard to find good masculine papers – thank you for creating what looks to be a fantastic new group!

  114. Mona Lisa
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use lots of texture and techniques with earthy colors! Fun line.

  115. Maribel
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use lots of stripped papers with solid colors in navy, brown, and dark green. I also keep fonts clean. Squares and rectangles are my friends.

  116. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love to use Tim Holtz metal embellishments, gears and spinners on them! I adore this line from Graphic 45 and can’t wait to make a Father’s Day album with them and some cards!

  117. Jan Foselli
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I usually use colors that are boyish – blues, yellows, greens, browns. I tend to distress them more, ink them, etc. I like to use stars and when I use flowers, I will cut them so the petals are square. Metal embellishments are used often, too.

  118. Renoa
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I usually choose blue and brown pp to match with the boyish theme, distressing and do with anything rugged look. Sometimes i do use flowers, but will limit them..

  119. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Nice papers! I try distressing the page and using darker colors for a more masculine look.

  120. Holly
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I don’t use bold colors I usually go for a darker color paper for the background, lots of inking on the edges, crazy colored paper that is torn on the edges so the total paper looks like a strong masculine man did the work!

  121. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love Graphic 45! To keep my projects more masculine, I leave off the flowers and laces and substitute with twine and metal embellishments.

  122. Janine R.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I add pictures of men, of course! All kidding aside, in an all male household, but me, I’ve welcomed any color and or embellishments onto my manly pages. Yet, this line totally rocks my world!! I have all kinds of page and project ideas stirring in my head!

  123. Amber
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway! I use lots of ink and tearing, and am not even afraid to use a few flowers here and there!

  124. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I have been known to use rhinestones on my manly pages. I like more ink and I love cardboard! Grunge it up!!

  125. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Wow – that is an AWESOME giveaway. Thanks for the chance, love G45.

  126. Nataliya 2 kolory
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    i love Graphic45!!!!

  127. Diana
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    All my pages are masculine. i am not a frilly kind of girl really.
    i love using distress techniques; perhaps that would be considered masculine.. i consider it perfection!!! LOL
    Now mind you masculine is really a frame of mind wouldn’t you think. most of my pages are about me and my… whether that be my other half, my flowers, my family , my friends… we aren’t all masculine persay but we are strong.. does that make sense.. in my head it does!!
    anyway, whether i win or not i will definitely be buying some of this line. i love love love it!!

  128. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Another fab line from Graphic 45. They know how to do pattern paper right! The style, the colors can not be beat!

  129. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I don’t know that I do anything very “feminine” since I love distressing everything in sight – followed closely by a passion for things “vintage”. The memory book I made my husband a few months ago, though, did include more “hardware” embellishing, more newsprint-type backgrounds.

  130. Renee
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love this papers old fashion-vintage look, for me it’s a little difficult to find this kind of papers and specially Graphic45

    Well, happy new year! and thank you

  131. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    This is a very classy line! When doing male layouts or cards I use rich colors like burgundy and midnight blue and moss green. Leaves instead of flowers yet they don’t have to be rough looking. does that make sense?? lol

  132. Karen R.
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Great paper by Graphic 45!!
    Would love to win it!

  133. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Love the line – fab for boys and bling it for girls!

  134. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    There is not enough “man” things on the market! This looks wonderful! To make a card more masculine, I use blue and black, dark browns and beige. I also use things like bronze or black brads and buttons.

  135. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I love anything Graphic 45..and would love to win some goodies from this new line.
    When working on anything masculine…I use dark colors..and distressing.

  136. Lesley Cooper
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Using bold masculine colours and strong clean lines.

  137. Mary Billmaier
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I’m a big fan of Graphic 45 paper and love this new Proper Gentleman line. My husband is a retired police officer and now spends more time doing his favorite activities – watching sports (Go Broncos!), golf, Cowboy Action shooting, and other non-frilly things. I use a lot of outdoorsy papers and design features and do ripping, tearing, and inking of papers to get the “nature” look for the pages with him and his activities. We’ve also visited Hawaii many times, where he loves to golf, so I have pulled in that tropical theme for many pages…palm trees and golf just go together! :-)

  138. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I use dark colors and sometimes i treat the papers to make the look older. I also add stripes to the paper sometimes

  139. SusanHnSC
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I add car stuff! The only masculine layouts I do are for my dad and he’s a car dude!!

  140. Alice
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    Graphic45 papers are wonderful and most of their earlier lines work really well for a masculine look, especially the reverse sides of the papers. Don’t forget the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink–that helps too.

  141. Barb in NC
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    For my more masculilne pages I tend to use more muted colors and embellish with twill ribbon, buttons, and chipboard. I also like to paint, distress, and use torn edges on these pages

    I can’t wait to see this line in pesron! I just live the colors.

  142. Mary
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I scrap mostly males and these papers are ideal.

    Mary

  143. Laura Stewart
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    manly color combos!

  144. Misty Rushlow
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I really like this paper!! I like the vintage look of it and love making cards…can never find good manly paper to make cards with. This will be perfect!!

  145. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    For masculine cards, i use masculine colors, stitching, anything that suggests tailoring, and embellishments that don’t go to the feminine side.

  146. scrapscape
    Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    OOHHHH
    I LOVE THIS SET!!!

  147. Posted 4 years, 10 months ago | Permalink

    I usually add some masculine embellishments – like washers, string, twine,buttons, mesh, brads that resemble screws and lots and lots of distressing.

    I am a huge fan of Graphic 45 and would love the chance to win. Thank you.

    Luv Sandie

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