12 Ways to Make Masculine Scrapbook Pages

Scrapbook supplies are generally feminine or cutesy. It is easy to decorate a page in flowers or adorable animals.

So what do you do when you have photos of a special guy in your life or something else you want to have a definite masculine feel?

We have many layouts below to help you out. Check them out.

1. Use Strong Graphics

"Boy Scout" by Paije Potter - Pattern #398

Strong graphics, like the stars on this layout, help set the tone for the page. These crisp, clean dies immediately take on a masucline feel.

2. Add Metal
Nothing says masculine more than metal. While Candy did use some metal accents on this page, she created lots of "metal" with paper. She used an embossing folder of metal rivets, rust-colored cardstock, and patterned paper with a rusty-metal patina. She also used dies to cut stencil letters and gears that are traditionally made from metal.

"Under the Bridge" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #236

3. Emphasize Straight Lines

"Petroglyph Monument" by Tami Potter - Pattern #344

Graphic shapes are inherently masculine. For this layout, Tami created a large diamond on the layout, using the Diamond Mine Dies, to frame the photo of her son. The strong, straight lines accented with earth tone patterns (in the corners) are a natural fit for a masculine page.

4. Use Words

In this layout, Jodi used nature photos, along with the word "RELAX." The combination evokes a masculine paradise and guarantees they will enjoy reminiscing about their great adventure.

Here, Jodi used the 2x4 and 1x4 'On the Dots' die set to create a panorama. What a great detail to remember a guys' trip!


"Relax" by Jodi Benson

5. Make a Flag

"Christopher in the Military" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #459

Anything related to the American Flag takes on a masculine vibe. Here, Candy created red and white stripes at the top of the layout and used blue banners with white stars on top at the bottom to symbolize the flag.

The white stars are taken from the Stars N Stripes Die used in the Boy Scout layout above.

6. Round it Up
While circles typically give off a whimsical feel, using darker colors and patterned paper with straight lines keeps this layout all guy. Besides, with a subject like bowling, a giant circle made with the Horizon Dies is ideal.

"Galaxy Bowl" by Paije Potter - Pattern #477

7. Experiment with Neutral Colors

"USN" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #324

Keeping the layout neutral, with white, black and gold, keeps this page masculine. Jodi also repeated the strong graphical elements and straight lines.

8. Just Add Blue

Somewhere in the 1950s, somebody decided that blue was the ideal color for boys. So, if you use blue, especially with greys and black, your layout will have a definite masculine look.

Here, Paije continued emphasised it with strong straight lines and shapes created using the X-Factor Dies.


"Old City Barbeque" by Paije Potter - Pattern #340

9. Make a Mascot

"Go Cougars" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #137 (adjusted)

Guys like sports. But sports pages do not have to have footballs or hockey sticks as accents.

Here, Jodi used the Waffle Die, along with the Paw and Bone Set and the Here Kitty Set, to accent the layout.

We also love that she included a photo of the ticket.

10. Try a Grid
Grid Dies, like the Soft Corner Grid Die shown here, can be used to create the look of a panoramic photo. These are especially fun with pictures taken from a distance, like at sporting events or races.

"Richmond Raceway" by Paije Potter - Pattern #425

11. X Marks the Spot

"Durand Train" by Candy Spiegel - Pattern #344

Connect the photos with strong lines using the X-Factor Dies. Sticking to darker or grayer colors also helps to keep the page masculine.

And, if you do not have enough photos to fill in the entire design, try cutting up patterned paper. The railroad crossing sign in this layout is actually a piece of patterned paper.

12. Use Guy Paper

Patterned paper in masculine colors or themes is a perfect way to keep your layout manly.

Here, Danielle's hunting photos are accented by camping paper.


"Hunting Trip" by Danielle Lawson - Pattern #512