So many times we ask ourselves, where do I start when it comes to a masculine layout?  Today’s inspiration is one that I hope that will help you out.  This amazing layout was created by Susan Longman.  She is incredible when it come to layouts.  Be sure to visit her blog Susan Longman for more of her wonderful projects.


I just love the wood veneers they always give a layout a great masculine look.  Leave them natural or distress them up, and of course the gears are perfect for this.


Susan used the Websters Pages Recorded Papers along with Recorded Access, which was perfect for masculine layouts.


Adding some ink smudges on the white cardstock, along with some flares also give it that rough tough look.  I would like to say Thank You to Susan for allowing us to share this awesome masculine layout.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.



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Supplies Used (Not Shown):

  • White Cardstock
  • Flare Buttons
  • Washi Tape
  • Clothes Pin
  • Buttons
  • Glue