Geared Up Garage Card Idea

Hello! Today I have a card for you that features one of my favorite stamp sets for making masculine cards – Geared Up Garage. When I attended the Stampin’ Up OnStage convention in November, 2018, the 2019 Occasions Catalog was introduced. We got to do several make and take projects with the product suite and I just loved it! I’m so glad the stamp set and dies are still available in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

I attended the Creativate Summer 2020 Virtual Retreat two weeks ago and Brandy Cox, one of the five Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that organized the event, did a session on color challenges. She selected Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate for her color palette. After the event I started thinking about stamp sets in my collection that would lend themselves to these colors and thought Geared Up Garage would work really well. Here is the card I came up with.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ , fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Stamp car image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Garage Gears die set.
  • Die cut large gear piece from a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Stamp the oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink all around the piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp nut image three times, stamping off each time before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp oil can in bottom right corner. Stamp the nut image three times with Bermuda Bay ink, slightly offsetting them from the previously stamped Smoky Slate images. Stamp greeting in upper left corner with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • Adhere die cut gears to card front with liquid glue. Adhere car image to bottom portion of gears with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstsock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink four times along left side of card, stamping off before stamping onto cardstock. Stamp nut image five times with Bermuda Bay ink. Adhere to Poppy Parade piece.

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Birthday Goodness

Today I’m featuring a yummy birthday card made with the Birthday Goodness stamp set pictured on page 62 in the 2019-2020 annual catalog. I love the images and type font in this set.

Purple Posy is my favorite of the five new InColors and I decided to use it as the main color for the card. One evening as I was searching for color combinations I came across some cards from a recent Color Fusers Blog Hop that featured Purple Posy, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam and thought it was a soft, feminine color combination. While I love pastels, I tend to go a little brighter with my colors, so I decided to challenge myself and am pleased with how pretty the colors look together.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Purple Posy cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half.
  • Cut another piece of Purple Posy cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Emboss with the Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Cut an 18″ piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tie in a bow around embossed piece. Adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Stamp image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color image with Stampin’ Blends. I used Seaside Spray dark and light Blends for the roses, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam dark and light for the macarons and dark Petal Pink for the cream filling. For the cake stand I used dark and light Smoky Slate.
  • Die cut image using the next-to- largest die in the Stitched Nested Label set. Using the largest die in the set cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam . Adhere together. Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the greeting with Seaside Spray ink and punch out with the Classic Label punch. Adhere to image with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment for an extra-added touch.
  • Inside of card – Stamp a greeting from the set on piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ with Seaside Spray ink.

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