Geared Up Garage with Stitched Squares

Sometimes I am challenged to come up with cards for men!  I think the black and white check works well with the Geared Up Garage!

I used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blend to color over three of the yellow Resin dots. Silver Foil paper works great for the gears.

I used the largest Stitched Square Die to cut out the car.   Then cut out 10 black squares using the smallest stitched square die. (Cut two layers of c/s at a time.  So five cuts). If you don’t have the Stitched Shapes Dies, you can just cut out the squares with your cutter.  These squares happen to be 5/8″ sq.

  • Adhere the first one in the upper left hand corner.
  • 2nd square:  jump down to the second row and place it touching the lower right corner of the first square.
  • 3rd square:  Jump back up to the first row.  The two corners will again be touching.
  • 4th square:  Corner will touch the 3rd square and stick out over the edge.
  • 5th square:  Jump down to the 3rd row and just keep going.

I stamped the gas can in Black Memento Ink and colored it in with Light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blend.   You may want to consider stamping the gas can and cutting it out with the die because the Smokey Slate color bled onto the back of the card.  It’s not a big deal really.  Just something to think about. I masked the gas can and stamped the oil slick over it in Light Smokey Slate ink.

I added the Silver Foil large gears to the back of the front of the card just for fun!

I have listed all of the products that you will need to create these cards.  Please include the October Host Code which is EUNQYQPR, in your online order unless your order is $150 or more.  When your order reaches $150, you begin earning FREE PRODUCTS yourself, so you will not use the hostess code in that case.  Click on any picture below to go straight to my online store!  Oops!  I forgot the put the Garage Gears Dies in the list (151812)

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Game On – Roll With It!

Here’s a birthday idea for anyone who loves the game of chess or who loves to play games in general!

I used the smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out 10 squares.  (I cut two pieces of c/s at a time, so it was only five cuts).  I started by adhering the square in the upper left corner.  The second square that I attached was in the second row and touched the lower right corner of the first square.  The third square, the top right square, could then easily be placed to finish it off the top row.  Just keep moving down the card in this fashion until the card is filled up.  The squares along the right side and the bottom of the card will stick over the sides.  When you have placed all of the squares, turn the card over and use your cutter to cut off the parts of the squares that are sticking over the sides of the card.

The base card is Crumb Cake and the 10 squares are Early Espresso.  I stamped the images in Early Espresso ink. I colored three of the yellow Playing with Patterns Resin Dots with my Basic Black Stampin’ Blend before I added them to the card.  I mounted the center piece with dimensionals.  You may prefer the center piece to be straight or you may like it tilted like the picture below.  You get to decide!!

This is a straight forward card without a lot of glitz and “foo-foo” which some of your friends and family will totally appreciate!

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Playful Alphabet Birthday Card

i took inspiration from LadyDeeCrafts for this birthday card that features the Playful alphabet!  I’m going to show you two versions.

For the first card, I typed out the words “Hope Your Day is” and printed them out on white card stock.  Then I cut the card stock down to the 5″x 3 3/4″ size that I needed for the front of this card.  Both the letters and the little points for the arrow come from the Playful Alphabet Dies.  I used the Layering Circles Dies to create the larger three circles for the bullseye.  The red circle was punched out with a retired 3/4″ circle punch. I punched out four 2″ circles to mount behind the target so that it had a little bit of height.  You could also just use dimensionals if you wanted to.  The “arrow” is 1/8″x 2″ and is not glued to the target or the card past the edge of the black circle. I used the Lucida Calligrpahy and the size of the font is 22 for the “Hope your day is”

Playful Alphabet, Happiest of Birthdays

Inside I used the large greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays set.

If you do not have the capability of printing out part of the greeting on card stock, then you can choose a greeting that might work to stamp across the top.  For the second card, I used the Celebrate Sunflower set that says, “Let’s celebrate you”.  I love the font.  I think that it makes enough sense that someone would really enjoy it.

I have listed all of the products that you will need to create these cards.  Please include the October Host Code which is EUNQYQPR, in your online order unless your order is $150 or more.  When your order reaches $150, you begin earning FREE PRODUCTS yourself, so you will not use the hostess code in that case.  Click on any picture below to go straight to my online store!

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