Geared Up Garage

Today is my youngest son, Zachary’s birthday.  Zachary is an amazing man.  Honestly, I am not sure how my children all grew up into men so fast.  I still think of them as kids until I realize how old they are.  Anyway, Zachary truly is amazing.  He is kind, patient, a wonderful father and a wonderful son.  Rob and I are very proud of him.

Although Zachary is not a car guy, I made his this card for his birthday.  Geared Up Garage is a great stamp set to use for masculine cards.  I don’t have many sets I can call masculine so this one gets used a lot.  I love the gear dies that go with it (called Garage Gears).  These products were in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and I am so glad they carried over.

The colors I used for this card are Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White. First I stamped the background using Basic Gray Ink on Basic Gray cardstock.  Then I cut the gears out using Silver Foil Paper.  I stamped the car and the sentiment out using Basic Gray ink and then colored it using Daffodil Delight Blends.  Then I cut it out using the new dies called Stitched Nested Labels.  I love these dies because they are a fun shape and they put little stitch holes in the inside and outside of the cardstock.

Happy birthday, Zachary.  I love you and I am so proud of who you have turned into.

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All Geared Up Birthday

Saturday was my son, Sam’s birthday.  He lives in Tennessee and we were at his house for his birthday.  Only one thing was missing.  Sam.  He had a conference and we were there to take care of Madelyn and Nolan while he was gone.  We had a great time with the grands even though Sam was not there.  We celebrated without him. As you can expect, pictures will be posted soon!

I made this birthday card using the stamp set called Geared Up Garage. It has matching dies called Garage Gears and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.   As you know, it is one of my favorite sets in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Occasions Catalog.  It is funny.  A friend mentioned something about not getting this set because it was too vintage for them.  I never thought of it as being vintage until she mentioned it.  I guess that means it is a perfect set for everyone and it makes great masculine cards.

The colors I used for this card are Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover (in honor of St. Patrick’s Day) and Whisper White.  I cut out two sets of dies and then layered them together underneath the sentiment strip.

Happy birthday, Sam.  You are an amazing young man and Dad and I are very proud of you! Maybe next year we can really be together!

Don’t forget it is only two more weeks for Sale-a-bration where you can earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase, get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order or join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Geared Up Garage

Here is a fun, bright and shiny birthday card using the stamp set called Geared Up Garage.  This stamp set is in the 2019 Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog.  It has a matching set of dies called Garage Gears and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I love the little gears these dies cut out.  They are all different sizes and full of details.  This Bundle is perfect for making a masculine card for birthdays or Father’s Day.

To make this card I first cut out all the gears using Silver Foil Sheets.  Then I stamped the car in Memento Black Ink and cut it out using the matching die. I stamped the sentiment also in Memento Ink.  I layered all the pieces onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and wrapped a piece of the Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic ribbon around it.  The ribbon is nice and sparkly while still being masculine.  I layered all of that onto a piece of the Silver Foil Sheets and then the Basic Black cardstock.

If you purchase the Geared Up Garage Bundle and the ribbon you will be eligible to get something from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for Free!!

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Geared Up Garage

I haven’t posted a card using the Geared Up Garage in a while so I thought I would get it out again.  I just love those little gears.  I have no idea why.  I’m certainly not a mechanic and neither is Rob but I just think they are so cute.  I first saw them at OnStage in November and I knew they would be the first thing I would get.  Maybe it is because it is so hard to make a masculine card and this set is perfect for that.

To make this card I first cut out the gears using the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies out of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  I stamped the tool box in Gray Granite and cut it out using the same set of dies.  Then I ran a piece of Gray Granite cardstock through my Big Shot using the Hexagons Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and used the Banner Triple Punch to cut out the end.  I did the same thing with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Humming Along which is also in the 2019 Occasions catalog.  I just realized, as I am going through all my paper and can’t find it that the Designer Series Paper is from a pack in the 2018 Holiday Catalog and therefore, is now retired.  Oops.  Sorry about that!

Geared Up Garage and the matching Garage Gears Thinlits Dies are perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays and thank you cards.  You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase.  Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Geared Up Garage

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting last week.  We used the stamp set called Geared Up Garage which is part of the Classic Garage Suite.  This set has matching dies called Garage Gears and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.   Both of these items are in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Also included in this suite are the Classic Garage Metal Elements (the little wrench on the card), beautiful Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Ribbon, Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and matching cardstock.  The ribbon is amazing in person.  This suite is great for masculine cards.  The gears dies are my favorite part!

The colors I used on this card are Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray. The Designer Series Paper is called Animal Expedition.  It is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.

If you buy the Geared Up Garage Bundle and the Classic Garage Metal Elements you will be eligible to get something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  There are some great products in this catalog that you can only get with qualifying orders. Also during Sale-a-bration you can get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 single or group order! You can join my Stampin’ Up! family and get a $175 worth of products for $99  or get the Carry & Craft Tote and $175 worth of products for $129!

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Sneak Peek Garage Gears

One of my favorites things about being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is I get to get my hands on new products early.  I am not a patient person and when I start seeing peeks of new products I want them NOW!.  I can do that being a Demonstrator!

I made this card using a new set of dies called Garage Gears Thinlits (item#148521).  When I saw that die with the gears, I knew I had to have it!   It is one large die, although the set does include individual gear dies too.  This set of dies does have a matching stamp set called Geared Up Garage (item#148590) but I did not use it on this card.  You can buy both of these products now if you are a Demonstrator.  Otherwise they will be available to everyone on January 2nd.  You can also save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle (item#150610).  I can’t list these items at the bottom of my page because they are not available yet.

I made the background of the card using the Chicken Wire Elements that are in the Holiday Catalog.  I taped a piece of Whisper White cardstock and one Chicken Wire Element to a board and then used a Stamping Sponge to dab Gray Granite ink over it.

I cut the gears out of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Picture Perfect Birthday.

If you are impatient as I am and are interested in becoming a Demonstrator you can click on the link to the right of this post that says “Join Now”.  If you have any questions about it, leave a comment or send me an email.

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More OnStage Sneak Peeks

Here are a couple more sneak peeks of products that will be in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

This first card was made with products in the Suite called Classic Garage.  To be honest, when I first saw this suite I was not that interested in it.  I don’t have any more Dads living so I don’t usually buy sets for Father’s Day.  Then I saw the dies.  Oh my goodness.  That gear die, which you can see on this card, is adorable.  I just love it.  The stamp set is called Geared Up Garage and the matching dies are Garage Gears Thinlits (you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  The Suite also includes Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, ribbon (which you can see on this card.  It is black with a silver stripe in the middle), and embellishments.  I have been told those cute gears also cut out images from the Designer Series Paper although I have not tried it since I don’t own it.  Yet.

This next card was made using products from the Needlepoint Nook Suite.  This Suite includes the stamp set called Needle & Thread and has matching dies called Needlepoint Elements (yes, you will be able to save 10% purchasing them in a Bundle).  They Suite also has Designer Series Paper, buttons,  and Old Olive Linen Thread.

Here is a close up of one of the dies we used on this card.

Isn’t that a fun die?

All of these products will be available beginning January 3rd.  If you are a Demonstrator you will be able to pre-order many of them beginning December 5th.

Tomorrow begins the Stampin’ Up! Year End Close Out Sale.  During this promotion, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. It is better to place orders sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2. After that, some of your favorite retiring items may be gone for good!  Check back tomorrow for more details!