Friday, February 8, 2019

My Inky Friends All Occasions Blog Hop: Geared up Garage

Welcome to the Lily Ink Pad stop of the My Inky Friends All Occasions Blog Hop. Did you check out Shar's projects using  Bloom by Bloom on the previous blog? Or perhaps you're traveling backwards and saw Cindy's projects using Climbing Roses? Well, Here at my stop, I am showcasing a couple of manly cards using the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set. No flowers here!

For my first card, I made this one for my hubby. He sold his Harley a couple of years ago, but I think he'll love the humor.

For this card, I used a Pumpkin Pie base and added a 1 inch and a 3 inch strip of Classic Garage 6x6 Designer Series Paper for the background. The Pumpkin Pie strip is actually another 1/4" strip of the same Designer Series paper. I then used the Garage Gears Thinlit Dies to cut out the frame from Silver Foil paper and a Basic Black layer from the largest framelit. The gears are also from Silver Foil. I added some Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots as accents. I left the inside blank so I could write a love note.

My second card is for my Dad. The tool box reminds me of his tool boxes. He used to let me build things and use his tools. How many forts did I create in the driveway?

For this one, I went outside of my comfort level with this sketch. I put the tool paper in the bottom left corner and then added the other elements. I actually really like it--even though it's not centered! I used the  Subtle Embossing folder on the black piece, but you can't tell in the picture. I also added some Clear Epoxy Enamel Dots for an accent on this one. Inside, I stamped "Awesome at any age" and "Happy Birthday"from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set. I like it. 

Well, that's what I have to show you! I hope you like them! 

Click Next to visit Cindy's blog or Previous to see Shar's creations. Enjoy!


Happy Stamping!


  1. Fantastic cards! I'm sure your husband and your dad will enjoy these gems when you give them. I too like the DSP on the lower left corner of your second card. That would be out of my comfort zone as well. May need to try that one!

  2. WOW :-) such great masculine cards. I struggle to do those. These turned out awesome. Love them both.

  3. On the first card I love the cluster of the gears behind the sentiment. Cool die! I love the toolbox DSP on the second card. I think the layout turned out great! Very creative. Your Dad will love this card.

  4. Always looking for inspiration for “guy” cards and these are fantastic! I think I need to get out of my rut, and try the offset DSP on something, too. 😊

  5. Awesome cards, Sara! That first one is fabulous!! Thanks for another great hop!


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