Posts Tagged With: Garage Gears Thinlits

Stampin’ UP! All Geared Up For Father’s Day

Good morning!  Hope your week is going well so far – we’re trying to come out the other side of the latest cold-snap here in Maryland.  Yesterday was so darned cold in the hangar (where our “office” is) that I could hardly type!  Supposed to get warmer tomorrow – so I’m keeping my frozen fingers crossed!

So – just to be sure we’re all on the same sheet of DSP…the news of my impending resignation from Stampin’ Up! yesterday was TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY an April Fool’s joke!  I will not be quitting any time soon – either Stampin’ Up! OR Blogging!  As long as you’ll read my ramblings – I’ll post them!  And, should the day ever come when I might need to leave – I’ll give you plenty (PLENTY!!) of warning.  I promise!


For those of you who figured it out yesterday – and then took me up on my offer of Double Peppermints – good on ya! You know me too well!

Now – on to our card.  I thought I’d pull out a bundle that hasn’t seen the light of day for a minute – the Geared Up Garage and matching Garage Gears Thinlits.  Then I set it all atop some Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Craft Room, Father's Day, masculine, Stamping Spot, Storage | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments

Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Today is our Quarterly in-person version of our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team meeting!  I so look forward to these meetings each quarter – we have such a great group of ladies – both in Amy’s direct team and in my team (the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!) – and we all get together and have a wonderful time!  Oh – and it’s my day for Panera!  Love!

I know I’ll have some fun projects to share with you in the upcoming days!  Yes – we DO make cards at our meetings! 😉

Speaking of fun projects and sneak peeks, how’s about one today?  This is a new set in the Occasions catalog (coming on 3 Jan 18) that will be perfectly perfect for Father’s Day – or, for anyone that loves classic cars!  It’s called Geared Up Garage and it’s cool! Take a look-see:

The layout – which is perfect for the big gears die in the new Garage Gears Thinlits – is from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge this week.

Check out this fun stamp and framelits bundle!

And there’s paper, too – called the Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ DSP!

So – I started with one of the more plain designs in the Classic Garage DSP and first embossed it in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF.  Then I used my Simply Scored board to create a grid.  I scored across the card front – lightly!! – at each inch.  Then I turned the paper 90 degrees and did it again.

The end result looks like asphalt.

Humor me!

With Liquid Glue, I matted the “asphalt” to a Blueberry Bushel card stock panel for the card front.

I used the big, detailed die in the Garage Gears Thinlits and cut out the large element from a piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper.  I also cut two smaller sets of gears at the same time.

With Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the big gears onto the card front.

I adhered the smaller gear die (with the three gears) to the card front with Liquid Glue, then made a loop of new Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon (available 3 Jan) and adhered it to the card front with a couple of Glue Dots.

The sentiment, from Geared Up Garage, is heat embossed in Silver on Blueberry Bushel, then cut with the matching die in the Garage Gears Thinlits.  I popped it over the ribbon and gears with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final, single, gear die cut is popped over the large shape with a Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish up, I adhered a little wrench embellishment from the Classic Garage Metal Elements with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked up the “cloud” (of exhaust?!?) image from Geared Up Garage in Blueberry Bushel and stamped it off once, then stamped a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I heat embossed a second sentiment in Silver.  Finally, I added some gears in Basic Gray ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blueberry Bushel mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Blueberry Bushel cloud and some Basic Gray gears on the front…

…and some more Classic Garage DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What fun this Geared Up Garage stamp set and bundled Garage Gears Thinlits is going to be as we head into Spring!!  Anyone who appreciates a classic ride is going to love this suite of goodies!!  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your Wish List!


P.S.  I’ve been giving you sneaky peeks at the new papers and embellishments and ribbons in the 2019 Occasions catalog.  Wondering about catalog shares? Yup – I’ll be doing them!  Watch for that post with all the information and your chance to get in next week! 🙂


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Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available on 5 Dec!

A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution. Introducing…the Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag!

The bag is available now for Demonstrators to order and it will be available for customers to order beginning on 5 December!  When ordering starts, you’ll have two options: Ordering just the bag or ordering the Stamparatus and the bag together.

Click on the image below to open up a full-size flyer with more details.

You’ll be able to start ordering on 5 Dec!

2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Coming Soon!

I’ll be ordering packs of catalogs bright and early on 5 Dec and then sending them out to my customers quick as I can get them in the mail!  If you’re already one of my customers, you can expect to see them in your mailbox mid-December.  Not sure if you’re on my list?  Drop me a note and I’ll double check for you!

If you’re not a customer of mine already – but would like to be on my list to receive a catalog, head on over to my Online Store and place an order of $50 or more now!  You’ll also become a full-fledged member of the Punkin’ Heads – my Customer Appreciation Program – with all the benefits that go along with that honor!  Check them out right here!

Get the Products Used in This Project!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blueberry Bushel Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Garage Gears die cut sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Classic Garage 6″ x 6″ DSP (coming on 3 Jan 19): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

I’m sure sorry my poor little dog-a-lus has such a hard life.

It really is a pretty awful thing to see, I know.

I’m sorry.


Categories: 2019 Occasions Catalog, Father's Day | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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