Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ICS Blog Hop, Cards for Dads, Geared Up Garage Bundle

Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to this month's ICS Blog Hop. This month we're sharing projects great for Dads. grads, brides, and babies. I am sharing cards great for Dads or the other men in your life.

I host a Just Cards class each month at my home. This month we are doing masculine cards so I thought these cards would be perfect to share for this blog hop.

We make two of each card design. I featured the Geared Up Garage suite for two of the projects. We're not really car people in my family, except for my oldest son. He has graduated from college and is in his first year of his first grown up job. He likes cars and has been learning from the internet how to fix them. In fact at this moment, we have his 1980 El Camino (non-running) taking up space in our garage as he lives in an apartment and has no where else to store it. So I had to get this suite to play with.

It's such a fun set, and there is great Designer Series paper as well as embellishments. 
Let's take a look at my more elaborate card first.

For the card front background, I used a new to me technique that I learned at the Maryland Stampers group event back in February. It's the faux denim technique.  This is a piece of Balmy Blue card stock that I dragged the Night of Navy ink pad across. Super cool and super easy to do. Did you notice the cool stitched shape behind the car? It's from a new set of dies, called Stitched Nested Labels, coming in our 2019-2020 catalog. I think this is such a fun card, it could be used for Father's Day or a birthday.

I love all the dimension and the cute little Classic Garage Metal Elements.

My next project is quick and easy. It lets the Classic Garage DSP be the star of the show.

I just love layers of paper! I used the 2" Punch and the Starburst Punch to highlight the sentiments.

I think the Classic Garage Suite is really great. And lots of it is carrying over to our new catalog. However if you like to save a little money, I'd buy the bundle now (save 10%) because this savings is only offered on a bundles first showing. And I'd definitely get the DSP if you have a car lover in your family.

My last set of cards does not use the Classic Garage Suite, but they are so cool, I've got to share pics of them too.

This is will be a play with our ink kind of class! I used our Sponge Brayers to make the layers of ink behind the cute cactus stamp. The stamp set is called Flowering Dessert and it's retiring June 3. I wanted to challenge myself to make a masculine card that was not blue, green, or gray. I saw a similar card on Pinterest by All Things Stampy, a demo from the UK. The colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, and Calypso Coral.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to make some masculine cards.

For more inspiration, click HERE or the next arrow below to go to Terri's blog.

 Questions and comments are welcome! Need a demo or a catalog, contact me.
Stay Crafty!


  1. Such fun cards!! I love the garage suite for car enthusiasts! Cannot wait to try the faux denim technique.

  2. great dude cards! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  3. Love the cactus card! And I spotted those Nested Labels right away! Yay! Can't wait to get my hands on those!

  4. Great cards! I love that you used some fun techniques, too. I have tried dragging an ink pad...too heavy handed, not a pretty sight. Yours looks great.

  5. Great class cards! I bet everyone had a blast making them!

  6. Great cards! I love the brayering on the last pair of cards you shared.

  7. Love the unique use ribbon. Always looking for ways to attach ribbon that are not bows!

  8. Love these cards Audra! They are perfect!

  9. So many wonderful masculine card designs. I love the variety and the great color combinations :)

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