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Geared Up Garage -- Happy Father's Day


Today's post is a continuation on the theme of highlighting some of the retiring product from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog and January - June Mini Catalog.  

REMINDER!!  The Retiring Lists for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the January - June Mini Catalog have been released.  To see the list of retiring items from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog, click here.  Note that some of the items on this list have been discounted and all are available while supplies last.  To see the list of retiring items from the January - June Mini Catalog, click here.  Since this Mini Catalog goes until the end of June, Stampin' Up! hasn't determined whether to apply discounts to these items...yet.  But looking at this list will give you a good idea of what will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.

This project showcases the RETIRING ITEMS of:  Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, and Champagne Foil Sheets.

My Dad passed to Heaven a number of years ago and there's still not a day that goes by that I miss him.  I yearn for his bone crushing hugs, uncomplicated support, and unconditional love.  One of my cousins is very interested in genealogy and is putting together a family history for my father's family.  Considering my father was one of 10 children, it's a HUGE undertaking and I'm impressed with what she has accomplished.  I've been seeing lots of photos and documentation about my father -- some I was familiar with and others an unique opportunity to learn more about my Dad.  It only makes me miss him more because I would love to hear his version of some of the great stories that are being shared by my cousins.  And there are LOTS of us!


This Father's Day card would have amused my Dad.  We didn't have a lot of money while I was growing up as I was the oldest of 6 kids and my Dad was the sole income for our family.  Because of that, he and Mom learned to make every penny stretch in 15 directions.  When I began driving, I had a pretty old car that my parents purchased from my uncle.  Because it was old, it had issues.  And when it had issues, it was primarily up to Dad to figure out how to make the issues go away as long as possible.  This is how I learned to take care of a car.  If Dad was working on your car, then you had to stay with him to pass tools, water, beer, rags, etc.  Some days were easy, like the days he supervised me changing the oil or rotating the tires; and other days were more difficult, like when he had to change out the ball joints.  I learned a lot with Dad...including some interesting vocabulary skills.  I have to say that my car never had gears this bright and shiny.

This card begins with a Smoky Slate panel randomly stamped with the exhaust plume image using Basic Gray ink.  The panel was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then adhered at the center of a slightly larger mat of Champagne Foil Sheets.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Basic Gray card base. 

All of the gear dies, from the Garage Gears dies, were die cut from the Champagne Foil sheets along with an extra one of the grouping of three gears.  The gears were randomly adhered to the embossed panel using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive leaving an opening along the upper right side of the panel for the greeting.

The "Happy Father's Day" image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the corresponding die.  A piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon was colored with the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  To do this, lay the ribbon out flat on a covered work surface and swipe the side of the brush tip over the ribbon to cover the ribbon.  (Note that the ink will bleed through the ribbon to the surface below.)  Fold the ribbon in half and adhere to the card front with the loop of the ribbon extending slightly beyond the right edge of the Smoky Slate panel and the top edge of the ribbon 2" below the top edge of the panel.  The "Happy Father's Day" greeting was adhered over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top edge of the greeting 1-3/8" below the top edge of the panel and the right side of the greeting 3/16" from the right side of the panel.


The exhaust plume image was randomly stamped over a Basic White panel using Smoky Slate ink.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base. 

The "You Jump-Start My Heart" sentiment was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink and die cut with the winged emblem die.  The winged emblem die was then used to die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The center of the Basic Black winged emblem was removed and the remainder of the die cut adhered at the upper center of the panel using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The sentiment was removed from the center of the Basic White winged emblem die cut and adhered at the center of the Basic Black winged emblem.

A selection of the gears dies were used to die cut Champagne Foil Sheets and adhered above and to the left of the sentiment/die cut using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.


The exhaust plume image was randomly stamped over the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope using Smoky Slate ink and Basic Gray ink.  Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.


Card Measurements

Basic Black:  1-1/2" x 3"; Basic Gray:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Basic White:  2" x 2-1/2", 1-1/2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Smoky Slate:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Champagne Foil Sheets:  4" x 5-1/4", 3" x 6"; Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon:  9"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Geared Up Garage; Inks:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Blends Markers:  Basic Black (Dark); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Basic White, Smoky Slate, Champagne Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon; Tools:  Garage Gears dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


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