All Geared Up

I struggle a bit with the concept of “masculine” vs. “feminine” themes for cards, since interests are so individual.  My mother-in-law was the most tool-oriented person in my immediate family, and we’ve got several men in our circle who are much more into growing flowers than working on cars!  When I make custom/bespoke cards I always ask about the recipient’s interests and favourite colours, etc. to make sure I’m making something that will truly speak to her/him/them.  

This card might be considered “masculine,” but really it’s for anyone for whom it would suit.


I just adore these gear dies in the Geared Up Garage bundle! Great for steampunk as well as typical garage/tool themes, they are fun to cut and arrange.  Just be sure to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting, and adhering is super-easy.  On this card I used the Silver Foil for the gears, and it adds a nice brightness over the rich browns of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

Don’t miss your chance to make fun cards like this…scroll down to learn how to RSVP for my February class!

Here are the products I used to make this card.  Click on any image below to go to my Online Store and order.

February Classes

Monthly Card Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products. Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!
​$30 – all supplies included

RSVP at least 2 days before class so I can be sure to have enough materials prepared.

Saturday, 16 February RSVP deadline Thursday, 14 February
Tuesday, 19 February
 RSVP deadline Sunday, 17 February

1:00 – 3:30 PM
Nancy’s Stamping Studio

1801/151 Berkeley Street, Melbourne 3000
1 block E of Haymarket tram stop (19/59) and Flemington Rd/Peel St (58). Also 3 blocks W of Lincoln Sq./Swanston St – UniMelb tram stop. Contact for parking info.


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