Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Seashore Stampers - Father's Day/Masculine Theme

Hello everyone.

I am back with a Father's Day card design using the Geared Up Garage stamp set (item #148590) and coordinating dies (item #148521). This is a fabulous stamp set for the men in your life. What man or teenage boy is not fascinated by some aspect of a car - whether it be simple maintenance to keep it running, rebuilding an engine or the entire car or simply driving a car.

When this stamp set first came out, there was a coordinating pack of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper but it has since retired. So, in my Facebook Live crafting session of May 16, I demonstrated how to create a background using stamps and ink. You can watch the video here.

I've made several cards with the set for birthdays and it's always a big hit.

The coordinating die set allows you to cut out many of the images and when adhered to your card with dimensionals, they add more visual interest.

Cutting & Scoring Measurements

 Card Base: Whisper White 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored in half at 4-1/4"
1st Layer: Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4"
2nd Layer: Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5"
Scrap black to cut out scalloped square die
Scrap Whisper White for stamping
For the greeting: Whisper White 3-3/4" x 1"; Basic Black 4" x 1-1/4"

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used in my project, shop my online store and be sure to add the Host Code for the month of May: MBXCGTK3.

Now hop on over to the next blog post to see that project.

Inkyfingers Papercrafting

Joyful Stamping

Happy stamping everyone.


  1. Absolutely great card for the guys in our lives! thank you Erica - love it!

    1. Thank you so much. It was a little more work but well worth it.

  2. Great card! Thanks for showing how to use without the co-ordinating DSP ... I find once the DSP is retired I am kind of lost so I appreciate your inspiration!

    1. I agree. It's the best option especially when the stamp set carries over to a new catalogue but the paper is gone. And don't forget to use different colours too. Then you are totally recreating our DSP.