Rev Up the Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I caught a glimpse of the qualifying runs for the Daytona 500 – that means Spring is just around the corner … right?  It also inspired my card for today’s share.

With all the beautiful floral stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, it seems “man cards” are few and far between.  If you are in need of an idea, I hope this inspires you.  It will also work great for a kids card.

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My color pallet today is simple … Midnight Muse and Whisper White.  I chose the “Rev Up the Fun” stamp set and the race car.  The greeting is included in the stamp set.  The tire tracks stamp is great for the inside of this card … and don’t forget to stamp the envelope too!

I embossed the bottom half of the card with the “Chevron” textured embossing folder.  When I was ready to stamp the car, I wanted it to look like it was racing across the card, so I began at the right side, held it down for a bit to ensure I had a nice dark color … then dragged it backwards.

Here’s a tip … Practice, practice, practice.  This way you make sure you got a good feel of how you want it too look, and to make sure your not dragging it crooked across the card.

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Next I used the “Word Bubble Framelit Dies” and cut out a word bubble that fit the greeting.  I set my greetings inside the word bubble dies to make sure they fit, before I cut.

Then I stamped my greeting on a separate piece of white cardstock and popped it up behind the opening.  I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rest of the piece before mounting it onto the Midnight Muse mat.

My final step was to add the ribbon … I tied a knot in it before attaching (more manly than a bow).  Then I just used my Snail adhesive to adhere the card front to the base.

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Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.  Hope I inspired you to start your week off by “Rev’in up the Fun”.

Take good care ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

130520

$18.95

 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – WOOD

130523

$14.95

 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – CLEAR

127749

$7.95

 Chevron Textured Embossing Folder

126847

$8.95

 Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon

132968

$24.95

 Word Bubble Framelit Dies

104430

$3.95

 Stampin’ Dimensionals

I made sure that the items used today will qualify for a FREESale-a-Bration item!  Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!

Get your motor running ….

Head out on the highway!

Happy Friday stampers … Hope you are all ready for an awesome weekend.

It is suppose to be a beautiful weekend here in Wisconsin … warm and sunny.  I’ll be in a meeting on Saturday and creating cards for my upcoming classes on Sunday, but I’ll have my windows open!  Sounds like a win – win for me.

For those of you heading out … I got the bike for you!  I could say this is a “MAN” card but I have some of my girl friends who ride too.  They don’t hop on the back of their husbands Harley – they ride their own.  So here’s to all my friends who ride… just be careful!

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Notice that the stamping is not straight … that was actually planned (lol).  I just hope you don’t mind that my bike can drive over oceans!  The fun Designer Series paper I’m using is from “I Am Me” (130138) found on page 151 of the big catalog.  That is actually some very versatile paper… great for scrapbooks if your traveling, I love the diagonal lines, and who doesn’t love polka dots!  Check it out.

The stamp set I used is “Rev Up the Fun!” (Wood – 130520 / Clear – 130523) and is found on page 51 of the big catalog.  It is so cute and fun to use.   Great car for the race fan in your family, or gear head (do they still call them that?)  You know … guys who love cars!

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If you haven’t noticed the glare … that is coming from the “Foil Sheets” (132178 – Silver / 132622 – Gold) found on page 28 of the Holiday Catalog.  I wanted to replicate “chrome” and I love the way it turned out.  So, just because you find something in the Holiday catalog … doesn’t mean you have to use it for just your holiday stamping.  You want to find as many uses for your stampin’ supplies as possible, so I’m happy to share this tip.

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So I hope you enjoyed the ride today!  Be safe.

Have a fabulous weekend.