Hello, and welcome to part 4 of the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Showcase. In part 3 we looked at 3D projects (you can find the blog here) and this week I will be CASEing the catalogue and creating a decorated gift box and two cards.
Stampin’ Up! use the acronym CASE quite a lot and its all about creating fabulous projects, sharing them and copying those created by others (with acknowledgement, of course). There are many sources of inspiration that you can CASE but one of the best is the Stampin’ Up! catalogues. You’ll find lots of wonderful projects to get you started when you first purchase a stamp set or other product. However, it doesn’t stop there. You may just be inspired by a particular colour combination or design layout and recreate it using different products. The possibilities are endless.
You’ll soon get your creative juices flowing and the next thing you know, someone else will be CASEing one of your projects – the ultimate compliment!
All Geared Up To Celebrate Gift Box
The first project that I selected to CASE from the catalogue was the gift box. I used the Gift Bag punch board to create the box out of Crumb Cake cardstock. The key is to use the tab side of the punch board on both ends of the cardstock to obtain a box rather than a bag. If there’s enough interest I’ll do a quick video demonstration of this. I created a wrap for the box from the Classic Garage DSP and die cut some of the cogs in both Tranquil Tide cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets. Banners were cut from Whisper White cardstock and a piece of DSP. I stamped the sentiment onto the Whisper White banner in Tranquil Tide ink. The ‘to celebrate’ was stamped onto DSP in Cajun Craze, snipped out with scissors and adhered over the original Tranquil Tide stamping. Finally I fussy-cut the motorbike from the DSP and layered everything together onto the box.
You’re a Classic Card
The second project that I CASEd was the ‘You’re a Classic’ card. The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and there are two sets of the large cogs die cut out from Crumb Cake and adhered to the card base. The next layer was created from the DSP with the map paper cut and the red paper torn to give a little extra texture. The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and, again, one of the edges torn. Finally, I fussy-cut the classic car and layer everything together onto the card base. I left out the ‘Father’ sentiment just to make the card a little more versatile. That’s the great thing about CASEing – you can use the bits you want to and leave off (or change) the bits you don’t.
Best Dad card
The final project was the ‘Best Dad’ card. The card base is Smoky Slate cardstock and there is an extra Smoky Slate layer which is stamped tone-on-tone using the tool box stamp. There are two banners made from the Classic Garage DSP. The grey one is also over-stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the ‘All Geared Up to Celebrate’ sentiment. The next layer is a Whisper White circle stamped in Smoky Slate ink using the nuts and oil spill stamps. I have then adhered fussy-cut tools and the ‘Best Dad’ sentiment which is stamped in Real Red and surrounded by a die cut in Silver Foil.
I hope you have enjoyed part 4 of the Geared Up Garage Showcase. You should now have plenty of ideas to help to get the best out of this great Stamp Set and Suite.
Next month my Showcase will feature the Forever Lovely Stamp Set and coordinating All My Love Suite. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.
The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!Product List