Don’t forget Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day coming up later this month (16th June if you had forgotten!), I wanted to review a couple of my most popular ‘masculine’ makes in case you missed them. They both use the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears coordinating dies which is a fabulous bundle for all those car lovers in your life.

Lets start with the gift tag…

This is a lovely, simple make which will add a great finishing touch to your gift.

The tag base is Whisper White Thick cardstock (2” x 10cm – sorry to mix metric and imperial but these are the measurements I generally use for tags!), cut out using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I have created a faux-chequered-flag look by stamping Buffalo Check in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The car is also stamped in Memento and cut out using the coordinating die. For the sentiment piece, I stamped in Memento on Whisper White cardstock and then added extra detail using the cog dies. The finishing touch is some Basic Black Baker’s Twine which my have retired by the time you read this (!) but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Basic Black Blends.

Next is the Gift Card holder…

Gift cards are great for people who are difficult to buy for but we often feel guilty that less thought has gone into it than into an actual present. Worry no more! Just make sure that the gift card is packaged beautifully and the recipient will know that you have put time and effort into their gift.

The base of the gift card holder is made from A4 Night of Navy cardstock which has been cut into a 10cm wide strip. This has then been scored at 10cm and 20cm leaving a third section of just under 10cm. Cut the third section diagonally from top left to bottom right to give a triangle.

Cut three pieces of DSP to 9.5×9.5cm and adhere to the front and back of the first section and the front of the second section. I used the Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana DSPs. Also cut another piece of 9.5×9.5cm DSP in half diagonally and adhere to the back of the triangular section of the Night of Navy. You can over-stamp your DSP as required, depending on the type of pattern you have used. Fold and crease all of your score lines and use a strip of Tear and Tape to create a flap from the second and third (triangular) sections of the cardstock.

To decorate, I have used a combination of cardstock and DSP cut out using the 2” and 2.25” circle punches. Again, stamp sentiments and images on these as required. I have adhered die cut cogs to the front of my gift card holder and the final touch is a length of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine (again, this may have retired by the time you read this but you could colour the Whisper White Baker’s Twine using the Night of Navy Blends) and one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements.

More inspiration…

You can find more inspiration using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears dies in my January 2019 blog series starting here.

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email at

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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