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All Geared Up!

Hello Crafters

I hope you are all having a lovely mothers day and getting spoiled, bit hard for me as I miss my Mum today, must admit been a bit grouchy all week, but I am sure she would be telling me to stop the nonsense and get on with it!

Needless to say I didn’t make many Mother’s Day cards, in fact, just one and I could kick myself as I never took any pictures! However, that just gives me more reason to make another doesn’t it, which I will do next weekend. So instead of that, I will share a make I did a couple of weeks ago for my other half’s son. Now men’s cards always use to seem so hard, but to be honest, I like making them now.

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Here’s the list you will need:




  1. Using 1 no white card 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm (5.3″ x 5.3″), a large mount and gelli plate, and the stencil, make a background using the distress inks above. If your not sure how to do this, here Barbara Gray shows you how.
  2. Make a brown card base 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm (5.7″ x 5.7″)
  3. Cut 2 no gold mirri card 14 cm x 14 cm (5.5″ x 5.5″)
  4. Cut 1 no patterned paper 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm (5.3″ x 5.3″), distress edges with vintage photo and spiced marmalade distress ink.
  5. Cut 1 no Contemporary Circle in brown card.
  6. Cut 2 sets of mini gears in gold mirri card. You may not use them all but you can use them elsewhere if you need to.Gears Feb 16 (3)
  7. Cut 1 no circle in brown.
  8. Cut 1 no scalloped circle in gold mirri, larger than the circle above.
  9. Assemble outer card front as follows –
    • Matt stenciled card on to gold mirri card with clear wet glue. Mount onto front of base card.
    • Mount contemporary circles die cut onto stenciled card using foam mounts.
    • Randomly arrange gears, some flat, some mounted with foam pads.
    • Using brown circle, stamp sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss gold powder. Mount onto scalloped die cut with wet clear glue. Mount onto card front with foam pads.
    • Embellish as desired.
  10. Inside – mount patterned paper/card onto gold mirri card. Mount onto inside card base.
  11. Cut 1 no largest Labels Thirty Four die and edge with gold pen.
  12. Cut 1 no Happy Birthday sentiment in gold mirri and mount onto die cut. Mount using 1 mm foam pads in center of inside.
  13. Decorate as desired.

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I was pleased to hear he loved the card!

Enjoy the rest of your mother’s day.


Kim x

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