This is my first project using the Geared Up Garage bundle, a gift from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Jennifer Michalski. Thank you Jennifer!

By Su Mohr for tgifc206 and FMS382; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Geared Up Garage stamp set, Garage Gears die set, Rectangle Stitched dies; #masculionecards #masculinebirthdaycards #birthdaycards #gearedupgarage #garagegears #cardchallenges #handmadecards #diy #handcrafted #stampinup #colors

Geared Up Garage

This card came together quickly, because I used two challenges to determine the ingredients. The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

And, the colors are from TGIF.


I couldn’t wait to run the Gears die through the Big Shot! I first used Mango Melody cardstock, but ended up using Thick Whisper White. I wanted the gears to have a mottled look, that Sponge Daubing with With Mango Melody ink on white cardstock would give.

The most time consuming part of the project was applying tiny pieces of dimensionals to the gears. 

TIP: Cut a skinny, horizontal, strip from the outside, “waste.” Then, snip vertically, and apply one at a time.


The Rectangle Stitched dies made easy work of the remainder of the project. The largest rectangle is Bermuda Bay, topped with a rectangle of Granny Apple Green. And, the smallest rectangle holds the sentiment.


The sentiment, “All geared up to celebrate,” is from the Geared Up Garage stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

I sprinkled on a few Iridescent sequins, and this will make a bright and cheery, masculine, birthday card.


Thank you for visiting my Geared Up Garage. Have a great day!


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