Every time Stampin’ Up! reveals a new catalogue one of the first things I look for are products suitable for masculine projects. Most papercrafters I know say that the guys in our lives are the most difficult to create for. I tend to agree with them. Imagine my delight when in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue I found the Classic Garage suite of products. There’s the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, Garage Gears Thinlits Dies and Classic Garage accessories including Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.
For today’s sneak peek I’ve concentrated on the Classic Garage accessories (although I couldn’t resist using the stamp set and dies too). All the new products I feature in this project will be available for customers to purchase from January 2nd. I’ll add the links to these products at the end of this blog post then.
I started my project with a couple of stamps from the Geared up Garage Stamp Set.
First I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the ‘oil spill’ image onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card.
Then I took the ‘All Geared Up to celebrate’ sentiment and covered the ‘to celebrate’ section of the stamp rubber with a piece of sellotape. Next I then inked up the stamp with Tuxedo Black ink and then removed the sellotape. Finally I stamped the altered sentiment on top of my ‘oil spill’.
CLASSIC GARAGE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Next I needed to choose some different patterns from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. This pack contains 48 6″ x 6″ sheets (4 each of 12 double-sided designs). The colours used in this paper are: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. One side of each sheet has images with a vehicle/garage theme. The reverse of the sheets have a more subtle abstract design. You should note that my photos of the paper show only a small portion of each sheet.
First I chose a sheet of the tyre track design and cut it to fit onto the front and back covers of a small composition notebook.
Then I found another piece of the DSP with circular odometer and speedometer images. I chose an image that was 1″ across and punched it out using a 1″ Circle Punch.
Finally I chose some DSP that was covered in oil cans. I then discovered that some of the images on the paper coordinate with a die from the Garage Gears Thinlits. So using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out a red oil can. (The oil can die also coordinates with a stamp in the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set.)
While I had the Garage Gears Thinlits there, I also cut out some Smoky Slate card using a die shaped like 3 small cogs. This die not only cut out the card, but embossed the centre of the cogs too! All I had to do then was stamp the oil spill on top with Gray Granite ink and finish it with a metallic shimmer from my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
CLASSIC GARAGE ACCESSORIES
The final part of my note book would be a page marker so I started with some Black/Silver 1/4″ Striped Metallic Ribbon. Using Tear & Tape Adhesive I attached one end of the ribbon to the outside back cover of my notebook. Then I placed the ribbon inside the book as it would normally be used.
Next, at the other end of the ribbon I threaded a small silver key from the Classic Garage Metal Elements. Finally I added a small piece of Tear & Tape to the end of the ribbon, and folded it back to secure the key in place.
Of all the Classic Garage accessories these small metal pieces have to be my favourite. The pack contains 8 keys (3/4″ x 5/16″) and 8 wrenches/spanners (3/4″ s 1/4″). Despite their small size they are quite sturdy and I absolutely love them!
I was now ready to start putting my masculine notebook together.
I started by attaching the tyre track DSP to the front and back covers of the notebook using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I trimmed the corners using Paper Snips.
Next I used more liquid glue to attach the sentiment to a strip of Crushed Curry Card and then fixed it to the front cover. This was followed by the die-cut gears, then the punched odometer, and finally the die-cut oil can.
And that was it. My masculine book was complete. I’m actually going to be using this notebook to record my mileage and vehicle expenses in 2019. However my son-in-law is a vehicle mechanic and I think it would make a perfect gift for him. Suddenly making guy projects doesn’t seem so daunting.
I’ll show you the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Thinlits in more detail in another blog post. Meantime I have one last Classic Garage accessories photo for you, the 12 designs on the reverse of the 6″ x 6″ DSP.
Now I’m off to play with some more new products. I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for a sneak peek from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure and information about the free products you can earn from January 3rd.Product List