I am working on a scrapbook of all the cars we have owned. And that put me in the mood to make this Geared Up Garage Card. So start your engines and let’s get creating.


  • Smoky Slate cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ for card panel
    • scraps for stamping and die-cutting
  • Classic Garage DSP (retired) or stamp car on Thick Whisper White



  • Die-cut large gear bundle from DSP white cardboard backing. You will use this as a mask. The thicker cardboard works great.
  • Place gear mask in center of card panel and blend Basic Gray with a sponge wedge around the gears. TIP: Hold the mask firmly and realign if necessary. Use light sponging to prevent lines.
  • Die-cut panel with Stitched Rectangle die.


  • Car:
    • Glue black fun foam (from a craft store) on the back of the DSP (black cars).
    • Fussy cut or die-cut the car with black foam backing.
  • Gears:
    • DIe-cut gears from Thick Whisper White.
    • Lightly sponge with Basic Gray. TIP: Use the sponge from the background step and do not re-ink to prevent over-inking.
  • Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
    • gas can and toolbox and die-cut
    • sentiment and fussy cut.
TIP: Cut images apart before die-cutting. It’s easier to control die placement.


  • Layer all the elements as shown.
  • Add wrench from the retired Classic Garage Metal Elements.
  • Customize the message insert and the envelope with stamped images and/or patterned paper.

As I finish the car scrapbook pages, I will post them. We are digging through photos to find a couple of each car. Wish us luck!

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