Craftie Café: Geared for Father’s Day

I’m back with another Father’s Day Card for Craftie Café!

I don’t make a lot of masculine cards – but given the right tools I absolutely love creating them. Most of my masculine cards are created with a certain person in mind (which is probably why they’re so much fun to make) – I purposefully use stamps/dies that I know they will like. In this case both my dad and husband enjoy cars and moving parts. So today's cards I’m using two gear dies and I’ve made them a little interactive because WHY not!!!

Here is the first card:

This was a pretty simple card to make. First I die-cut the gears a couple of times using black card. I used the same technique I used in my last blog post (see video here) to create some dimension for three of the gears. Using pencil I marked where these gears would be place on the card. Next, I used my Crop-a-dile hole punch to punch holes in the spots where I had marked with pencil. I then inserted my split pins into the gears and attached them to my card. I adhered a few of the remaining die-cut gears on my card (without adding the extra dimension used for the first three) and stamped out the sentiment 3x on dark grey card stock. Trimmed the sentiments down and added the eyelet and twine feature. These were then added to the card using foam tape. Finally, I adhered the card front to a card base.

I made another two cards – using the same process mentioned above. I found that if I wanted the gears to spin nicely, that they really needed to be reinforced (thicker) which is why I adhered a few of them together to make them stronger. It also gives the card a little more interest as you can see in the close up photos.

Below you will find a list of supplies (with links) used to make these cards, along with a few videos that show how the gears move.

Supplies List.

Craftie Café

Ultimate Crafts – Die-cut and Bond
Anti-Static Pad

Tape Runner/Glue Pen
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
Dark Grey, Black Cardstock
Neenah White Cardstock
Neutral Twine
Black/White Eyelets
Split pins
Heat tool
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink

I love these cards – I think interactive cards are so fun to receive. I’m sure that these cards will be enjoyed on Father’s Day. I especially love that I was able to use a few of my really old craft supplies (split pins & eyelets!!) I have so many of these – yet very rarely would think to use them!

Happy Crafting and I hope to see you again for my next Craftie Café card!



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