Monday, October 13, 2014

"Make it Manly" - Karen Burniston's October Challenge

Hi -

Making a card or project for a man is always a challenge but with Karen's new Clock and Gears accessory die set I was able to breeze right through this one. 
Thank you Karen!

I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card for the base of the card, it's so fast and easy to get a great effect.  I just love the built in tabs to keep the card closed, all made with one pass through the die cutting machine.

Here's how I did it!
I selected my paper - I only needed four different ones for this card.  I used black for the base and clock hands and a couple of gears, a pattered piece for the side panels and some beautiful copper for the clock and gears. 

I cut out the card body by placing the alignment nibs on the center fold and then ran it through my machine.  I wanted my finished card to measure 6 X 6 so cut my black paper 6 X 9.

From the patterned paper I cut 2 side panels, the size can very according to what you wish to do.  I like to edge my panels so used some Vintage Photo DI.

I attached the panels to the card and then rounded the corners.  I used my electronic cutter to make the panels, one that says "Happy Birthday" and the other that says "You're not old - You're Vintage".  For this I used some manila paper.
After cutting the clock face, I decided to scatter the numbers all around the card for some added interest.  I then cut out a few gears and began to assemble.  I used my Xyron X machine to add the adhesive to the numbers.
At this point I decided that I could use a couple more gears so cut two more for the inside of the card.
Such a fast and fun way to make a card that looks harder than it is to make.
Have a great week.


  1. Wonderful masculine card. Eye pleasing use of clock and gear die cuts!

  2. This is so awesome, love the sentiment !

  3. Your card is fantastic S@ndy, I have been wondering about the Clock and Gear die and you have just made me want it now! Love the sentiment too. Anne x

  4. Fabulous! Love all your 3D gears popping.


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