Sunday, January 14, 2018

Vintage Cars

     I put this card together yesterday for a friend from our dinner group that is celebrating a birthday. 
     I started with one of Lili of the Valley's trio stamp sets. The car on the front flap is part of an older Lili of the Valley stamp called "Toot Toot". I colored the front of the card from that one and placed it on a vintage map mat.

Card and Envelope

     Previously, I have always made cube-shaped box cards and I have cut them on the trimmer and scored them myself. I purchased this box card die from Stamps of Life. I believe it is fairly new. I particularly liked working with it, because it makes larger mats on the front flap and back of card. There is also more room to spread out the goodies that are going in the box. Usually the side flaps (which are now smaller) are secondary anyway.

     Clocks and gears are always good filler for masculine cards so I added a few of those. I also used these on the side flaps.

Back of Card
     I always decorate the back of my box cards with scraps that are left on the table.

     I die cut Tim Holtz's "Jalopy" for the envelope. The stamp giving it motion is a flourish from a floral stamp set. 

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - For the Record (Borders & Fancy)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Sugar Wafer
                       Neenah - Metallic Gold
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Distress - Hickory Smoke
            Gina K - Moonlit Fog
     Copics: BG 72, 75, 78
                Y21, 23, 26, 28
                W1, 2, 3, 5, 7
                C1, 2, 3, 5, 6
     Punches: EK - 1/2" corner
                   Stampin Up - Word Window
     Stamps: Gina K - Dahlia
                  Lili of the Vally - Toot Toot
                                          Vintage Motor Trio
     Dies: Burniston - Clock and Gears
                               Snowman Twist Circle
             Tim Holtz - Jalopy
             Stamps of Life - Box Card
     Embellies: 2 Gold Brads

Alphabet Challenge - U is for Use 3 of something - #57 - *
Cute Card Thursday - Something New (Box Card Die) - #58 - *
Frilly and Funkie - 3 is Not a Crowd - #30 - *
Little Red Wagon - Boy Oh Boy - #26 - *
Paper Minutes - Vehicles - #9 - ?
Stamps & Fun - Use Stamps - #24 - ?
Vintage Journey - Think Inside of the Box - #4 - *


  1. Awesome! I love the vintage car designs on this interactive card. Someone will love this for sure! I don't know if I could make anything this complicated. I am not much into anything but CAS but I am hoping to try a few new things this year. Time will tell.

  2. What a fabulous card Sharon, love how you used the map images as mats for your car themed card and brilliant use of the Jalopy die on the envelope with the flourish stamp, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Think Inside or Outside The Box challenge, Deb xo

  3. Wow, what a wonderful project! Your friend is very lucky to get this special card. I really love the envelope too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. This is such a great project! I love the dimension and all the wonderful interactive elements! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the first Frilly and Funkie Challenge of 2018: Three is Not a Crowd!

  5. Wow - what a beautiful card! I love the shape and the colors.
    thanks for showing it for paperminutes this week. hugs

  6. What a great project, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘U is for Use 3’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  7. Deine Karte ist genial! Vielen Dank, dass du sie bei Paperminutes zeigst.

    Liebe Grüße -

  8. What a great pop up card you created here Sharon - love those fun vintage car images and the wonderful colors you used! thanks so much for joining us in the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

  9. Fabulous. A stunning masculine card. Good luck. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT

  10. Really fun. Your card caught my eye immediately when I was looking at the Vintage Journey projects. You are right about the box with the larger front and back flaps. They are the most important ones for design purposes.