80th Birthday Card

Hi Stampers

Welcome back to my blog. I have something a little special to share with you today. A friend’s husband turns 80 next weekend and I wanted to make an explosion box card for him.

When the Classic Garage Suite appeared in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, I knew that I would be using the stamps and dies for his card as he is an avid car buff.

This is how the card/box looks unopened. As well as the Geared Up Garage stamp set, I have used greetings from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set and the retired Perfect Pairings set.


I used four colours for the car after researching the original colours of the car. Above is the Mango Melody and below is the Granny Green Apple. The car on the lid is Poppy Parade. I used other elements in the Stamp Set and coordinating Die Set on alternate panels.


This is how the card looks when it is opened. Another Poppy Parade Car and a Pineapple Punch one. I also added an 80 cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the (sadly) retired Large Numbers Framelits Die Set.


Here is another Shot with the lid in the centre of the open card.

Geared Up Garage Cling Bundle [150610] $84.50 Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set [143662] $37.00 Basic Black A4 Card Stock [121688] $14.75 Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock [121694] $14.75 Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock [106550] $17.00

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I hope you like my card/box. I hope the birthday boy likes it too!

Thanks for sharing some of your Sunday afternoon with me. Come back soon.

Netty xx