Monday, September 9, 2013

One for the Boys with Crafty Secrets

Hello my friends!  
I'm back this afternoon with a fun card to share which I made for my grandson's 16th birthday last week!

My 'kids' are RACERS and that includes the grandkids.  So it was only fitting that I would make Jon a card with CARS and metal looking stuff on it!  Now mind you, he is NOT into this type of old, hot rod car ... he's more of a truck, SUV, dragster kind of kid.  (see photo & video below)  But I knew the fact that it had cars on it, he'd appreciate my efforts.

I have used the Crafty Secrets 'Car Classics' which is now available in digital form at Crafty Vintage Girl.  By using the digital files, it makes it really easy to manipulate the images in size and spacing to create a scene as I have on this card front. 

I've used the Sizzix 'diamond plate' embossing folder and silver metallic cardstock to create the 'metal' look on this card.  (could NOT think of the name of that stuff [diamond plate] and had to call daughter Carolyn to get it before I went crazy!  LOL!)

Again I have turned this A6 size card into a gift card holder card.
Base card is cut at 6 1/4" x 11 and scored at 4 1/2" and 9".  This gives you a 2" gift card pocket on the inside to hold a gift card or cash.  If you'd prefer, you can cut it at a 10" length which would give you only a 1" pocket.

A few challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #28 - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can #52 - Repeated Image
Hobby Cutz #15 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #52 - It's raining MEN

I hope you've enjoyed today's Crafty Secrets masculine card and I will leave you with  a video of my grandson racing on the 1/4 mile track at Quaker City Raceway in Salem, OH.
WARNING:  Video is NOISY ... after all ... you're at the RACETRACK!!
Driver is Jon and Frank, his dad, (who also races - '67 Camero) is the guy helping to get him lined up.

Jonathan Franjko

ENJOY LIFE ... it goes by quickly!!
As always ...
Jonathan Franjko turned 16 on Sept. 5, 2013 and is now a 'licensed driver'!
He'll be driving his dad's race car at Quaker Speedway before you know it!!!


  1. Oh my goodness Dar, this is a fabulous card!! I LOVE the inside too, soooooo creative...thanks for inspiring me to make a "man's card...I need all the idea's I can get on those!!

  2. An awesome masculine creation, inside and out.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Super, super cute, Dar! Love the way you put those images onto the card front. Love a great masculine card, and this definitely qualifies! xoxo

  4. Brilliant masculine card! Great image and the embossed panel looks fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenges!

  5. What a fantastic masculine card!

  6. What a gorgeous card!! I love the race theme!! The embossed metallic cardstock is a perfect touch!! This is fabulous both inside and out!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oh my, this is a perfect masculine card for card lovers and especially racers. Love your gift card holder. TFS your dimensions.

  8. Oh the need for speed. Great card and Congratulations to being 16 and getting that liberating driver's license. Creative Bliss...

  9. what a lovely male card! Thanx for joining us at HobbyCutz Challenges, Good Luck,
    John x

  10. Fantastic masculine card! I love the image and the embossing folder you used. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  11. You've made a lovely card for your grandson. A perfect card for someone who loves racing. I also like the embossing folder. Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge at ATSC. Marlies


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