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Today I am participating as Guest Designer with the talented Kelly Kent and her Paper Adventures team. The theme for the blog hop is 'wheels' and this turned out to be rather fortuitous as my husband requested a 50th birthday card for a colleague with a motor bike on it. 

Being a milestone birthday, I wanted it to be a bit special, so I have used a fancy fold together with the Classic Garage Suite of products to make my card. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Real Red and I've used the wheels design from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the large inside back panel. I have kept the colour combo to black, white, and red with silver accents. The art panel features the motorbike that I have fussy cut from another sheet of the Classic Garage Designer Paper.

I roughly cut the motor bike and then adhered it to some Basic Black card stock before fussy cutting. I also go around the image with a black marker to cover the white core of the paper for a nicer finish. To create the ground under the motor bike, I cut an irregular shape from scrap paper and then stamped the oil splotch through the template to reduce the area stamped and then popped up the bike image over the top.  The greeting is from the retired Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the card standing showing the Double Z Fold.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view shows the inside panels, where I have the Black Foil '50'  layered on the red mottled design paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set has been heat embossed in white on the grey grungy design paper for the end panel. I added the small gears cut from glossy Black Foil (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and a strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The writing panel is on the reverse, where I have stamped the oil splotch a couple of times and then added the die cut birthday and the 'happy' was stamped above it. I finished with another strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon and the trio of gears in silver foil. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne


Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Amazing You (retired), Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Black Foil, Classic Garage DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Garage Gears Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


Now it's time to hop over to Mandy's blog to see her fab project.


I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today. Thank you Kelly for your invitation!


Anne Barker

Thank you Judy for being our Guest Designer! I love your creativity and the way you put so many elements together to make elegant and highly finished cards. This card has ticked all my boxes✔️ Love the blokey colours, the layout and all those gorgeous DSP's! I didn't take part in this Blog, but I'm a part of the Paper Adventures Team. I'm still learning to challenge myself in these blogs. I met you several years ago when you 'popped in " to one of Kelly's classes! I've been receiving your Newsletters every since. Thank you again for joining us. Anne b


This card will be a big hit. you put so much time and effort into placement, colors and theme that the person receiving it won't be disappointed. Thanks for sharing this great male card.


Perfect card for this celebration. Male cards are always challenging and this is spot on-thanks for the inspiration!

Mandy Depiazzi

This is fabulous Judy! Perfect card for a milestone birthday. I love the decorating and the area on the reverse is a great idea.

Thanks for hopping along with us this month. Mandy x

Kate S

Love your card!

Sheila Pybus

Love this card Judy, would love to CASE it

Kelly Kent

Absolutely gorgeous Judy! Such a special card for a special occasion. Thanks so much for hopping with us. Kelly x


Judy this is awesome! I love everything - the use of the dsp, the colour palette, the fancy fold, the back panel. It's all so cool! The black foil goes perfectly. So great to have you along this month as our guest designer, and you've certainly delivered!

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