Taylored Expressions Blog Hop – Wheely Great!

Welcome to the Blog Hop sponsored by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Taylored Expressions! If you came from Charmaine Ikach’s Blog, great! If not, that’s great too. Blog Hop imageYou can start today’s hop at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog here, and follow along. And don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s projects, you can start on this post at Taylored Expressions. Comments that enter you to win will be accepted  through July 19, 2013 at 10am CST.

The stamp set I selected from Taylored Expressions “Wheely Great” brings back memories! Back in the stone ages, you know, high school, my dad bought a VW Bug convertible. It was 15 years old, stick shift, and the floor was rusted out. There was no heat, which didn’t quite work out so great with Chicago winter weather and cheerleading uniforms. But, it was the coolest car ever…when it worked. He spent weekends repairing it and swearing at it. I was the only one of my sisters that could drive the stick shift, so guess who had the most fun? Sure, they had fun in Mom’s “Family Truckster” station wagon, but everyone wanted a ride in Murphy (that’s what we named her, based on Murphy’s Law, everything that could go wrong on that car did go wrong)!

Beth Pingry Wheely Great CardSo I just had to have this set and smile when I think of all the shenanigans with the Murph.

I wanted to create a chalkboard effect, so I used kraft paper to make a frame, a colored pencil for the wood grain. Plain old black cardstock for the background, and a white colored pencil for the road, etc. All the flat items have been adhered with MyStik™ Permanent Fine Adhesive.

I stamped the car with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers and layered for dimension with 3D Foam Squares. I stamped the sentiment with Stazon Opaque Cotton White ink.

Here you can see the 3D Foam Squares I used to lift the car and the ‘chalkboard frame’ off the card base.


Thanks for indulging my today, and remember to leave a comment to enter to win a stamp set/die from Taylored Expressions and adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.

The next blog is Stephanie Kraft!

Have a great day and thanks for coming by!


28 responses to “Taylored Expressions Blog Hop – Wheely Great!

  1. Christina Chavez

    Great meeting you at BlogHer13 Newbie Breakfast. Newest follower.

  2. upliftingfam

    These are cute cards, thank you for sahring.

  3. Totally fun card, of course, I’m partial to beetles. LOL I drive a green one! I love the whimsy of your card and the chalk like drawings with your white pencil.

  4. Linda Cichowski

    Beth, I wheely love your card. The 3-D look, the wood picture look all look great!

  5. Janis in ID

    This just turned out cute as a bug!! Love it!
    <3 J

  6. I think I enjoyed your ‘olden days’ story as much as your card, Beth! ha ha! My husband had a similar card waaay back then but it was black. Good times…and AWESOME card! love the chalk board design!

  7. Mickie Miller

    This is just too cute, love the “bug”.

  8. Nice card. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  9. Soo CUTE!! Lov yoru Darling wood frame and the fun chalboard scene you created for your VW Bug! 😎


  10. That super bug is super cute!! Great card!!

  11. Great card!

  12. Wow, what a fabulous creation!

  13. After I got my license, my sister lent me her car until I could find one of my own. It was an orange bug with a black racing stripe. My friends and I had a blast in that car…it was also a stick and a little tricky to drive. Thanks for the walk down memory lane with your super cute card!

  14. Very cute and VERY versatile! I’ve used black cardstock as chalkboard before, but for a back-to-school chalkboard. This has so much more! Great work.

  15. Oh this is just toooooo precious.

  16. Super cute card! I actually had one of these VW’s too. I love the name of yours.

  17. Oh my! I can’t handle the cuteness!

  18. Love your story about the VW bug! Such a nice card!

  19. Cute card. You could also use the penny trick and make the car move.
    thanks for the idea.

  20. I love it when a designer uses a stamp / die set I already have to give me inspiration on ways to use them….this is cute as can be!

  21. Amy Marshall

    Too cute! I love the chalkboard affect with the wood frame around it.

  22. Jean Bullock

    This is a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cool card. I love the frame you used to make it look like a real chalkboard. I love the punny sentiment and the cute car. Well done!

  23. I like the 3-D look with the frame popped up. The frame makes it look like an old fashion hendheld chalk board. Very cute card.

  24. Miriam Prantner

    Love all the dimension, the chalkboard you created and that adorable car!

  25. Donna Whitten

    What a fun card. I love making cards with memories.

  26. Cynthia Xavier

    Your card reminds me of our family camping days. Great job on the frame.

  27. Adorable card! Looks like a real picture frame with chalkboard! Cute and clever!

  28. Wheely fun bug card–I like the chalkboard technique.