Industrial Evolution Cards - Make cards for Dads and Grads

Industrial Evolution Cards - Make cards for Dads and Grads

Lisa Dolezal Lisa Dolezal

Make 18 graduation and Father's Day cards using the Industrial Evolution Page Kit. Simply combine the kit contents with instructions from your favorite Club Scrap Card Formulas to make it happen.

Industrial Evolution Cards

When I first saw the Industrial Evolution kit, I thought it would make great masculine cards. My family has quite a few graduations this year, and with Father’s Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to whip up a batch of cards. I was able to make 18 cards from one page kit using a variety of downloadable Card Formulas.

Card Set A - Six Z-fold Cards

To replicate the cards below, purchase and download Deluxe Card Formula #9 and use the following paper assignments: Light Blue (Paper A), Gold (Paper B), Ivory (Paper C), and (2) Gear Print (Paper D).

By the way, Z-fold cards are a PERFECT way to repurpose page kit border strips on cards!

Industrial Evolution Cards by Lisa Dolezal

For each card, emboss the largest section of the 12” Z-fold strip. Top with a Cutapart border strip, trimming as necessary to make a quote fit properly. Stamp the image and sentiment on the die cut tag. Punch a hole in the tag and add ribbon.

Stamp a sentiment on the blue border strip. Fussy-cut individual Cutaparts to use as embellishments. Staple ribbon to the "key" Cutapart and attach using foam adhesive. Trim border strips into banner shapes for a fun twist.

Stamp sentiments on paper strips and mat onto the embossed section. Tape folded ribbon onto the back of the bicycle image and adhere with dimensional foam. Trim paper strips into banner shapes, add a stamped sentiment, and adhere to embossed strip. Add a mini tassel.

Card Set B - Four Cube Cards

The next set of cards was constructed using Deluxe Card Formula #11 with the following paper assignments: Plain Red from my stash (Paper A - instead of Brick), Light Blue (Paper B), Gold (Paper C) and Dark Blue (Paper D).

I like to think graduates deserve an extra special card, so I thought I’d try my hand at the Triple Cube card. I recommend practicing on scratch paper for your first one - it takes a bit of brain power to get the hang of how the folds work and how the boxes come together. For a bit of extra help, Julie wrote a detailed blog post on card assembly and how to fold to fit flat in an envelope.

After laying out all the squares for each card, I decided to add panels trimmed from the leftover gear print from Set A. For texture, I embossed six of the plain squares in a folder at once to save time. Note: This card is pretty dimensional already from the layers, so I didn’t add much in the way of embellishments. Assorted stamps from my stash with "graduate-appropriate" sentiments complete each card.

Card Set C

The remaining papers were paired with the Two of Diamonds formula from original version of Idea Deck Volume 5. (Idea Deck Volume 5 - 2nd Edition is available for download in the store.)

To recreate the cards below, use the following paper assignments: Red (instead of Brick for Paper A, B), Ivory Print (Paper C, D), (2) Dark Blue (Paper E). Note: An Ivory Plain was trimmed to create inside panels on the darker card bases.

Distress the edges of the smallest squares. Stamp sentiments or images on the larger panels. Punch or die cut circles; add stamping or add texture with embossing folders. Use foam adhesive to attach circles for added dimension. Adhere a variety of metal charms using Bookbinding Glue in a needle-tipped applicator.

Emboss some of the plain panels and paper strips using an embossing folder. Highlight raised areas with Earth ink, if desired. Add appropriate stamped sentiments to each card.

Stamp sentiments for each card. Add ribbon to the back of each sentiment panel; attach using foam adhesive. Embellish with charms and gems.

So what do you think? I hope you enjoyed learning more about my Industrial Evolution cards for dads and grads. I just received the Heroes Page Kit I ordered. I can't wait to transform that collection into cards as well. Wish me luck!

Industrial Evolution Page Kit

Industrial Evolution Page Kit


This special edition collection is not part of the monthly club membership. It includes everything you need to create eight fully-embellished 12x12 pages, ready for photos. The Industrial Evolution special release is a blend of two popular past kits: Steamworks… Read More

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