Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Father's Day Cards

These are the projects Lorraine (my upline) sent for our demonstrator projects this month. Thanks Lo! I just love these Father's Day ideas! I have seen similar examples online. these were so fun to make...

Ahh, The shirt and tie card. A very simple card to make. The collar is just a 3/4 to an inch cut in and 1/2 cut down from top of the card, then folded in to look like a shirt collar. The pocket is a small label punch...upside down! Add a patterned paper tie, a couple of small triangles for the hankie, and some bling. The colors used here were Concord Crush and Sahara Sand.

The diamond cut steel is the special effect on this fun card. Aluminum foil was ran through the Big Shot using the lattice texture plate. Then a small piece of card stock was mounted to the back for stability. I am not sure if you can see them, but there is a rhinestone in the middle of the A and another in the middle of the # sign.  Dads deserve bling to ya know!

Now, these two are my favorites! The tackle box and fishing vest. Once again the pockets are the small label punch. Some hemp cord was wrapped up and placed behind one pocket and on another it was threaded thru a small hole pierced in the pocket. Oh, and don't forget to add the stitching using a white gel pen. The little red fly was made by taking a small piece of grosgrain ribbon (1-1/2") and tying a 3" piece of hemp in the center. Fold it over and take another piece of hemp and tie close to fold. Trim the edges of the ribbon and fray. Trim the hemp but not too much, you want it to hold together. The fly was glue dotted on the pocket. The small tag above the pocket says DAD, but you could make one and personalize it with dad or whom ever's name.
Soft Sued and Early Espresso were used for these two projects. The box was a bit more custom. It is embellished with some Hodgepodge hardware and brads. The corners are just one of the label punches wrapped around each edge. Some people are sooooo clever! The box doesn't really seal tight, but it's just for display anyway. I am sure dad would love some Reese's peanut butter cups or something sweet stuffed inside. (At least that's what my husband would like....) 
Tonight I have another group meeting and swap so I hope to share some more fun ideas with you tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed today's offering. Post a note and let me know which one is your favorite!
Until next time...

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