I am a SAHM of a beautiful young lady, and wife to a husband who allows me my passion of paper crafting.
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How was your weekend? Mine was busy. We did a lot of running around yesterday and by evening I was pooped! The weather's been hot and humid and the in and out of running around town just exhausted me. I took a nice cool shower last night and I think that I was out as soon as I layered down. In my younger years I was a "sun worshiper". I loved the sun ~ I'd stay outside all day, and I have to admit I was a tanner. I used to go to the tanning beds everyday. But now that I am older I think that I realize how bad the sun really is for you - of course the blotches here and there are constant reminders. And Danielle wants to go to the tanning beds and I can only tell her how bad it is for you. But then I get the "you did it". Well yes dear, I did. And now I am going to pay for it. How does the old saying go? Don't do as I do, do as I say. But she's going to make her own mistakes.
Ok, I'm off the soapbox again Ü
I thought that with Father's day fast approaching - it's only 28 day's away and it's time to get some cards made!! So I want to show you a few "manly" cards that I've made. I know that they are birthday, but you can adapt them for Father's day. Guy cards are so hard to make - I want to reach for the pretty papers, but it's just not manly enough...
I had seen something similar to this on line and I thought that it was perfect for either a birthday or Father's Day! Just basic colors and a basic layout ~ guy's don't want all the foo-foo that we gal's like to put on cards. Now I know that the card is Old Olive that I layered with Basic Black and white cs. I used one of my Friskars blue plates to emboss the white card stock. I stamped the truck and sentiment from the Classic Pickups set on white card stock and layered them on to some scrap. I hand cut the arrow out of a piece of Old Olive and attached it to the card with pop dots and I was complete.
This card has a little more time invested in it, but I still like how it came out. The base card is Chocolate Chip that I layered with some Basic Black and some DP that I had purchased in a package from K&Company a long time ago. I added a length of ribbon that I stitched with my sewing matching and adhered that panel to the card. I stamped the car image from Classic Convertibles in Chocolate Chip ink and set it aside. I cut out 2 nesting circles with my coluzzle, one in white and one in Basic Black. The white one I ran thru my cuttlebug with my Friskars blue plates, sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges and stamped "Happy Birthday" on it before I attached them to the card. I cut the car image out and attached it to the card with pop dots. The sentiment "Your a classic" was stamped on a piece of scrap white paper in Chocolate Chip ink and punched out with my oval punch then layered on to a piece of Basic Black that was punched out with my wide oval punch then attached to the card with pop dots.
This one was a little more involved, but I like it. I think it looks a little retro, don't you?
Well - that's all that I have for today, I hope that it inspires you to go and create something manly. Have a great day and I'll see you back here tomorrow!