Monday, 17 June 2013

Card of the Week: Happy Father's Day

My old problem reared its ugly head this week when it came time to make cards for Father's Day - making cards for men is so hard. What manly paper do I have? Not much. What should I use to embellish the card when I can't use flowers, my usual standby? Suffice to say, a considerable amount of time was spent this week combing through my supplies to find something that would work. In the end I did find some suitable paper and I had these two cards to give to my Dad and my Opa.
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Cardstock: Bazzill; Corner Rounder: EK Success; Button: American Crafts; Floss: my sewing basket; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Cardstock: Bazzill; Corner Rounder: EK Success; Button: American Crafts; Floss: my sewing basket; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives, Glue Dots

I kept the cards super simple yet added a few subtle details - rounded corners, and floss in the center of the buttons. The cards were well received. Both my Dad and my Opa are laid back, simple guys, so these cards suited them well.

Now for my hubby I wanted to do something a little different, something a little more personal. Here is his card:
Card Base: Recollections; Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Cardstock: Bazzill; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives

I put an adorable picture of our girls on the front of the card. I mean what could be better on Father's Day than to have a personalized card with your two sweeties on the front? He loved it.

Have you ever put a picture on a card?

Because of the picture, I allowed myself a little more freedom in terms of paper choice. I used the same paper as I used on this layout, even sneaking in some flowers. Ahh, maybe that is the way to add flowers to a man's card: include a picture of two little girls and then the flowers seem more fitting?

Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely Father's Day. We enjoyed an afternoon outdoors and finished off the day with a delicious BBQ. It was a great day spent celebrating the men of our family.

4 comments:

  1. Love your Father's Day Cards. What a great idea for your husband's card. I am sure he loved it.

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    1. Thanks Leslie. My husband loved his card.

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  2. I love adding pictures to my cards! Usually the cards are from my son to his grandparents, so they have a picture of him on them. Your cards turned out lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I have not added pictures to my cards all that often, but I love how they really personalize the card. Thanks for reading.

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