Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I feel like I haven't done anything crafty in FOREVER!!  We had amazing weather the last week of May when my son was out of school and I got to spend it all at home.  Unfortunately, I felt obligated to work in the yard until every muscle in my body hurt and I had blisters everywhere!!!  I spent the next week trying to recover from that and then got hit with a cold that knocked me on my rear!!  I'm still not 100%, but, I am much better.  

Anyway, thanks to the help of a "Thank You" card by Kimberly Crawford published in the May/June 2011 Paper Crafts magazine (which I noticed she also posted on her blog here), I was able to come up with my Father's Day cards for this year.

I wanted either "Happy" or "Father's" day in the stars...but, I couldn't make it work with so many letters regardless of how big the card was.  I don't know how Kimberly got "Thank" in stars on hers...the magazine says its the same size as my card 5.5"x4.25"!!  All I can figure is that her letters are super small.  Anyway, I loved the colors and all the layering, so I went with it anyway.

Hope you all have a wonderful day spoiling the dad's in your lives!!  I'm off to make my husband filled pancakes for breakfast...he's the best dad I've ever known! ;O)

Paper:  Martha Stewart Valentine (not really named...Red with White polka dots)
Cardstock:  Craft, Cranberry, Black, and Colonial White
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Black Tuxedo and Rich Cocoa, Cocoa, Bamboo, and Cranberry
Stamps:  Say it In Style, Wish Upon a Star, Universal Backgrounds, Small Friendship Alpha, and Pennant Alpha 
Other:  Spellbinders (circles), Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (Stars), Black embossing powder and brads from JoAnn Essentials, and hemp.


  1. This is an awesome card. I really like the color combo and background stamping!

  2. Love the stars! Very inspiring!