Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Father's Day Card

Before I start on my new card, I wanted to remind you all that Chick-n-Scrap is having a huge giveaway, so head on over there and get yourself entered in. There is a link on my sidebar for it too!

Now on to my first Father's Day card of the year. Since my father passed away several years ago I try to find someone special in my life that I think needs a nice reminder that they are a good father. This year, I stuck with my mother's day theme and I'm sending one to my brother (I sent a card to my sister for mother's day, so figured my bro might like a father's day one). I didn't want to make it too sentimental, because, well that just isn't my brother, so I made it simple and to the point.

I found this cute cut on my Handy Man cart, which by the way is a great cart for all the boys in your life, so many tools and such. I like to use it for our remodeling scrapbook that I have been keeping of our new house (I'll have to share some of those sometime with ya'll).

I used the twisted easel cut that I found on Mary's Cardz Tv awhile ago. I just love this design, and I hope my brother gets that he's supposed to stand it up!!!

Then I added a simple sentiment from my heart, and it was all set to go. The dimensions are the same that are mentioned on Mary's Cardz Tv, and she is really easy to follow along with. If you haven't visited her blog yet, you really should. Love some of her ideas... okay, I love most of her ideas!

I used pop dots on the sentiment to help keep the card standing where it needs to be, and also on the base of the wheelbarrow, just to give it a little dimension. I'm entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut:Challenge Me Monday challenge which is all about Father's day this week. Take a peak at what others have come up with... I know I'm stealing a few ideas from some of the posts I've seen there.

Well I guess that is all for now. Hope you all have a great Wednesday, and I'll be seeing you all soon.


  1. I'[ve never seen a twisted easel card, your brother is going to appreciate your thoughtfulness! Thanks for playing aslong with us over at FCCB!

  2. What a fun card style! I've not seen that before! I'm sorry to read about your father but am glad that you figured out just the right person to create a card for.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!

  4. Your card turned out great! I am so glad you joined in the fun with us this week at FCCB. Your brother is going to love your card.

  5. You did a great job on the card! I haven't tried that type yet. Thanks for playing at FCCB!