Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Special Father's Day Card

This year, I wanted to make a special Father's Day Card for my husband from my son and myself. I've watching the blogs for some ideas, and I finally found one that I really liked. Recently there was a challenge to make a Father's day card, over at Fantabulous Cricut , and I was looking over the entries that were made when I came across Cricut Crafting Grammy's Fold Card she made for her Son in law. I loved the idea, but didn't think that I had the right paperdolls to get across what my DH means to me and my son, so I fell back on a family thing... I put in dinosaurs! The card is unique in that it starts out looking like a little gift, something I changed up from the original idea I saw.

You can't really see it in this picture, but I also placed a piece of scrap paper of the same design on the top to make it look like its the top of a box. Then I grabbed some ribbon I recently bought on clearance in PA while I was there (of course this was the one color I thought I would never use, go figure). I used a pop dot to hold the ribbon in place.

You open it up, and I placed my sentiment for Father's Day there, and the back of the gift box portion is a great place to sign too. I used the Feeling Groovy Cart for the letters on this page.

Lift up the side that said Happy Father's Day and on the back is another section that we put the word RAWR in big letters. I made this on my computer, I found this awesome font called Dinosaur Jr, and it is great for dinosaur projects like this one.

Pull the next fold open and you see our very first dinosaur. I used the Create a critter cart, which is quickly becoming a favorite. I love the dinosaurs especially!!!

Pull the final fold open and you find our last dinosaur, again from create a critter cart, and the final sentiment is pasted in. Now, I'm not sure if you all know this, but Dinos do not have a very big vocabulary. Their basic word is RAWR, and it means a lot of different things, so for this card we had to make sure that he knew exactly what our dinosaurs were saying to him!

Well I hope you liked the card. I loved this project, and it was so unique. I can't wait to give it to my hubby. I'm entering this in the color challenge over on The Pink Stamper. Check it out, the colors are Orange, Turquoise, and Green (and any other colors can be added). What is funny, is that while I wanted to join in this challenge I wasn't sure if I would be able to cuz I have so much going on right now. However, when I asked my son to pic out a base color page for our project he ended up with the striped color page from my My Mind's Eye, Where The Heart Is Collection. I have to say I love this paper pack, so many cute colors, and I love the shades and extras they add to it. So I used a bunch of scraps for the dinos and for the boxes I used scraps from the My Mind's Eye collection, along with another flowered scrap that went with our colors for the center box.

Enjoy your day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Cute dinosaur card. Reminds me of how much I like the Flintstones cartoon (I mean this in a good way).
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"