group of 3 fathers day cards

With fathers day just around the corner now I thought I would show this group of three fathers Day cards that I made using Simple Stories Awesome papers, and my Docrafts papermania Dad stamp. The general theme is the same, just swapped around the colours, and used Stampin Up cardstock for the base card. On all the cards i stamped the Dad stamp a few times and fussy cut the letters out to mix and match .Some flags were fussy cut from the papers, and twine and brads were also used. Today I finished some christmas card ideas I had floating around, and now I am ready to head to the craft room to create some bright sunny cards in the hope that it encourages the real thing to show itself – It has been an amazingly wet ,cold and dreary winter, and I am ready to see a little sunshine! Til tomorrow…

The Open Sea fathers day

Found this one while browsing through my files – also found some different ideas, which I will show over the next few days- The paper used here is stampin Up designer paper, for the background, and the panel that I have wrapped the bakers twine around is kaisercraft from the Mismatched range.The Boat is a stamp from Stampin Up – The open sea set,and I stamped it in Choc chip ink, and then used an oval spellbinder to cut the shape out. Quick post tonight, as it’s shopping night – no crafting tonight! Til tomorrow….

Fathers day card ideas

As it’s fathers day here in Australia this Sunday, I thought I would post the rest of the Fathers day cards I have in my files this week. Most of these cards card be adapted for Male birthday cards as well. These two cards are very simple, and ideal for the gardening Dad. The papers are Websters Pages Farmers Market, and I used some Stampin Up cardstock which fits perfectly with the colours on the papers.I have had a very productive day in the craft room today, coming up with a lot of new designs for Christmas. I will get nathan busy with the camera this coming weekend, and hopefully able to post them next week. Some of them will probably make it into my classes next month.Still got some ideas buzzing around in my head, so it’s back to the craft room for me – til tomorrow…

Kaisercraft sears & sons Fathers day card 5

This is the last in this series for a little while because I feel in the need of something frilly, and blingy! Kaisercraft Sears & sons paper and collectables for this one, and I swiped all the edges with my tim holtz weathered wood stamp pad. A bit of string around the top for the bunting, and all stuck onto Stampin Up not quite navy cardstock.I have prepared all my market boxes, and I have a terrible feeling that after Sundays market I will be making more fathers day cards. I thought I had enough, but have already sold quite a few, so next week it’s back to mens cards!I have a village class tonight, and we are making christmas cards, so quite looking forward to that. Til tomorrow….

Fathers Day Sears & sons card 4

There are 2 photos tonight – the second photo shows what happens when you turn the Tim Holtz ideology game spinner on the front of the card.The paper is Kaisercraft Sears and Sons, and I liked the strip of paper that had the sentiment on it so I turned it into the focal point of the card – hidden messages are great! The cardstock I used is Stampin Up early espresso.I used a couple of the collectables from the matching pack to decorate the very front of the card.My orders are complete, so I hope to do a little bit in the craft room tonight, but then it will be time to get organised for my Market stall on Sunday. Til tomorrow….

My favourite Fathers day card

This is my favourite fathers Day card, so my boys will be giving it to their Dad so that it stays in the house!The cardstock is Stampin Up Not Quite Navy, and the paper and matching collectables are Kaisercraft Sears & sons. I added a little sponged walnut ink to the hat to age it a bit, and cut the letters out using my cricut machine and Songbird cartridge ( the letters were cut at 1 1/2″). I just added googly eyes to finish off my face! I will spend a little time in the craft room tonight doing some orders,but I really have to start thinking about christmas cards.I still have a bit of leftover paper from last year to use before I stock up on all the new releases coming out next month… great excitement…. Til tomorrow..

quick fathers day card

Here is a really quick and easy Fathers day card. The paper used is from the Kaisercraft Sears & Sons collection, and I also used a couple of bits from the collectables pack that goes with this range. The paper does all the work for you – terrific for a quick card! Quick post tonight as I have to go grocery shopping – til tomorrow…..

More new stuff, and a Fathers day card…

Over the weekend I have been experimenting with a great find! It’s called Viva precious metal. It comes in a little bottle, and you apply it with a sponge to die cuts etc, to achieve a wonderful metallic colour. On this card I have applied the Bronze to a spellbinders Sprightly Sprocket die, and teamed it up with the great new papers and collectables from Kaisercrafts new release – Sears & Sons, and some stampin up early espresso cardstock. This paper is fantastic for masculine cards, and just in time for Fathers day. Over the next couple of days I will show you what else I have done with this paper, and my new paints! Til tomorrow….

A Ladies Diary – Fathers day card!

Every one who follows my blog knows that i try to make a male card out of every paper collection that I purchase, and sometimes it’s harder to do than other times . I didn’t think I would manage it with Graphic $5’s A ladies Diary because it is such a gorgeously feminine paper, but here it is – I made it as a fathers day card, because that is what I have been working on lately, but it would be just as good for a birthday card. Just lots of matting on this one, and I used Stampin Up crumcake and baja breeze cardstock for that part of it. I just added a My Minds Eye brad wrapped with string in the right hand corner for this one to be complete. I taught a lesson today over at Paper Flourish, and had a great time with my ladies, came home and made a couple of quick cards, then did a litttle experimenting dying my white seam binding. First i tried spraying it with my new perfect pearls mists which worked quite well, but then went further and mixed my own mixture of water, re- inkers and perfect pearls powder which has worked a treat. I have discovered that the colour is more vibrant if you let it sit in the dye for an hour or so, and then don’t squeeze all of the liquid out of the seam binding when you pull it out of the bowl. It takes a little longer to dry but the colour is more intense. Now all that is left for me to do is try and get all this green dye off my fingers before work tomorrow! Til tomorrow…..

Pink Paislee London market

Quick post tonight, as tea is burning as we speak! Over the next couple of days I will show a couple of cards i made using Pink Paislee London Market paper – its a lovely vintage style paper, and On this card I teamed it with the matching pink paislee ephemera pack, and a couple of odd bits and pieces I had in the bottom of a drawer! Hoping to have a nice session in the craft room tonight – i have the next couple of days off, and have to get some orders done – Til tomorrow….