This year for Father’s Day I decided to create a set of cards based on my new “Dapper Dad” stamp set from Stampin’ Up. The images include a watch, shoe, and bow tie, so they can be used for other manly cards. So the first thing I did was search for other cards online that have used this stamp set. I use a combination of Google Image Search and Pinterest when I am on the hunt for something new. I decided to replicate the monochromatic design from Chris Parker-Barnes. My favorite touch was how the banner and background both have the same embossed die. Simple to create, but a classic design!
Halfway through June! Hope you enjoy the first few weeks of summer!
This month for the Queen Bee swap I pulled out the Graphic 45 “A Place in Time” paper pad again. This is the same line from the cards I made in February. I just love the images and how quickly I can use them on cards. I paired the May images with dark green and purple paper. Some ribbon and embossing from the Cuttlebug and I was set.
Looking forward to May – hopefully a less busy month around here filled with beautiful weather!
Merry Christmas to you! Just wanted to share my Christmas cards for the year. I used a design from my friend Cathy, who made almost identical cards last year. She had me fooled with the door – I thought it was a stamp, but it is actually a piece of patterned paper. My favorite part is how it opens in the center. One of the easiest cards I have made over the years, but a lot of repetition with the Cuttlebug. Really pleased with the finished product. Hope you received some handmade cards this year!
Sometimes it is just nice to create a simple card for a good occasion. I made two of these cards to send in packages for Mother’s Day. Here I used one of my Cuttlebug folders to create the pink background. The plaid patterned paper was from a Basic Grey paper pack. And I inked up the paper flower and added a matching button. Love the simplicity of it!