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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!!!!


Hey Dad, your cards are in this post, so if you keep reading you will see them.  Because, like always, they are not in the mail.  OK, I don’t know if the one my sister is sending you is in the mail yet or not, but I do know mine has not yet shipped.


Love you!


I made this card for my cousin to give her dad.




This is just a basic card for dads, there is no theme, but I really like it.


Inside is a simple pop-up that says “Dad” so from front to inside it reads “Happy Father’s Day Dad”


I really like the way the front turned out.  I just used colored card-stock and a patterned scrapbook paper.  I made sure there was no distance between the rectangles when cutting the patterned paper.  I used Silhouette‘s print and cut feature for the front sentiment.


I used sketch pens on the letters before cutting them out.



I think the card is elegant and still masculine.

My sister asked me to make a card for our dad, but she requested it be different from the one I would give him.


So I made this one for her to send.  I think it fits her and her family pretty good, as they are (well, really, we all are) huge Star Wars & LEGO fans.

The LEGO Darth Vader was also part of the blog hop I talked about here.



I wanted to do something different for my dad, than just another card.  I have seen all the fun puns on Pinterest saying “World’s Best Pop” attached to a soda bottle.  But my Dad lives out-of-town, and really I didn’t want to give him some soda.



At SVG Cuts I found this soda bottle in their Surf Shack kit and knew it would be perfect.


Using the bottle, I made a custom label, for the base and the neck.  I also used the print and cut feature to decorate the bottle top.


The base label says “Happy Father’s Day to the Worlds Best Pop” which I again used the print and cut feature.  I filled it with candy for him to enjoy.

I think it is quite a unique card and I had a blast making it.


Happy Crafting

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Happy Father’s Day to one and all, but two most of all

I would first like to wish a Happy Father’s day to my Dad.

Because, let’s face it, he is half the reason I am here.

I really wanted to post a picture of us, preferably from when I was little, but I don’t have my hard drive hooked up right now.  So hopefully I will have some time to later.

But I wanted to take a moment to tell you I love you.

“Dad, I love you”

I would now like to wish my husband a happy father’s day. You have given me these two wonderful boys that have made you a father and me a mother.  For that, there are  no words to express how thankful I am.

There is no greater sound then when I hear you and Ian laughing at whatever game you are playing.

Ian & Dad just chillin'

Ian & Dad just chillin’

I don’t really see the point of buying my husband something for father’s day.  It would be different if the kids wanted to get him something, but they are too young still. I do however love the homemade gifts they give.

Typically the kids make something in school, but my boys are not in school yet, so I had to help them.

I saw this Hand Print art on Pinterest.

Left: Pinterest picture Right: Our attempt

Left: Pinterest picture
Right: Our attempt

Have I ever told you how much I love hand print art?

Well, I will tell you now.

“I LOVE hand print art, more than chocolate covered peanut butter.”

Since Ian went on his first fishing trip with his dad recently, I thought it would be perfect.  Plus I could add Baby Sid’s hand print as another fish.

Turns out, I should really think these things through before I begin.

Since Ian was ready to paint, I didn’t want him to change his mind, and I quickly painted his hand and put it to canvas.


Ian & Baby Sid's hands

Ian & Baby Sid’s hands

I had let Ian pick out the color of the fish.  Again, should have thought that trough first.

fished product

fished product

Since the water was blue, we should have done a contrasting color.  And yes, I should have painted the water first, which was the major problem with this picture.

My mom helped me with Baby Sid’s hand print, but I should have waited until he was asleep.  Cause his is the one on top and it looks bigger than Ian’s.

I think they looked more like birds then fish.

Ian was very happy with the picture, but the perfectionist in me couldn’t quite enjoy it.

Ian really like making his hand prints, so while I was trying to finish the painting he was making more hand prints.


I decided to use these hand prints and make something else.



Of course I found the quote on Pinterest.

Even though the painting didn’t turn out the way I saw it in my mind, Ian gave it to Dad anyway.  Ian was very proud of the picture and really liked it.  It just won’t be going up on the walls of the living room.


Happy Father’s Day