Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Once a cardmaker, always a cardmaker, right?? As I was going through boxes, drawers, closets and dressers a few months back while I was helping my mom move 40+ years' worth of stuff, I came across several little treasures. This card was one of them. I actually remember making this at church one year when I was a little girl ... the teachers in charge had all of us kids create this cute little fedora card for our dads for Father's Day. What a sweet memory for me ...

I actually remember tracing all these lines on the inside of the hat ... I wanted to make mine different and a little more special than all of the others ... cute, eh?

Which leads me to the cards I made this year for Father's Day. I wanted to keep them rather clean and simple ... and masculine, of course. I have been making Father's Day cards for quite a while and feel as though I have "used" up all my manly-man stamps (which is a clear sign that I need to buy MORE of them, right??) I made this first one for my own darling husband ... aren't the circles just DA BOMB? I cut them with my Cricut using an image I found on Kelly Purkey's blog HERE. Coolio ... love the 3D effect it adds ...

Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Cricut (to cut circles), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Wide Oval Punch, Deep Chocolate Polka Dot Satin Ribbon (PTI), Corner Rounder

This is the one I did for my father in law ... I pulled out some old designer patterned paper for these next two. I was still looking for that clean, manly-man look (my father-in-law was pretty impressed with this for some reason ... which is very cool because he has impeccable taste!).

And this last one is the one I did for my own dear dad ... I have found that I have been missing some of the simplest things about him ... his laugh ... how he could whistle (he was AWESOME at that! A truly lost art, in my opinion.) It is so nice that the cemetery is only a couple of minutes from my house so I can visit him as often as I like ...

Stamps: Well Sripted
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Manchester dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, 1 3/8" Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Small Star Punch, Top Note Die, Paper Piercing Tool, Circle Cutter, Antique Brads


Jane Wetzel said...

hi Wendy! hope u r doing well! I see you are still short.... he he he! LOVELY father's day cards!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wonderful cards, Wendy! I love your found treasure. How sweet the memory of our fathers!

KOstvig said...

Love them all Wendy, thanks for the LINK, and the little something extra touch has been around for awhile hasnt it..

Pam said...

I'm always looking for masculine birthday cards (7 bro's.) and the last 2 certainly fit the bill. Love 'em!!! Pam

Dorothy T said...

Love all the Father's Day card. Really like the first with the circles, they really stand out. Thanks for sharing. LOL