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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder
will remain with me forever.
~Author Unknown
First of all, Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!  I had hoped to get this posted earlier, but Carley is cutting teeth and well, let's just say I've been busy!  :)

But I wanted to share the cards that I made for my hubby and for my own dad.  For my dad's card, I couldn't find just the right shade of green for this card so I just went with yellow.  I wasn't completely happy with how it turned out, but I know my dad will love it otherwise. :)  That's why he's a great dad....unconditional love!  Whew, just like our Father in heaven loves us unconditionally!  Can I get an Amen!?!  :)

For the front of my dad's card, I used the Playtime cartridge to cut the tag image at 2.5".  I used a Father's Day $1 stamp that I picked up at AC Moore for the "happy father's day" and the "you're the best" with the star.  For the "for Dad" image, I used Celebrate With Flourish cartridge to cut it at 1.5".  I altered the original #1 Dad image and then used the Playtime cartidge again and cut the 'forever young' sentiment.  I took this sentiment and just cut off the "for" to insert into the circle.  Then I inked all the images & the card and added some green & brown polka dot ribbon I had as well as some bronze brads.

For the inside, I had cut another tag image originally for the front, but it was too small.  So I trimmed off one end of it, inked it, and again used the $1 Father's Day stamps.  I added a strip of the matching yellow cardstock and added a sticker that says, "i'm so glad you're my dad".


For my hubby, I made a shaped card.  (OK, so I don't have a Gypsy..... but I do have Design Studio however, I haven't even played with welding shapes together to make I cheated and used some blank white scalloped cards I had also picked up at AC Moore for $1!) :)

I traced the scalloped card onto the back of some patterned paper, then adhered it on and inked all edges of the card.  I then used my Celebrate with Flourish cartridge again to cut the "#1 Dad" image at 3".  I inked these layers as well and used pop-dots to attach it to the card.

For the inside, I used my $1 stamps again and helped Carley sign it. :)  On the left , (as a last minute thought!) I remembered a picture that I had taken last weekend that he had mentioned he really liked, so I printed it on regular printer paper and again traced the scalloped card shape on the back of it and cut it out.  I adhered this on and at the top, wrote the first thing that came to mind (as if Carley were thinking it) says, "Glad you're by my side!" 

I had snapped this picture as we were leaving Rail Days in Spencer, NC last weekend. They were so cute walking side-by-side eating the fresh popped kettle corn we had just bought.  It is just one of the many great memories we will have of Carley she is growing up!  :)

Happy Fathers' Day!



  1. Sweet card !! I love the shape and the papers you used..great color combo! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

  2. What great cards Shelly... I love what you inside the one from your daughter " I am glad you are by my side"...

  3. what great fathers day cards!!! tfs! -Sam :-)

  4. These are both wonderful!! I love the colors on both of them. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  5. What super cards! How precious that Carley even signed one herself! I've been thinking about getting Celebrate with Flourish and now I'm leaning toward it even more!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  6. Shelley, VERY wonderful father's day cards! So clever and fun. I have given you a BLOG AWARD on my blog site so go pick it up and enjoy! I enjoy having you for a blog buddy and friend!
    Cindy Porter

  7. LOVE the cards. precious pics!!

  8. I love your cards! I especially loved Carley's dad's card. I didn't know she had such a lovely handwriting! :-)


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Shelley (Carley's mom!)