Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I know I know, Father's Day is like, a month away. I'm so happy to be ahead of the game here. It's a rare feeling!

This is 1 of 3 projects I am doing with my stap club this month. Normally, we only do 2 projects but I really wanted to show as many of the new Summer Mini products as I possibly could because I know next month I'll be busy saying goodbye to retiring stamps. (I'm on pins and needles to find out what they might be and I promise to post the list as soon as I get it on June 1st. Ah!!! Sooo stressful!!!)

Manly cards are really tricky for me because I can't seem to make flowers, pinks or pastels look very masculine. Darn it. The rules I've learned are:

1) Use bright bold colors. (Browns and blues are never bad)
2) Geometric shapes. (Either in stamps, card design or papers)
3) Metal embellishments. (Because men like metal stuff)

I won't get into a discussion here about why men are so insecure that we have to make special cards just for them while women on the other hand, would be thrilled to get any type of card regarless of color or design...or presence of metal embellishments. Oh wait, did I just say that? Oopsy.
Can you spot the product I used on this card that came from the Summer Mini? Anyone? Anyone?
The square lattice impressions folder. I really like it! It has taken a while to get used to because its very different from the polka dot (also used on this card) which is the only other one I have but I can tell you one thing for sure, I'll probably buy every single imprssions folder that SU makes because they add so much to a card and are pretty inexpensive. Woot!

You may notice here that I stamped the words "To My" on a peice of patterned paper. It turns out you can stamp on anything you like. Not just plain colored card stock. Isn't that great news? I'm propbably the only one who didn't know that already, but still. It was fun.
I also made a quick 2,5,7,10 box with the same sort of idea but I didn't like it as well as the card. I thought I'd post it anyway.
I used:
* Wonderful Fvorites stamp set
* Chocolate Chip ink
* Old Olive, Not Qhite Navy, Kraft and Whisper white card stock
* Old Olive d.s.p.
*Scallop Square punch, 11/4" circle punch, Crop-o-dile
* Square lattice  and Polka dot impressions folders
* Jumbo eyelets and Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon


  1. Love them both! The card I like just a bit better because of the METAL!! Just like you said!!

  2. Happy Birthday!! Great cards

  3. So cute! Love everything about this card, colors, layout, grommet etc. It does feel good to create a beautiful card!