Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Layer card

Today I got a card made for my Dad for the upcoming Father's Day weekend. I know a lot of people struggle making cards for the men in their lives and I am no different. I wanted to keep this very simple and ended up with a fun card.
I started off with the navy and white card stock and when I glued the navy onto on side of the white I liked how it gave me an extra flap to lift in the front so instead of gluing the front down I decided to add another layer to my message. I like using a variety of fonts on cards so for this one I started with: Stamped for "Father", Storybook for "Pop" and Alphalicious for "Daddy".
When you lift up the navy you see the second part of my message. I cut the gold badge using Old West and the letters are from Birthday Bash. I bought this gold cardstock at Hobby Lobby right after the winter holidays. It is American Crafts Specialty paper in 81/2 x 11 sheets. This pack (Christmas Foil) came with Red, Green, Gold and Silver and had 2 different textures. I mention this because I have seen it over and over during different holidays and it always goes on a great sale right after the holiday is over and I love adding the touch of foiled paper to things. You have to use a VERY sticky mat to cut this stuff and I used pressure 4.
The final layer is a "Happy Father's Day" message cut in Billionaire. I added one more star badge to tie the whole thing together. I love the fun layers I was able to create. here is the side view of those layers:
I still need to make a card for my husband, but my daughter has asked to make some baseball shaped cards to give to dad and grandpas. She has been asking to go see a baseball game so we got tickets for our minor league team and the guys and Sophie will be attending soon after Father's Day! She wants to "play" with my Cricut so it should be fun. I will give her some blog attention once they are complete. Super Happy to have checked off one card and 6 carts in my Summer Goals list!! Have a great day!


  1. Glad you linked your card to Dusti...It is worth showing off. Great job, TFS
    btw I am a new follower!

  2. Beautiful, thanks for linking up


  3. That looks awesome. so manly.! I am plucking up the courage to make my Fathers day card, as I never get the colours right, LOVE yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Super cute...love it! :)


  5. Wonderful card! I just love the colors and of course the messege is awesome.



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