June 12, 2011

Father's Day Cards

This year I made a very simple design for some of the men in my life. This is the year that I decided I am no longer buying any cards so I have really been busy making my cards. I am finding it is very difficult to do when you have a full time job away from the home along with the full time job of keeping a home to find the time to keep up. Because of that I am finding that my cards are becoming... shall I say... less ornate!!! LOL
I have 1 son, 2 son in laws, a father and my hubby to make cards for. I still need to make one for hubby but kept it simple for the other four.
I started with this yummy paper stack called the Guys Stack from DCWV. All it took was four sheets of paper and it made 4 5x5 cards with a few strips left over that I can use on another card!
I cut all the pieces and scored each of the cards.

I inked the edges of all the pieces.
I cut the twine to the right length for all four cards and got ready to assemble the cards. I really felt like I had an assembly line going.
I then glued the Sentiment onto the inside of each card as it would allow enough drying time. This glue has a wonderful dauber on one end and it makes it easy to apply. I then assembled the rest of the card.
This is the inside of the card. Wow what an intricate cut! It is from Wrap It Up.
Such a wonderfully simple card that is just perfect for the manly men in our family. All love to boat and fish so I used a boat on the front as last year I used a fish and wanted a different look with their love of all to do with boating and fishing.
Well all done and not to bad on the time either. I started at 8 am and picked out paper, cut, inked and assembled all 4 cards by 9:30 am. Not too shabby! It really makes you feel good when they are done! Now all I have to do is come up with one for my handsome hubby.... maybe I will just take him out to dinner! LOL
I sure hope you like today's post. Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.


BunnyFreak said...

Love that you cut the inside sentiment.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love these cards!! I have that paper stack! Thanks for the inspiration!!

ScrappingStephanie said...

I love these cards!!! You chose such great papers and colors. The sailboat is just darling. That font is so pretty too. I just love your blog, videos and the great explanations you always give!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Great cards! Love the inside :-)

CathyinMN said...

Sheila, I wish I could be as quick as you in making cards. I've been sort of assembly line making cards for several years. My problem is that I have a hard time picking out the paper I want to use and making sure it coordinates. Your Father's Day cards are perfect for the men in your life.

Karen said...

love that you made them for all the men in your life. colors are great

Anne said...

Your cards are lovely. Can't believe you did them so fast. It takes me that long to pick out paper. Also love, love the inside. I'll have to try that one.

Lisa said...

AW Sheila you always come up with cute ideas. Love the colors, I got that stack also, and I love the papers. Great job on getting them all done.

Joy said...

Cute ! Love the mustache paper and that adorable boat! Thanks for playing with us this week at My Craft Spot !

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful job on the cards and in such a record time! It takes me a whole day just to pick out my colours, no wonder I never get much done. Love your colours and the twine. I also think taking hubby out for supper is a great ideal. He pays...you get out of cooking and dishes! Win Win situation! Thanks for joining in the challenge at My Craft Spot.

GabyCreates.com said...

You are fast! Great cards and I love the title (I love cutting titles)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute cards! Love the papers you chose and the cute sailboat! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

What a fun and fabulous Father's Day card - love it! Thanks for linking up at the party at Craft Junkie Too this week.....always enjoy seeing your projects. :)

Kate said...

What fantastic paper! It's perfect with the sailboat. Great job with the colours and the twine is such a super touch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
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Carolee said...

Love the papers you chose:) I'm sure the men in your life will love the cards. Very nice!

Amy C said...

Super cute!! I love the patterned paper. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!!

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