Monday, April 23, 2012

Dad's Day Cards

Today I have several cards that I made for Operation Write Home as well as for my own dad.  This post will be pretty photo heavy as well as a video tutorial, so let's get started.


Now I know that the video is longer than normal, but in it I walk you through making 3 cards as well as show you some other variations I made.  A little variety is a good thing, don't you think?

I used Papertrey Ink "Kraft" card stock for my base.  The black came from a package of black that I have, but I don't remember which brand.  The colored pieces were all scraps from my scrap stash.  The letters I used were from EK Success as well as some very old letters I had in my stash.  I used K. Andrew Designs "Of Mice and Lil' Men"as well as "Owly Hoo" to stamp the sentiments.  3 Girl Jam "Witches Brew" is used on the one version of the card that has ribbon on it.  The "stitching" was made with a black Zig pen and all the stamping was done with my black Ecelsior ink pad.



This first card is the one that I plan to send my dad and all of the stamps are from "Owly Hoo".  I am linking this to the following challenge: Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Use an owl and something recycled.  My "Recycled" item is my accent paper.  I save all my decent sized scraps to use on my cards.  It is nice to go through the files and find things I can use without cutting into new paper every time I want to make a card.




I thought that the "You're My Hero" from "Of Mice and Lil' Men" was perfect for the rest of these cards that I plan to send to Operation Write Home.  I am entering these in the Operation Write Home - Father's Day Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and putting up with this loooong post!  Have a great day!

11 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool cards!! i love the way you pieced the patterened paper!!
Kristan

Miranda said...

Such a cute card! I always have problems with coming up with ideas for masculine cards. This is great, I'll be scraplifting this for sure!
Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky DT
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Sugarlips said...

Cheri,
I love all the cards. I think you did a fabulous job, and it is sweet for you to send them to Operation Write Home.

I love how you used the scraps.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jessie
Getting Cricky DT

Lee Mae said...

Thanks for posting these fabulous Dad cards for the Father's Day Challenge. I love the scrappy look. I may have to dig into some of my quilting books about strip piecing to get even more ideas going! I know that if the strips are pieced then cut again then moved over and rejoined some great looking checkerboards come out. hmmmm...

Heather Everson said...

Cheri these cards a perfect. I love the colors you picked out! Love them.
Heather

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all great cards. TFS.

Creative Diva said...

What a beautiful card. Love the stamp. Fabulous job. Thanks for joining us over at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
Getting Cricky DTM

Lisa said...

These are so awesome, Cheri!! I love the paper patterns!! Just gorgeous my friend!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

OmaGloria said...

They are all awesome! Loved the video and that you are making them for our servicemen is extra special!! Thank you for entering at Getting Cricky!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
Getting Cricky DT Member

Jenscrapstoo said...

Cheri, Love this card set, cool way to use up paper!! And So stylish!!
Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge
Cheers Jennie DTM

Scrappin' Sista said...

I absolutely love these cards. You did a great job designing masculine cards. Great job! Thank you for joining us for the SS Challenge! Hope to see you again real soon. TFS and scrappy hugs!!!

Christel
GCDT Member
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com