Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Doubles with candy!!
Today is another fun summer day at my house. The kids are running here and there and I'm just trying to keep up. I realized I hadn't sent out Father's day cards yet, so that is what I worked on today. I tried to keep these nice and clean and manly. I remember going to a demonstration at a Stampin' Up! convention years ago where Kevin Theeson and another guy(I forget his name....) talked about 'manly' cards. One of the things they stressed was that guys don't like cards made with pastel cards. They prefer bold bright and earth element colors. I'm not sure if they suggested we stay away from florals too, but I kind of figured that was a safe idea. ;o)
For this card I started with some textured Wild Wasabi cardstock cut to 10-1/2 x 5-1/4. That gave me a 5-1/4" card when folded. The striped paper across the center is from a retired SU simply scrappin kit...primary colors I think it was called. I added a strip of Real Red to each side of the stripes for layers. The chipboard star is covered with More Mustard designer paper using the Tombow Adhesive, and my signature jumbo brad is through the center with Real Red wide Grosgrain anchoring it down. I used the designer label set and punch with wild wasabi ink for the words and added a real red 1-3/8" circle behind it so it would just be floating around. The mini brads are from the Vintage set and then just go through the white cardstock. I didn't want prongs showing on the inside of the card. I made two of these cards, one for my father and one for my husband's father. Hence the 'doubles."
On the subject of 'doubles', I am giving away some blog candy including items that I have somehow gotten doubles of. Kind of a hodge-podge grouping, but hopefully it will appeal to someone out there! The candy includes a Cricut paper trimmer, two cuttlebug embossing folders, a movie (Just like Heaven, loved it but...have two!), and two stamp sets! If you would like a chance to win this candy please leave a comment on this post and tell me a favorite summer time activity you do with your kids(if you have them) or give me a great idea I can do with mine!! I will pick a winner on Saturday.