When I first saw this set I knew it was going to be top of my list to get! And considering it is a limited edition Saleabration item – only available until February 15 – I didn’t waste time.
I just love how versatile this set is.
I have a lot of birthdays coming up – but my Grandad turns 92 at the end of January – thats quite an achievement, so it deserves something a little bit special! I wanted to make something with a vintage feel and I knew this set would be perfect. Of course I had to combine it with the Large number dies in gold foil paper to make it really stand out!
I used paper from the Going Places Designer Paper Stack. Initially I was going to tear the edges to give it a more vintage feel – but I decided to use a match and burn parts of the paper like we used to for school projects! I then inked the edges in Soft Suede and sponged lightly over the paper.
Its a bit hard to tell, but that aeroplane is actually popping off the page on one side – giving it the appearance of flying off the card. I used a 1″ x 1/4″ strip, scored at 1/4″ each end and folded in a ‘z’ and adhered it between two cut out stamped images of the plane. I then adhered the other side with a dab of tombow. That way, the plane will still sit flat for postage.
The sentiment and stamped map of the world behind the plane, come from the Going Global stamp set. The world image is stamped directly onto a piece of designer paper from the Going Places Paper stack.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside of your cards too!
I hope you enjoyed this creation!
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So today is my last of 3 Father’s Day Cards that we made in class.
I really wanted to feature the Guy Greetings set Muscle Man with this one. I must be honest – I didn’t really like him when I first saw him, but now I see him as a bit of fun to give a card some spunk!
The Guy Greetings set is vintage and I wanted to keep it that way. So some sponging with Soft Suede ink for a distressed, aged look was what was needed for this card – on some vintage style paper – Typeset DSP definitely fit the bill.
I added just a bit of colour using the hats in the set, stamped in Cherry Cobbler and then fussy cut, and an aqua painter for the pants. This style also looked amazing with the vintage car stamped in Cherry Cobbler and fussy cut (one of the ladies couldn’t bear to use the muscle man! Lol).
And sentiments are so easy to pop on a banner with the triple layer banner punch. Its been a real hit at class with my ladies as it enables them to get that point just right!
Remember you can purchase any supplies you see in my online store and get them delivered directly to your door!
Now hop on it! Get those Father’s Day Card created!
And on to Man Shirt Number 2 we go! One for each dad or father in law, and just as simple as the first one!
I again used our Bohemian DSP card stock for this funky shirt and the tie. Doesn’t that paper suit a tie so well!!!! I love it!!!
I have layered the DSP on a Very Vanilla Card stock base this time. It matched the paper used for the tie much better. I did trim it down slightly, so it would still fit inside a regular envelope once the collar was folded.
I simply scored the DSP at 3/4″ from the top, and trimmed along each side of the line approximately 3/4″ – 1″ from the edge. I folded these pieces in until I met the edges in the middle.
I lined up the tie before I attached it with glue dots. Then simply placed another glue dot under each base point of the collar – before using the paper piercer to pop in a small hole and one of our 1/8″ silver brads.
There are loads of tutorials out there on Pinterest to learn to fold a paper tie – but click here
to go to the YouTube video that I used.
I hope you enjoyed Card #2. I would love it if you shared your creations in the comments 🙂
Stay tuned for Card #3!
Well, with Father’s Day fast approaching I thought I would share a few of the man cards we have made in class over 3 posts – so make sure you are signed up to follow my blog by email so you don’t miss anything!
The first Father’s Day Card came from inspiration from my gorgeous upline Simone Bartrum.
I really enjoy making these cards as they are very simple and quick to make – but the men in our lives think we have spent HOURS on them!
So our Day 1 Card is Man Shirt Style #1!
I used our Bohemian DSP for this card. I like retro looking shirts and think this fit the bill perfectly.
I used our new Thick White Card Stock for the base (just a hint – score it first!) and then cut a piece of DSP slightly larger than the card front – 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″. I then cut this at 2″ down the length so you end up with a piece 2″ x 5 3/4″ and another at 2 1/2″ x 5 3/4″.
Mark the 2″ piece at 1″ from the left outside edge and 2″ down on the inside length, and fold to make the shirt flap.
Mark the 2 1/2″ piece at 1″ from the right outside edge, and 2 1/2″ down the inside length and fold to make the opposing flap. It’s that simple. Adhere these pieces to your card base, with the larger piece overlapping in the front.
I then just popped on some of our metallic buttons, punched a bow with the bow builder punch and made a pocket using the note tag punch! EASY!!!
Have fun creating your own variations!