Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day cards

So here's a few cards I made - the first 4 were for the coffee shop.

On these first 2 star cards I used:

Making Memories star charms and eyelets; StampinUp! Word Window punch (to quickly punch out those strap-like brown pieces at the top that are held on with the eyelets) and SU! Sentiment from some long retired set; and my Creative Memories corner rounder. The patterned paper is DCWV.
The next two cards I used: SU! Classic Backgrounds set (Using the argyle stamp and a stampamajig to create that piece as the argyle is only 3 diamonds wide) and that same sentiment and SU!'s Mat Pack to do the paper piercing. I believe I also used the Rectangle Nestabilities (gosh i made these over a week ago and I just can't remember!)

And finally - one card for my husband for Father's Day. I used all Purple Onion Designs stamps: the 2008 Vintage Calendar stamp - individual months, Damask stamp and the wonderful Fourscore Alpha - Small. I just wrote in the "for my husband on". I machine stitched here and there and I pop dotted that month to get a little dimension. I used Antique Linen Distress Ink to age the June calendar and I roughed up the edges with my finger nail. Oh yeah that stripe patterned paper is some Basic Grey I just love (i think that line is long since discontinued - too bad - it was a good one!) I have to mention here my husband spent a good long time examing this card. He wanted to know about how I made the cardstock look old. I guess I didn't think he or my daughter were really ever paying attention when I had been tea dying cardstock in the past. That's what they thought it was - I told them no - this time it was just ink. But I had a little smile going on inside. (Let's just say I figure a lot of the time I'm talking to myself when it comes to this stuff around here. Yes, sometimes I've got a big pan of tea on the kitchen island and paper is soaking in it, and other pieces are drying on paper towels and I've got the iron going and I'm standing there ironing cardstock and I think ... just sometimes... they think I've lost my marbles... or at least a couple... but whatDOyaknow... they were listening. Happy happy)
It was a nice quiet day. The father (my husband) in this house went golfing and had a lovely relaxing day. We had a few presents, a yummy dinner followed by a Carvel Ice Cream Cake which was scrumptious. The ice cream cake was my husband's request and we all just about licked our plates it was so good. (Carvel holds a most special place in my heart - I grew up with Carvel. It was theee place to get ice cream in the summer in NY & NJ back in the day. Sad there are no more Carvels to go to.... )
okay it's late - i need to get to bed. Hope you all had a lovely day


June Houck said...

I am pretty sure all your Father's Day cards flew out of the store. Ashley told me there were 2 cards left; I thinkl they are 2 of my set of 6 green ones.

I love Joe's F.D. card! That BG paper is perfect. I remember that paper, but I don't own any. Shame on me! It is perfect for a masculine card.

Kudos to Joe for treasuring your card :) He's a keeper for sure (as if there were ANY doubt!)

lauren said...

that JOE...he's a good 'un for sure!!! (dontcha just love it when you suddenly realize that SOMEONE WAS LISTENING?! kinda makes up for all those times ya mid-sentence, usually...that NO ONE is!) :O

i LOVE carvel...especially THE CAKES! they used to sell the cakes in the supermarket here...long after our local carvel closed; but i have not checked in a while due to the DANGER FACTOR!!! (if i see the cake...i will BUY the cake...and then **eat** the cake!) :) but last weekend we were off our beaten track in central nj and from the car i *SAW* an actual CARVEL STORE! so apparently there *are* a few around, here and there!

(hey tracy--'member "fudgie the whale"???! "...dis is tom caw-vel..." sigh. happy days!)

Babsarella said...

Love all the terrific cards, but I think the one for Dad #1 is my fav. So glad the family appreciates all your hard work and attention to detail. Sounds like Dad #1 had a wonderful day and lots to be thankful for!!!

Will said...

I loved the first two cards...but that last one! My total favorite. So how about that etsy shop?

Sue McGettigan said...

Lovely FD cards T, especially the one for your hubby. LOL at the aged paper, love the tea factory you have going over there :)