Saturday, June 9, 2018

For Dad

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
It's Saturday and another weekend is upon us. We don't have any special plans. Today, I will be doing some chores around the house and hubby will probably be working in his gardens.  
I also will be in my craft room working on Father's day cards for my hubby, sons and a couple of our friends. Speaking of Father's Day that's where I went with my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.
I am featuring the new Hats, Glasses & Moustaches + the Retro Alphabet dies. Let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: I started my card this week with the layout. I saw this interesting sketch on Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and an immediate idea came into my head on how to use it with these new dies. Love it when that happens.  
 Step 2: I selected my card colors. Looked through my papers for some patterned paper with masculine appeal. I found this paper that had this tweed pattern -  very masculine so I decided to use it. Paired that up with some matching cardstock in soft suede (light brown). For the panel across the middle I used a yellow cardstock.
 Soft Suede Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Patterned Paper Layer: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Yellow rectangle Panel: 5 3/8" x 1"

Step 3: I cut my Dad phrase and used the same cardstocks as the card base colors. I added a 3rd color of Cajun craze. It's a cinnamon color cardstock.
 The hat, glasses, moustache and pipe are all cut in soft suede cardstock. I sponged the glasses & pipe with soft suede ink to make them a little darker.
 For the tags on the sketch, I used an older CottageCutz die- it's the mail tag set. It's the smallest of the tags and I cut in a kraft card stock.
Step 4: Started card assembly.  I assembled the card base, patterned paper and middle rectangle panel using double sided tape.
 Next, I attached the tags, the Dad Letters and the hat, glasses moustache and pipe. On the tags I used double sided tape and for the letters I used Ranger Multi medium matte. Its a liquid adhesive that dries clear. For the other images I wanted them lifted from the background panel so I used dimensional adhesive.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering: 
1.  A Perfect Time to Craft has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Classic Design Team Challenge is anything goes.
3.  Crafts Galore Encore in anything goes.
4.  Simply Create Too has a for a male challenge.  


  1. Lovely Dad's Card. Nice work. Looks great.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  2. What a great card for Dad love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  3. Fabulous Father's Day card using that sketch.

  4. Great mans card. Love the sketch you have followed. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  5. Very original card¡¡!!
    Ángela DT for

  6. Oh my goodness! I love how you have used all of these wonderful die cuts!! A perfectly manly card for Father's Day!



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