Saturday, February 6, 2021

Big Top Father's Day

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this first Saturday in February. 

We are expecting another snow storm here in Pittsburgh this weekend. Although nothing has started as yet. It looks like our snow drought is finally over. For the past several winters we have hardly had any snow then in December we had 26 ". Not sure how much in January but it snowed a lot.  I like the snow so it doesn't bother me when it happens. 

Now anyway, onto my card or today. Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the new Circus Tent die and I created a Father's Day card. I had a sentiment that I thought would work well with this image. I make several cards for this holiday so you can never get started to soon especially when an idea hits.
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
Since I knew what die I was going to use, I looked through my designer papers for papers that had more of a masculine vibe. Striped paper always seems to work for me. I found this blue diagonal striped paper. It's from the older "high tide" collection from Stampin'-Up. 
white card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
designer paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Then I cut the tent in cardstock colors that would coordinate with the background paper.
For the image panel, I used the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die. Cut in white cardstock and stenciled in some clouds and grass. Looks like this die is sold out. I cut and stenciled before I realized that but you could use the 2nd largest Double Stitched Rectangle die.
Next, I attached the Circus Tent to the background with dimensional adhesive. I held off the the tent stakes because I wanted the image on the designer paper first for placement. 

Attached the image panel to card base again using dimensional adhesive and also the tent stakes with Ranger multi medium matte.
I stamped my sentiments at this point. For the Dad phrase I used the 3rd largest circle from the Circle Set. I layered this with the 3rd largest stitched circle die. I masked off the part of the stamp I didn't want to use.
Stamped the next phrase on a flag with Stampin'-Up's pacific point ink that coordinates with the designer paper and tent.
Secured these to the card base with double sided tape and my card is complete. I will stamp a Father's Day sentiment on the inside once I decide who will get this card. 

And 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.  Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge. 
2.  Cute Card Thursday has an anything goes challenge. 
3.  Crafty Creations has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Fab 'n' Funky has an anything goes challenge. 




  1. Such a beautiful colourful card, thank you for sharing with us at Fab ‘n’ Funky. Rachel DT

  2. What a lovely card! Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty



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