Woohoo! Welcome to June! This year is half over. Can you believe it? Aren’t you glad. Oh my… what a year it has been!
Well, this month’s theme for the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop is all about the men in our lives.
While I have a great husband and two wonderful sons… the first man in this girl’s life was her daddy!
This was our family back in July 1971. That’s me asleep in my Mother’s arms. We were getting ready to move to Iceland.
From even before that day, he was my hero…
I was a Daddy’s girl. I pretty much still am. He taught me how to use a drill and change a tire. He taught me a lot about computers and helped me with my math homework. I still call him when I need help. And, he is my go-to person when it comes to booking a cruise!
He’s a great guy and I love him more than he could ever imagine. And, this is a card made just for him… for Father’s Day.
You may have noticed that this card was made with some of the new great products from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.
The color scheme uses Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and what may be my new favorite color… Misty Moonlight.
The layers were cut using the new Best Plaid dies. I cut the stripes in two different colors to add a bit more texture.
The sentiments are from the Best Year stamp set – which happens to come bundled with the Best Plaid dies for a discount! It full of great sentiments for both the outside and the inside of cards for all occasions any time of the year.
I thought the inside was a bit blank with just the layers and the sentiment, so I added 1/8″ stripes in the same colors as the plaid on front.
Now, a little tip about punching that banner. The bottom layer is 1-1/2″ which fits perfect in the Banner Triple Punch, but the Vanilla layer that the sentiment is on is 1-1/4″ wide. That is an in-between size for the punch.
So, I dabbed a little bit of SEAL (the new adhesive from SU!) to the back of the layer at the bottom. It takes just a smidge. Then, attach it to the other layer. Slide it the whole way into the punch making sure the layers are straight. Then, punch. When you punch the layers, you are also punching off the bit that is adhered together. You layers are now separate so you can make the perfect border around the sentiment.
Who knew? Right!
Well, that’s all I have for you today. Go and honor those men in your lives with a card and a hug and maybe even a steak dinner
Love you Dad!!!
Here are the links to the rest of the Stamper’s Dozen Crew!
Stamper’s Dozen June 2020 Blog Hop
- Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
- Judy Garza – Creativity Released
- Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
- Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
- Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
- Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
- Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped
- BJ Peters – StampinBJ
Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!