Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all your husbands, fathers, brothers and friends who have children, furbabies, little brothers, etc. and are great caregivers and role models to them all! I hope you're having a fabulous day celebrating!! I have a couple of new cards to show you today as well as one older one. This first one is for my father-in-law and I'm afraid it never made it across the border before the postal strike so he'll have to enjoy it online for the time being.

I used Papertrey Ink's Masculine Motifs. I seem to be all over this set lately! You can see in the close up that I debossed the deer with the canvas side of the Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Next, I wanted to show you the sweet card my son made for his father pretty much all on his own! (Details for the Pink Cat Studio card on the left were posted HERE.)

The only thing I had to help him with was the die cutting but he did turn the crank on the die cutting machine all on his own. He's a very do-it-yourself little guy and likes to be hands-on with everything.

Last week, he discovered how to use scissors. He wanted to cut up some of his paintings and drawings and glued some of the pieces on the solid side of a piece of patterned paper to make a mosaic. Then he asked to cut out an oval from it, telling me exactly where to place it so he'd have three kitties in a train, and picked the red cardstock for the scalloped background. He also picked out the sentiments and stamped them himself on the inside. To finish, he drew a heart and some lines for emphasis. LOL I was smiling the whole time he described how and why he was making the card, "Love you, Baba! Happy Father's Day!"

That's it from me today! I hope you are all having the loveliest of Sundays!! See you tomorrow for the big Jane's Doodles Blog Hop! :D

Sources for Happy Father's Day, Miss You...: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Papertrey Ink Masculine Motifs; SU Garden Green & Night of Navy inks; Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink; Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas impression plate; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stampin' Dimensionals; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

Sources for Love You Forever, Father: SU Real Red cardstock; American Crafts Kids PB & J; PSA Essentials Hello Kitty On the Go; Papertrey Ink Heart Prints & My Hero, My Dad; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Brilliant Blue ink; Crayola paint & crayons; Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Classic Scalloped Ovals Large; QuicKutz Epic Six

28 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Your son's card is darling!!! Such sweet sentiments!!! Yours of course are always stellar :) Have a great day!

Karen B. said...

A post mixed with beautiful cards and ca-hute cards!

Lynn said...

Love the cards you made Emily, but I really love Damian's card for your hubby. I am sure he will cherish it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty!! love the scenery you created there on the card! And such an amazing card from your son! Perfect gift!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, but sorry Damian's is my favorite...

Brenda said...

Totally love the card for your FIL! Love the colours and design, very masculine! As for your sins card, he is really very artistic! Stunning! Have a great day!

Karin said...

Great guy card for your fil...Love that detail you added to the deer. Sweet card by your son! You have a talented couple of guys living with you...I would say he takes after you, but the fact that your hubs can make a mean card, he may take after him! Hope you had a great day!

Jen W. said...

Bummer about the postal strike but at least your fil gets to see it thanks to the internet! Lil' guy's card rocks! I love that he hangs out and crafts with you. He's so cool. :)

Lisa said...

I love the card your son made- really put a smile on my face to hear his story :) I've seen the kitty one before- it's wonderful, and the deer card is fantastic. It (sadly) makes me think about xmas cards! I'm not quite there yet!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful father's day card you make for you FIL, and super adorable card your son made for his dad, so amazing beautiful!!!

Jenny said...

Arrr bless him, I love your little boys card...they just love discovering scissors :)
Beautiful cards Emily,looking forward to the blog hop at Janes doodles :)
Jenny x

Sunghee said...

*sniff* *sniff* Your cards making me cry cuz they are too awesome to look at! I LOVE the texture on the deer, and you guys are the awesome card making family!

Angela said...

Little D. is totally taking after his mom -- such talent for such a little man!

Love your card, too -- the texture on that deer is the cherry on top!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Fabulous card for your FIL, I'm sure he will love it online and when it arrives. Look at how great your little guy did on his card! It is so cute he loves to create with you.

lisa a.

Lindsey said...

Major artistic expression going on in the D's card! And Hello Kitty, too, such good taste. And just to prove I'm not totally blinded by that masterpiece... the card for your FIL is fabulous, too. Very classic masculine. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Your son's card is so sweet, Emily! My kids had a blast making cards and pictures for my husband for Father's Day, too. I hope you all had a fun day together!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Your card is FABULOUS--but I love your son's card! SO PRECIOUS:) Happy Father's Day to your husband!!!

Kary said...

Hi Emily, all your cards are amazing!! And I can see your little man has his mom's creative mind. His card is really sweet. I'm sure your husband loved it. Hope your day of celebration went beautifully.

Janna Werner said...

I love ur father´s day cards, Emily. But sorry, sweetie... you got overtrumped by your kiddo ;)
HUGS Janna

Vicky Hayes said...

Talk about a card being a hug with a fold in it, your son's card is more like a whole bundle of love with a fold in it! Gorgeous!

lynn said...

love the green and blue on your fil's card! the debossing gives the deer a cool texture, too:)

how darling is your son's card?!! i love that you two spend creative time together--he'll remember those times forever, emily:)

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful and your son's is precious! nothing beats homemade, especially from a little one! definitely a keepsake!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

All three fabulous makes, your son's is totally special. I suspect his Dad will keep it for a very, very long time, hugs Gay xxx

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