Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trio of Dads for a Father's Day Hop!...

Welcome to the May Pals Hop! Today our group of papercrafters will be showcasing projects featuring two big days -- Father's Day and Graduation. If you've hopped over from the marvelous Mike Funke's Stampin' Style, you're in the home stretch as I'm stop number 10. We hope you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations showcasing all that Stampin' Up has to offer. Should you hop off course, simply click on any links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track! We're thrilled to have you visit and please feel free to leave as many comments as you'd like telling us what you think...there are 11 blogs in all. Happy Hopping!

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Any regular reader of TSB knows that I am a "punch-a-holic"! For my Pals Hop projects, I decided to once again showcase how wonderful these nifty tools can be. I've created three very different Father's Day cards for three very different dads. Masculine cards can sometimes be a challenge, and I find it helps to think about what kind of guy I'm creating for.
The first of my Dad's Day trio is for the "new" dad, of which my own hubby still qualifies, as our rugrat is still a toddler. They have a fun, rough and tumble relationship, so for this card, I thought a few cute monkeys would be just the thing. I should also point out that this card, start to finish, took 15 minutes, and you could certainly substitute any number of images for the little monkeys! The Large Star Punch worked perfectly here. (Bean Tip: cut your sheet of white cardstock to 3-3/4" x 5" to allow for the 'reach' of the punch) I punched out three stars in random locations. Next, I stamped the monkey image three times in Close to Cocoa and cut around each before adhering onto a piece of Bashful Blue, which I had already attached to my Close to Cocoa card base. After attaching some matching brads, I popped up the star sheet over the little monkeys, allowing them to peek out through each punched star. A quick and easy rub-on completed this simple card for a terrific daddy.
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Fox & Friends Stamp; Chit Chat Rub-On; Close to Cocoa Classic Dye Ink; Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White Cardstock; Blue Brads (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares HAPPY BEANS: Large Star Punch
**To order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please email me HERE.


For the second of my fatherhood duo, I created something for the "classy" dad. First, I used SU's Harlequin Texturz Impression Plate and ran some Basic Black cardstock through my Big Shot. Next, using a glitter pen, I turned the impression into some fancy argyle. Using the modern label piece of the Movers & Shapers XL Die, I then die-cut the shape from the middle of the background piece. Using some nice bright Real Red, I stamped the simple sentiment and punched it out using the coordinating Modern Label Punch and popped it out with dimensionals. Finally, I added a chic red satin ribbon and I had a card for a father who enjoys the good things in life!
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment); Real Red Classic Dye Ink; Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black Cardstock; Harlequin Texturz Impression Plate; Movers & Shapers XL Die and Modern Label Moveable Piece; Modern Label Punch; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Real Red Satin Ribbon
HAPPY BEANS: Glitter Pen (generic)
**To order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please email me HERE.


My third card was created with a more "guy's guy" dad in mind. I started with creating the letter tags, which was very easy to do with the large and small Tag Punches. I stamped with some Craft Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder to bring out each letter from the Defining Alphabet set. Next, I cut out each with scissors and a hobby blade. Then I punched a small hole in each blue tag and tied on a bit of embossing floss. To make the background, I used the wonderful Sanded background stamp in Night of Navy and then glued down some strips of matching cardstock for some visual interest. Finally, I popped up my finished tags to spell out this three-letter word that really says it all.
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) Defining Alphabet (sentiment) and Sanded Stamps; Night of Navy Craft Ink; Clear Embossing Powder (generic); Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Bashful Blue Cardstock; Small and Large Tag Punches; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); 1/16" Hole Punch (generic) HAPPY BEANS: White Embroidery Floss (generic)
**To order these or any other current Stampin' Up products, please email me HERE.

More inspiring ideas await you at Sumaiyah Yates's Stampin' Dymonz, stop number 11 on the Pals Hop. Hop on over and see Sumaiyah's creative ideas. Click on any of the sites listed below to begin the Pals Hop.

1. Barbara Furlong -- The Love of Stamping

2. Debbie Pierce -- Stampin' Sunshine

3. Gina Shaw -- Cards by Gina

4. Jason Casper -- Jason's Stampin' Pad

5. Joanna Munster -- Inspired by Stampin'

6. Kylie Nicolosi -- Kylie's Crafty Corner

7. Martha Stewart -- Seasons of Stamping

8. Mary Fish -- Stampin' Pretty

9. Mike Funke -- Stampin-Style

10. Regina Mangum -- You are HERE!

11. Sumaiyah Yates -- Stampin' Dymonz


28 comments:

Martha said...

Great cards! You are always thinking out of the box. Love your creations. I think the monkeys are my favorite, but I love the argyle, and I love the letter tags ~ Love them all!

Ann said...

Great cards, these cards can be the best combination of bouquets.

Stampin' said...

Great cards -- simple and elegant. I love the red and black! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love all three of these cards. The first one looks like the perfect card to CASE for my new father friends. We have lots of new dads in our circle of friends and I am sure they'll appreciate something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanna said...

I love the three cards you made. The monkeys are so adorable! Hugs, Joanna

LeAnne said...

What great cards!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Bean, you always hit the nail on the head with all of your cards...and these are no exceptions! You amaze me...always! Perfect, perfect Father's Day cards. I love everything about both of them. Love that you hopped along!

Linda Callahan said...

Great trio of cards~!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fantastic cards, Regina... Wow!!! They are all 5 Star!!! Hugs,

Kim Burmeister said...

Regina, these cards are awesome! The monkeys are so cute. The bow on your second card is perfect and the last one is simple and masculine. Love them!

Kylie said...

i love these cards. i also enjoy using my punches whenever i can. i think i'm going to have to "case" that little monkey card! thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

These are awesome Regina! I couldn't even pick a fav - love them all!!!

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. The last one is my favorite, but I like them all. TFS

Kathy Martin said...

Wonderful Father's Day cards! How clever to hid those little monkeys behind the punched out stars in you first card! Awesome! :)

Linda H said...

Regina, Your cards were my favorite on this blog hop. Great job!!!

triciagillam.com said...

Oh the monkeys are so adorable!

mike Funke said...

Dynamite trio! I love the black diamond/argyle background - so classy! Stunning!
Mike

Texas JennyWren said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your father's day cards. Especially love the argyle one. How clever!! and it is so classy, like you say.

Thanks for sharing!!

Patti MacLeith said...

It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to pick a favorite among these three! I love them all. Great cards, Regina!

Ann Schach said...

Fantastic cards! I love them all, especially the third one!

Sonia said...

Hi Regina
Love all three of these cards.
The monkey with paper punch card loo so cute and funny.
The 2nd card lool so Elegant love the colors combo.
The 3rd is beautiful i like the tag with the letters look nice.
Thanks for the inspiration.

**Sony**
Sonia-Studio60

Mary Fish said...

You have all the bases covered . . . fun (love the monkeys), elegant (love the texture) and classic (the letters on the tags are perfect). Great work. Hugs, M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

They are all great, but I especially love the monkey's peeking out of the star card.

Awesome.

Ink Bug said...

Hey Regina, I have a blog award for you on my blog!

Gina said...

I absolutely love these! You definitely have a talent for card design.

What adhesive did you use to adhere the tags/twine to the final card?

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Fantastic cards! I love the monkeys peeking out through your stars and love that idea especially!! TFS!

Anne Eicher said...

SO CUTE! Gonna HAVE to CASE the monkey one for my 3 boys to give their Daddy for Father's Day! :) You have talent!