Friday, June 15, 2012

mydadsgreatest sequel
     Welcome to My Dad's the Greatest Blog Hop. Today we are honoring our Dads, Grand Fathers, Uncles, and Big Brothers... Who ever made a significant, loving mark in your life? Do you remember your father being so big in your eyes, that he could protect you from anything? He was the one who would barbecue or mow the grass. He would go off to work every day and come home tired and still make time to laugh and play. He didn't mind that every Father's Day, he got a tie or slippers. He was our protector!!

Today we have some wonderful, talented women who would like to show that their Dad is the Greatest!! In case you get lost the hop starts at Pamela
  1. Pamela ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Miriam ~
  4. Kristy ~
  5. Nancy ~
  6.  Ana Maria ~
  7.  Jamie ~
  8.  Cecilia ~
  9.  Eileen ~
  10.  Monica -
  11.  Robin-
  12.  Jenny -

We will have Blog Candy!!! It’s a fun stamp set from Tim Holtz “Life’s a Journey” to one lucky winner that leaves a comment on every blog.

If you arrived from Colleen's blog, then you are on the right track.

Today I will be sharing with you several cards I have made for 3 very important men in my life. First, my father. I remember him never wearing anything other than a button down shirt my whole life. So, I had to make him a card as a shirt. There are many different tie cards out there, but he only wore ties when we were at a serious occasion. I didn't want this to be a serious card, so I left that aspect out. However I did make many cards with the awesome tie card file from Scraptastical Kreations, you should check it out!

Here is my card:

I used a simple technique learned by watching a YouTube video on how to make a tie card. I then added buttons to make it look more like a button down and a charm in the bottom corner (see close up below, it's still not great, but more visible) which is a clock (given to me by Pamela, our lovely hostess). I added a sting of jump rings to it to make it look like a pocket watch. Then, I finished it off by adding some blue and brown twine from Trendy Twine. The paper I used was from a Recollections value pack that I purchased at Michael's.

The sentiment in the card was an svg file downloaded from the SVGCuts blog.

The next project I would like to share with you is a card that I made for my oldest brother. He was at least as much a father figure to me as my dad. He is ten years older than me and I looked up to him, even idolized him. I now call him for car advice on a regular basis as he has become an auto mechanic (if you're in Cleveland, OH look him up, he is the Mobile Mechanic of Cleveland... he'll come to you).

     I got the file to cut the wrench on an interesting new site called BeaOriginal. I feel bad, but I can't find the site where the car border came from... The paper was from a friend's stash. The metal "you're the best" sentiment was from a making memories set and the stars are true vintage from the shelves of my local closeout shop called Franks Bargain Center. They are actually meant to go on fabric, but work great as brads (40 cents for 20, can't beat that!). The nut I created myself with SCAL>

     Last but not least is the card I made for my husband and father of our three children. Again, I went with a shirt, but not a tie since I have only seen him wear one maybe 4 times. He wears button downs to work sometimes, but he is a t-shirt hoarder, so I decided to go with that idea.

I used an oval in SCAL to cut a neckline into paper. Then, I drew on the ribbing of the collar. He is a fan of superheros and Batman especially, so I cut an image from Batman: The Brave and the Bold (I let my six year old pick which image to use). She thought that we should cut an image of the Joker as well and let him play with them, but I needed to glue him down to cover something that had gotten on the paper.... I am considering making a "tag" to put on the back of the "shirt". I will probably make something simple like a rectangle with a heart cut out of the middle of it and stitching down the sides. Inside the cards the kids will write out their messages.
     Thanks for stopping by. Now I must send you to Kristy's blog to see what fabulous project she has in store for you! Don’t forget, to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop.
Happy Hopping!!


  1. OOO These are super cute! Love the colors! CallyAnn

  2. WOW!! I love them all!! You did a great job! :)

  3. I love your card. What a great idea making a button down shirt!

  4. Such a great idea of adding buttons to the shirt. Love your other projects. New follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  5. Great cards! Love the shirt and t-shirt ideas! :)

  6. Love them all ... but that shirt is just incredible! So glad to be on this hop with you!

  7. Love the cards!! I like the paper you used for your dads!! I'm a fan of polka dots. Thanks for hopping with me!!

  8. Grate father's day projects! Love the paper for the shirt card =)

    Lots of love,

  9. All your projects were fantastic! Great job! TFS

  10. Loved all of your projects. So creative, glad to be on this hop with you.


  11. Looks like you have been a very busy girl. Love all three project but my favorite is the tie card. TFS!

  12. Love your cards. The card for your dad is so realistic. Just love how it turned out. The t-shirt idea for your husband is genious. TFS


  13. What great creations. Love the tool card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  14. Great cards for the men in your life--very appropriate for each one.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  15. I love how all of your cards came out, the buttons on the shirt were a great touch!! It was fun hopping with you!