I Spell Hero D.A.D.

June 10, 2010

I have one lone card to share with you today!  Been busy working on some things that can't be shared yet, and just getting other things done in life!  You know how it goes!  The card I have to share today is for this week's sketch #170 at the CPS blog.  We were sponsored by My Favorite Things this week, and I chose the Clearly Sentimental about Fathers set.  This little sentiment just jumped out at me in this set, and I decided it was perfect for what I wanted to do with the sketch.  Here is what I came up with!
"I Spell Hero D.A.D." supplies: 
Stamps: My Favorite Things (Clearly Sentimental about Fathers)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: midnight, frost white)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Basic Grey & My Mind's Eye
Brad: Karen Foster
Jewels: Darice Inc.
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Stand and Salute by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold dotted kraft cardstock in half to make card base, and ink the edges with frost white ink.  Cut a strip of blue dotted paper, and a very thin strip of red striped paper, and adhere to the front.  Cut the banner border at 1" using the Cricut Expression with the Stand and Salute cartridge.  Adhere right above the paper strips.  Stamp the sentiment to a kraft cardstock block, and ink the edges with frost white ink.  Adhere the block to the left side of the card.  Cut the star dog tag at 3" from striped paper, and line the back with blue cardstock.  Add a metal brad through the top of it.  Cut the United States layers at 1 1/2" and layer together.  Add a block of clear jewels to make the stars, and adhere the entire cut to the dog tag.  Adhere the entire piece to the kraft block using dimensional adhesive.  Add a row of clear jewels to the middle of the card. 

While I don't have any other cards to share with you today, I will share a song with you!  I haven't done that in awhile.  The Eclipse soundtrack came out on Tuesday, and this song by Sia is amazing.  Have a listen: 

Well, I better get going for now!  We are actually going to be home this weekend!  The first time in a month....life has been crazy! But fun! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,


  1. LOVE this card Lea! It is fabulous:)

  2. What a wonderful sentiment, we are a military family and my husband is Air Force so this card is so perfect, you did a great job! :0)

  3. What a beautiful card Lea! The sentiment touched my heart. Thanks for your inspiring works! :-)

  4. I saw this card on another blog and just loved it!!! Great use of the bling for the stars on the flag and the arches are fantastic. Simply fabulous card :D Lovely song too. Can't wait to catch the movie :D Enjoy your weekend at home!!

  5. I love patriotic colors/themes so I really love it that you combined it with "Dad"!! The polka dot embossed background paper is wonderful with the navy/white polka dot paper. LOVE the America die cut!!! Wow! Great job! ♥♥ Kay

  6. I can't say anything but....FANTASTIC! Such a gorgeous card!

  7. Love the card! The sing sounds really cool. I'm ready for the movie!

  8. Absolutely amazing my dear friend!!!

  9. Are there even words for how amazing this is?? Love it!!

  10. Oooh...this jumped right out at me on the CPS blog...I love it....it's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. this card is fantabulous.. love the colours, love the elements.. and the border.. :D. Love all your other cards too :D
    Thanks for your lovely comments at my blog :)


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