#Best Dad Ever

June 12, 2014

Happy Thursday, blog friends! How are you doing today?  Doing well over here.  It's been a pretty quiet week so far.  We cleaned the church last night with our missional community group, and that has been the extent of it.  Other than that we've kept pretty close to home.  I've gotten in some crafting, and Josh has mostly been working from home as well.

Before I share my projects today, I just wanted to remind you that I have a giveaway on THIS POST.  A Glitz Design "77" 12x12 collection pack is up for grabs...I will announce the winner this coming weekend! Check out that post & leave a comment for your chance to win! 

I am up on the My Mind's Eye blog today with a gift set to share with you!  Father's Day is near, and I've created a greeting card & matching gift card holder than any dad would be excited to receive.  I've combined My Mind's Eye Market Street "Nob Hill" and Necessities "Wood" to create this masculine but trendy combo.

I love the green & red & yellow in the "Nob Hill" collection...but mostly I love the black & gold.  I don't know why, but those two classic & elegant colors just gave this project the masculine feel it needed.  (The deer head & mustaches helped a bit too!)  I also added just a touch of woodgrain here & there.

Supplies: Market Street - Nob Hill: "Sparkle" 12x12 paper, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Label Stickers, Mixed Bag diecuts, Chipboard Buttons, Flair Pins, Decorative Brads, Enamel Dots.  Necessities - Wood: 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, Alpha & Word Stickers, Wood Shapes. Other: Lawn Fawn metallic twine, Spellbinders circle die, WPlus9 vintage envelope die, vellum.

Instructions to recreate the card:
1. Cut an A2 card from green cardstock, then layered a block of mustache paper to it. 
2. Adhere a strip of woodgrain paper to the middle of the black & gold dotted paper.
3. Diecut a circle from the middle of the paper block. 
4. Adhere the paper block to the card front using foam adhesive.
5. Add the flair & diecuts to the front. 
6. Finish off the sentiment using woodgrain alphas in the lower right corner.
7.  Then accent it with a wooden arrow & enamel dots to finish it.

Instructions to recreate the gift card holder:
1. Diecut an envelope template from vellum & assembled it. 
2. Cut a block of scalloped paper to line the inside of it. 
3. Wrap the celebrate sticker around the top of it.
4. Thread the chipboard banner with metallic twine & adhere. 
5. Tie a double bow from the twine, & adhere to the top of the banner. 
6. Add shiny gold diecut circles randomly to it, trimming the excess from the edges as needed.
7. Top the twine bow with a brad to finish. 

It's now ready to add a gift card to your dad's favorite store, restaurant or coffee shop!

Card Challenges:
-The Challenge #8 - card sketch
-The Pink Elephant #254 - father's day
-A Blog Named Hero #45 - anything but a card

That is all I have for you today!  I hope that you have an awesome Thursday!

Until later,


  1. This is a WHOLE big BUNCH of AWESOMENESS... (think sing song voice, accentuating the AWESOMENESS) LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Really love the mix of DP's and design, so POSH and NEW FUN FRESH FUNKY Flair a licious!

    Thanks for being inspired, and sharing with us.!!!

  2. Great gift set! Love the mix of papers and elements you used here. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  3. Wow, Lea! This is amazing and your photography skills are SO inspiring. I love the pops of gold and the papers. Thank you so much for joining us at The Challenge!


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