Thursday, April 8, 2010

Father's Day - early edition

I'm back to share with you more of the cards we made on Tuesday night that we'll be sending on to our soldiers. Because of time constraints for shipping, deadlines for sending holiday cards are really early. This week we focused on making Father's Day cards that can be sent back home to our soldiers' fathers. I planned two different styles of cards, one a bit more formal and the other one for all the baseball fanatic dads out there. Wish we could have made literally dozens of these cards, but it was closer to 18 of each version. Still not too bad - the ladies all stamped their hearts out to make these to send on and give someone else some happiness.

This first card is pretty straight forward, not a lot of doo-dads or anything. I had to use a retired set on this one, because I really like the image of all the tools. I know this would really fit my hubby to a 'T'.

Stamps: For Father (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Taken with Teal cardstock and Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Ink: Soft Suede and Taken with Teal
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Vintage Brads, AquaPainter

One of the young ladies that came had never used the AquaPainter before, but once I showed her how it works she just did a great job on coloring the images. If a novice can do this well, just think how much you could enjoy using this tool. For me, having an AquaPainter handy is an absolute necessity! It's one of my favorite tools to use!!

Here's the second card for fathers. Isn't it bright and cheerful? I kept thinking about an 'All Star Dad', but I didn't have a stamp that said that. Too bad, it would have been perfect!

Stamps: All Holidays, Sanded, and Just Baseball
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, and Night of Navy
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Star Punch, Sponge quarter, Paper Snips, and Dimensionals

The ladies that worked on this card were real troopers. They had to do a lot of cutting! When you make 18 cards that have components cut out, it just takes awhile to get all the pieces cut out. When they came in the room, they looked at the samples, sat down and started cutting right away. You can't ask for any better friends than that!! Thanks ladies, you did a super job on all the cards you made and packaged up!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the cards for today. I know we sure had fun making them!

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