Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dies R Us Best Dad

Hello!  This is the inspiration card I designed for the new "One for the Boys/Father's Day" Challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Hope you can dust off those dies and join us for some fun!  You have until June 13th to submit a project and you could win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store or a Top 3 Badge.  I'm constantly amazed by the store - they've added a ton of dies from new companies and have free shipping over $35 in the USA and $50 internationally.  If something is out of stock, click "Put me on the Waitlist" and you'll be emailed when it's back in stock.  


My oldest son was born on Father's Day just a few hours after my husband's birthday.  Father's day and my husband's birthday are often one and the same so this card may end up being a combined card.  My husband loves to BBQ which works out nicely because I love to eat what he makes.  :)

This was a fun to design.  I cut a piece of cardstock and then scored it to get the fancy fold.  I wanted to use my Studio G stamps (which I'd bought a long time ago with the intention of making my husband a card) and my Memory Box Grill Masters die but I wasn't sure after folding this card how it was all going to come together.  The patterned paper is from a kitchen themed mat stack I found at Joann's. 

The Dad banner was cut freehand.  The letters are from a great little alphabet set from Impression Obsession.  They are a perfect size for card making.  I wanted the flag to look like an award.  You can only see the word "Best" when the card is open.

The white edge is the "extra" from a Cheery Lynn lollipop die.  It's such a great flower die and I've been using it over and over but I thought the remnants looked interesting too.  Most of my border dies were too feminine for this.  I liked how it added texture and dimension. 

Thanks for looking and Happy early Father's Day to all those Dad's out there!

Challenges Entered
Bearly Mine Designs One for the Boys
Ladybug Crafts Something for the Boys/Use dies
Country View Challenges  Only Men Allowed
CMC Copics Father's Day/Boy Stuff
My Sheri Crafts Anything Masculine
Sweet Stampin Father's Day/Special Man/Boy


Graciellie Design said...

Jen, this is definetely one fun and attractive card. I love all the different elements you added. Great card friend!

Manuela said...

Eine schöne Karte ist das geworden. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der ASC-Callenge.

Liebe Grüße,

Delia said...

So pretty, love the design of this card.

Meggi Bischoff said...

männer und grillen passt doch super zusammen.
dir ist da eine tolle karte gelungen.
danke für die TN. beim ASC.

glg meggi

Unknown said...

Wow this is one awesome card...thank you for joining in our challenge at Bearly Mine Designs....good luck in the draw....Annie

Paddington fan said...

What a super fun card and great layout with the flag at the back! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

susiestacey said...

A great card - lets hope the BBQ weather soon returns.
Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'For The Guys' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sue Crease said...

Lovely card for your hubby. Thanks for linking up with us over at MSC this time around. Happy birthday to your hubby too.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic barbecue themed card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “One for the boys”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

Mummylade said...

Such nice details! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and we hope to see you again!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous masculine card, thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs for our One for the Boys challenge.

Pia Larsen said...

Great BBQ card for the hubby!
Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hope you will join us again.
Pia xx

P.G. Lamb said...

I love all the layering to your fun card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun card. Great design and lots of fantastic touches!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Sarah said...

REally fun card! Perfect paper for this image! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great Man card! The design is really fun! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation for our challenge this month at BMD...good luck in the draw..
cheers, ♥aNNie
{Bearly Mine DT Member}

PaperDaisies said...

A great male card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Words and Pictures said...

What a great card - bold bright colours, great composition in the layers, and such fun images! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x