Monday, May 26, 2014

easy to create Father's Day gifts

Welcome to the May Creative Challenge! This month the design team has been challenged to create cards and gifts for the men in our lives. With Father's Day not too far away, I headed in that direction with my projects. Be sure and head to the MFT Blog and see what everyone else has created! Its pretty impressive!

As I started working on this challenge, I went to my stash and grabbed anything that would work for a masculine set of projects. That included stripes, plaids, grids, clean fonts, basic graphic shapes, and anything guy-themed. Doing that limited my supply choices and made my projects come together much more quickly. As far as determining color choices, I used the photo in the frame as my starting point. The green of the grass and the blue in the guy's shirts was pretty manly. :) The orange was added for some pop.

The first part of my ensemble was the card. The Kraft cardstock panel was stamped with Grid Background in Grout Grey ink. The words are from To the Point and those were stamped in Sour Apple ink onto Sour Apple cardstock. The tie was cut from Steel Grey cardstock using Die-namics Suit and Tie. Pinstripe Background was stamped on the cardstock to add some fun details. The words were die cut from Die-namics High-Rise Uppercase Alphabet and Die-namics Little Numbers, using more Sour Apple cardstock

The second project is a photo frame made completely of cardstock. Kraft cardstock was cut with Die-namics Superstar Photo Card Frame. I adhered it to a panel of Sour Apple cardstock, cut slightly bigger than the frame. Nightshift Blue cardstock was cut with Die-namics Star STAX. I stamped the stars with Pinstripe Background. The word dad was cut from Sour Apple cardstock with Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet Lowercase. Perfect, right? Superstar Dad!

Here is a quick photo tutorial on how to create a frame back from cardstock. Its quick and easy. I thought this photo frame would be perfect for my hubby's desk at work and he agreed! He liked the size of the frame, which is the size of an A2 card. 

One last fun and easy project---bottle tags! My hubby loves old fashioned bottled root beer. So, he got it as a treat a little early...pretty sure I did not hear any complaints. :)

I continued using the same stamps and papers and Die-namics as I had before, so these tags came together in a matter of minutes!

To make the base of the tag, I cut Kraft cardstock with Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX. I used the largest die in the set. I then die cut the circle with Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1. To figure out which circle to use, I simply slipped the dies over the top of the bottle. (Tip: when you are cutting from a specific place in your cardstock, use a small piece of low-tack tape to hold the die in place while you pass it through your machine.) I scored below the circle to put the bend in the tag. 

thanks for stopping by!


Supplies for UR The Best Card:

Supplies for Superstar Dad photo frame:

Supplies for #1 Dad Bottle Tags:


Melody said...

What a gift Father's Day Gift Set!

Sharon Harnist said...

FABULOUS gift set, Kimberly -- love the color combo! I particularly like the superstar dad photo & frame -- what a great keepsake!

Jamie said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!

Celeste Goff said...

Great projects!

Amy Rohl said...

In love with this ensemble, Kimberly! LOVE the colors, those bottle tags and the picture frame. Sooo using these ideas for FD!

AmyR said...

This is a great set! Love everything about it :)


thanks for sharing your creativity with us

Tracey said...

I love it all!! But I especially love the photo frame!!

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