Jun 11 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Father’s Day

Today's Bloggers' Challenge theme is Father's Day…it IS right around the corner!  Of course, June is FULL of men birthdays in my family.  I feel like I'm making all kinds of masculine cards this time of year!  I decided to use the Holiday Blitz set that is retiring in a few weeks.  I'm sad because it is one of those fun sets that has a lot of little holiday images.  When you are stuck, you can always turn to it for inspiration!  If the layout of the card looks familiar, it is because I designed it for a Sketch Challenge on Create with Connie and Julie's Occasion Edition!


I started with a base card of Night of Navy and added a layer of Bashful Blue on top.  I took my colors from the Travel Journal Designer Paper in the Summer Mini.  To me, that stripe looks like a tie!  I added the strip of striped Designer Paper, then added the horizontal Pumpkin Pie strips of cardstock.  Then I stamped the tie from Holiday Blitz in Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White, then punched with the 1 3/4 Circle.  I layered it on a 2" Circle cut with the Circle Scissors.  Can you tell what the Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper is cut from?  If you said the Basket & Blooms XL Die…you are right!  It is the base of the basket!  I know…I used another package of Designer Paper, Island Oasis, but it just matched too perfectly with the colors I was using!  And, I adhered the polka dot designer paper to light weight chipboard before I cut it with the die, so it is nice and chunky on the front of the card.  Finally, I stamped Dear Dad from Holiday Blitz with Night of Navy on Whisper White, then punched with the 1" circle and layered on a Night of Navy 1 1/4 Circle.


What do you think?  This will be my father in law's card this year.  We always tease him on how many ties he has in his closet!


Create with Connie and Mary is looking for three Design Team Members to play along with our Thursday Creative Challenges each week!  You'll need to use Stampin' Up! only products, have a blog where you can post your Thursday Challenge card, and love to use sketch, color or inspiration challenges as a starting point in your creations!  See more details over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We'd love for you to join us each week!

20 People have left comments on this post

Jun 11, 2010 - 09:06:07

Fun layout, cute images for a Father's Day card.

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:06:26
Barbara Washington said:

Cute card. Love the layout. The ties on the tie is perfect.

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:06:24
Tami Black said:

Looks like a quick and easy card that would bring a smile to any man's face!

Jun 11, 2010 - 12:06:42
linda monroe said:

Love this card – nice colors and a great image.

Jun 11, 2010 - 12:06:31
Lisa Bohler said:

I love the way the basket bottom makes a perfect frame for your image.  It gives a more masculine look than a traditional scallop. 

Jun 11, 2010 - 07:06:20
Ida said:

This is a great FD card.  Love the strip of paper (it reminded me of a tie right away) and the medallion is a great touch as well.

Jun 11, 2010 - 09:06:56
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great masculine card- the ties are a perfect image and the DSP is perfect!  TFS

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:06:23

I love it! I agree the striped paper does look like a tie…hmmmmm…I think my DH may have one like that – LOL!

Jun 12, 2010 - 03:06:56
Toni Tessler said:

I swear my dad had a tie with that exact same diagonal pattern and colors!  Love it!

Jun 12, 2010 - 08:06:49
Marsha said:

Great colors…the dark/light blue background could serve as the "suit" for the tie!  Creative use of this die to create a more masculine decorative border for your circle–NICE JOB 😀

Jun 12, 2010 - 10:06:14
Nikki said:

Tooo cute Connie!  Love those colors together!  {SMILES}

Jun 12, 2010 - 11:06:49
BarbaraD said:

Of COURSE I know what you used to cut that Pumpkin Pie DSP….it's the base from that basket of that die I never use!  LOL  GREAT card….love the layout.  That tie image is perfect….and the background does look like a tie! 

Jun 12, 2010 - 11:06:06
Jane Bosi said:

Cute!  Great layout!

Jun 12, 2010 - 02:06:35

A creative design with the stripes on an angle and the "ties" images…love what you did Connie…great job on this challenge…
connie paxman

Jun 13, 2010 - 11:06:03
Patrice H said:

Happy Birthday Connie. Thanks for all you do and all you create! I hope your day was full of fun and laughter!

Jun 14, 2010 - 09:06:43
kim howard said:

cute card, love the colors of it!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jun 14, 2010 - 08:06:30

This is fantastic Connie!  I love all of the different patterns and colors!  Definitely reminds me of a Daddy's tie!  😀

Jun 15, 2010 - 09:06:52
Gerrie said:

Great card, I'm sure my DH has a tie just like that bg paper!

Jun 15, 2010 - 10:06:31
Heidi Hihn said:

Sweet card!! Great design!

Jun 20, 2010 - 11:06:50
Lori said:

Fun Father's Day card!  Love your creative use of the base from the  Basket & Blooms die!