Father’s Day

Stampin’ Up! Custom Tee Masculine Card!

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend was awesome!!

If you missed my Live Facebook Video last night, you can see it as a replay on my Facebook page, or head over to my post from Sunday – I’ve added a link to it on YouTube! 🙂

Yesterday was our quarterly in-person Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting – and I had two of my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew members in attendance!  How fun is that?  Would you like to be one of my team members?  Actually – you’ll have dual citizenship – you’ll be a Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew member and an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew member!  Twice the fun! 🙂  And, while any time of the year is a great time to join, now – during Sale-A-Bration is the bestest of the greatest time – scroll on down and see why…

We had a great time and made a couple of cute projects.  One of those uses the fun Custom Tee stamp set and matching T-shirt Builder Framelits.  It’s not always easy to make a card for a guy – but this one would surely fill the bill.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Build It Nail It Father’s Day Card

Hey, y’all, happy weekend!  I got a travel reprieve – my trip’s moved to next week!  Of course, it also extended a day, so…the good with the not-so-bueno, I guess!

Now, my card for today is a Father’s Day card.  Yes, I’m aware that Father’s Day isn’t for another few months, but 18 June will be here before you know it!

You know what will not be here then?  The Occasions catalog – which means that the Nailed It stamp set and matching Build It Frameltis – well.  They might not be here either!  So…I wanted to give you an idea for a fun Father’s Day card using these two manly products and some Urban Underground DSP while you’ve still got time to get them.  Take a look-see:

My layout is from this week’s Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I started with my fave piece of paper from the Urban Underground DSP and stamped the little screw and smiley face images from Nailed It all over with Whisper White Craft Ink.  Then I SNAILd it on a Delightful Dijon mat.  I used a silver-embossed piece, also matted on Delightful Dijon, across the panel.

The sentiment is on a triple oval – the base mat is Delightful Dijon, cut with a scalloped die in the Ovals Layering Framelits.  Next is a Very Vanilla oval, followed by a third oval in Delightful Dijon. That one was cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I stamped the Nailed It sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock, and cut it with the little die in the Build It Framelits.  It’s a cool one – cuz it also embosses a little edged frame as it cuts!

About this time, I pulled out my Hardwood stamp, inked it with Early Espresso ink, and stamped a piece of Delightful Dijon card stock.  The first thing I cut from it was a second little frame, which I adhered to my oval-stack with Liquid Glue.  I popped the sentiment frame over the top of that – offset slightly – with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I popped the whole sentiment oval onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Then I built some tools!  I cut a hammer and a screwdriver from the Hardwood-stamped card stock.  Using the same dies, I cut a hammer head and a screwdriver head from a piece of Silver Foil.  I adhered my silver tool-heads to their respective tools with Liquid Glue.  Then I used my Stylus on the back of each tool to create some depth.  And I gently rubbed some details into the fronts, too!

I wrapped a little piece of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the tool handles (used a Glue Dot on the back to hold it in place), then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Urban Underground Embellishments and a little screw that I’d cut with the die in the Build It Framelits from a piece of Silver Foil.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Nailed It on a Very Vanilla panel – I used the marker-to-rubber technique and colored the stamp directly with the Basic Black and Delightful Dijon markers.  Then I added the hammer I’d already put together.  I’d made it – I was going to use it, by golly!  And who said you can’t put dimensional things on the inside of a card?  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to help my hammer look more real!  I also stamped some Basic Black Archival Ink screws, too!

I SNAIL the panel to a Delightful Dijon mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few more Nailed It screws on the front, as well as some Delightful Dijon smiley faces…

…and I added some more of the Urban Underground DSP – that I stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink with screws and smiles – on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this one turned out to be pretty fun, don’t you!?  Don’t miss out on getting this set and having all the tools (see what I did there?!) on hand when it comes time to make your Father’s Day cards in a few more months!  Hope you like!

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Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for horizontal DSP strip); 3 1/3″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment oval)

Urban Underground DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (horizontal DSP strip); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3″ oval (mat for sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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As a horse owner, there are a few directives from the veterinarian that we dread hearing….

“Give him 20 of these pills twice a day for 10 days”.  This one is a booger, unless you have a Haflinger who’ll eat the pills straight out of her bucket.

“You’ll need to soak this foot for 30 minutes 3 times a day for two weeks”.  Oh my – the back….the aching back!  Not to mention the three or four clothes changes resulting from the bucket of hot water being tossed about by an uncooperative horse!

And…”He’s on stall rest for a week.  You can hand walk him for 15 minutes a few times a day, but that’s it”.

That last one – yikes.  Horses move.  They need to move.  When they don’t move – they get….whack!!  Quick.

And so do 8 1/2″ month Australian Shepherds.  So, when the vet said to “keep him from running around and jumping as best you can for a few days” to let his sprained toe heal…my heart kind of sank. 😦

So, on Friday morning, I kept him on the leash for his whole “run” – more like a quiet trot.  He didn’t like it.

“Please, Mom.  Pleeeeaaaaasssseeee!!!!!  I know I’m holding my hurt foot up cuz of how it hurts, but pleaaaaaaaaaasee  let me off this leash!  I need to run-gallop-leap-bound-cavort-gallop-and-jump!  But I won’t if you don’t want me to – I prooooooomise!!  I’ll just walk right by you if you’ll just…let…me…off…the….leash…..!”

I didn’t succumb!  Cuz I think he was lying.  I was strong.  But….it’s going to be a long few days!



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Stampin’ Up! Happy Father’s Day – Love, Swirly Bird!

Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there in blog-land.  Thank you for everything you do! 🙂

Today’s card is special-made for a friend of mine – he’s the father of the twins I talk about every once in a while in my posts.  And he’s a good man.  Who loves the ocean and sailing.  So…I tapped Swirly Bird and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles to make a nautical, sailing themed card.  The fun Labeler Alphabet set lent a hand, too.  Take a look-see:

Swirly Bird Father's Day 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I started with a piece of my fave Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper and my Aqua Painter to make a quick sky and sea background.  Using Pacific Point ink, which I picked up from the ink pad lid with the Aqua Painter, I made a wash – darker at the top and getting a little lighter until I got down to where the “ocean” started.  Then I darkened it up again.  To the ocean, I also swept in some Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I hit it with my Heat Tool to quickly dry it. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Wetlands and Guy Greetings for Father’s Day

11 June 16 UPDATE!  I just found out that this card was selected by the Design Team over at The Paper Players as A Cut Above.  Check it – and all the winners! – out right here! 🙂


Good morning, y’all!  How’s your week going?  I got some more veggies planted – before the rain came in! And – I named the goose.

Oh – might not have mentioned the goose?  Apparently, we’ve been adopted and granted the privilege of being the new home for a domestic goose.  He (she?) just showed up last Friday.  Might have come from the flock next door.  No clue.  He’s kinda pretty.  And he looks real nice tooling around the pond.

Did you know they swim with their little web legs out behind them?  I always figured – you know, all those times I considered how geese might swim – that they would have their legs under them.  But they don’t!  His little orange legs just stick right out behind him!  It’s kind of cool.

So – since he seems to be planning to stick around for a minute – he sort of likes the scoop of cracked corn he gets every evening (yes, we’re suckers/saps/soft-touches/marshamallows)….I figured I’d name him.

Duck Duck.

As in Duck Duck….Goose!


Anywho – Duck Duck helped inspire me for today’s card.  I pulled out the Wetlands stamp set – which features a goose – and added a little swath from the Over the Rainbow set.  Since it’s a Father’s Day card – I grabbed a sentiment from Guy Greetings.  Just made sense.  Take a look-see:

Wetlands Over the Rainbow 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I decided to make a Father’s Day card cuz of the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.  Challenge #298: Continue reading

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