Friday, June 18, 2010

Don't Delay for Dad's Day!

Haven't made a card for Father's Day yet and feeling somewhat stumped? Lisa Spangler's card (see left) is a great example of a classy, yet simple to make Father's Day card. I really like the various elements of the card - they work together without overcrowding. Specifically, I like the city background (made by a Hero Arts rubber stamp called Silly Scape); I also think the Heart Accent Pearls are cute! Lisa used the Ranger Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue to enhance them. The sentiment is from the Happy Dad's Day clear stamp set - one that I love because of all the options it offers. I like the grill and the tools, but the coffee cup reminds me of when I was little.

My elementary school had a gifts sale where we could shop for family members before different holidays. I remember each grade went at a different time of the day and that my sisters and I used to worry we had gotten our dad the same "#1 Dad" or "I love Dad" mug. I think he might still have a few of those $1 mugs around : ) There is a chance that if I make him a card for Father's Day, he might tear up or at least laugh about the mug fights.

Thanks Dad

It seems that we have gotten Dad the same types of gifts each year for Father's Day. I know that in addition to mugs, he has received many ties: one that my older sister decorated with neon puffy paint (it was SO awesome!), and lots of others with patterns we thought he would approve of. I like the Thanks Dad stamps from Stampendous because of that memory, but also because the words on the sheet aren't connected - it's up to the artist to make the combination of words for the sentiment. If I were decorating a card using this set, I'd probably color in the clear tie to look like the one my sister, Katie designed. I also like the Thanks Dad stamps because, as I've said before, people really do need to hear the words "thank you." I'm really thankful to both of my parents for how they've raised me and for all they have taught me.

Among the things my parents have taught me are the simple lessons Dad taught us. One is responsibility - each week we had to clean a bathroom in the house, put away our own laundry, and keep our rooms clean. I guess this also taught us discipline to a certain extent, too, because there were consequences for us if we didn't do those chores each week (hehe). We also learned how we should be treated by boys - Dad was always "a proper gentleman" when he took us out for father-daughter time. Some of these gentlemanly practices include opening doors for us, keeping us safe from harm, pulling out our chairs for us when we sat down, and really just making sure we were comfortable in general. The Proper Gentleman paper pack by Graphic 45 reminds me of my dad for these reasons (and also because some of the papers look like ties we've gotten him over the years). Aw, my dad is great!! :D

Hopefully many of you have some neat Daddy memories like I do and you'll get to remind your dad that you love him on Father's Day or at least remember good times! The weekend here in O-HI-O is supposed to be hot, but nice out - I'm thinking there will be grilling involved and if I'm lucky, I might even get some sun!


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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for the mention -- that card was so fun to make! Glad that my Dad isn't on the web, ha ha! HUGS! :)


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