I finally had a chance to sit down in my stamping room to quickly create two father’s day cards. One for my father-in-law and one for my husband.
Unfortunately, my dad did not get a card because we (Wong) family celebrated father’s day on Saturday (what a right off that is) and just did not have time.
Anyways, I found an article in the Men’s Magazine that talks about what men like to see in a card when they receive one. Many said that the card has to be a manly look and the card must give it some kind of meaning … something like golfing, fishing, sporting but it must be 3-D like.
So my first card … this is to my husband. As you know he loves his baseballs, whether it is coaching or playing in his 40+ men league. This card was created for him using the baseball theme.
The green on the card represented the baseball diamond. The center was punched out with a 1 3/8” circle to allow the baseball to twirl around when it opens. The baseball was created with 1 ¼” circle punch, punched out 12 times. Each layer was folded in half, and each half was adhered with another half, creating the 3-D look. Then I drew laces on each circle, added a linen thread on center so that the ball spins. The dark lines on the diamond represents the lawn being mowed that way.
The second card was for my father-in-law.
Every year Tony and Stuart always golf on father’s day but somehow this year never happened. Tony and Corinna went to Merit Lake to see Corinna’s father. Stuart and I did not have any plans – ie baseball, like we always do on father’s day, we decided to invite him and Carol over for a father’s day dinner. We had a barbeque Chicken, Hot Italian Sausage with Strawberry Spinach Salad. To close off the dinner, fresh strawberry rhubarb pie. Yum … it was so good. Because dad did not go on his annual golfing trip with his boys, I created this golf ball card. The golf ball was cut with the largest nestability circle cutter. I then ran the cut circle through the circle cuttlebug folder to make it look like dimples on the golf ball. The grass was free hand cut with paper snips. I attached a brand new golf tee onto the ball. This can be removed when he goes golfing.
Thanks for looking, and have a great week!