Friday, June 3, 2011


So many masculine challenges in blog land  -
must be lots of cards being made for all the great daddy's!

I have had the honor of loving two of the greatest Dad's in my world!
My father who passed away 20 years ago.
I was Daddy's Baby Doll, which I used to my advantage at every chance I got.
My mother spanked me once for reminding her of that fact
when she told me to do something, LOL!

The other great father in my life is my DH.
I knew he would be a loving husband, but his role as father
to my favorite daughter is just amazing!
(Don't think I'm playing favorites here,
I only have one [adult] child who just happens
to be a girl and she is the bestest!)

I had an idea in my head to use a necktie on this card, mostly because my masculine stamps are non existent. I wanted it dimensional so I found directions for an Origami Necktie. Really easy to do even though I picked a little more complicated one. You can find an easier version a here.

My main inspiration today is Day 94, Button Blitz Challenge at 365 Cards to use at least 20 buttons and 6 needed to be stacked. I couldn't imagine all the weight of real buttons so I mixed real and faux on this card. I tried a technique of faux embossing by using layer on layer of the white card stock with the embossed die cut buttons. Not so sure it lives up to my expectation.

I was also inspired by the following challenges:

The following asked for a Masculine/Father's Day theme...

And then other inspirations...
CES Challenge - embossing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Zesty Colors - Orange, Yellow, Green
Paper Play Challenge - Greens, Yellows and Oranges
The Saturday Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by on this SUNNY, HOT DAY!



Donna said...

Fantastic card Sam and such fab zesty colours, the tie is amazing! Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Donna Huisinga said...

Saw your card at SCS and love the origami tie.

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so lovely. The shape , the colors. All are fab

Kim Mc said...

YAY, summer va-cay has started for you and here comes the plethora of cards for us to "ooh" and "ahh" over!! What a perfect creation to start the bright and cheery summer season off! Love the origami and all those buttons are fabulous! LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with...hopefully the wait won't be long! ;)
Aloha, KL

Rica said...

Fabulous card, I love the bright zingy colours and your origami necktie is fantastic and what a great idea!!

Glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sam, what a clever card. I love the origami necktie and your papers are gorgeous . Thanks for joining in with my 'zesty colours' challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Poppit said...

What a fun card! I just love that tie :-) Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

Gale said...

Great card but even better blog note with it. I hope you let your DH read it after fathers day.
Thanks for playing with us at FBD this week!
:) Gale

paperfun said...

Cute card. I love the bright, cheerful colors.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Céline said...

fab card, love the paper tie!
thanks for sharing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline F&F DT

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Great card - love the bright fun colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man theme. Hugs Sarahx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fabulous idea and clever folding, thanks for joining into our colour challenge at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Sandy Ang said...

How original to make a card with a tie !

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Lexi's Creations !
Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Check out Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week - you have a nice surprise

Hugs Jane x

Olga said...

such an awesome card!!!!I got tickled at your favorite daughter statement, I say it all the time, I too only have one, but one time I got fussed at by this lady who didn't even know me, said I was heartless and would hurt the others feelings, LOL, I then told her Michelle was my one and only gorgeous loveable daughter LOL. She turned red as a beet, I loved it!!!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!!! Love the tie! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


Heather said...

LOVE this!!! That tie is awesome!!!

Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize Challenge.

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Hannah said...

How cute is that tie?! Great card :-)

Paddington fan said...

Love the tie idea -works great!! Thanks for sharing your fun card with us at Lexi's Creations this time for our Fathers Day / Male challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Jen Timko said...

This tie is wonderful! Such a happy card! Glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week.

Lisette Morris said...

What a neat tie! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!