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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Honoring Dear Old Dad

I can't believe that Father's Day is just around the bend. Well, at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we are going to give you that little push to make sure you have a card or project all ready for your dad.

Make a card honoring a father, upload it to your blog or online site and link it back to the comments section of Stamptacular Sunday's blog for a chance to win something from our very own DT member Line.

Don't forget to check ALL the design team member's creations this week and leave them a little love. They are located on my sidebar for your convenience.

I really wanted to try a new technique using punches that Pine did here. I didn't have a punch for a heart so I pulled out some of my VERY OLD Creative Memories templates and used an exacto knife to carefully cut out my shape. I also used my CM circle cutter to then cut around the heart. I printed out some paper called OUR STORY over at Digichick to put underneath . This is all mounted on a Top Note Die Cut piece of black textured DCWV cardstock. I created my own sentiment tags using various stamps to get the wording I wanted. The heart in the center is chipboard that was "smooshed" in red craft ink. The thing that makes me happy about this card is that I can give this to my dad on ANY day....not just Father's Day.

EDITED TO ADD: My mistake, the sponsor this week is THE CUTTING CAFE. Also I forgot to list my supplies...oops:)

Stamps: Sweet Chocolate, Oh Baby, Rough Edge Alphabet
Ink: Red Craft, Real Red, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Kraft and Sahara Sand DP, Our Story digital, Vanilla, Black
Other: CM circle cutter and templates, paper piercer, chipboard, MM heart brads, Janome Sew mini, SU Twill, sponge

Thanks for checking in today.

Oh, I wanted to thank those who participated in my second round of Make a Child Smile cards.
Lorraine was the winner of my blog candy. It's on it's way Lorraine) Thanks so much!
Blogger Lorraine A said...

Hi Nikki. This is a wonderful thing to do. I also send cards to the children at Pay Pal.
I will be sending the 4 cards I made for yesterday and today to Davyn M, Devin M ( they are 2 different children ) :-) Olivia J and Maegan D who will be celebrating her 13th birthday on 20th June :-)

Please remember that this is an ongoing website that can use smiles ALL year long.

Happy Sunday!


joey said...

wooo congrats Lorraine. Nikki this is beautiful! I love the layout of this. Joey.x

Liza said...

Beautiful card Nikki, I love your colour choice and the layout you have used.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki~ I am in love with this card! I like all of the open space it has and it really draws my eye to the shapes. The top note die shape is spectacular on this. Your little heart brads are the cutest. But I think my fave part is the ribbon with the heart brad on it under the tag. AWESOME!

Dora said...

This really is a wonderful card! Love the way you used the space! Beautiful!

hugs Dora

Carly said...

Oh I love the die cuts!! This is a fabulous card Nikki!
PS. You are going to love your Unity stamps! So glad to hear you joined the KOTM. You'll have to play along in a HHH soon!

Paula said...

What a fabulous design, love how you pulled out old templates to make this look jazzy and new...great job!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Fabulous! What a wonderful father's day card!