World’s Best Dad Card with Xyron

Hello my crafty friends!  I am back today to share with you a very simple Father’s Day card, using dies from Gina Marie Designs and the best of the best, Xyron 1.5 Inch. Sticker Maker and Xyron Mega Runner adhesive.

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I find it hard to create cards for guys because I am always guilty of over-embellishing my cards or using feminine colors.  I thought my card below is super simple, yet it is perfect for your Dad, or husband for Father’s Day.

I started out by die-cutting my card stock using my dies.  Since the fishing pole is quite intricate, I had to die-cut it twice to have more stability.  I adhered both pieces using my sticker maker.

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I colored my fish die-cut using my sponge and distress oxide inks (worn lipstick and peeled paint).  I wanted the colors to blend well together to make it look more realistic.  I colored the rest of the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.

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To finish my design, I highlighted my fish with my Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen, and added the black rhinestone to the fish’s eye.  Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired to create a simple father’s day card.  The supplies I have used are listed and linked below.  Have a great weekend!

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Coffee Cards with Xyron and Maya Road

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Hello crafters and stampers! Today the Xyron design team is teaming up with the amazing Maya Road design team. If you haven’t checked the past posts by my fellow DT members, they have made some wonderful projects that I was “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” the last few days.

I am also happy to share that everyday during the blog hop Xyron will be giving away a “sparkly” X sticker maker. Who doesn’t love a sticker maker, right? And best of all it’s sparkly!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Maya Road projects that Xyron had shared on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc during the hop and Xyron will announce the winner the following morning.

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Maya Road is also giving away a $15 gift certificate to their shop. Here’s a link to the Maya Road’s blog for full details: http://www.mayaroad.typepad.com

For my projects, I am showcasing the Enjoy Coffee Die bundle and I made I gift tag and two cards. The tag and the first card did not have any stamping since the die bundle is full of cute dies. I die-cut them all with my Neenah 100 lb. card stock and my patterned paper.

For the gift tag, I wanted to create a shaker tag and decided to use my exacto-knife to cut out the middle portion of the die-cut, adhered the acetate with my Xyron mega runner adhesive, added the foam and used my espresso mix sequins for my shaker elements from Kat Scrappiness.  It turned out really cute!

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For my first card, I wanted it to look like the coffee is sitting on top of the table with the little spoon. I used a die from my stash to die-cut the white piece twice. I then used my embossing folder to emboss the first piece, making it look like a lacy, tablecloth. I also used my Xyron creative station to make my own foam adhesive with fun foam. I wanted to give the “tablecloth” a little dimension. I then used my Xyron mega tape runner to adhere everything to my front panel. Here are the step-by-step photos:

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For my second card, I used some cute patterned paper and a stamp from my stash. To finish off the design, I used some vellum to die-cut my leafy swirls. I also used my X sticker maker to adhere a vellum bow to the spoon. The sticker maker is the best tool to have when adhering vellum on your projects.  This card will have a Starbuck’s gift card inside.

Here is the second card:

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I hope you like my projects! I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used. Have an amazing day!

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(Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

World’s Best Dad~A Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is just around the corner. My daughter is staying with us for the summer and as she discuss her plans of making my husband his favorite coconut cream pie on Sunday, I decided that this is the perfect time for me to make him a Father’s Day card.

 

I recently went crazy with my Lawn Fawn Summer release order and I have been dying to use the Dad & Me stamp set. I wanted to create a scene with snow-capped mountains in the background. It reminds me of our summer trip in Washington in 2003. We stayed at Silver Lake Resort. The cabin was pretty basic but the view was just breathtaking. The card I made below represents my husband, my son and my daughter fishing in the lake.

 

My husband taught my children how to fish. He also taught me, but fishing is not my cup of tea! Just the whole process of putting bait on the hook creeps me out so I sit there and watch while they all fish. I was the sunscreen police! They can fish for hours! I can close my eyes right now and still see their cute little faces light up when their little fishing line starts to wiggle!

 

Here is the card. I decided to make a shaker card because I wanted the little fishes to move around below with the blue cotton candy sequins from http://www.katscrappiness.com/?aff=21.   I think shaker cards are so much fun!

 

Supplies Used:

 

Lawn Fawn Dad & Me stamp set and coordinating dies

Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Lawn Cuts

Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Lawn Cuts

Mama Elephant Snow-capped mountain die

MFT Stamps Grassy Hillside Border die-namics

Copic Markers W0, W1, W3, W5, V22, BG13, R29, YR17

Hero Arts Bubblegum Ink Pad

Lawn Fawn Noble Fir Ink Pad

Stampin Up Baked Brown Ink Pad

Sequins – 4 mm Blue Cotton Candy from KatScrappiness

Acetate

Fun Foam

White Card Stock for the Card base

Blue Card stock

Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock

Mint Card Stock

Daffodil Delight Card Stock

Dazzling Diamonds Card Stock

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Marker in Clear

Tombow Mono-Dot Adhesive

 

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I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something wonderful for your father, grandfather, husband or partner. Have an amazing day!