Here I am again - this time with a cute tutorial I created for Crafter's Companion to make
a Fathers Day card
Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re looking for a fun card from the kids for Dad – this might just be the thing for you. Sometimes cards for Dad can be pretty boring – either pictures of football, shirts and ties or a scenic view – not much fun or cute. I for one think our Dad’s deserve a bit of fun and cute on their special day! – so I looked to the new Crafter’s Companion Mixed Media dies for inspiration, and came across with the cute Twit Twoo owl die, which seemed pretty perfect.
This card is made with a Die’sire fancy card blank -easel card. Easel cards are great for creating extra space for embellishments and sentiments especially when the subject is as big as this cute owl.
Here's what i did....
Cut two card mats each for the easel and the base. Use three layers for each mat - the bottom layer in Centura Pearl precious metal (copper), black card for the middle layer and Sara’s Signature Autumn Morning 12x12 for the top layer. Stick together with Collall all purpose glue and then adhere to the two surfaces of the easel card.
Cut a tag shape using the same 3 three layers as the main card (the bottom layer being 12.5cm x 7cm and graduate each layer as shown below). Adhere the paper to the black card with Collall all-purpose glue, then the black card to the Centura Pearl with Collall 3d glue gel to give dimension – this tag forms the stopper for the easel as shown.
Using black card and the Diamond Press Fashion dies, cut the words HAPPY, TWIT, TO YOU. Then using the Die’sire Male Words dies cut Father’s Day.
Die cut the branch and the parts for the owl from mount board, (I used brown for the branch and the owl’s main body, chest, wings, and pupils of his eyes and cream for his eyes, eyelids and legs) Then cut papers from the Autumn Morning 6x6 pad to cover each part except the main body and the eyes and pupils.
Adhere the papers to the appropriate parts of the owl. Then assemble the owl and the branch on the front of the card, placing the die cut words as shown. It’s a good idea to take a bit of time to lay the pieces out before sticking to ensure that it all fits perfectly.
Finally stick the lettering on to the tag on the easel base – finishing off with a bow of twine.
My crafty tip for making an easel card is to create a small pocket in the blank underneath the easel to insert a sentiment tag. (use redliner tape around the 3 edges to create a strong pocket shape) It gives the card a nice finish and also a lovely place to write your greeting.
And here I am again - two days in a row after after nothing for weeks - I'm putting the effort in to get back on track after my hollies : )
We have a new challenge starting today over at
Moving along with the Times
our theme this time is
(wet or dry)
my card has both - just for good measure!
I made this card a while ago and kept it for this challenge as I knew i'd be struggling to catch up.
it's made with the Sara Davies Signature Shabby Chic range from Crafter's Companion
The dies are all dry embossed then 'wet embossed' with Stampendous Frantage powder for that real shabby chic look! - this is such a lovely range and makes it easy to create that Shabby Chic look - I know some people find it difficult to put together
What I did.....
Papers and image in centre of heart - 12x12 Shabby chic paper pad
Heart die - Die'sire essentials from Crafter's Companion
Dies all fro the Shabby Chic range except the heart
Stamp and flowers Shabby Chic from Crafter's Companion
Hope you'll play along with us this challenge - can't wait to see what you make!!
After 4 fabulous weeks holiday in America I thought I had too lol
It's certainly taken some catching up with things a lot of post, messages 'things' build up at home when you're away for so long - but now I'm back to earth with a bump, it's taken more than a week to catch up with myself and I'm happy to be back to crafting and blogging for the first time in ages
There's a new challenge starting over at
a really easy one
We're hoping to catch all you Fathers Day crafters so we're looking forward to lot's of lovely entries to our challenge this week