Father's Day Fun!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ok, so we know that we've been a little blog crazy lately, but there are so many fun new things going on around here that we just can't resist sharing!


Lindsey has created some awesome projects for Father's Day.  Using the new Like Father Like Son Paper Kit from Fancy Pants and TONS of fabulous embellishments and techniques, Lindsey has created some great things that we're sure you're dads will love.  

First, we have an amazing Super Dad card!

































Here's the inside...

 































Here are the instructions on how to make this Super Dad card!

Supplies:
American Crafts – Medium Brads (Pewter) Fancy Pants – Like Father Like Son Paper Kit
Tim Holtz – Silver Grommets
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink - Faded Jean
Tim Holtz – Advantus Sanding Grip Block
Mark Richards – Metal Stickers: Nailheads Grey 3mm
7Gypsies – Paper Fasteners: Antique Silver
Cutting Blade

Technique Tip:  Looking for a special element within your paper pack is a great way to start a project. Find a special phrase or a picture that you want to theme your project around and watch the ideas flow! For this project, Lindsey focused on the “Super Dad” phrase found in the Like Father Like Son Paper Kit by Fancy Pants.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Find the Argyle Paper in the Like Father Like Son Paper Kit. Cut the paper into a 12” x 5 ¾” piece.  You will make two folds along the length of the paper. The first fold is at 5”, the second at 10”.  This will give you a card with a flap to keep it shut. Next, take the Tim Holtz Sanding Grip Block and rough up the edges of the card.  Finally, ink the edges of the card with the Faded Jean Distress ink.







 











Step 2: Within the Like Father Like Son Paper Kit there is a page of design strips. Find and cut out the strip with “Super Dad” on it.  The strip should be around 3 ¾” wide. Using the Sanding Grip Block and the Distress Ink, rough and ink the edges of the strip. This strip will make the bellyband that will go around the card. Before folding the strip, take your blade cutter and cut along the top point of the star. Cut another paper strip from the design strip page. It should be about ¼” wide.  Slip it under the cut point of the star. Glue the ¼” strip to the “Super Dad” strip.  With “Super Dad” in the front, fold the sides so that it raps around the 12” x 5 ¾“ card.  Crease the bellyband, slide it off the card, and then glue the strip together where it meets.  Your card should then be able to slip in and out of the bellyband with ease while still being a snug fit.

Step 3: Cut a 3 ½” strip of the Mark Richards Metal Stickers. Attach it directly below the brown stripe on the “Super Dad” bellyband. Next, take a 7Gypsies Paper Fastener and attach it to the top left side of the bellyband.

Step 4: From the Like Father Like Son Paper Kit cut out the “Happy Father’s Day” card.  Rough and ink the edges of it.  Take two medium sized brads and attach them to the top left side of the card.  Open your 12” x 5 ¾” card and attach the “Happy Father’s Day” card in the middle section.

Step 5: Close the card and slip on the bellyband.



For our next project we have a very dad-esque layout design!























Lindsey also created this layout using the Like Father Like Son Paper Kit

Check out these details!
















Using corkboard is a great way to get your project to pop. It's unusual, but easy to work with!





















Aren't all dads heroes? :)
















Check out the amazing selection of paper! With a little stitching and a little tearing your project can take on that weathered look with ease. 


Here are the instructions for this layout:

Supplies:
American Crafts - Memory Marker (Black or Brown)
Fancy Pants – Like Father Like Son Paper Kit
Graphic 45 – Domestic Goddess Paper Kit
Tim Holtz - Lost & Found Advantus Paper Stack
Tim Holtz – Distress Inks:
     Brushed Corduroy
     Faded Jean
SEI – Neutrals Velvet Paper
Cricut Cartridges:
     Stamped (Size 1)
     Storybook (Size 1)
In Stitch’z Kit
Permatac Adhesive Tool
Quickie Pen
Corkboard


Technique Tip:  To keep your project coordinated, make sure you use the same techniques throughout your project. For this project we are going to use the In Stitch’z needle tool and a fine tip marker to give the edge of our paper a sewn look.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Choose a paper from the Like Father Like Son Paper kit to use for your background. After you have chosen one, lightly brush both of the Distress Ink colors over the edges of the paper. Next, take your needle tool from the In Stitch’z kit and pierce holes around the edge of the paper. Using a brown or black fine tip marker or pen draw lines connecting the holes. This will give the page the appearance of having a sewn edge.

Step 2: Take the Marble Blue paper from the Lost & Found Paper Stack and tear it in half. Next, tear the edges along the two adjacent sides, leaving the bottom straight. Ink the edges with the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Using the In Stitch’z needle tool again, pierce holes along the three torn edges.  Use your fine tip marker to draw lines connecting the holes.

Step 3: Choose 3-5 coordinating papers from any of the paper packs. For this project, I used the following: Old News Paper Clipping, Linen Blue Wash, Old World Globe, Stripe, and Toast.

Step 4: Tear all of the edges of the papers you chose in Step 3. Another option is to sand them. To keep this project coordinated, make sure that you use similar techniques on all the papers you use within it. For this project, inking and texturizing the edges helps tie everything together. You can also use the In Stitch’z needle tool and fine tip marker on some of the pages to help keep the look synchronized. To finish this step, strategically stagger, layer, and attach your coordinating papers in the center of the page.

Step 5: The cork letter! Using materials that you do not normally see helps give your scrapbooking projects an extra pop. Using a pre-cut 1 ½” letter “H”, trace the letter onto your piece of corkboard. Carefully cut the “H” out and attach it to your layout. Next, using a black fine tip pen, draw dashes around it.

Step 6: Take your Linen Blue paper and use the Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut out the letters “E”, “R”, and “O” in size 1.  With the Cricut Stamped Cartridge, cut out the letters “M” and “Y”, also in size 1.  Ink the edges of all of the letters with the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Next, from the Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Paper Pack, find the letters “D”, “A”, and “D” and cut them out. Attach all the letters to your layout. Using your fine black tip pen again, write “is” between “Hero” and “my”.


Don't forget you can always email Lindsey with questions about her projects.  You can contact her at lindseyfillmore @ yahoo . com.


Happy weekend! Give your dads a hug :)


54 comments:

Deborah said...

Great Projects! :)

Randall said...

Very cool ideas for fathers day!
-Sara
dominicsmama2007@yahoo.com

Carole said...

Great projects - really love the card - i'm assuming its double sided paper ?? Will definitely use this template at my craft club, as its suitable for all - including my dear 80 year old who can barely see !- thanks xx

denise said...

I know my dad is my hero! I really like all the Tim Holtz items on card number 1!

Denise.crosby@Yahoo.com

Samantha-Leigh said...

Oh wow those look so cool! it's really great that you gave such detailed instructions! I don't have those paper packs but I can definitely try something with a similar pattern!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool, love that first card.

Brandy
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Shanna said...

So many great ideas, Now just to decide what I am going to do so I can get it done! Thanks for the inspiration.

Big Mama Kaboose said...

I love all the projects and think the instructions are very well detailed, easy to follow. Can't wait to make my own.

Miz said...

I was going to say something stupid like "I wish I still had a father to send something like that to." but instead I think I'm going to pass the link on to a friend of mine who does!

Sweyo said...

Great projects. I love the card and printed off the instructions. They seem very easy to follow.

Neesie Jo said...

Thats sounds like fun! I think it should be easy enough for me to help my neice make this for my brother! She loves "cuttin paper and stickin stuffs" with Aunt Nee-Nee and her craft supplies! Thanks!!

cupcakesforchloe said...

OoOoO! I love the card idea! Plus it can be altered a little for other things like a birthday card or congrats card! So cute!

Renae said...

I love the fathers day ideas! Making cards for men is so hard for me! Thanks for the ideas!!!

Josie0602 said...

Cant believe I am the first comment! Wonderful projects and I really like the papers used. The instructions were easy to understand...I love it when projects are shown and instructions are included.

Cristal Daniel said...

Such a neat idea! Love it!

celticmystyc said...

VERY detailed and complete instructions...I LIKE that! Cute projects too!

scrappin away bug style said...

I love these instructions. I really can't wait to try the super dad format card. I like the color combination and papers.

Dawn said...

Both of these projects are just awesome! I love the papers you used! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Eryn said...

Love the card and the layout. thanks for providing such simple to follow instructions...now to do some shopping LOL!!

Gabrielle said...

I love love the idea to use cork! It's so innovative and creative! Bravo OMC team!

Susan said...

Great paper and great card and lo ideas and instructions. Gives me some ideas.

AuBien said...

I really like the Super Dad card...thanks for sharing these cool ideas!

Vicky's Place said...

Great project and instructions! I love it!

Sheryl J said...

Fun stuff- nice to see more masculine ideas!
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KimBScrapping said...

Great project ideas. It brings great inspiration and just in time!

cowbelleru said...

I enjoyed the Father's Day Card and I think the instructions are great. They are very detailed and completley understanable. TFS.

Renee said...

Great ideas for fathers day!! I esp like the card!

createalways said...

The tri-fold card and LO are gorgeous, great job on them Lindsey, I also like the technique tip and clear instructions. Fancy Pants Rocks!! WTG!!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

wow...both are awesome projects, but I really love that card. Thanks for sharing.

cheekyaussie said...

Some great ideas here.Father's day isn't till September here so I wll have to remember to look back at these for when I have to do father's day cards

Miracles & Giggles said...

Awesome. I especially love the page with the Hero Theme. My daughter just turned 1 and I am about to start a First Year Scrapbook and the Hero struck me as an excellent way to describe my husband. Angelina came early at 30 weeks and it is because of my husband that we were able to find that there was something wrong and deliver her early before something really bad could have happened.

Joy said...

Men things are so hard to make, these projects are great! Love the color choices. And I don't think I would have thought of "popping" things up with cork!!!

Dawn Lynn said...

I love these. The instructions are very detailed. I want to try to make these.

Anonymous said...

My father would have loved anything I would have made for him. Miss him soooo much.

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Charlotte said...

Great Fathers day projects. Thank for some ideas

Shalah said...

I always need ideas for masculine cards and projects and these are great - thanks!

scrappingjoy said...

That is an awesome Dad's project or any man in your life. Thanks for the instructions too.
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GreenScrap said...

I love the card is really amazing I would love to do it but in an exaggerated size.

Danelle said...

I like how masculine it is, I also like the idea of the cork, it really gives it some great texture!

Amanda said...

Love the ideas!! The instructions are easy to follow. Also you can alter the cards and make them for all different occasions! Thanks for the great tips! LOVE the PAPERS too!!!

Amanda
flowerskissing@aol.com

Kristie Maynard said...

what wonderful projects! Thank for sharing and inspiring! Thanks also for the great instructions! Great job all the way around!

Danielle said...

WOW, I love the Father's Day card. What a great idea and those papers are fantastic for Fathers pages and cards.
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Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

WOW I love the Father's Day card. What a great way to make a card. I really like the papers too. They are great for making Dad layouts and cards.

Jules said...

Fantastic! Love the projects. Just viewing this blog post is inspiring. I'm going to scrapbook now!

LeeAnn.B.Sinclair said...

Lots of cool stuff on your blog but my favorite is the Super Dad card. I really love it !

Cristy said...

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Cristy said...

I love these projects. I really like seeing more masculine crafts sometimes since most crafty things are very feminine or for little boys. I absolutely love the card. Thanks for sharing. :)

smallangels said...

Love this project, thank you for sharing it.

Btrflywmn said...

Love the project and the instructions. Thanks so much for sharing.

Charolette said...

Great cards!

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Funny facebook status said...

Nice post .i like your idea.You done a great job.

3D Laser Gifts said...

cool ideas indeed! i wanna give my dad one of these!

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