Monday, June 11, 2012

You're The Man!

Welcome and happy Monday to you!
I hope you all had a wonderful, refreshing weekend and are ready to start another week. After our busy week with VBS and grandchildren, it was nice to have a quiet, relaxing weekend.  I got in a bit of crafting, a little reading and lot of just being was great!

Now that Monday is here (yep...already), it's time for another "Challenge Me Monday" over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  Since Father's Day is just around the corner, we thought we would honor all the Dads out there with this week's challenge...

Challenge #115
Father's Day
Make a card using an outdoor theme: hunting, fishing, hiking, etc.
Remember that your project must have at least one Cricut cut on it.

Ok, now I have to admit that my project is really pushing the limits on today's challenge.  My hubby is NOT an outdoors kind of guy.  However, guys that are outdoor types, do get trophies for hunting and fishing and that sort of thing...right?....Ok, work with me here.....

(click on photo to enlarge)

While my hubby may not get a trophy for any sort of outdoor sports, he definitely deserves one for being an awesome Husband, Dad and Grandfather!  So, let me tell you how I put this together.

Recipe for card:

* Ribbon shaped card - "Something To Celebrate" Cricut cartridge.  (I am really loving this cartridge!) This cut is made using the "Card Feature" found on page 47 and is cut at 5.25 inches.
I love all the great layers on this image and they layer together wonderfully!
* The paper is from "The Guy Stack" by DCWV
*The sentiment is from the stamp set "Just 4 Men" by Pink By Design
* The stars stamped around the center are from CTMH stamp set "You Are"

Recipe for gift bag:

* Small kraft paper bag from Hobby Lobby
* Trophy cut is from "Something To Celebrate".  I used the shape on page 46 and cut it at 7.5 inches.  The cut has a smiley face in the center of the trophy that I chose not to use.
* Papers from "The Guy Stack" by DCWV
* I used the embossing folder "Woodgrain" from Paper Studio for the base of my trophy.  The stamp is from "My Pink Stamper"
* I added some stars along the top of the trophy using the CTMH stamp set "You Are"
* I replaced the smiley face with a couple of punched circles stamped with #1 Dad.  This sentiment is from the K. Andrews "Guy Talk" stamp set.
* The gift bag is stuffed with "Turtles" (the chocolate kind, not the little green guys), one of my hubby's favorites!

So, don't you think this would be a great trophy for any Dad...outdoorsman or not?  I hope you will stop by FCCB and see what the other designers have in store for you.  I think they played along with the rules much better than I did!  After you check out all that inspiration...go...get creative...then link up your Father's Day creation with us.  I can't wait to see what you create!

*This project will also be entered into the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Happy Father's Day Challenge
Simply Create Too - Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts - Father's Day

Until next time,


  1. Great Hubbies not outdoorsy either...does not enjoy fishing or camping...unless the "camp" is a 4 star resort. He loves to walk outside...and hang at the beach at our camp...but I think they're talking about "fish for your dinner type of camp.Yikes! I'm glad he's not outdoorsy....that way I don't have to come up with excuses why I can't go camping. Gotta love him...Lee-Ann :)

  2. This project is so awesome Tanya!!! I love the look of that amazing trophy especially the embossing:) The ribbon is turned out fantastic too and did I see "turtles"...yummy! GREAT job!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  3. I'm so glad you had some time for yourself this weekend - including time to be lazy!! It's important to take time to relax.
    Your projects are fabulous! The papers are fantastic and I especially like the way the border on the bag compliments the bottom of the card.

  4. Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! The papers you used are just perfect!! The ribbon card is so creative and I love the trophy bag!! You used the stamps perfectly!! What an awesome Father's Day gift set!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. I love your projects this week--awesome job!

  6. great set!!! love the shaped card

  7. Great looking projects! Love those Cricut cuts papers and your perfect details! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  8. Tanya thanks so much for joining LSP challenge. I love the Ribbon card your papers are perfect a slight vintage touch with amazing details. Karen

  9. Great idea. I love both, the trophy and the ribbon. You are so blessed to have a great husband who is also a great father and grandfather...and he is blessed to have such a sweet wife!


  10. Super great trophy and card. The paper choices are wonderful. Thanks for joining MSC.

  11. Great project! And I follow your logic completely-of coure you need a tropy to complete any outdoors competition! thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  12. Love the card ( ya know, you should have put a strip of grass under the trophy, then it would be ) great card, no matter what! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  13. Tanya: Perfect entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  14. Amazing! Your details are perfect! I love it!

  15. These are incredible Tanya! Look at all those details! Amazing!!!


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