Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Treats Thursday - Fathers Day

Happy Sweet Treats Thursday bloggies!! This week's theme at Cuttlebug Challenge is Father's Day and it is just around the corner so ya better get crackin on those cards and gifts! My fellow designers for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog have created fantastic projects to share with you also, so make sure you check out their projects for creative inspiration. Also don't forget to sign up for this week's giveaway!

For this week's theme of Father's Day I tried to think of something that my father would have enjoyed. He did love to go fishing and one of my fondest vacation memories is of us going to Lake Eufaula here in Oklahoma and him setting out lines at night and checking them in the morning. So with that memory I chose to do a fishing theme for the Father's Day project.

I have seen the sentiment "fishing you" used before and I thought it was quite clever so when I picked out the paper for this project I knew I wanted to use that sentiment and I think it works quite well. The cut file for FISHING YOU is set to cut 2 at a time.

The card is a 5.5 x 5.5 square. *okie thinks she might get tired of square cards soon...but isn't sure how soon is soon since she is still so diggin making them*

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridges - Just Because Cards, Wild Card, Base Camp
Momenta paper - fish pattern
American Crafts - stripe paper
Stampin Up Marker - Chocolate Chip
Signo UM 153 silver gel pen
Janome Sew-Mini Sewing machine

Here is a close up of the card so you can see more detail. Of course I had to pop dot *okie wonders if she will tire of pop dots and then decides she will never tire of squares or pop dots*. I had to dot around part of the letters so they would stand out more. I love using the dark on dark but sometimes it does make it hard to read so just a little doodling usually does the trick to make the letters stand out more.

For the giftcard box I used Tags, Bags Boxes and More. I cut a fish from the patterned paper and layered it over another one I cut and pop dotted. I used a small spinner as an embellishment. I did remove the hook to avoid injury and if you try using something with a fish hook as an embellishment I highly suggest removing the hook *okie is not a lawyer, nor does she play one on tv, but she also doesn't want to be held liable for a horrendous accident happening while crafting with fishing lures*.

Here is a close up of the gift box. You can see a little better about how I cut the fish twice and then pop dotted one on top of the other. You can also see how I attached the spinner to the box. Sometimes I am amazed how handy brads can be! I inked the edges of the box with chalk ink and added faux stitching around the acetate window. The acetate is actually some I had cut from a Cricut cartridge box *okie is so all about recycling in the craft room*.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Father's day with that special man in your life!


  1. Great card and gift card box!! Love it!! I find it hard to make "manly" cards, but you nailed it. Wonderful job!

  2. Okie love what you did for Fathers Day. Its just goes together. After graduation I will work on Father Day gift. Have a great weekend

  3. Okie is cracking Jessica up! LMBO! Okie is also knocking Jessica's socks off! These are amazing! I always love and am inspired by your work! TFS!

  4. Okie...Great Card and Gift Box... It looks wonderful and you got the masculine type card down to a T!!!!
    I enjoy doing the square cards more too....I use to only do the A2 but I find myself drawn to those square cards! Have a great day!:)

  5. Love your card. Guy cards can be a challenge and this is perfect. Glad to hear you removed the hook from the embellishment,LOL!

    I have to do you like the mini sewing machine? I've wondered how well they work, but must say your stitching looks great!

  6. Love love love the fishing cards. My son is a fisherman. I need to get my grandson down to make the father's day card with me. He love my Cricut.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  7. Cool card!
    TAG YOUR IT! Head over to my blog to find out what "it" is!

  8. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Family/Mom/Dad/Daughter/Grandma,Grandpa,etc... Theme post on May. 21, 2010. Thanks again.

  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  10. Wow Okie... what a great collection of work for Father's Day...I'm sure there will be some scraplifting here... BTW.. the fish paper is awesome!

  11. Oh My Gosh! What an awesome card and box!!! I love love love them!! You never cease to amaze me. :)

  12. Great work Okie! I love the sentiment, which cart did you use for that?


  13. Wendy the front was done with Base Camp and the inside was done with Wild Card.