Sunday, 16 June 2013

3 Cheers for Father's Day !!

Hey Stampers,

Happy Father's Day !! It much be Fathers Day - because its 10:15am and my hubby is still in bed ... hahaha. Jackson goes in every once in a while and jumps on him - but to no avail. I must remember this for next Mother's Day ! LOL We are going out for supper this evening at a BRAND new restaurant in a neighbouring community. I know that might not seem like a big deal to you "big city folk", but a new restaurant in my neck of the woods is a big deal ! And its a chicken and rib joint !! We are pretty excited. We are going with my dad, sister in law, and in laws. Should be great !! Yummy !!

Well, as usual, my poor hubby (the best Daddy ever next to my own of course) gets a last minute card. BUT I still think it turned out great ! If any of you know Brian, you will know that this card is perfect for him. Because he LOVES beer ! One of my fav stamp sets, Happy Hour, got used for this card. One major disappointment with this set however is that there is no beer mug !! I mean COME ON !! So, I had to come up with one myself. I saw this idea somewhere and have NO IDEA who created it. I searched a bit last night for someone to credit - so if you know who it was, please let me know !! I used some strategic sponging and the Ticket Duo punch. SO clever and cute !! Take a look !!

Isn't that SO fun !?! My hubby is gonna flip !! And so easy to make. for the mugs, I took some scraps of Whisper White. I then sponged pretty heavily in Crushed Curry an punched it out, keeping some white on the top, with my Ticket Duo Punch. I then trimmed off the top ticket shape for a flat top for my mug. CUTE ! Then, I used the circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to punch half a circle, and punched around it with the Small Oval Punch for my little handle. I sponged my pieces lightly with some Early Espresso ink and attached my handle with some dots of Tombo Liquid Glue. That was it ! Such easy and cute little mugs. I think they look perfect ! 

I attached them to a strip of Island Indigo that I embossed with the Chevron folder. I then added that strip to a piece of Gumball Green - half of which I embossed with the Stripes embossing folder. The bottom part that wasn't embossed was used for my sentiment. I inked up the "3 cheers" stamp from the Happy Hour set in Early Espresso and stamped it onto my Gumball Green layer. A piece of the AWESOME new 3/4" Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon was put along the side. I used a retired Bronze Designer Button tied with some Early Espresso Bakers Twine to add a bit of shine. This was all put on an Early Espresso card base. I then added some of the medium sized Pearls as the "bubbles" coming out of my beer. Cute right !? Love that fun touch. Who knew that Pearls had a way to be masculine !?! LOL

Here's the inside of my card. I stamped the fathers day sentiment from Delightful Dozen with my Island Indigo and Gumball Green markers and punched it out with my Decorative Label Punch. A little layer of Crushed Curry was added with another Decorative Label cut in half. I then used some of the fun drink stamps from the Happy hour set to dress up the inside. I stamped the drinks onto my layer in Early Espresso, then stamped them onto some scraps and cut out the coloured drinks and olive and added them with some adhesive. A couple more pearls in the martini really adds some fun pop. LOVE this fun set !! How come I don't play with it more !?! Another case of "too many stamps, too little time" I guess ! hahaha

Thanks a lot for coming by today !! If you are behind and need a quick card for a dad in YOUR life, why not try this cute one !? Have a Happy Father's Day and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Happy Hour (wood #132013, clear #126642), Delightful Dozen (wood #128547, clear #122652)

Ink: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad #131173, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Gumball Green Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #126856), Island Indigo Marker (Regals Stampin' Write Marker Collection #131262)

Paper: Early Espresso #119686, Gumball Green #126840, Island Indigo #122923, Crushed Curry #131199, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Ticket Duo Punch #126883, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Small Oval Punch #120908, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, 3/4" Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon #130019, Early Espresso Makers Twine #123124, Bronze Designer Buttons (Retired), Basic Pearls #119247


  1. Great card. Love how you used the pearls! Clever.

  2. SOOOO, soo clever!!! Perfect use of the Ticket punch!

  3. I agree!! I love the use of the pearls, I would never of thought of that!! The ticket punch was also pretty genius! haha

    1. Thanks Barb !! The pearls are totally my favourite part. LOL Who knew the pearls would be the best pat of a MAN card !?! Hahaha