Hi Friends! Sorry, I’ve disappeared on you the last week or so. I decided to take a blogging break to enjoy the last busy week of school and the first busy week of summer … which means I haven’t been doing much scrapping. I’m sure all of you have been doing the same thing! Yay for Summer!
I do have a few Father’s Day projects that I thought I would share with you today. The first one is a gift set that I put together for BasicGrey using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
For this project I used a mixture of the BasicGrey Hey! Collections. My husband really doesn’t like when we make a fuss over him on holidays/birthdays … if he had it his way, we would all just go about like it was a normal day. And if we do give him any gifts, he prefers the practical and useful kind. Boring, right?! Well, just because he likes practical gifts, doesn’t mean that I’m going to wrap it up in a practical way. Hehe! My kids and I still shower him with all kinds of fanfare and this trophy gift bucket will be the perfect way for us to display our affection for him. It’s roomy enough to hold several small gifts and notes, and after he goes through them, it will look great sitting up on the mantel for the remainder of Father’s Day.
I created the base of the trophy with light yellow cardstock using my Cameo and an SVG cut file by SVG Attic (“Day at the Races” set). For the top layer, I used a yellow pattern from the Hey You 12 x 12 Paper Pad. Next, I decorated the front of the trophy with an award created with my die cut machine using more papers from the Hey You collection. I placed a wooden button from the Hey Boy collection with the number one on it in the center of the award. You could even make the award removable so that he has to wear it pinned to his shirt during his Father’s Day dinner!
For the card I used more of the Hey You papers to cut out a hot air balloon image. I used the Hey Boy Printed Chipboard Alpha letters to spell “Dad” across the top and added a couple of clear blue buttons from the Hey Boy Buttons and Brads as an accent.
This second project is a layout that I have up on the My Mind’s Eye blog today using the Kate & Co. Oxford Lane Collection.
Kate & Co.-Oxford Lane: Bold Paper, Triples Paper, Fresh Paper, Enjoy Paper, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, 12 x 12 Sticker Accessories, 12 x 12 Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Brads, Decorative Tape, Layered Stickers, Stamps
Other: White Cardstock, Teal Spray Ink, Navy Stamping Ink, Acrylic Block, Black Distress Ink, Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive, Foam Squares
My husband’s favorite color happens to be white, and so I decided to begin this page with a crisp white background spritzed with a few droplets of teal spray ink. I love how the colors and patterns of this collection look against that white background. I added horizontal bands of patterned paper across the top and bottom of the page to “frame” it a bit and then added some extra bits to the top for some fun. I used the decorative tape along with a layered sticker, enamel brad and a stamped flower.
I adhered the #1 Sticker to a circle punched from a smaller scale patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad and then fussy-cut a few flower sprays as accents. I also stamped a few more flower shapes around this cluster.
The journaling is contained on the “Fun” chipboard journal block and accented with more stamping and fussy-cut flowers. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any fussy-cutting and I love the detail and texture it adds to a page.
I hope you are having a great summer so far. We are knee deep in swimming lessons, scout camps, popsicles, friends around the firepit, and more. I love making summertime memories! I’ll be back soon with more shares!