Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day Cards
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I didn’t really get into card-making until mid-2008.  I had always made invitations to birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, dinner parties and wedding invitations & programs – even when I was a teenager.  As an adult, I didn’t find my passion for card-making until last year.

I offer that brief explanation before showing you all the hand-made Father’s Day cards I’ve made, because you’ll see it’s not that many cards.  Last year I finally got my Cricut Expression working properly (I didn’t have the blade dialed down low enough for the first frustrating year I owned it), so I made Father’s Day cards using Cricut DesignStudio.

Here are all the Father’s Day cards I’ve made since taking up card-making.  You can see my cards used to me much simpler:

Father's Day Card for my dad - 2009

Father's Day Card for my dad - 2009

I used the cut-outs from the Dad tag and added Square Stax behind them to make my father-in-law’s card:

Dad Dawson's Father's Day Card - 2009

Dad Dawson's Father's Day Card - 2009

I also made a Father’s Day card for my husband’s grandpa.  I meant to make him a card this year, but I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t have a chance to make one for him ahead of time.  Here’s his ’09 card:

Grandpa Dawson's 2009 Father's Day card

Grandpa Dawson's 2009 Father's Day card

If you read my blog regularly, you’ve already seen this card two other times but I also have to add it to this post.  This is my father-in-law’s 2010 Father’s Day card, using strictly Stampin’ Up! supplies and aluminum foil:

Dad Dawson's 2010 Father's Day Card

Dad Dawson's 2010 Father's Day Card

Finally, here’s the card and envelope I made for my dad this year.  I used parts of the Bits & Pieces card kit and the tie stamp from the June Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart (CTMH).  I used Glossy Accents to highlight the swirls around the words and the star.  The tiny metal tool came from a set of little tools I bought at Craft Warehouse in Portland, OR.  I tied it onto a silver brad with CTMH natural hemp twine.

Dad's 2010 Father's Day Card

Dad's 2010 Father's Day Card

Thanks for reading my post!  I hope this will give you ideas for next year’s cards… and hopefully whatever I do next year will be more advanced as I learn more techniques.

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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    • Thanks Papa! *blush* 🙂 I love you and I’m happy you enjoy all your cards. Thanks for saving EVERYTHING I EVER made for you – I hope your insurance covers all that paper in your attic!

  1. Stephanie, You are amazing! Your cards are wonderful. You are very talented. You should sell you cards on Etsy. I think you would do very well.

    • Thanks Lori! That is so sweet of you to say. If I sold cards on Etsy, I’d surely fall behind on making special cards for the people I know. Maybe someday, once I’m caught up on cards and have retired from real estate. 😉

  2. Love the diamond plating concept on the FIL’s motorcycle card! Too cool! You’re so stinkin’ creative! Love them all. The pop-ups rock!

    • Thank you! I think foil lends itself well to masculine cards. I LOVE silver, so it’s good for cards for me, too.

  3. Woohoo for the Cricut Expressions! I don’t know what I would do without mine!
    I love the card you made for your dad this year and it’s sweet to see him leave a comment for you too 🙂

    • Thanks so much – I love that tie stamp! Yeah, the Cricut sure makes tricky cuts look easy. It’s so nice to not be tempted by die cut words or shapes at craft fairs when I can make what I need at home.

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