Saturday, June 7, 2008

Father's Day inspiration

Man, being a (limited-time) single mom is hard! For those of you that have to do it all the time, I'm giving you a HUGE round of applause. I'm so happy my DH is coming home from his business trip! Obviously, I haven't blogged in a few days, but I have been getting our new house ready to move into! (Yay!!) My wonderful father-in-law has been there everyday, painting, fixing electrical, pulling out flooring, putting in baseboard...I've been helping where I can, which basically means painting and buying things :o) I wouldn't even have been able to do that, except my amazing mother-in-law has been watching my boys while I'm over at the house 'helping' Bernie. Chris and Bernie, thank you both so much!!

Okay, on to the card. Father's Day is only 8 days away! Are you ready? Here is a card I made for my MOPS group a couple of months ago, but I thought I'd post it in case any of you are looking for card-making ideas *wink* It's a Joy Fold card - click here for some great directions on Beate's blog. The tab to hold it closed was something I had to improvise (I usually use photo turns, but didn't have that many for my MOPS group) ...I punched a 1/2" circle out of the Bayou Blue textured cardstock, and affixed it with a brad. To figure out the placement, I assembled the card, closed it, then put the circle where I wanted it (overlapping the top layer to hold it closed), and puched the brad to make a mark in the cardstock. Then I punched the hole with my Crop-a-dile so the cardstock wouldn't tear.

Have a great weekend! Hopefully I'll have some more scrapbooking stuff for you after tonight! *wink*

~Michelle

Supplies used:
Stamps: The Wheel Thing (SU!)
Paper: Bayou Blue Textured Cardstock, Cranberry Crisp, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (SU!) ...it's so close to Bayou Blue I didn't buy the ink pad!
Tools: Cuttlebug and embossing folder (Provo Craft); Crop-a-dile (We R Memory Keepers); Scor-Pal
Other: silver brad (SU!)

2 comments:

Mandy said...

What a cute little scooter! This is such a great card! :)

Christi Snow said...

I love that little scooter stamp and this whole card has such a great design! so Pretty!

I can definitely relate on the single mom thing! And getting ready to move...busy times! smiles...