There’s a NAP for that! A Father’s Day card for my hubby.

This is my handsome husband, Peter.

Description: hard-working entrepreneur; passionate about technology; savvy business head; enjoys playing and watching golf; totally addicted to potato chips; couldn’t imagine a day without his well-worn Lazy Boy.


This is the Father’s Day card I made for him…


…and inside it says…


Yes, he has been known to fall asleep, with an empty potato chip bag in his hand and a major golf tournament playing on the big screen. But, that’s no problem for my Peter, the PVR is always quietly running in the background! Lifesaver!


Note to card-makers: I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background and to create the die blue die cut. I coloured my image with my Copic Markers. The striped fabric is a cool technique I learned in the Copic Certification Course: just use your colourless marker to create the stripes! Rounded the corners and Bob’s your uncle…well, he’s my brother, but that’s a whole other story!!

Cards for guys

Let’s face it, most guys like grilling, eating what they grill and stretching out in their La-Z-Boy after they eat what they have grilled. So, finding a theme for a “guy” card isn’t too difficult, is it?

I made these three cards for Father’s Day, but they would also be great for birthdays and other occasions. If you like them, you can check out some of my other cards on my Pinterest site and in my Gallery.

The first one was for my husband, Peter. The only thing missing in the picture is his laptop, which has become an appendage (his iPhone is another appendage). However, the rest of the illustration is quite accurate–a can of pop in one hand, feet up, grabbing a quick cat nap in his well-worn La-Z-Boy. He’s just the greatest step-dad on the planet and really deserved some Father’s Day TLC!

This card is a double gate-fold.




The quality of this photo isn’t great, but I think you can see how the double gate-fold works.




This second card is the one I made for my son, Neil. He’s a wonderful person and a terrific dad. On his Top Ten list are grilling (anything) and eating grilled burgers. So the theme for his card was a no-brainer.

This card is my favourite of the three, because it was so much fun making the hamburgers (no grill required).

To make the sesame seeds pop, I put a dab of Glossy Accents on each one. It gave them a shine and created a 3-D effect.


I really wanted an overall 3-D effect for this card, so I popped up the plate, popped up the first burger and double-popped the second burger. I took advantage of the white space on the plate to write “Happy Father’s Day.”





Here is the inside of Neil’s card. As always, I finished all four sides of the card in designer paper. Once again, the lighting is awful, but I think you can see the image well enough to get the idea.



The third card is the one I made for my son-in-law, John. He, too, loves his grill and I have eaten many of his delicious burgers, chicken and grilled veggies! I forgot to take photos of the inside–too many things on the go, at once.

Anyway, I hope these cards inspire you when you need a card idea for one of the special guys in your life!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends!!