Cards, Colouring, Crafter's Companion, Papercrafts

Dad’s The Word!

It’s June already (wow, was it not the end of December just yesterday?), so this month we get to celebrate the Dads in our world.  

I have two Father’s Day card ideas to share with you today:

“#1 Dad”

This card was recently featured on HSN during the Crafter’ Companion Day, and uses the Stairway die set.  I used a Sheena Douglass texture die for the background, to give it a little more masculine feel.  It can be difficult to create “manly” designs, when the papercrafting trends all have flowers and lace.


Crafter’s Companion 

  • Create-a-Card Stairway die & letters
  • Create-a-Card black cardstock base 
  • Create-a-Card Fancy edge brace die
  • Sheena Douglass Create-a-Flower metal die – Geometric Cutout
  • Luxury cardstock- ice blue matte
  • Luxury cardstock – silver glitter

Other supplies:

  • Class Act Celestial blue embossing powder
  • Close to My Heart stamped sentiment
  • Recollections blue baker’s twine
  • Metal spring clip
  • Clearsnap White pigment ink
  • EK Success Foam dots

“Dad Joke”

I know, it’s an old joke; Dad’s hogging the bathroom again!  When I first saw the new Sheena Douglass Day of the Dead stamp set, I just knew I’d have to use El Musico here for a humorous effect.  It’s a very simple card, as again I went for a more masculine “less is more” look for Dad.  I did use plenty of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for the background though.  The sentiment is my own, printed with a rustic style font from my computer.


Crafter’s Companion:

  • Sheena Douglass Day of the Dead 2017 stamp
  • Ultra Smooth white cardstock 
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens

Other supplies:

  • Bazzill Basics brown cardstock
  • Emma’s own sentiment printed from computer

Three cheers for all the great Dads, Grandads, Grandpas, Opas & Papas out there!  Happy Father’s Day to you all. ❤️
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