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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

PaperPlay - Father's Day/ Card for a Male

Morning guys, how are you all?! This is my first ever post for PaperPlay Challenges - I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am!!

First things first.. the theme this week over is..


We've been very kindly sponsored by Love To Stamp, and the lucky winner will recieve a $15 voucher!

So, I've gone for a hybrid of the two.. using an adorable digi from Some Odd Girl©. Just so you know.. I thought of the sentiment ALL BY MYSELF! Awesome, I know! ;)

The card came together pretty fast - if you're a follower of my blog you will probably recognise this layout. I can't get away from it. I spotted it on someones blog aaaaages ago and I can't remember who it was to give them credit! It has stuck with me ever since though and I use it. A LOT! The little Magnolia die was sent to me by my lovely friend Roz. She cut me a bunch from white cardstock, so I've 'coloured' this one with Old Paper DI to coordinate it with the rest of the card - not overly sure how well that went.. but there you have it.

Cardstock: SU! Naturals Ivory; Crumb Cake
Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft - Homemade paper pad
Stamps: Studio G alpha, Some Odd Girl© Super Tobie
Ink: SU!; Soft Suede; Old Paper DI
Embellishments: Coffee button, brown bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl; brown Prima pearl
Tools: WRMK - Corner Chomper; SU! 1 1/4" square punch; Oval nesties;
Misc: brown fineliner

I hope to see you over there. I know us crafters generally find it difficult to produce those male cards, so this challenge may take you outside of your preferred comfort zone, but TRY IT!! You never know - you might be chuffed with the results!!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Crafting for all Seasons - Father's Day
× Ambers Crafts and Stuff - Special Man
× Crafts and Me - Stamp Something [I stamped my sentiment - letter by letter - I hope that counts!]
× The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Dad/ Man in your life
× The Paper Variety - For The Guys
× Timeless Tuesdays - Father's Day
× The Stamping Boutique - Men Only
× Critter Challenge - Let's get Krafty
× The Kraft Journal - It's a Man Thing

Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you may be doing! xo Lou.


  1. Lou, just adore what you did with this digi... so adorable. Great sentiment too. Have a great weekend.

  2. This is a wonderful Dad's card Lou! That digi is adorable!
    Thanks for joining our Father's Day challenge at Crafting For All Seasons...don't forget to check out our blog candy giveaways!
    Lizy DT x

  3. What a great Father's Day card and that digi is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Kraft Journal for our It's a Guy Thing challenge!

  4. AWWW...how super cute! Totally awesome Father's Day card! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

  5. Awesome card! Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!

  6. Really cute card! That image is adorable and I like the look of not coloring it. Thanks for playing with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff this week. I hope you'll join us again soon.


  7. Lol Lou, love your sentiment and yes it counts. Fabulous hun. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  8. Great card love the image and sentiment thanks for joining us at CRITTERS
    Jacki xx


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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