Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fathers Day Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Memories in Tyme blog hops - where you will find some seriously talented people who love to share their ideas with you! Our hop today and is anything relating to Dads - doesn’t matter if it is a layout, card, mini album, or decorating item, if it’s about DAD…it’ll be here!!! With Fathers Day around the corner - take the time to make Dad feel just as special as Mom feels on her special day - by making him something from your heart!

You should be coming from Rhonda's Blog. But if you get lost you can always start at the beginning Lynda’s blog ( 

Let’s get started! I made three cards, 2 of them I got from Pinterest (I've linked them below to the original posts).

The first card is a baseball card and I got the idea from here. Start out cutting your card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I used Cranberry Cardstock, but Holiday Red also could work. Then fold it in half. You'll also need a red piece 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 as well as two pieces of daisy white at 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 and 4 x 5 1/4.
 Next I drew where I wanted my holes and stitching
Punch your holes large enough for the eyelets (our eyelet tool is on sale right now!) Then add all the eyelets.
I used a red yarn since I wanted the stitching to be thick but you could also use embroidery floss or waxy flax.
 Next I stamped the word "Dad" and some distress marks on the red piece.
 Using 3D foam tape I assembled the card.
 And here it is for the sports fan dad!

The next card was also from pinterest.  I used the Victory Paper for this card. First I will show how to make the shirt. Start with a 6 x 3 piece of paper.
 Fold in half and crease.
 Open up and then fold the edges toward the middle crease. Keep all folds crisp.
 Now you should have this shape.
 Fold about 1/3 way down so that the open area is against itself.
Now is the tricky part. Open up the shirt so you can pinch the folded corners you see below. Holding onto those corners you will need to close the shirt back up.
 The corners should be sticking out now creating the sleeves.
 At the bottom on the shirt you'll fold about 1/8" up and then fold it again up.
 Turn the whole thing over and using a diagonal fold create the rest of the collar.

 Now fold the shirt up and tuck under the collar.
There you go. I trimmed down a stickease to create a tie but you can use paper too for this.
For the card I cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 of the chocolate b&t, 4 x 2 3/4 of the blue b&t and of colonial white cardstock. I distressed them all with chocolate ink.
 I stamped "Father's Day" in the upper right and assembled the card.
Lastly I added Olive ribbon with glue dots and 2 durable studs in the lower left corner.
The last card I made with my mom using the bonus workshop on the go instructions. The ticket is stamped, trimmed, and wrapped in baker's twine. Two square brads are added to the left of the card.
Thank you for checking out my project, now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!! Next up on the hop is Deborah's Blog, make sure you check out her fun project!!!


  1. WOW, so glad you were able to post. The baseball idea is awesome and I'll put that in my files! The shirt was terrific but I need to go over that one a few times to understand it..great detailed instructions! Love the HERO one...very special! Don't you just LOVE Pinterest...endless ideas from some uber creative people.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  2. I love your cards, but being a baseball mom I like the baseball one best!! I made a shirt and tie card this year and am not sure I could make that fold again LOL!!

  3. Great cards! I really like the idea of the baseball card; I'll have to use that for my sister's birthday as she's a huge baseball fan. Thanks for the tutorial on the shirt card, too. TFS!

  4. Great cards! I have never seen the baseball one before!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. what great cards and tfs a how too. good to be in blog with you

  6. Very nice and informative. Next year I'll try something more creative. I just got my dad a nice gift from this year.