Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Hi there!
Here is my Father's Day card for my Dad.  This fits my dad to a tee!  Ever since he retired, he's such a ham!  He reads all day or just sits on the porch and watches the birds, oh and he brags too!  Uggggh!  Needless to say, I'm jealous! I can't imagine a life without an alarm clock and sleeping in late EVERY day!  Oh yes, one day I'll be there, and I'm gonna be the ultimate RETIREE!  You just wait and see!  {snort!} Anyhoo, for today's card I used this cute little stamp from Maui Cows (sorry, they're no longer in business) and colored him with my Copics. Next, I matted the image with some green CS.  Matted you say?  Wanna know how to make the PERFECT MAT? Well, while making this card, I tested out a clever tool that I was sent to review. It's called Perfect Layers.  Have you hens heard of this?  Well, it's quite clever, I must say.  It makes the mats for your images absolutely PERFECT!  Um, I guess that's why they call it Perfect Layers, huh?  Now I have to confess, I usually just eyeball my mats, or cut them a 1/4" bigger than the image and presto I'm done.  But I will say, they're never straight or even all the way around.  I'm not sure if my cutting board is askew or what, but they never seem straight anymore.  Well, this little tool solved all that and it's super easy too.  After I colored my image, I adhered it to a piece of green CS and then using this tool and an exact knife, cut each side.  The edges are so clean and exactly the same distance all the way around.  LOVE IT!  Click HERE for a little video from the manufacturer on how they work and a 5% discount too!  Woot-woot!  I'm super impressed.  Ok, so next I cut the leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and attached them with Stampin Up dimensionals.  I threaded some Baker's twine from the hammock to the leaves so it would look the hammock was actually hanging. Seriously, this is SO my dad. LOL! Next I added two orange eyelets and threaded some ribbon through and tied it in a little bow.  To finish, I added the computer generated sentiment and that's about it!  Hope you hens are having a relaxing weekend!
Happy Memorial Day!  God Bless America!  

Stamp - Maui Cows; Leaves & Pointed Circle - Silhouette America; Ribbon - Michaels; Copics; Neenah Classic Crest CS; Eyelets; Baker's Twine;Perfect Layers


  1. Love the stripped hamock. YES I am so ready for retirement. Looks like 4 to 6 years away. *sigh* Save me some space under a shade tree.

  2. Perfectly layers are on my wish list, just need to build up the crafty reserve. Probably a good thing that the stamp co is out of business...any company that has that stamp would be a dangerous place for me! Tooooo funny

  3. Adorable card! I have had my Perfect Layers tools for several years and can't make a card without it! And yes, retirement is wonderful! The options are unreal! You can go where you want when you want, you can sit on your duff all day or you can just do whatever your heart desires. I retired a year ago and wish I had done it years ago - oh right, I couldn't afford it years ago.

  4. Oh Jeanie, this is so adorable. Love how you did the leaves and hammock. Great coloring also.

  5. Love how the leaves make the trees, you are too clever. Lovely card and colours and image and just what I would like to do right now.


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