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Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card

Authentique Manly Gone Fishing Tall and Skinny Father's Day Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

 Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card with Authentique Manly

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m over on the Authentique Blog sharing this Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card as part of Authentique’s Father’s Day Week Celebration.  All week long you will find wonderful masculine projects that honor the dads in our lives.

My father and 3 older brothers were avid fishermen.  The rose early in the summer mornings with tackle box, rods & reels, night crawlers, a thermos of coffee and a bag of sandwiches in tow.  They were gone fishing.  On a good day, they’d come home with fresh brook trout for dinner.  But even if their fishing creels were empty, they had the pleasure of that time together under the sky in God’s beautiful world.  And they bonded, even though hardly a word was spoken while fishing.  Dads seem to be able to speak into their children’s lives without saying a word.  I tried to capture that in this card.

Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card: Building the Layers

Here’s how to put this card together:

  • Begin by cutting an 11″ x 8 1/2″ sheet of paper to measure 10 1/2″ long.
  • Place the long side on your scoring tool and score at 4 1/4″  and 8 1/2″.
  • Fold to form a tall and skinny card base with a 2″ deep side pocket.
  • Mat a 3 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of Manly 3 on a slightly larger panel of Spectrum Honey Comb and Spectrum Hot Chocolate. Don’t adhere to the card front yet.
  • Now cut the 3×4 “Outdoor Life” image from Manly 8.  Place the bass brad over the bass in the photo.  Mat on both colors of Spectrum cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere in the top third of the card.
  • Next, cut a 3″ x 3″ square of Manly 3.  Mat on the Spectrum cardstock, back with dimensionals and adhere in the lower third of the card. Leave about 1/4″ between the two decorative panels.
Gone Fishing Details

  • Adhere 3 wood slices (my son made these for me) at the bottom of the bottom panel.  Top with the novelty buttons and the small fish sticker.
  • Then adhere novelty buttons on top of the wood slices.
  • Next back the “gone fishing” sticker and the fish sticker with dimensionals and adhere above the wood slices.  Adhere a bracket sticker in the top left hand corner and top with the other small fish sticker.
  • Now thread ribbon through the Tim Holtz buckle. Wrap around the card panel and secure with a dab of hot glue.  Tie a square knot with a separate piece of ribbon.
  • Finally, adhere the panel to the card base.
Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card: A Peek Inside

Now you can finish the inside of your card.  Add gussets to the side pocket and decorate with designer papers.  Tuck in a chocolate treat and a bookmark.  After all, Dad can’t fish 24/7!

I feel truly blessed to have been raised by my dad.  Although he left us far too early in life (I was only 13 years old when he passed into glory) the lessons he taught me are alive and well today.  He left his imprint on my life and character.

Wishing all the dads out there a truly blessed and restful Father’s Day!

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Authentique All Star Golf Card Folio

Authentique All Stars Golf Collection Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Authentique All Star Golf Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique All Star Golf Card Folio is the perfect Father’s Day card.  I’ve paired it up with Apple Green Satin Ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment.

Many of you have told me that your struggle when it comes to making masculine cards.  So here are a few of my best tips:

  • First, choose a solid masculine theme.  Golf works for both men and women.
  • Next, choose a bolder color palette.  Pastel colors are not usually a good choice for masculine cards.
  • Patterned papers should reflect masculine style.  Geometric patterns, plaids and solids are always a safe bet.  Take your cues from men’s ties.
  • Use ribbon as a border as I did here.  Simply wrap the side of the card with ribbon and tie a simple square knot for an effective treatment.

It’s really not that hard, and I find I enjoy the cleaner, simpler design of most masculine cards.

Authentique All Star Golf Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Fancy fold cards provide a lot of real estate for adding pockets, decorative panels and photo panels.  Use the back side of this 3×4 journal card to mat a photo.  You can also tuck a gift card into the pocket.

Here’s a peek at the card folio fully opened.  The center panel is a pocket with a mini folio insert.  This is a great place to add photos.  The blank sentiment panel on the left is the perfect spot to write a special message or memory for Dad.

If you’d like to learn how to make this style of fancy fold card, check back tomorrow as I’ll be sharing a tutorial for Throwback Thursday.

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Ready for Father’s Day?

Hello, Friends!

I thought I’d pop in real quick today and share a few cards that I just finished making with some great images and papers from Crafty Secrets.  I can’t believe that Father’s Day is just a couple weeks away…the 3rd weekend in June here in the states.  Are you ready for Father’s Day?  I think I am now that these cute cards are made.

Kathy by Design/Best Father in the WorldThis first card uses digital papers and images from the fabulous Barber Shop Kit.  I love this dandy dad on his high wheel bicycle.  I combined him with  papers from the collection and used the Best Father in the World digital for the sentiment.  Some of my accent pieces are from the Creating with Typography CD.

Best Father in the World 03I have a little tip to share with you that I think you will find helpful.  I used my craft knife to cut the window portion of the Barber Shop image out.  Somewhere I read that if you use a glass mat when you are cutting with a craft knife, it will cut like butter.  True fact, folks!  It is also important to have a sharp blade in your knife, as even a slightly dull blade will tear the paper edges.

After I cut the window in the image, I inked the inside edges with Vintage Photo Ink, and then inserted my sentiment, using foam adhesive to pop it up even more.  I backed everything with a page from a vintage book.  I used Natural Jute Ribbon topped with red twill to form a belly band on the card.  The side ribbon is made with Topaz Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with more of the red twill.

Best Father in the World 04I used the same papers on the inside of the card, and created a pocket for my greeting.  You can tuck a gift card in here, or baseball tickets , or a gift certificate, too.  The greeting is from the Father Digital download.

Crafty Secrets Father's Day Frogs 01Y’all know I have a special love of frogs, so when I saw this cute froggie family on the Father Digital Download, I had to make it up into a card.  This reminds me of when our 5 kids were small.  They would wait eagerly for Dale to get home from work and then tackle him, playing a silly game they called Juvenile Jitsu.  Not Jujitsu, mind you…and that made the game even funnier!  I added a little sentiment ticket from the download. I just love how easy they make it to add a sentiment to a card.   The green plaid paper is from our Thanksgiving Digital Kit. The other papers and ephemera here are all from the Vintage Typography and Vintage Illustrations CD.

Crafty Secrets Father's Day Frogs 04Here’s the inside of the card.  I used the greeting from the Father Digital download, a scrap of paper from the green plaid I used on the front, and the rulers from the Typography CD.

King of the Road 02This might be my favorite image from the Father Digital Download.  I super love this steampunk doggie!  I paired him with fabulous papers from the Barber Shop Kit, and then added some burlap and fun bits and bobs from my stash.  The wonderful sentiment is from the Father download, too.  I just sized it to fit my card and then treated it with UTEE to make it look like an epoxy sticker.  My bow is made with Navy Center Stitch Burlap and Brown Twill.  I added Glossy Accents to the driving goggles.  This card just makes me grin from ear to ear!

King of the Road 04I created another pocket on the inside, and then slipped a sentiment ticket inside.  This one is printed much larger.  I love that versatility with digital images.  You have infinite options for sizing an image!  The background paper (isn’t it fabby?) is from the Typography CD.

I think I’m ready for Father’s Day now, but it makes me just a little bit sad because I was having so much fun with the Father Digital Download.  But the good news is, these images would be great for masculine birthday cards, get well cards, or even anniversary cards!  Hooray!

If you’re interested in purchasing one of these cards, you can find them in my Etsy shop.

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