July 17, 2018


There is a little story behind this woefully out-of-date card. I mean, Father's Day was a month ago, right??

Well, my Stamp-Ins are always held the second Monday of each month. So, the June workshop was scheduled for Monday, June 11. The Monday before Father's Day. I thought the timing was perfect to make a Father's Day card. And, those who had no use for such a card could make it -- a welcome masculine-toned card -- for any other occasion.

Unfortunately, much to my chagrin, the Stamp-In had to be cancelled for the month. 

Well, to be honest, I really liked the four cards I'd created for the girls who were to attend the Stamp-In. So, I decided to hold them until the July Stamp-In, which SHOULD have been held last Monday, July 9. However, I needed to re-schedule it to a week later, which fell on (yesterday) Monday, July 16. 

Even though Father's Day was not an upcoming occasion anymore, I decided to still go with the card, but selected a variety of sentiments (other than Happy Father's Day) that the attendees could replace it with, fitting nicely inside the same parameters.

So, that's my story. And I'm sticking to it. 'cause it's the truth and nothin' but the truth.

The focal point of this card is the trio of pens that comes in the Crafting Forever set found on page 179. Rather than just stamp the pens onto plain Mint Macaron cardstock, I decided to dress it up a bit and go with the torn edge technique. Keep reading!

One of the highlights of the card is the use of papers from the beautiful Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper on page 191. This set of woodgrain papers is nothing short of spectacular. If you haven't seen it in real life, you are missing out!

Now, how would you like the secret recipe to make this timely card yourself? 
Here you go:

Mint Macaron cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Wood Textures DSP

Mint Macaron ink
Black ink

Crafting Forever (page 179)
A masculine sentiment

Torn cardstock
Stamping Sponge
Brown 1/4" Ribbon

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Roughly tear a few pieces of scrap cardstock that will fit across a 3" wide piece of cardstock. 

You will be doing this next step on a 3" x 4" piece of Mint Macaron cardstock with Mint Macaron ink

OK. Look at the sample: the darker portions of the cardstock? That is the inked area. The lighter portions are where the torn strip was lying. 

Lay one of the torn strips of cardstock near the top of the piece. Using a Stamping Sponge, gently sponge at the tear line. Remove the torn piece, and taking another piece, or reusing the same one, reposition it, and do another line of sponging. Continue on down the cardstock until you have sponged wavy areas top to bottom.

In black ink, stamp the three pens about 1/2" from the top. 

Add a 1" x 3" strip of Very Vanilla cardstock about 1/2" from the bottom. BEFORE adding the wood strip, adhere a piece of the brown ribbon onto the center of the wood, tucking the ends to the back and taping them in place. NOW add the wood strip on top of the Very Vanilla strip.

Add a piece of the wood DSP that measures 2 1/4" x 5 1/4", butted up against the green piece.

On a 1 3/4" square piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp your sentiment in black ink. Fold a 3" piece of the brown ribbon in half and tape it to the back of the sentiment square so it hangs down in two tails. Now add this piece to a 2" square of Mint Macaron cardstock. Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it over the wood piece.



  1. what a fun card! One of our son in laws actually made my husband an awesome pen for Father's Day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Thank you, Marilyn! I will be there!