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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Father's Day!

Father's Day is just around the corner and I have been searching for some fun projects to make! While blurfing (blog surfing!) one day I found the most adorable project pattern ever! Now I must preface this post by saying that I am in awe of this particular blogger's work! She is absolutely amazing...*Read paper genius* here! She is one of my SBS2 sisters and I visit her blog often for inspiration! This is her pattern and her template. Her name is Mel and she is quite talented! You can find her here! Thanks so much, Mel for sharing! Be sure to check out her blog! : ) You will LOVE it too!!

I did a couple of things different when making my tool belts! I did not add the ink to lighten the color of the Close to Cocoa card stock and I added paper tools instead of those cute mini tools Mel used. (I couldn't find them anywhere!) I added some chocolate to the box and cannot wait to give these to their respective recipients! These were so much fun to make and are just sooo darn cute! they actually feel like real leather! Toooo coool! I made two! One for my step dad and one for my kids adopted grand-dad! Hope they like them! : )

I wet and crumpled the card stock per Mel's instructions. Then I ironed it flat and rubbed it down with my Versamark pad. I cut out the pattern pieces and paper pierced them all and then added the faux stitching with my Basic Black marker. I assembled the whole thing with sticky strip and added the tag! That was that! : )

Also pictured is the card I made to send my step dad! I used my favorite froggy image from RubberNecker and chalks to color it! I added a little Stickles for color on the flower and added some green sparkle bling!

Stamps: none
Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla
Extras: Basic Black Marker, paper piercer, gold brads, gold eyelets, crop-o-dile, sticky strip

Have a great day!


savitri said...

This is just tooooooo cute! I love this card and nice goodies!! :)

Lori said...

These turned out great! They'll make perfect gifts.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

I really like how these turned out, Ann Marie! I like the idea of filling them with chocolate. Their recipients are gonna love them!

Love the frog card, too!

Cathrine StClair said...

This came out great Ann Marie! Its sure to be a hit.

Mel M. M. M. said...

You sweetheart You! BLUSH! SO exciting that you made one of these! It looks fantastic. Love the paper tools. They seem a better size than the metal ones. :0) GRIN! :0) mel

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Holy moly, those tool belts are FABULOUS! Wow, I bet they loved them! Awesome! Great card too!