With the Father's Day deadline approaching on May 21, we thought you'd love to see this super cute card by Nancy from Scrap Happens. Nancy's inspiration for this card was a card by Kim Kesti in Paper Crafts magazine. You’ll find it on page 17 if you have the latest issue. (May / June 2011). Nancy writes:
For a base, I used some Kraft cardstock from JoAnn’s cut to make an A-2 sized card. (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
The blue wood pattern in the background is from the DCWV Green Stack.
I cut a piece of orange cardstock that measures 3.5 x 2.5”
I cut a strip of orange cardstock that measures 2 x 6” . . . this strip was scored and folded a bunch of times to make the pockets. (Scored at 0.5”, 0.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 3”, 3.25”, 4.5” and 4.75”)
After gluing this to the 3.5 x 2.5 piece, I rounded the bottom corners and attached it with eyelets. I won’t lie – it took a couple of tries to get those pockets just right and I had to just kind of trim the left and right edges with scissors to get the piece to fit right before I glued it down and added the eyelets.
Last, I cut some 1/2 inch strips and made the belt by attaching eyelets on one end. I used a brown colored pencil to add some scuff marks and fake stitching to the edges.
I added the “dad” letter stickers from my stash. I also used my Cricut cartridge called Indie Art to cut out the wrenches (1.5” and 2” size) and the gear from some shiny silver paper. I totally stole a tiny piece of sand paper and some nails from my husband’s junk in the garage. I don’t think he will notice. :)
I also lined the inside of the card with some orange and white paper to make a nice writing surface. Here is a closeup of the pockets. Aside from being a little tedious to make those pockets fit just right, this card was fun to make and I think it sure fits the “manly” category, don’t you?
Special thanks to Nancy for sharing this card with us! If you have a card or technique you would like to share with us, please write me at email@example.com.