Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge 35: Father's Day Card/Gift

Hi! So good to see you again! If this is your first visit today, be sure to scroll down and see my Flutter By card for this week.

This week at Cuttlebug Challenge the theme was Father's Day. This is an extra-special Father's Day for my brother-in-law: it's his birthday AND his FIRST Father's Day.

One of the new sets being released by 2RedBananas this month is an adorable baby set designed by Jami Bova. I created a quasi-card to send to my BIL. What's a quasi-card? It's part card, part layout, part home decor.

I stamped the large star from the set in Creamy Caramel on my Kraft base (5.5 x 10). The pictures were cropped and sized and then mounted on white mats. All my white pieces have been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Two squares were embellished as accents. The top square used the same star and one of the sentiments from the set was stamped inside. I wanted to capture that feeling of how as a parent you add a whole new facet to your personality when you have a baby join your family....and so added to the sentiment in my own handwriting.

The buggy is just one of the larger images from this set. Since it's for my BIL, I wanted to keep it fairly clean and simple. I left room over to the right so we could add a personal message before we send this off. The sketch is an older one from (sketches by tamara).
And to make sure that this card could be enjoyed for a long time, I constructed an easel from some chipboard and adhered it to the back. I hope that my BIL will enjoy it and display it on his desk at work or somewhere in their home as a reminder of those first days.

Be sure to stop by the Cuttlebug Challenge and see the rest of the cards and projects by the team as well. Several team members are moving on and I know it would mean a lot to them if you stopped and wished them well. They are alumni now and will still be stopping by from time to time! There are some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks at the Cuttlebug Challenge too so be sure to check in frequently --- the best bet is to add it to your Reader or subscribe so you won't miss anything!
Stop by the 2RedBananas blog as well and the rest of the Banana Bunch too. TODAY is the day that the June releases are available in the store. Lots of cute stamps this month. And be sure to check out the Smooch ink and the ribbon too! There is still time to join in on the challenge at CPS and the 2RB blog!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cassie!!

Riet said...

What beautiful Cassie.

Hugs Riet.x

June Houck said...

This is a treasured quasi-card. Thanks for teaching me a new term :)

It really is a precious gift of love you have created. How sweet!

Lynn said...

Absolutely fabulous!! I know this will be a long-treasured keepsake in your family!!!

Aimee said...

He's going to love this, Cass. It's wonderful. As the Little Man would say, "Good job."

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the quasi card idea too!

(-: Heidi

Jackie said...

This is really cute! very nice work...tfs!!!

Tricia said...

super sweet. Do you emboss first or stamp the image first?

Kim said...

Cassie, what an awesome gift! I've never heard of a quasi-card. I'll have to try one - thanks for the inspiration.

Karen from PA said...

This is so precious. I am sure it will be treasured.

Christine said...

This is such a precious item for a new father. My brother's birthday is on father's day too.

Blessings,
Christine

Crafty Creations said...

Cassie - this is terrific!! Love that baby carriage!

Vicki said...

This is just too precious! Beautiful work! Thank you so much for sharing this terrific concept! Blessings to you and the new little one!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Hi Cassie, this is gorgeous, what lovely sentiments, I'm sure it will be proudly displayed for a long time. Thanks for taking time to pop along and visit my blog.

Chris xx

Deb said...

This is amazing Cassie! So perfect, and he is going to love it SO much! What a great gift!

Scrubbysue said...

So precious! and what a great keepsake. TFS!

Rebecca Ednie said...

so sweet. what a great idea. love all the buttons and anything with babies on it melts my heart!