Tuesday, June 9

Family Man

Father's Day is next weekend - it will be my husband's first time to celebrate being a daddy. Our daughter, Abigail, is definitely the apple of his eye. In fact, just this week she has started to say, "DaDa", her first words... music to Joel's ears. I think that this card perfectly captures the essence of Joel - a Family Man - and an all-around awesome dad.

I love Mojo Monday sketches - always fresh - sometimes funky. The main ingredients for today's project: my beloved (and 'retiring') Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper, All in the Family and 8 Great Greetings stamp sets, and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Quick Reminders:
1) Products featured in the Occasions Mini are only available for purchase thru. June 3oth.
2) Items on the Last Chance Accessories List are going fast - especially the Designer Series Paper and In Color products. Be sure to place your order SOONER rather than later.
  • My Kraft card base measure 5" x 7" (an A7 sized card) and is topped with a layer of Baja Breeze and a plaid print. TIP: I typically work in quarter and eighth inch increments for layers. Here, the Baja layer measures 4.75" x 6.75" (a quarter inch less than the base) with the plaid print measuring an eighth inch less than the Baja. Make sense?
  • My polka dotted diamond is a 3.25" square.
  • For the central panel I opted for coordinating stripes(4" x 4.25").

To create our January Family, I grabbed a sheet of Watercolor Paper, Blender Pens, and a few In Color ink pads. TIP: I stamped more towards the center of the sheet to be sure I would have enough room and then trimmed down later.

Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I started with the dad. His last stamped body part was his left arm. Mom's first stamped body part was her right hand - so they would appear to be holding hands. She 'grew' from there. Baby Abigail was stamped separately, colored, trimmed, and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals. She's always the center of attention, so it seemed fitting. ;)

The Dad sentiment is from Eight Great Greetings. I stamped the image twice - once in Chocolate Chip onto Kraft, and a second time onto a subtle Baja print. I trimmed the 'd' from the Baja and added it atop my Kraft square - a little extra pizazzz for dad.

Eight Great Greetings and All in the Family

2 sets that are perfect for celebrating the ones we love.

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Stamps: All in the Family (113488), Eight Great Greetings (113822)

Ink: StazOn (101406), Chocolate Chip (100908); For Watercoloring: Dad: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel; Mom: Riding Hood Red; Baby: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red; Dog: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series (113993), Kraft (107070), Chocolate Chip (102128), Baja Breeze (111352), Watercolor Paper (105019)

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-Jig (101049), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Marvy scalloped square punch (purple)

Sassy Somethings: Vintage Brads (109109)


itsabrt said...

Wow your card is perfect! BR-T

Kris Kilcoyne said...

OK, you may have just convinced me that I need "All in the Family"

Super cute card!

Melissa said...

Very cute! Your blogs are always so well written! I always look forward to your projects and what you write!

Ann Schach said...

What a perfect card and a perfect interpretation of the sketch! Awesome as always!

Mary Fish said...

Wow . . ."d" is for dynamite. Love the way you worked with this layout and how cute your family "unit" is. Hugs, Mary

Caryl P said...

Wow, this is such a great father's day card. Love your family and use of the Mojo sketch!