Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vintage Father's Day/Snow Hugs



I've got a long post for you today because you get a 2fer post.......
The cool thing about these cards today is I have used stamps from all the stamp sets Rogue Redhead Designs has to offer. Relish Reading, Snow Hugs, Floriculture, and Bits and Pieces. I love to mix and match stamps and these sets are so versatile that you can make endless cards and projects with them. 
The first card I have for you is a Vintage Father's Day card, we've got Father's Day coming up this Sunday so we want to make sure we honor all those Dad's, would be Dad's, and men who just act like Dad's even when they don't have to.
I used the Relish Reading set, the checker board pattern from Floriculture, and the sentiment from Bits and Pieces. The gate fold is easy, just cut your paper 5 1/2 X 12, score at 2, 4, 8, 10. Make your folds on the score lines and get busy decorating. 


Jingle Belles     JB24-Oh Christmas Sketch, Oh Christmas Sketch
Bah! Humbug!     Challenge 23...Whateva!!  Teenagers

The second card I have for you is for the 3 challenges above.....
To start the card off I have used the sketch from Jingle Bells. When you've got a good sketch to start it's easy to create a great card from there.
For Bah! Humbugs! Teenager challenge I chose to go with some nostalgia---a time when teenagers didn't seem to be under quite as much pressure and could experience some good fun together. This stamp just looks like a fun snowy afternoon on a skating pond. 
I have to apologize to Crafty Hazelnut, I'm not much of a button user, so I got this one token button on the card so I could jump into her challenge. Hop over to her challenge blog and check things out because I'm sure the other entrants made some better entries with buttons. I know I'm off to check them out to see if I might learn a thing or two about the use of buttons on projects.

Supplies: White Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: SU-Naturals White, Specialty Designer Series Paper Candy Cane Christmas, Sage Shadow, White glitter paper unknown, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs-Relish Reading, Snow Hugs, Floriculture, Bits and Pieces, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, SU Markers, Blender Pen, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-silver, Sharpie Paint Pen-white, SU-Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer, Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Create A Flake One, silver cord and button unknown,glue dots.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

16 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is fun, so so fun!

Debgem said...

Both your cards are super - I do like the skaters on the Christmas card!

Hazel said...

What a lovely card - such fun - fab image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 24 - hope to see you again soon. x

camcraft said...

So love the way you have created your gatefold card. Your 'snowhugs' creation is such fun.
Carole x

June Houck said...

Nice vintage-y Father's Day card and a fun holiday card too :)

lauren bergold said...

this is utterly *LOVELY* miss bev! i love that cool vintage stamp and the way you've gone nostalgic but fun & colorful with your papers & embellies! such a terrific take on the sketch AND the teen theme AND a great use of a button, for that matter!!! :) :) :) (i, too, am button-challenged; i LOVE them, but i never quiiiiiiite know what to do with 'em!)

Rosemary said...

Aw. Beverly, these are two different yet equally great cards. I love the vintage Father's day card and I appreciate you adding the info on the folds for a gatefold card. Your Christmas card is really cute and also has a vintage feel for me. I agree, it seems like there is way too much pressure to grow up too soon - I never thought I'd view my teenage days as the good old days.

SmilynStef said...

Love those fun colors on your holiday card ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Jingle said...

These are great! I love the first one!

Ann said...

You have some fabulous cards on show Beverly - so lovely to scroll through them all.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Monika Reeck said...

both card are lovely and great dear Beverly...love always your creation...and just wanna write you a line...I MISS YOU....see you maybe per mail...biig hugs..

Max said...

I love how you have taken us all back to a time when teenagers seemed more content with the simple things ... or is that a case of 'rose-tinted glasses' lol! Anyway ... super image and a lovely card for our challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Ruth said...

What a great image!

Rachelxx said...

What a lovely unusual image of the skaters - love it!

Gerri Herbst said...

Both are fabulous...but I love the skaters, so romantic. take care, gerri

Shar said...

Thought I had come by your blog for these cards, but I guess I just commented on the RRD blog!

I said it before and I'll say it again! Awesome cards!