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Thursday, May 31, 2012

No. 1 Dad

The last day of May and June is right next door.  With June comes the day when we honor our Dad's.  He does so much for us. Now is our time to give him a special day. Start out with a special hand made card to show him how much he means to you.

This card was created for Bowdabra.  If you don't know about Bowdabra, here is a picture of the Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler which I used to create the bow attached to my card.

You can check out my tutorial on how to make this bow or other bows over on the Bowdabra Blog webpage - HERE.

 The layout is from one of Colleen Schaan's cards featured in the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2: Nature book that you can purchase from Annie's Attic.  The card is called "Miss You" and is used with permission of the artist.  Thanks Colleen for your inspiration.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Dad's the Word
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Smokey Shadow; Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - Echo Park - Times & Seasons.  I cut the "No 1" from a sheet of this paper and adhered it to the SU Whisper White which was punched out with a 1 1/4" round punch and mounted on a 1 1/2" PTI Smokey Shadow circle.
  • Ribbon - from my stash
  • I used my sewing machine to sew around the edges of the DP layers and used my paper piercer to make the holes around the edge of the image.
  • Copics used:  Bear: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41; Stool: E02, E23; Tie: R89, W8; Box: E04, E21; Tools: C3, C4, E25; Letters:  D - YG91, YG93; A - E42, E43; D - BG23, YG63
I am submitting this to the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Masculine

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I  so appreciate your time.  Hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. 


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. Wow look at all of that detail, sewing , piercing, have it all going on : ) the papers are perfect, love the image and as always your coloring is super... great job Maggie

  3. Oh My Goodness Maggi, that stamp is soooo cute!!!. Love the card!!! Great colouring as well!!!

  4. Oh my gosh, Maggie - this is sooooooooooo adorable!!!!! Perfect detail throughout the entire card! I love it! :)

  5. This is too cute! Love that mustache paper on here too. Great card for a guy!

  6. An absolutely lovely card for a dad!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything goes" challenge & good luck in the draw…

    (DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

  7. Super little card Margaret, love that stripy paper!
    Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Laurie x

  8. What an awesome idea using the bowdarbara!!! That little bear is cute too... I still wish I could color! LOL

  9. Oh what a cutie!! Your coloring is amazing - so true to the colors pulled from the most delish papers, too! Wonderfully crafted! 0xx0

  10. I love the image- and your coloring and shading is perfect! I love the great bow- and the mustache paper- I have to go shopping- that is darling!!!

  11. Great card, Maggie. You are so good with the BowDabra.

  12. Such a cute Dad card, with a great combination of papers.

  13. Hi Maggie - Love your wonderful bow and bow-making tool! It makes gorgeous bows! Love your card and I am delighted to be a follower!

  14. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and good luck.

  15. Adorable! That teddy bear is too cute. I like the design of your card.

  16. Simply sweet! I love how you used stitching round the image.

  17. gorgeous card.i love the adorable bear and your design is stunning.
    thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Crafts and Me :D

    xx coops xx

  18. really sweet card love the image thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x x

  19. Love this card! So cute but masculine.

    Nicole (SCS)

  20. such a cute card, I love the main image and the papers go perfectly with the overall card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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