Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

As I mentioned yesterday, I needed to make a few more Father's Day cards. I decided to skip the cards and just create a "book box" to house the Barnes and Noble gift cards that we will be giving. When you open the box, there is a greeting inside from all of us. I really like the idea of having the gift box and the card combined. The box measures about 4 by 5 3/4 so it is relatively small. I just measure the gift card enclosure to get the measurements and went from there. I made a box similar to this back in my Dirty Dozen days, but it was larger and was made to hold a set of notecards. I actually ended up by giving that project away to the school librarian last year.

I had more fun with some of my backgrounds to create the book cover. I used the retired twill background on the Handsome Hunter cardstock and the Sanded background on the Creamy Caramel portion. I have noticed that SU! is slowly getting a smaller and smaller section of backgrounds and it makes me sad. I sponged the edges to give it a bit of depth and realism. I added some sewing to the edge of the caramel piece for some extra detail.
I didn't want to overwhelm the cover, so I kept the stamping simple. I used "Father Knows Best" by Papertrey Ink.

I stamped the compass image using white and then one of the sentiments in black.

The "title" of the book was simply stamped with the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment that is included in the set. The cover wasn't heavy enough to stay closed on it's own, so I glued two pieces of ribbon to the inside and back cover and tied it together. I left the tails long so that it wouldn't be hard to tie back together, if it ever does.

I hope that the "Dads" like their fun little gift. I sure had fun making them! Thanks for fluttering by!

12 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh Kelly! Where has the time gone? You have been so busy making such beautiful and amazing projects on here!! I missed out on the party but I love to see your beautiful creations no matter when! I remember this book idea when you were in the DD and I'm just as impressed now as I was then! Just the right touches to make them masculine! Love, love everything you've been creating. We just love when you sit down to play. YOU are the official favorite SU demonstrator of the year! WE all love you!!!!

Marisa said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love the "book" you created and what a great way to wrap a gift certificate.

skyviewstamper said...

That is great gift idea! Do you mind sharing how to make that for us newbies out here??? I love your blog and truly look forward to reading it when you post. Your projects are absolutely amazing!!

JeanFB said...

What an awesome gift card presentation!! Sometimes you want to keep the gift card "packaging", like B&N has, so that you can indicate the amount of the gift, and this is the perfect way to fit those larger gift card 'ensembles'. Thanks for the great idea!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

This is beautiful! I bet your dad loved it!

Angela Lemmons said...

What a great project! Very clever and cute. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kristie said...

What a cool project! I am a total bookworm and would love a gift like this!

lisa808 said...

This is a great idea for Father's Day. My brother is a big book collector so I think I may have to case this for his birthday. tfs

Bethany Paull said...

Oh Kelly! That is just so cool! Amazing.

resmith said...

What a terrific idea!! Love it.

Cindy Major said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!!

I have noticed the thinning out of the bg stamp selection as well and just like you, I am sad about it. I really like texture bg for projects just like this. There are a couple I missed out on and regret, so I am now keeping my retired bg very preciously.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

Michellem said...

What an awesome gift - I'm sure they were very pleased - Congrats on your baby!!!