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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day...

My beautiful granddaughter, Polly, worked hard to make these fantastic cards for her Dad and Grandpa. I'm so proud of her!

She is 11, soon to be 12, and is already a veteran crafter. Her dad is an artist, so she comes by her creativity honestly.

She began the process of making this card by first choosing a die (unbranded) from my selection of dies. She liked this owls-on-a-branch die because it had just the right number of owls to represent her and her three siblings.

Each owl was embellished to represent a specific person. Her little brother is the one holding the balloon. Polly is the upside down owl with glasses. We did have to cut the glasses using my Silhouette.

Polly even came up with the sentiment for the inside, which I helped her print from my computer.

Lots of room was left for each child to write a special note to their Dad.

For this card, I helped her turn a base card into a tool box. The tools were a set of dies (also unbranded) that were cut out a couple of times to give us the red handles. I just happen to have some brads that looked like screw heads, which were used to add a little authenticity (although they're a little big when compared to the tools!).

Polly decided that one screw driver should be put in with the handle down and one with the handle up. I think that was her mojo talking to her.

It was a lot harder to come up with an inside sentiment for this one, but I think together, we nailed it. he he. In her own personal note to her Grandpa in this card, Polly wrote, "Stay awesome!" Isn't that so sweet of her?

It was so much fun to make these cards with my granddaughter. She definitely has the heart of a crafter and will stay with a project until it is done. And she was very proud to hand them over to the recipients. And I was very proud of her!

A happy Father's Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, mentors and other men who have been a positive influence in the lives of children. You all make a difference!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Polly's cards are wonderful. She has a good mentor in crafting. Love the puns for sentiments. I'm sure Dad and Grandpa are proud to have special cards.

bkazoo said...

She did a fantastic job!

Georgiana said...

Great job, Polly. Love the owls!

craftieodmae said...

I love both cards!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a sweet Granddaughter you have Cheryl,and talented too! Obviously beautiful inside and out and what a fabulous job she has made of these cards and I know that her Father & Grandfather will be thrilled with them! Have a wonderful week my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh such a beautiful granddaughter. Just a lovely fun post. Loving all the cards and their cute sentiments. It is so great when children have the chance to adventure into new projects. I think she's done a great job. Thanks for sharing Cheryl. Have a good week.

Darnell said...

Oh, how blessed you are, Cheryl! Polly obviously gets her talent from her dad and from you!! Her cards for her dad and granddad are spectacular! She's darling; that smile shows how wonderfully proud she is, and rightly so!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Oh woweeee Polly, your cards are fantastic! Love your personalised owl family and so funny with 'you' hanging upside down! And what a fab toolbox for your grandpa too!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous cards! So fun working with grandkids! I love it too!