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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A father is someone to look up to...

The thrift store where I volunteer is open again, so I am making Father's Day cards for them. These two are in the bunch that I will take to the store this week. Hopefully, they will get sold!

This one is a top-folding A2 card. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. I have simply colored in the banner, cut it out with a stitched square die and then matted it with some coordinating cardstock.

The shoes and hat were cut with an unbranded die set and then inked while the cardstock was still n the die.

This second card folds in the usual way--on the left side--and is put together the same way as the first card.

Inside both these cards is a simple, stamped "Happy Father's Day."

These two cards really came together quickly once I figured out what I wanted to do. I didn't pop anything up on foam squares, thinking they would be easier to mail if I kept them flat.

Making these cards brought back memories of my own dad. He loved tinkering around with electronics. And he was good at it! In fact, he built our first television from a kit in about 1955-56. I remember the first picture I ever saw on it. It was upside down because he had been making the final connections while it sat upside down on the table where he worked. I was just a little girl at the time and very excited about this new-fangled bit of "technology." My, how far we've come!

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


designbydonna said...

These are just perfect. That sentiment is really special. I know any father will be proud to receive one of these cards. That is a fun story about your father. Actually it sounds about what I would do with electronics toda.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab Dad cards Cheryl! I'm sure you are glad to see your store open again, bet you have a small mountain of cards for them! Many of our stores opened today for the first time, I'm hoping the hairdresser is next!!

Patti J said...

Love these! That’s a great sentiment, and those die cuts are perfect! You reminded me that I have to take some cards someplace next week! Thanks for sharing, and for reminding me! Hugs...!

Lynette said...

What great Father's Day cards, Cheryl! Love the hat and shoes, and the shading on them is perfect. Funny story about your dad and the TV - I had no idea there were kits for making one!!

Glittered Paws said...

These are perfect - and I love the sentiment - oh how true. I am sure they will go quickly at the thrift shop. Love the story about your first television.