Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dad's Birthday - Double Pocket Card

Today is my Dad's birthday...Happy Birthday, Dad! He is a wonderful man and also one of my biggest crafting supporters. He bought me my Cricut and almost every cartridge I own. I guess I could gush about him here, but I won't...I'll just say I love him.

Ever since I saw the inspiration ad from BBTB, I had been thinking about how the background of that ad was divided into three parts...the sky, the grass, and the fence. I knew I wanted to do something with that idea, but wasn't sure exactly what...then I remembered the double pocket cards that I had seen people make on the Cricut message board. I thought this went along well with the idea of the three pieces of background and then with the woman standing in the front I liked the idea of having the tags in the pockets kind of breaking up the background. So anyway, there was my inspiration.

It is not easy to make a manly card. I wanted to do something different for the tags but nothing girly. Then I remembered that I had this Street Sign cartridge (courtesy of the wonderful Hallmark Scrapbook) that I have been wanting to use, but didn't know what for...and saw one of the road signs that I thought would make a neat tag. Then I saw the arrows and decided to use those since I have never really done anything with arrows before, either.

Here is a picture of the front of the card:

I am loving the swirly clips and thought that was a good addition. I used the AMAZING Storybook cartridge for "DAD". The tags and arrows are from Street Sign.

Here is a view with the tags out of the pockets:

I used the Journals A la Mode set from Fancy Pants for the stamping on the tags...I thought these were fun flourishes, but they still looked man-ish. All the ink on the card is Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye. I will have our kids write or draw on each of the tags something special for Grandpa.

The inside of the card:

Since he is 57 today, my husband had the great idea of using the roadsign on the inside of the card to represent that. I was just going to write "Happy Birthday", but his idea was better. The numbers are done with the Storybook cartridge and the sign and arrows are done with the Street Sign cartridge (again). The arrow at the bottom is where we will sign our names.

Thanks for looking!


Regina Easter said...

wow, i love it

Jenny said...

Tifany~ are you allowed to win both prizes??? They are both so awesome!! Congrats and good luck!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Awesome!!! Great job Tifany.

Ms_Dee said...

This is a great card......Love how you used street signs......I have not used that cart yet....but you have so inspired me.....I am going to give it a try....BTW...Nice Blog and love your work.....

j said...

I love love love it,i especially love the route 57 sign :):):)
I think you are definetly top for those prizes ;););)
Fantastic work & great tips for the cart :):):)


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I love this card Tifany! Guy cards are really hard for me to do, and you nailed it! The Route 57 sign is soooo awesome and perfect! He's going to love it!

Dell 3010cn toner said...

That must be one of the nicest gifts I have ever seen. Really, I mean it's not something typical or anything like that, it's more of an enhanced upgrade to the original production. It's always fun to give something that looks like there was a lot of thought put into it which is what we all like to call, "priceless". So let's all take at least one day every so often, maybe even be spontaneous and let's form some sort of gift to give someone special to us that bit of recognition to know that we still care :) it'll be fun!