3 Fun Father's Day Gift Ideas from Jamie, Tracy, and Dana

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 21), so we asked our Creative Team to come up with some creative ideas to use your kits to make lovely little gifts for the occasion. No need to leave your house to get a gift this year. These ideas have something for everyone, and they'd be fun to do with friends or family members to get ready for the holiday. Join Jamie Waters, Tracy Armstrong, and Dana Fleckenstein for some awesome creative inspiration!

Jamie Waters

I love the idea of Father's Day coupons, they're so easy and my husband loves to cash them in! I wanted to use up some stuff in my stash so I thought I'd go the extra mile and add some patterned paper layers and print some elements from the digital store.

I used the lines from the THANK YOU digital set for the coupon part and the numbers from the Printable Journal Cards by Hello Forever. I didn't worry too much about the color scheme but wanted to go with papers that were pretty masculine and they happened to come out of the Carolina Moon kit!

I was going to handwrite all the coupon details but decided to use up more of my stash and go through letter stickers. Some are pink and I think that's fine! :) I also used washi tape to cover the entire lid of the jar and added some digital elements for the title and a little leftover chipboard heart. I have a feeling my husband will be using his coupons a lot this year!

Supplies: Carolina Moon Scrapbook kit, Digital Thank you Brush, Digital Encouragement Stamp, Printable Journal Cards, Tiny Attacher

Tracy Armstrong

Hey everyone, Tracy here! Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’m going to show you a tutorial on how I put together a mini-album/card to give to my dad on the 21st! But shh.. let’s hope he doesn’t see this beforehand!

I always like to make cards for my dad because I know how much he appreciates the effort that goes into them. Store bought cards are cute too, but I just love the idea of making something that I know he’ll keep for a long time. Using bits from the Carolina Moon Project Life® kit and various shop items, I made this adorable little mini-album/card hybrid.

First I went through my baby album and snapped pictures of the pictures that I wanted to incorporate into the card. You could also scan in your images for higher quality prints, but I just used my iPhone camera because I knew I was going to keep the pictures at a smaller size. I loaded them into Photoshop, sized them to 2.5” squares and printed onto one piece of 8.5x11 photo paper.

After I cut all the images out using my paper trimmer, I went through my stash of Carolina Moon 3x4 cards and picked out ones that complimented my photos. I used one 4x6 card cut in half to act as a cover/backing so it gave the effect of a mini-book. I used a single hole punch to punch a hole in the top left corner so I could just a book ring to keep everything together.

I used my solid glue runner to attach the 2.5” pictures to each 3x4 Project Life® card and then I also stuck two journal cards together – back and front – just to keep the patterns changing and to make the cards a bit sturdier. To add some journaling, I ran some plain white paper though my typewriter and then cut the strips out glued them down. I thought it would be cool to add in a little pocket that could hold the Starbucks gift card that I got for him . So I cut a 3x4 card on an angle and then used my tiny attacher to staple the bottom and side.

After I finished all the cards, I went through and embellished them with some enamel dots and then it was done! I’m so happy with how it turned out and I just know that my dad is going to love it! I think this would be a really cute idea for kids to do instead of buying a traditional card! I know we all have lots of 3x4 cards – give some to your kids to decorate with reasons why they love their dad!

Supplies: Carolina Moon Project Life® kit, This to That Solid Glue Runner, Tiny Attacher, Stapler Refill, Acrylic Block, Color Theory Ink Pad in Inky Black

Dana Fleckenstein

Have you already finished your cards for Father's Day? Making cards for men always puzzles me at the beginning for most of the cute embellishments in our stash are more on the girly side, right? It becomes easier if you stay within a more natural color scheme (read: greens, greys, blues, turquoise, etc.) and theme. For my Dad's Day card, I decided to go with grey card stock and stamp a subtle background with two card add-on stamp sets and add the cork die-cut from the Carolina Moon Card Kit.

My embellishment choice: A few lemon enamel dots and a leaf die-cut from a vellum specialty paper in the Darling Deer collection.

Supplies: Carolina Moon Card Kit (Cork Die-cut), Double Scoop Card Kit (Enamel Dots), Stamp Set Custom Notes, Stamp Set You Rock, More Color Card June 2015, Encore Metallic Ink Pad Silver, Onyx Black Versafine Ink, Enamel Dots from past card kit, Studio Calico Darling Deer Vellum Paper

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  1. sideoats says…

    So much good stuff here!!!! Thanks a ton @pixnglue, @jamiewaters and @tracyxo!

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  2. toribissell says…

    such fun ideas. Thanks for sharing guys. I was thinking of doing a mini for my dad @tracyxo and now you've given me some great ideas!

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  3. mugsie says…

    Thanks for the reminder! ;) & I totally did the exact thing for my mom for Mother's Day Tracy, right down to taking pics of my old pics :) it turned out so fun and was easy peasy (I just printed them right out to be full 3x4 photos mixed with cards though :-)

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