Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Get Well for Handy Dad

After my father retired from the military, he became a contractor, doing both construction and fine carpentry/cabinet making.  I remember Dad would always be out in the garage, making stuff, with the smell of sawdust in the air (I love that smell!).  He had a pegboard wall above his workbench, with the outlines of every tool hanging there, carefully penciled on.  I can still see the baby food jars, lids screwed to the bottom of the upper cabinet, filled with various nails, screws, nuts, and bolts.  He was a neat freak!  Too bad it seems to have skipped a generation, lol.
Well, Dad is back in the hospital, still losing weight, and they can't seem to find what is wrong. This get well card should brighten his day a little bit, I hope.  It so reminds me of him! 

The embossed frame was cut out, and a piece of acetate sheet was placed over the greeting to make it look like glass.  How did I stick it on you ask?  Well, first I tried just a little bead of Crystal Effects on the edge....that didn't work so well. Then it struck me - Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! The adhesive is clear, so I just laid the acetate on, rubbed it down thoroughly (using the backer sheet for protection, peeled off the other backing and voila!

Stamp: Tool Shed (greeting printed on computer)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede Classic, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Window (acetate) Sheet, Silver Mini Brads, White Baker's Twine (colored with Black Stampin' Write Marker), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool

I see my dinosaur kid's card was chosen as one of the top three at SUO Challenges this week Woohootie!!!  Thanks, ladies!  I'm wearing displaying the badge of honor proudly!  Since today's card falls neatly into this week's challenge, I think I'll submit it, too.  Who knows, maybe lightning can strike twice! luck it would turn out like this:
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  1. This is so cute! Love the embossed frame for the sentiment, too!

  2. Awesome, awesome card!! The frame idea is brilliant and here I thought I had every adhesive I needed. Glad to see you again at SUO Challenges!

  3. Cindy, so sorry your dad is declining again hun. Hugs to you!! Wish they could be in person.
    This is a fantastic card!! I've been wanting to see that bg stamp actually used. And wahoooo on the dino card. Very well deserved.

  4. What a wonderful card! I'm sure your dad will love it. Now it makes me think I need to add this stamp to my collection :) Thanks for joining at SUO Challenges again!

  5. Cindy this is such a great card - especially knowing the memories behind it. Love the cut out frame, and so cool to see those mini brads in action.

    I pray that your father is on the mend soon!

  6. Now I can hardly wait to get my frame folder to play with. What a great way to show it off. I hope your dad is doing much better. Thanks for joining the SUO Challenges group this week!

  7. Awesome card! I haven't used that stamp yet, and I love what you did with it! Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he is feeling better soon.

  8. Congrats on the recognition for the dino card. Well deserved! So sorry to hear your Dad is struggling. I'm sure this card brightened his day considerably.


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