Father’s Day Card – Plaid Tidings

This past Sunday in Australia was Father’s Day, and any occasion around here is of course celebrated with a custom card creation, so I’m sharing this year’s Father’s Day creation here today.

I’ve mentioned before how much I love the Plaid Tidings paper from the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Holiday Mini Catalogue as it is super versitile and can be used for more than just Christmas cards. In fact, I don’t think I have actually used it on a Christmas card yet, but I have used it on plenty of other projects already! Plaid was an obvious choice for this card, partly becasue my Scottish husband fully embraces all things plaid/tartan/checked, and also because the kids had “Flanno Friday” at school for their Father’s Day celebration.

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I used two of the black & white plaid patterns and a third with a little red in it as well to create three plaid hearts to symbolize our three kids. They are layered on a Thick Whisper White cardstock base and a layer of Whisper White run through the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. 

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The hearts are cut using the Stitched Be Mine Dies. I ummed and ahhed about getting these for such a long time, but when I saw they were carrying over into the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue I bit the bullet and ordered them. And I don’t know what took me so long, as I have had a ton of use out of them already. It is such a great set, and really, who can resist anything with stitching?

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One set of dies I have certainly never regretted the purchase of – and will never part with – are the Large Letter Dies. These have been retired for a couple of years now but I still use them all the time. I’ve also been getting tons of use out of the new Playful Alphabet set, but you can’t beat the large letters for the kind of impact they make with a short word like this. The Brass Foil is perfect for extra impact as well.

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I hope everyone who celebrated it this past weekend had a great Father’s Day. 

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Siobhan.