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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Best Ever Papa Card

Welcome to the Erica's Craft Room Grandparent's Day Blog Hop.  We are celebrating Grandparents Day which is tomorrow!  

If you found me first, please go to Erica's BLOG to begin the hop.  If you get lost along the way I have included the Blog Line Up below:

My boys all have a special relationship with their Papa (my father-in-law) and I wanted to make him a special card for Grandparent's day.

I took advantage of one of the Cricut Digital carts that were free on my Gypsy for the month of August (or until you update your Gypsy after August).  I am a circle member and I have quite a bit of free digi carts right now so I have been cutting like crazy!!! 

I used one of the images on the Father's Day - Daddy digital cart.  I made it into a card.

I put the shadow image of the Best Ever Daddy cut on my mat at 3 inches.  I copied and pasted another image.  I flipped and welded it to the top of the original image to create my card base.

I cut the card base out of white cardstock.

I put the rest of the layers on Layer 2.

I used Hide Contour to hide the inner cuts to line up the word DADDY.

I wanted to use PAPA instead of DADDY.  I used the font from CM Cheerful Seasons and rotated the word PAPA 15.00.  The word fit when the letters were sized to .73 inches.  

I cut out the layers in cardstock.  Papa loves baseball, so I used a baseball paper as the background paper and red, white, blue and black cardstock for the rest of the layers.

I used the template from PAPA to line up my letters on the banner.

I assembled the rest of the card front and adhered it to the card base.

Here is my card for the "Best Papa Ever" for Grandparent's Day! 

 How do you celebrate Grandparent's Day?

Thanks for stopping by ~ your next stop in the hop is the Talented TARA!


Sheri R said...

I like your card :) My style is simple and clean too.

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Heather Lynn said...

Hi Lori! Your card is fabulous! I Love the shape and the colors! So nice to be in the Grandparent's hop with you!

Heather Lynn

Anonymous said...

Awesome card, Lori! Love that color combo!

Melanie Rozwood said...

I like the simplicity of the statement and the colors you chose. It's a very nice masculine project.

Gaylynn said...

Love what you did with your Papa card. Very creative.

Craftin Desert Divas said...

I really like the simplicity of your card. Great job. I'm a new follower. Glad to be joining you on this hop.


Pam said...

Great card!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Boy an I glad you guys put the list in your hope. The last link was a failed link but the link on the list worked. Your card is wonderful and I would have been sad if I had missed it. Awesome job. You are a very talented lady.

Rose said...

Very nice,simple card! thank you!

SusieScrapper said...

Very cute card, thank you!


Nana Goode said...

Thanks for the step-by-step.

Brenda said...

Love this card Lori and I love how you personalized it for a grandpa! Very cute card my friend!

Eva said...

Super cute card, I am already a follower here :)
Eva ~

Cathy said...

what a neat card, love the shape, "papa" is sure to love it,

Jessica S said...

What a fun PAPA card. Love the way you welded and hid. TFS the tips. I haven't jumped into CCR yet and I don't own a Gypsy, but now I will be able to know who to ask. It turned out fabulous. Love the color scheme, too. For Grandparent's Day, I like to take a moment to reflect on the small amount of memories I have of my Grandma and to be thankful that my kids still have both of their Grandmas, a Pappy, a Great-Grandma, and their Great-Great Grandparents on their Dad's side. It is a beautiful thing to see Grandparents interact with children. For that, I am truly thankful. So happy to follow you and to be a part of this wonderful hop with you!
Jessica S

Jenn said...

So cute!!
So happy to be hopping with you and can't wait for the next one :)

~Jenn J~

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful Card and loved all the detail you gave!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Creative M said...

What a wonderful card!Very Sweet!
Have a wonderful day!

Claire Spielman said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for the step by step...always helps!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Anna said...

WOW adorable card. If you don't already I'd love to see you doing videos teaching all this. I so need help LOL.

Design Originals by KC said...

I have seen you on other sites and never followed the rabbit trail back to the beginning! So happy to be here... I will subscribe to your blog... LOVE the card you made and hope to make something fun from not a card into a card soon! Sheila at She's a sassy lady keeps me on my toes... maybe you will too! Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along in the blog hop... Kathi

Jodie R said...

Lori, you are so smart and creative! I LOVE how you altered it to say what you wanted AND made it into a card!!! You are so amazing! Adorable card! He is going to love it!!

Jodie R

Tammy said...

Your card is soooo uber cute!!! You do such a super job!! As I said on Facebook---I really like the nostalgic feel that the red white and blue give to your work of art:) Thank you for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Caryn S said...

This is very sweet! I love how you shared the process that you used to assemble the cuts on the program. My kids call their granfathers "papa" too and finding a ready made card with that title on it is rare, which is a good excuse to make your own!

Josie0602 said...

Great card! Your FIL will love it!

Debbie said...

a great card nice and simple which is the best esp for this thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

Rhonda R. said...

Sweet card!!... a boy(s) and his papaw is very special!!!.. we'll be having a family reunion on Grandparents day :))

JoAnn said...

Great card! I'm still trying to learn how to use the ccr. I have really enjoyed the hop.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Awwwww.... I love that your kiddos have such a special relationship with their Papa. The shaped card is lovely! I will be the first to say that I have not jumped onto the CCR bandwagon ... I haven't been there at all, at least not yet. I didn't join the Circle either (are you re-joining?), so I can only admire your work with that from afar.

You're one of my very favorite blog-peeps!! Of COURSE I am a follower!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

D- said...

Love it! TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Craftmom said...

Great card. For grandparents day since only one is close by the rest have to be done by phone. Even though it is by phone we still create memories. Great blog!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sister-friend, this turned out fabulous!!!

I always have said you do amazing work with your Gypsy... lol!!! You and your machine are a great pair!

Scrapbook Joe said...

I just love this card! That is what I called my Granfather when he was alive. I miss him and my Grandma everyday!


Cammie said...

great job

Brit K. Designs said...

Love your card. It's really cute & simple. :-)

Laurie H. said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

LOVE this card!!! My hubby would love this!

sherry said...

Thanks, love how u put all the step by step pics

Scrappin' Sista said...

Fantastic job. I love the manly colors. Great job. TFS and participating in this hop.

Scrappy hugs,
Scrappin’ Sista Designs

Angie said...

Super cute card, loved your tutorial!!

Haidee said...

very puuurty card!! Nice hopping with you!!!!

Donette said...

I really like you Best Papa Ever

marg0006 said...

Great idea to personalize it.

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Michele from MS said...

I LOVE this card. The colors are fabulous and the overall design is super cute! I must learn how to use CCR!!! TFS

Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

I love your card! Wonderful job!
The papers you used are great.

Glad we could be in the Hop together. :)


Marji said...

I love the shaped card!! Great job

Sarah said...

great project!

Jamie said...

great card love the papers. tfs
-jamie l