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My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

All About Dads ~ Blog Hop

Welcome to the All About Dads blog hop.  If you are just getting started, please to HERE to begin the hop.  If you arrived from Kathy's Blog, you are in the right place!

In our family, everything revolves around sports.  I am the only girl in the group and the only non-athlete!!  Thank goodness for my craft room!  I decided not to fight the sports theme and make my husband a Penant Card for Father's Day.

I used the penant from Baseball and #1 DAD from Varsity Letter.

This is what happens sometimes when I use cheap, thin paper and Calligraphy Collection cartridge.

I opened a new layer by tapping on the + in the top left corner.

I highlighted the #1 DAD and sentiment (turned them blue).

Went back to my new Layer and tapped on Copy/Paste from the Advanced Menu.  This way I only will cut out the parts I need to and not waste paper.

I load my paper back into the cricut.

This time the #1 DAD cuts fine, but the sentiment is chewed up again.  Time for a different font!!

I erased the cuts I just made and added a new sentiment from Wild Card.

I used the same paper, so I just made sure the new sentiment was moved over a bit.

I adhered the sentiment inside the card.  I scored the back half of the card 1/4 inch from the top.  I punched two holes in the side and ran baker's twine through them.

Here is another look at my Father's Day card.  Of course, I have blog candy here in addition to the Blog Hop Candy cricut cartridge (see below).

In order to qualify for this Tim Holtz Grungeboard, you need to #1 be or become a follower, #2 leave me a way to contact you if you are my winner, and #3 tell me one thing you love about your dad, father fiugure or grandpa.  I have so many memories of my Dad and his boat....I love that he used to let me drive it when I was little (sitting in his lap of course)!

Your next stop on our hop is DDs Crafts.

Don't forget to visit all of the stops to be eligible for the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year.
Here is a list of the participants in our hop in case you get lost:


Pat N. said...

Love your card, it's very nice. Calligraphy font is very hard to cut. I run into that problem all the time with that cartridge!

littlen said...

very clever idea for a card. i always have trouble with both calligraphy and jasmine carts - i thought it was just me. my dad was such a sweet man and i have many fond memories of our times together.

Jamie - oohLaLaPaperie said...

Cute Card. I hate it when my cricut eats my paper, too...

oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Very nice card, love the banner look!

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your card! I have been trying to think of what to do for hubby so this blog hop helps and I too will use the Wild Card for the sentiment thanks to you!

Darlene said...

LOL I'm sure we have all been there!!

Love the pennant! TFS


ShersL84bed said...

Great project. I hate it when the cricut tears up my paper like that. grrr
I'm a follower of yours.

Smiles Sher

Kris Dietz said...

What a great card! I'm a follower. I love just having my dad as my friend and confidante. He's always there for me and has the greatest stories of his childhood. :)

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Grace Baxter said...

Sometimes the simplest designs give us the most trouble. I have the same problem when I use soft cardstock. Your finished card turned out great!


Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute banner card! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I love your card, it's adorable and so perfect for any dad!!!

I have problems with Jasmine and narrow fonts cutting on the Expression too, so I cut them on the Imagine -- cuts them perfectly!!!

joydee1963 said...

cute,cute!! love this card!! I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Great job!!!

Angela said...

Wonderful pennant card! How original! TFS!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Nice card for a sports family. I have times when my cricut gets hungry and wants to eat my paper too. he he
I lost my dad and my grandpas, they were all great men. they are responcible for a very close knit family:)

Lisa said...

What a great idea for a card! It is so cute! I feel your frustration with the Cricut eating your paper. I don't think I can name only one thing I love about my Dad...he is and always has been my hero! I'm a new follower :)

Lisa R. said...

Love shaped cards! Great idea! I love the listening ear my Dad lends me! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

Great idea to make a pennant card. I have great memories of my dad and I going to the high school football games together.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Melanie Mason said...

Great blog post! I always struggle with masculine cards - so thanks for the inspiration!

ONE of the things I love about my dad are his jokes .. even when they arent funny it is funny bc he thinks they are!

I am now your newest follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful!!!

comopark1886 said...

What a great card! So frustrating when the cricut rips up the paper. I waste more time when trying to cut thru thin paper. I try to stick to cardstock. :-)

Amy said...

What an adorable card!! Great tutorial too!! :)

Amy :) at
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Anna said...

So cute. Just wonderful.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy @ gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

LOVE your card, the pennant is an awesome idea. My fav memory of my dad is playing with my sons. He was a wonderful Grandpa the short amount of years he to go be
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

This is really cool! Thanks for all the awesome steps and for the chance to win some fun candy! I'm a new follower and will be back real soon! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love your project, awesome job..still looks complicated to me even with

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card! Love the pennant shape and the bright colors! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


jennyplace2 said...

Such a wonderful card..great colours and fun details! Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot.

Joy said...

Love the pennant ! I can so relate with you and the horrible happens to me and it can be so frustrating!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

Kate said...

What a fabulous card! I love the pennant shape. I'm glad you were finally able to get a font to cut - and the final result is perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

I don't have a father or a grandfather (or even a father figure as my uncle lives overseas) - but am thankful that my children have a wonderful father. He's so giving of himself and his time. He doesn't just tell our kids that he loves them, he shows them that he does.