Saturday, June 9, 2012

World's Greatest Dad!!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at My Sherri Crafts.  The challenge is FATHER'S DAY.  My dad is just the best ever!  So I wanted to make him a card to let him know how I feel.
Now for a little background info on my dad.  He served in the US Marine Corp during WWII.  He is as all Marines, "Once a Marine, Always A Marine".  He just love the Marine Corp.  His next favorite love is The University of Alabama and its football team.  So I wanted to have a hint of each of these in the card.  My dad has a room that he enjoys spending most of his time in.  The decor is US Marines and Alabama Football.  My mom always told him he could put as much of that stuff in his room as he wished.  But it would be in his room only.  The deal was fine with him.  

He has this red recliner that he sits in to watch his larger than life size television while he drinks his coffee.   The recliner and cup of coffee are  cut from the Cricut cartridge SUMMER CELEBRATIONS.  I embossed it with a Sizzix folder and inked it in gold.  I really like the way the embossing pattern on the chair is so similar to the pattern in the background paper.  



The striped mats are there to represent the crimson and white of the Alabama football team.  I created the mats with the Ticking Stripe Background stamp from Just Rite Stampers.  



The sentiments are both cut from the Cricut cartridge SUMMER CELEBRATIONS.  And I finished the card with dimensional .  They represent the US Marine Corp.    I am excited to give the card to him along with his gift on Father's Day!!    

This card was also designed with a sketch from  Die Cuttin Divas.  
Please join me and the fabulous design team at My Sheri Crafts in a celebration of Father's Day.  Just link up your project at My Sheri Crafts.  I am looking forward to seeing what you have created.   

Challenges
Die Cuttin Divas   Sketch
Little Scrap Pieces   Father's Day
Cardz TV   My Guy
DL ART   For the Man
Exploring Cricut   Father's Day  Using 2 Cricut Cuts
Scrappy Mom's Stamps   Father's Day
Simply Create Too   Father's Day
The Pink Elephant   Masculine

23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Charlotte, this is my favorite card yet of yours! I just LOVE IT!!! I just love how the recliner looks so real! FABULOUS job on it!

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  2. This is just fabulous, Charlotte!! The texture of the recliner is so awesome and how creative to incorporate his favorite things into the card!! He will love this!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. What a great card love the embossing on the chair. He is going to love this card. TFS

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  4. You DT Ladies are are a clever bunch today -- just look at that totally dimensional recliner with it's pattern that's perfect and even echoes the BG paper pattern! A coffee cup and recliner go together perfectly and even more so when it's all in a Crimson Tide-lovin' Marine's favorite team colors -- HOO-RAH!!!

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  5. Great job! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut

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  6. What a great card! Love the embossing on the chair and all your detail. Your Father should love it! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.--Pat N.

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  7. Cute card, love that chair, it looks like it really has material on it! Great job, thanks for joining CTVS!

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  8. Great fathers day card . I love the design and the embossing, the chair looks pretty comfy.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thank you Thursday challenge.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianmlarson..blogspot.com

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  9. What a magnificent looking card. I am so glad you joined us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  10. Your card is awesome. Love it!!
    yvette

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  11. Awesome card! That recliner looks so cushy! Great job!

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  12. Great card! Love how you embossed the chair.

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  13. What a fabulous way to honor all that is loved by your dad. This is just a fantastic card.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  14. This is so cute! I love how you made the recliner... this is so ingenious! The details! Amazing!

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  15. What a great Father's Day card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at the DCD challenge.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  16. Great Card. Love the embossing on the Chair. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cardz TV Stamps “My Guy” Challenge. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  17. Charlotte, what a marvelous card thanks so much for joining us at CTV and LSP challenge. Wow that recliner is to die for looks amazing! I love the extra touch of the coffee cup. Karen

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  18. Wow! What a great card! Love it! :o)

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  19. What a gorgeous card, love that recliner.

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  20. Great Father's day card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back soon!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  21. A fabulous Father's Day card! Love the embossed chair! So many great looking details! Your Dad should love this!
    Glenda

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  22. Charlotte: Perfect entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. [love your recliner]I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Diane
    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  23. Very cute - love your recliner! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

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