Welcome to another fabulously scrappy edition of The Cherry On Top.
We've got dad in the spotlight. Right where he should be. This hybrid or paper project can be wrestled up in a snap and it won't cost you a penny. You may even have the kids help out.
A tutorial with all of the crucial steps are drawn out as well as links to the free template are all provided for you.
You may have already seen this fun template before. The first time we used it, we were thinking of mom and turned it into a lovely kitchen apron and included recipe cards for the pockt. This time, we are using it as a card for dad and supplying a sweet picture of his boys to show off in the office. Upon his request. Hehehe...
Here's a look at what we did the first time with our template. You can find the tutorial and the free template, by clicking on the image.
This is what we are doing for our Father's Day card. I've got a screen shot for you, of the updated template with new title, clipped in papers (with a texture) and some hot BBQ accessories from my digital stash. This project is all digital with the exception of the binding, but you can use the templates in a traditional fashion and scrap it up that way, too.
Here's a shot of the back side of the card. I used the spatulas to form a frame, two washers at the top, added some journaling and a fabulous picture of the boys or at least JJ. Liam couldn't stop eating his chips. I was just so thrilled that JJ was willing to take a picture, I wasn't even looking at Liam. Hehehe...
I adhered the two aprons at the very top with a small strip of Zots and tied this craft ribbon for the strap. This way dad can choose to hang it up or set it up on his desk. This card is put together in just a few minutes. I suggest either using rigid card stock or laminating regular weight paper. I used a heavy weight, plain white paper that had a touch of gloss. My image came out a lot clearer than on mat paper.
How easy was that?! A super, personalised gift idea for pop. I used this very same template to make a mini album for my dad and instead of a BBQ theme, I used tools. My dad is definitely a fix it guy. I'll get another blog going with step by step instructions for that project. I mixed it up a bit with hybrid and pixels than added a bit of dimension by cutting out some of the tools and applying them to the cover.
We hope you enjoyed this project and would love to see what you make, too.
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