It’s All About Dad

Okay everyone, Father’s Day is just a few days away? Are you ready?  If not, I’ve got a few fun ideas for you that you can get ready in no time…. Before I jump into today’s project, I wanted to be sure you’d seen the news:

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Using the First Place Award Ribbon and the Perfect Pinwheel you can create a fun centerpiece for your breakfast table, or afternoon BBQ.  By the way….guess what makes a great (and totally inexpensive) vase filler?  RICE!!

I’m using the First Place Award Ribbon and instead of adding the sentiment to the circular panel the way I usually do, I’ve added the sentiment to the included double ended fish-tail banners and added some brass brads.   Of course, to kick mine up a notch, I added a Rosette, and created super-sized tails using Fishtail Flags STAX.  The entire piece is backed with an Open Scallop Doily.

The Doily was cut from corrugated cardboard, you know, to keep it manly!  I’ve attached mine to BBQ skewers to use as a centerpiece, but you could just as easily attach a pin back, add your award ribbon to a card, or gift bag.

The First Place Award Ribbon was cut from canvas, and if you haven’t cut canvas or fabric with your Die-namics yet, you can find a tutorial on that  here.  If you haven’t played with the Rosette yet,  here’s a video showing you how easy it is to assemble.

I’ve also just created a quick video on the First Place Award Ribbon in case you aren’t familiar with that fun Die and Stamp combo.

The vase is filled with Perfect Pinwheels, lots of them. They go together very quickly and I had a few sheets of 12×12 paper to mix and match….

If you’re not quite sure how the Perfect Pinwheels work, you can watch a quick how-to video here:

I saw a fun tutorial for dimensional stars on Pinterest, and I was dying to try it with the Star STAX. Easy peasy to do and adds such a fun dimensional touch. Grab your ScorPal and bone folder and get scoring!

Since I’d already created a total disaster area on my desk, I went ahead and continued working with these same papers and Die-namics to make a Father’s Day Card.

I used the Fishtail Flags STAX to make this fun banner for my sentiment from Well Worn Greetings.

….and added another one of these dimensional stars with my Star STAX.

But of course, I wasn’t quite done yet.  How about another way to celebrate Dad?  I created a banner with the Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics, a few more of these dimensional stars, and the By the Letters Uppercase Die-namics.

 I know you’ve collected lots of stamps and Die-namics, and now’s the perfect time to put something totally fabulous together for DAD.  Have fun! Be sure to share your projects with us over on the MFT Forum or in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers!

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