I saw a free Father’s Day digital download over at “Just Something I Made” and knew immediately what I wanted to do with the fabulous images from Cathe. Even though this was a post from a year ago, these images are timeless and very appropriate for cards, bags & tags for this Sunday’s special event, Father’s Day. The construction of the Father’s Day card is pretty straightforward, I just printed out the images on Kraft cardstock, cut out the part of the collage that I wanted to use, added a few layers, a bow and red heart and the card was exactly how I wanted it.
Making the gift bag was another story. I wanted to print the images directly on paper from a brown lunch bag. I never tried that before so it took some trial and error, but after 2 tries I succeeded. As a side note, I discovered this type of paper is too thin to run through my printer on its own, so I adhered it at the top (where I feed it into the printer) with some removable adhesive (Dotto). One other noteworthy item, it seems cheap lunch bags drink a lot of ink during this process, so I won’t make a habit of using this type of paper. After printing I reconstructed a bag (which took a little bit of finessing). Once that part of the project was complete, the rest came together easily. I used the same heart punch as on the matching card, but used all 3 of the punchouts this time. The bottom of the topper was made simply by using my scalloped decorative scissors from Stampin’ Up! which I’ve had in my craft room for years. A small black button, a dash of DMC embroidery floss, some fussy cutting & layering for the sentiment and the bag was complete.
I still have more than half of the collage images leftover to use again next year or the year after.
This was such a fun project to make and I’m anxious to fill the bag with goodies for my special hubby this Sunday. A special thank to Cathe Holden for this incredible freebie to honor those special guys in our life, our Dads & hubby’s.
Digital Download from Cathe Holden
Kraft, Real Red & Basic Black cardstock from Stampin’ Up!
Red & Black checked ribbon from The Ribbon Boutique
Button from JoAnn’s
DMC Embroidery Floss
Uhu Glue Stick
Quickie Glue Pen from Sakura
3 Hearts paper punch from Tonic Studios