Thursday, June 16, 2022

Happy Beer Day

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lynn McAuley our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges. 

In the USA, this coming Sunday is Father’s Day (In Australia we have to wait until September). Create a card for the father of your choice (be it your father, your son, a neighbor, a friend, etc.) personalizing it by showcasing his favorite hobby. Turn it into a birthday card if you would rather! Any occasion will do as long as it is a masculine card featuring a hobby. 

I have a few male themed stamps/dies I have been wanting to play with for a while now, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to get to use a few. For my card today I used the beer themed stamps & dies which were recently released by MFT Stamps. As the sentiment says "Happy Beer Day" a play on the sentiment Happy Birthday, I decided to create a birthday card rather than a Father's Day card. I always need both.

Lynn also asked that our card features a hobby. I remember many years ago that my husband used to enjoy making his own beers, so I figured this would fit that part of the challenge. 

As you can see I created a Slimline card using slimline dies from Picket Fence Studios. I had to join the plaid paper to get it to fit the length of my card, but fortunately the beer mug hides it.

The beer mugs were created using MFT Stamps Frosty Beer Mugs die-namics set. I coloured the "beer" using various coloured yellow/orange inks which I have listed in the supply list below. I wanted the handles of each of the beer mugs to face the outer edge of my card, so I flipped one of the beer mugs and used the reverse side. 

The sentiment is from MFT Stamps Here's To You stamp set.

For the inside of the card, I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Little Label Pop-up die set. 

To decorate the labels, I added some tiny beer mugs using MFT Stamps Pint Sized Die-namics. I also added a sentiment to the centre label using another of the sentiments included in the Here's To You stamp set.

Here is one last look at the inside of my card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Lois said...

That's a great Father's Day card! I love that plaid paper.

Liz Williams said...

Love that perfect color for the beer!! Great card, Frances.

MiamiKel said...

Cheers! I love how your cards always tell a story!

Lynn McAuley said...

Super fun card for Father's Day, Frances!! Bottoms up!!!

Karen Aicken said...

Such a fun masculine card!