Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Fathers turns 81.....




This has always been the hardest card for me to make each year because on the 10th of Dec it's a very special day. As I make My Fathers Birthday card it always brings tears to my eyes... So to craft with tears running down my face it can become very difficult to see the card no.( 1 ) and no.( 2) trying to keep my tears from hitting the card and making it all wet... As age plays a big part of all our lives I am so blessed that my Father will be turning 81.... Happy Birthday Dad...I love you...Your Wendy's Gift Card will reach you soon....My Dad just loves Wendy's and he keeps telling my mother that it's always the best Gift he gets!!!!

Details: The stamps are from Gina K Designs and the papers are just a mix that I gave it a distressed look with marvy inks and some faux stitching and dots with my white gel pen and a pretty silver hinge. I made a extra little bottom to the shirt so the word Dad would really stand out and the hat and shirt are attached with pop dots... I decided to make the Gift card holder and attached to the top of a card so that I could write a sweet little note to my dad inside...



37 comments:

Natalie said...

What a great card, I bet your Dad will love it. x

Sankari W. said...

Oh Erin - this is tooo special and sweet - what an absolutely wonderful card - full of love and sweetness! i am sure that your father will love it!! The distressed look and stitching really gives this card such beautiful detail!

very very lovely! happy birthday to your dad! he is a lucky to have a daughter like you!

Tina said...

So sweet and cute. I am certain he will just love it! Precious.

Joan Ervin said...

What a great card for you Dad, Erin...love the 81 you added to the t-shirt!!! You are right about being blessed...both my parents are healthy (well sorta) and going strong!! Wish your Dad a very Happy Birthday from me!!!

Marnie said...

Adorable I love that latch!

cadnileb said...

Very cool! Love the 81 on the shirt! Hope he has a wonderful bday!

Catherine said...

this is such a sweet card and such a sweet post, Erin. Happy Birthday to you DAD and make sure to give him a BIG 'ol extra hug from me and my daughter :)

Theresa said...

Such a sweet card and post! I am sure he will love it.

Brenda said...

Wonderful card, I like the way you added "dad" to the shirt. Happy Birthday to you dad.

Tessa said...

Awesome card! I love that set by Melanie! There are just too many companies out there to support!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little daddy! Mine would have been 81 as well... You are BOTH lucky! Your for still having him and He for having a sweet loving daughter like you! Kiss that dear sweet little man and wish him a happy b day for me as well... Now, for the card! Very excellent!The colors are perfect and the closure is really cool! great job!
Dawn

Kathi said...

It's a beautiful card and I know that your dad will love it (and the gift card to Wendy's).

Happy Birthday to your dad. I hope his day is filled with love and laughter.

Ann said...

Awww, such a great card! I'm sure he'll love it! :D

jennifer said...

What a fabulous card Erin! You can tell that you put a lot of heart into it! He'll be so happy to receive this. Happy 81st Birthday to your Dad!!

Anita said...

Your story is so sweet! Beautiful card! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog! :)

Kcherrie said...

Aww, so sweet! What a great card Erin. You made me tear up reading your post. I hope your Dad has a wonderful day:)

Kelli said...

What a cool card and I love that you send him a wendy's gift card!! What a great daughter!

Traci said...

What a special gift card holder. I am sure your Father will love it and your gift card. I love all the layering you did and how you personalized the shirt for him. I hope he has a great Birthday.

Lyn S said...

Oh, you are sooo sweet Erin! I bet your Dad treasures your cards too! My Dad turns 80 next year so they are close in age!

Love your card!

Chris said...

Oh Erin, you're the sweetest! The love that has gone into your Dad's little gift card is plain to see, I love it and it's so lovely that the voucher is his best gift! I hope he had a wonderful birthday. Chris x

Lynette said...

What a wonderful card for your Dad! That's so cool he loves the Wendy's gift card. :)

Jamie Martin said...

Pretty card, I like the use of the hardware.

Shirley said...

I have tears in my eyes too! I love the card and it is so beautifully male! I am sure he loves it and the Wendy's too! How special for you that you feel about him that way and how special for him to know it!

Dianne said...

This is an amazing card...a work of love...your Father will be thrilled to receive it!

scrappinmominky said...

Wonderful card. I know your dad will love it.

Lim said...

Hi Erin,

This is a beautiful and sweet card. I'm sure your dad will love it! and of course, the Wendy's card as well :))
I love the colors and details.
Gorgeous. Thank you so much for visiting my gallery at Splitcoast..
and for all your kind comments about my cards. I really appreciate.
Hugs,
LIM

The Mama Monkey said...

I love the hinge! What a cool idea! He will love it, of course! As for the tears, I was just thinking if maybe next year you use the brayer/spray bottle of simple green technique, no one will notice the blotches from yours tears as they will just be part of the design! :) *Grins*

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so wonderfully creative!! I really think this awesome!! I love the design and spray tech!! Fab creation! TFS!

thescrapmaster said...

Your card is so pretty. That is so great you have such a great relationship with your dad. He is very lucky to have a daughter like you! It would be rather difficult to keep the tears off of the card, but it looks like you managed to do so :)
Happy birthday to your dad!

~Samantha

Amber (bambi64) said...

awww how sweet! Love your idea. Happy Belated Birthday to your dad.

Lisa Graves said...

So sweet! It's a beautiful card... your dad will love it.

Rachel Brumley said...

Erin

Such a sweet card! I know your Dad thinks it's one of the best gifts not because it's for Wendy's but because you made it for him.

I love the distressed look and the stitching. You did a great job on this card.

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Oh what a fab card for your Dad, I love it!

Julie

Naomi said...

Wow. I love this. What a special thing to give your dad. And he must be a good man, as Wendy's is one of my faves too! Hope you enjoy many more years celebrating him! There's nothing like a Dad (can you tell I am a Daddy's Girl?).

virginia said...

What a beautiful card for your dad.

Laura said...

what a great job you did!!!

Jen said...

Great card! Love the colors:) Hope your dad enjoyed his special bday!