Thursday, May 27, 2021

BBQ Dad - Happy Father's Day

For the Boys is our challenge theme at Creative Knockouts and our fabulous sponsor is none other than Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!  They have a huge variety of manly images and for my creation I picked BBQ Bill.

When I first started making cards, my forte was masculine cards.  My boys were young so I was just focused on card making for them and their buddies. I found it really difficult to transition into making feminine cards, I actually hated it - all the sparkle and fluff (tee hee).  Now it seems I don't make many masculine cards and I had so much fun making this one.

I colored Bill and his BBQ with Copic markers and decided to try my hand at a double easel card.  It took a few tries to get the measurements right and overall I'm happy with the turnout.  I was having some issues with it standing on it's own so I decided to use twine to keep it standing (see below).


What's nice about this fold is it's compact and can be mailed in a regular sized card envelope.  There are a few things I would adjust but that's for another time!  

The inside sentiment is from the Father's Day digital set by Whimsy Stamps and the outside is from Paper Smooches Uplifters (I'm so sad the shop is now closed). I used a screw head brad to attach the bread-clip embellie or as the package says "market tags" by I kan'dee and I have been hanging on to these for many years (not sure why) and is the first time I've opened the package.

I hope you are able to join us and enter your creation here for a chance to win 2 digis of your choice!

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Masculine (May) .
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Cards 4 Dads (May)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions .


  1. Oh, wow!!! I am so impressed with this card, Michelle. Your coloring, the design...just stunning. Bravo!

  2. Fab card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in our May 'Masculine' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  3. What a fun card Michelle! Love the fold, great papers, the screw brad is great and the bread bag clip is too fun!