How fun to have a kit full of fun things to make to celebrate DAD! And just in time for Father’s Day too. Have you purchased your June Expressions card kit from Express the Moment yet?
Here are the projects that I have completed with the kit so far –
The kit includes a pillow box that is super easy to assemble and decorate – there is also a whole page of tags and a sheet of letter stickers.
There are little metal photo hangers that fit perfectly on the ends of the tags. Here is another tag project – I attached it to a cute little bag that came from the kit. I thought that it would be fun to fill the bag with Dad’s favorite candy!
Here is a card on an A-2 sized base. The kit includes these little “information” pockets by 7Gypsies that are just adorable. I thought that this would be a really fun card to make from the kids – each one could write what they love about Dad on a blue tag and the tags fit so cute in the pocket. Fun! Are you digging the adorable striped paper?
Another card – with a tag and a punch-out, a button, a heart and some cute ric-rac ribbon.
The kit also includes a blue paper sack that is the perfect size for decorating and filling with goodies for Dad – like a burned CD or a gift card to their favorite store!
Here are two really fun cards that I have enjoyed making lately – the tutorials for both can be found at the Stars & Stamps blog by clicking the “tutorials” button – there are new tutorials every week and these ones are both really simple and fun! With all of the cute patterned papers in this kit, who can resist making a crazy tie card for Dad?
These last four are shots of a fun project that can be made using the kit… the blue pocket card base is included. I cut strips of patterned paper to fit over each panel on the card. I added the “coupons” letters to the front, and some buttons to make an enclosure on the back. When I was a kid, I used to love making coupon books for my Dad. I didn’t have much money to buy him things (and what does Dad really want, anyway?) so I would make coupons for some of his favorite things that I could do. . . like mowing the lawn, making him a cold drink, or scratching his back. One of my Dad’s favorite things was a taco salad, at Taco Bell. . . I remember when they first started making them . . . he was so crazy about the idea that they were served in a fried flour tortilla that you could also eat when the salad was gone. Heehee…. we shared many a taco salad and had some good times!
Happy Father’s Day, to all of you and your families. . . here’s to the Dads that make it all possible. Here is my Daddy-O. . . Happy Father’s Day, Dad! He passed away many years ago, but this Father’s Day my mother will be in town and we will be making a trek to the local zoo, where we purchase a donation plaque in his name, every year. What a nice way to remember him!