Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy June!!

This is such a great month. We just released the June/July issue of Scraps of Color Magazine and we have Father’s Day on June 19th to look forward too. Our new issue includes wonderful pieces to inspire you, perspective on new product, as well as awesome ideas for the 4th of July and Father’s Day.

Speaking of Father’s Day, have you created your Father’s Day card yet? Take a peek at page 19, where you will find digital stickers from Camille and Aysha to use in your cards and pages 36-38 of the magazine features great Father’s day ideas from the design team.

Masculine cards in general always seem to make me work a little harder to finally get that “Feel good” feeling about the final product. I don’t know why, but they do. So when I began working on a card for this post, I remembered a tip I shared in this month’s magazine for masculine cards on page 37: “Use Bold and Strong patterns.” The card below was very simple to create with that tip in mind. I used Bold and Strong patterned papers from Graphic 45 and an embossing folder that provided great texture and strong background. I applied walnut ink to the background to make the card pop and the addition of the ink also added that rustic feel which is perfect for a Gentleman.

For you, Father by Karen Jiles. Supplies- Patterned Paper: Graphic 45; Cardstock and Stamps: Close To My Heart; Ribbon: May Arts; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Metal Embellishments: Tim Holtz.

I was having so much fun I didn’t want to stop there. I decided to carry that “Bold and Strong” feeling on into the inside of the card to hold that special sentiment. The inside reads:

“As I reflect, I do not remember a time that I wasn’t proud to call you Father. You have always been such an inspiration to me and on this special day, please remember that I will always Love you.”

Happy Father’s Day!

So tell me, where are you with your Father’s Day card? Are Masculine cards quick and easy for you? Please share.



  1. So lovely! I love the colors and the use of the bold patterns.

  2. Wonderful card, love the embossing & inking.

  3. GREAT card! The colors are spot on for a masculine card and the use of metal is the perfect finishing touch! LOVE it!

  4. Love the card! To make my dads card was easy. All the others are waiting to be made. I try to make my cards according to their profession or personality. I only have 12 days left, hmmmmm

  5. Terrific Card Karen! Love everything about it!

  6. This card is STUNNING! Just a gorgeous creation!

  7. Love the colors on the card! Hmmm, maybe if I hustle I can get a few cards completed in time for Sunday.



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