CTC#31 " Father's Day"

Hello and welcome to the CTC blog hop. This week we are drawing inspiration from the Father's Day section of the occasions catalogue. Masculine cards are always a bit of a challenge, and this task was certainlytricky. The Guy Greetings stamp set has some terrific images and sentiments in it but I wanted to go a little deeper than just the set. The masculine paper stack looks like it holds lots of possibilities too but I don't own it -yet.
So I focused on the card

I'm not a huge fan of orange but I do love Cherry Cobbler or Real Red and Early Espresso together, and I love the stitching around the edge. I don't do a lot of sewing these days and this card reminded me why- even with a small distance the bobbin ran out half way through!!

I wanted the shoes in the tag to be shiny (like patent spats) but I found the embossing powder wasn't fine enough, and the shoes in Red just looked wrong so in the end I stamped the shoes in Early Espresso, then re stamped the image with versamark and heat embossed with clear powder over the top. My Stamp-a-Ma-jig was invaluable.

And of course the inside- ( you can even see that pesky bobbin thread  is in two colours )

A wise friend taught me early in my stamping addiction that it makes good sense to make 2 cards at once while you have the ink and paper out so this is the second version which I have had in the back of my head ever since I saw the stamp set. ( I think it's actually my fave - reminds me of a record set of my mums which we played with as kids, complete with cha cha cha and foxtrot instructions!)

Thanks for looking, and enjoy the hop around all the CASEing the Catty design team. You can see the next blog here on Stasia's blog,



  1. Very nice use of the shoes stamp. Good on you for sewing on the cards, and the dance diagram is too clever.

  2. OMG - that dance diagram card is GENIUS!!!!!! Great cards!!!

  3. Thanks so much Rachel and Alison, I have great memories of trying to teach myself the dances from Mum's old records which came as a big set of learn to dance music and pictures. She probably would have been horrified that we also found the old records excellent to use as skates because they were so slippery!hehe


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