I finished these cards just in the nick of time! DH will be spending Father’s Day with our two married sons. We needed to leave for the airport at 6:30 and I was taking pictures of them at 6:15! So they may not be perfect photos. But since three of the four cards are now out the door and on their way, they are what they are!


This first card is for my DFIL. The image is colored with SU! reinkers. The designer paper is from Basic Grey’s “Scarlet’s Letter” .

Stamps: SU! “For Father”, “Sanded”, “Wonderful Favorites”
Papers: Watercolor, Very Vanilla, DP Basic Grey’s “Scarlet’s Letter”
Inks: Jet Black Stazon, SU! Reinkers in Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: GG Ribbon, Eyelet, Miniature Screw Brads, Twine, Gel Pens



This card is for my DH. He looks pretty comfy there in his chair. And I’m so proud that he color coordinated his evening wear. He won’t get this card until he gets back from his trip. His two sons living here can give him a second special day. Hope the popcorn is still good by then. *chuckle* It was made with Liquid Applique. After using my heat gun to puff it up, I took a Summer Sun marker and colored around it. More LA would have helped to cover the stamped black lines, but I had to laugh. I can never pop a bag of microwave popcorn without burning some of it! So in reality this is pretty much what our popcorn looks like around here! I had so much fun with all the paper piecing on this one. Lots of dimension, too. The TV antena is colored with Sakura’s StarDust GellyRoll Pen and the TV screen is colored with their Glaze Gray Pen.

Next time I use this image, I will lay down some “carpet” and put up some wallpaper first and then stamp and paper piece on top of that. With the white walls and floor, DH almost looks like he is sitting in the dentist’s chair. Which brings us to card #3…

Stamps: MFT “Let’s Hear it for the Boys”
: PTI White, Brocade Blue, Basic Black, DP..Lots!
Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom
Accessories: GG Ribbon, Sakura’s StarDust GellyRoll Pen, Glaze Pen, Gel Pen

This card is for my DS Jeff, who is in dental school and who has just informed DH and me that we are going to be grandparents again come January! This will be Jeff and Kimberly’s first. So I thought I would get him started with his first Father’s Day card. Kimberly is my DDIL whose cards I have shared both here and over in my SCS Gallery. Actually Jeff has made me a card or two as well that I have also uploaded there.

All stamps, papers, inks and accessories are from Stampin’ Up! which makes this an SUO card. (Well except for that little piece of twine. I think I raided DH’s tool box some time ago and stole away with his ball of twine. Wonder if he ever missed it.)

Stamps: SU! “Winds of Grace”, “Wonderful Favorites”
Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, SU! DP “Prints” in Blue Bayou
Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: GG Ribbon, Brads, Twine


This card is for my DS Gary. He is the daddy to my sweet little twin granddaughters. The inside of the card reads, “Hats Off To You”. Parenthood came at a very young age for both him and his wonderful wife, Jenna.. just 19!! It was not easy.. the girls were very premature and when they were finally allowed to come home from the hospital they still had to have oxygen (as in tanks!) connected to them. Gary and Jenna were truly baptized by fire with these little ones and we are so proud of the great parents that they are. I love this image for Gary! It is so him… full speed ahead on life!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Favorite Fellas”
Papers: PTI White, Basic Black, Real Red, DP Basic Grey’s “Scarlet’s Letter”
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder “Bubbles”, Jumbo Eyelet

23 Responses to “Four For Father’s Day”

  1. These are all wonderful Susan! I love the hat flying off on Gary’s card (and the reason behind it). And congrats on your happy grandbaby news!!

  2. These are great cards and thanks also for the glimpses into your precious family member’s lives.

  3. What terrific cards. I love them all. You do beautiful work and it’s a joy to come to your sight .TFS all your art work. Pat

  4. Oh my goodness Susan, you made all of these cards so beautifully! I always enjoy seeing your wonderful creations.
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  5. You’ve been a busy girl making all these wonderful cards for your family!! I just love all the paper piercing and details on each card! The popcorn story is hilarious and reminds me of the popcorn I make too! LOL
    They’re all sure to be a big hit, and I wish you and yours a safe and wonderful weekend with happy father’s day memories to last a lifetime! Congrats on being grandparents again, woohoo!!

  6. Fabulous
    Dad cards Susan. I had to laugh at the color coordinated jammies in the awesome recliner w/ the popcorn. (why do I always seem to burn micro popcorn too?) I love the dp’s you used on the 1st and 4th cards and am partial to the retro image. The sail boat card is equally nice, looks like you really stamped from the heart on these!

  7. Fabulous cards … I love the paper pieced pajamas and the embossed recliner … love those fun retro images as well.

  8. oooh – they’re all FANTASTIC! love the textured chair and puffy popcorn! congrats on your son’s news but um…either your picture is outdated or you had your sons YOUNG you don’t look old enough to have grandchildren!

  9. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your comments on my blog. You have a lovely blog here too….

    Enjoy your weekend
    Takecare n regards.

  10. This is the best group of father’s day cards. I love the first one and would never have thought to cut the apples image out. Great job!!!

  11. Wow, Susan! Your work is just so amazing! I love all four of your Father’s Day cards here, and I love how you chose each design specifically for its recipient.

    Card #1: Your coloring on the first one is beautifully done, and I love the rustic look of the image paired with the designer paper.

    Card #2: There is SO much attention to detail on this card — the embossed recliner with the handle, the paper piecing on the rug, the coordinating ‘loungewear’ -lol, the wood-paneling look of the tv, and the popcorn! That popcorn actually looks very realistic…and the black outlining of the popped corn, while it does help me to visualize my own efforts at popping corn-lol, I think it helps to give the pieces of popped corn some definition too. 😉 I LOVE what you’ve done with this card!

    Card #3: This card is so beautiful! I love how you have the left side of the sailboat cut ‘out of the box,’ and the coloring on this one is so beautiful. Nice paper choices and the touch of twine is nice (even if you are using stolen goods -lol).

    Card #4: What a fun card this is! I can totally see MANY of the men in my life at the wheel here. I love the hat flying off his head. 😉

    Sorry to be so long-winded here. This post just took my breath away with all your beautiful work. tfs

    Oh, and one last thing…congrats on your latest news! Having a growing family is exciting!

  12. Susan, these are wonderful Father’s day cards for you DH and sons! I know they will love them. I cannot decide which one I love the most!


  13. LOVE your cards!!! I love your popcorn detail, I love what you did with the For Father set (I never thought to cut teh images out…!) and I think the cards for your sons are really special.

  14. You look waaaay too young to be a grandmother!!! Congrats on the news of being one over again too 🙂 I had so much fun faxing my mom and dad on Father’s Day (they were out of town) and putting”Happy Father’s Day, Grandpa” on it 🙂

    I just LOVE the sailboat card. Great stories to go with each card too. Thanks for sharing a bit about your family with us. Great job on all of them.

  15. Wow! You’ve been busy! Your photographs are as great as ever and the cards are all fantastic. I love the thought behind each one. My husband accidentally saw his Father’s Day card, too, but he doesn’t know yet it’s for him. Congrats on your repeat performance as a grandmother!

  16. These are simply gorgeous! I’m sure they’ll be a hit! {SMILES}

  17. wow, you were sure busy with all these cards… all of them are done so thoughtful and sweet – great job, specially the popcorn is awesome!

  18. Great cards for all those wonderful guys in your life! That car one is sooo Gary! I laughed at the recliner one for Steve! But the TV is too small, LOL!

    Mat gave a card to Terry that thanked Dad for teaching him all the important lessons about being a man. It opened to a pop out of a father and son in recliners with remotes on the chair arms!!

  19. ALL your cards are amazing today!!! Happy Father’s Day to all the men in your life!

  20. Awesome Man cards!!! Love them!

  21. All of your Father’s Day cards are AWESOME!!! Masculine cards tend to be a bit difficult for most of us….you you make it look easy!! Thanks for the inspiration, Susan!!

  22. That was a perfect card for Gary!! I loved it! And I really loved the card for your DH…burnt popcorn and all…I too burn the microwave popcorn – can never get it out in time…maybe that’s some sort of sign that I really don’t need to be eating it! Congrats on the new grandbaby!!! That’s so great! I’ll bet they are over the moon with excitement! One more baby to buy for !!!

  23. Congradulations to your family, especially DS & DDIL!
    Your cards are so lovely – just full of inspiring design and beauty.
    I’m adding your site to my list so it is easier to return often!

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