DeNami Blog Hop: Cards for Guys!

Hi! I hope you’re having fun checking out all the super cool cards for the special guys, dudes and dads in your life! You probably arrived here from Lisa Elton‘s blog, and now you’re visiting me (Suzanne Bier)!

Don’t forget to leave comments for all the participants as you hop along…two lucky commenters will each win a $20 mini shopping spree on the DeNami Design web site!
I made two cards for the hop! The first is a regular greeting card and the second is a “pull-up” gift card holder!
DeNami supplies: sentiment stamp (Happy Father’s Day cling), image stamps (Mini Heart, Mini Star), watermark ink (VersaMark – available in the DeNami store), opaque white embossing powder. Other supplies: cardstock, embossing folder, brown ink.
I didn’t have a tie stamp, so I created a tie-shaped template and traced it onto various scraps of cardstock. I stamped the patterns on each tie with watermark ink, then heat embossed each one. 
(I drew the dots on the red tie with a watermark pen because I didn’t have the dot stamp, but you could also use DeNami’s Teeny Swiss Dot stamp if you want to!)
I adhered each tie onto the embossed cardstock panel, stamped the sentiment, then adhered it on the bottom right.
My second card is a gift card holder, and it’s pretty easy to do! (Side note: I used the same star and sentiment stamps that I used on the first card.)
I cut a strip of card stock measuring 4 1/4″ wide by 10 3/4″ long and folded it into thirds. I used a tape runner to seal the bottom and the back. Then I stamped and embossed the stars on the front and back. 
I cut a slit through the top (this one measures 1 1/4″ by 1/8″, but as long as the twill tape or ribbon can pass through easily, it doesn’t matter if the measurements are exact.)
I cut a piece of twill tape that measures about 18 inches, folded it in half, and put the gift card in the middle. I threaded one side through each side of the pocket and secured the two sides of the twill together with a staple.
To finish off the design, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of coordinating card stock, then dry embossed the strip, wrapped it around the gift card holder and adhered it.

Now, when your favorite guy pulls down on the twill tape, the card pops out! 
Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Wendy Elliot! I’m sure she’s created something totally awesome for the hop! In case you want to start at the beginning, the full list of participants is on the DeNami Designs blog!
Don’t forget…you have until Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for one of the two $20 DeNami mini shopping sprees).
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

25 thoughts on “DeNami Blog Hop: Cards for Guys!

  1. Wendy says:

    Thanks for the sweet intro to hop to my blog! Great card and super fun pull up gift card holder. That fathers day stamp looks great embossed!

  2. Lisa says:

    Love your fun patterned ties Suzanne, cute card! And the white inked sentiment looks GREAT on the red panel for the gift card holder.

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