Happy Father’s Day-Three Versions

Happy Father’s Day!  I hope you all enjoy time with your Father and the other men in your life!  Remember all the good times you had with your Father and the important things he taught you.  I used the retired Mocha Morning DSP.  Choose your DSP and 2 coordinating colors and a sentiment and you can use this layout for a variety of occasions.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).
Father's Day Version 1 Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).

Father's Day Version 2

Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Father's Day Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652 

OR Word Play w#120308  c#120651
Card Stock:  Brushed Gold #102935  3-3/4″ x 5″
Early Espresso #119686  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla #101650 (I used Confetti Cream-retired)  cardbase
Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning (retired)  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Ink:  StayzOn Black #101406 or Early Espresso #126974
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Key Tag (retired) OR Labels Framelits #125598 AND Big Shot
Brads:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
3/16″ Neutrals Brads #119736
Other:  Paper-Piercing Tool  #126119  (LOVE this NEW one!)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat  #126199  (LOVE this too!)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187  (LOVE these too!)
SNAIL  #104332  refill #104331
Dimensionals  #104430
Post-It-Notes (not SU) 

Card Base.
  Cut all papers.  Front Layer:  DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Middle Layer:  Brushed Gold 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Use Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to evenly pierce holes in the DSP corners.  Put brads in holes.  Now adhere to Back Layer:  Early Espresso 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to Very Vanilla card base.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).  I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Key Tag Punch.  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch with Key Tag Punch.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch 1 Brushed Gold and 2 Early Espresso labels.  Cut 1 Early Espresso Label length-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Cut the other Early Espresso Label width-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Click Here if you would like pictures of how to do this (Click “next page” two times-Nov 12, 2010-Layered Top Note).  Put SNAIL on the back of your Brushed Gold Label and attach the Length-wise cut Label parts and then the width-wise cut Label parts to the back of the Brushed Gold Label, trying to keep the exposed Early Espresso even all the way around.  Attach punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach Layered Label and Sentiment with Dimensionals to card front.
Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).  Layer the Brushed Gold and Early Espresso Decorative Labels the same as Version 1.  Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Black StayzOn ink.  Punch with Decorative Label Punch, making sure the sentiment is in the center.   Place punched sentiment on a Post-It-Note and slide it back it your punch so the sentiment edge is touching/aligned with the long edge of the punch.  Punch.  Now attach your sentiment to another Post-It-Note and repeat with the other long side.  Adhere to the layered Gold and Espresso Labels with Dimensionals.  Adhere whole layered sentiment to card front with Dimensionals.
Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.   Use the smallest Label Collection Framelit and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Use the next larger size Label Framelit to cut out your Brushed Gold.  Layer with Dimensionals and attach to card front with Dimensionals.

Textured Wish Big

Here is a birthday card in yellows and greens with a little bling added.
Textured Wish Big-Happy Birthday to You!SUPPLIES:
  Word Play page 156  w#120308  c#120651
Card Stock:
So Saffron  card base:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, card front:  5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
More Mustard for punching
Certainly Celery  1″ x 6″ or so
Whisper White for punching
Ink:  Early Espresso
Big Shot:  Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate  page 217  #123129
Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber pad  page 215  #114615
Punches:  1-3/4″ Circle  page 212  #119850
Fancy Flower  page 210  #118073
3/4″ Circle  page 212  #119873
Other:  Crimper  page 207  #101618
Paper Piercing Tool  page 207  #116631
Mat Pack  page 207  #105826
Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads  page 198  #109110
1/8″ Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon  page 195  #119254

  Run Fancy Fan Letterpress plate through the Big Shot using the following sandwich:  Big Shot Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Letterpress plate, card stock, silicone pad, chipboard from DSP package or thin cereal box cut to size.  See the magic!
2.  Punch four 3/4″ circles from More Mustard card stock.  Hint:  Pierce a hole first then punch the circle with the hole in the center.  Enlarge holes so brads will go through.  Position circle at corners of embossed card front and pierce holes.  Put the brad through the punched circle, then through card front.  Spread brad stems.
3.  Run 1″ strip of Certainly Celery through Crimper.  Adhere to card front.  Trim edges if necessary.  Put some Snail on the back of the card front and adhere ribbon ends to it after centering over Certainly Celery card stock.
4.  Punch 2 flowers with the Fancy Flower punch.  Adhere together with the flower petals alternating positions to form a scallop look.
5.  Stamp “Wish Big” on the Whisper White card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Center in 1-3/4″ circle punch as desired and punch.  Using Paper Piercing Tool, punch hole as desired to “Dot the ‘I'”.  Insert brad.  Attach to Fancy Flowers with Dimensionals.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the More Mustard Fancy Flowers and center over crimped Certainly Celery.
6.  Attach card front to card base with Snail.
7.  Admire this wonderful, textured card.