Yesterday I celebrated Fathers' Day with a lovely lunch at my parent's house, out on the deck to take advantage of the unseasonably wonderful weather. I gave him two ties which was a risky choice as Dad is a touch particular about his ties, but I took the precaution of neatly wrapping the receipt with twine and including it in the box. I'm calling this present a win as he seemed to like both ties and I got an email today telling me he was wearing the grey one. :)
I created a tag for Dad's present using my Silhouette machine, and backed it with vellum. I printed out some sentiments (and nearly killed my printer in the process - I actually took to it with a screwdriver which is never a good sign!) and cut them into strips to add to the back of the tag.
It doesn't help the present buying that Dad's birthday falls in late August, only a week or two before Fathers' Day! I used the Silhouette to create his birthday card as well, welding letters for a custom phrase that I cut out of patterned paper. I accented it with a wood veneer heart I inked red and some letter stickers.
While I went quite minimalist with my cards, I probably wouldn't say the same about this card. ;) 8 year old Miss Talia and I had great fun on Saturday when she came over for a play date, inking and stamping and spraying and punching and gluing to create a Fathers' Day card for her Dad. We even made a 12x12 inch envelope to go with it. I think we might have a scrapbooker-in-the-making. :)