Not long now till Father’s Day and time to really knuckle down and work out how to create the perfect Card for Dad.
And that’s where a lot of us get stuck isn’t it.
So how to overcome it?
I’ve actually been going through my stash of Cardmaking magazines to help out with this one….great tip if you’ve got a few around the home. There’s some wonderful suggestions and great layouts to use for inspiration.
Start with thinking about Dad…do you want to include some of the elements of his life in the Card? His job, interests and hobbies? Does he like fishing? Golf? With his job, are there elements you can use to decorate the front of his Card? Is he a Tech Wiz?
Does Dad have a favourite quote or saying he uses regularly you could emboss or stamp?
Is he a frustrated traveller? Into camping or caravaning? Does he have a ‘thing’ for planes, trains or (without sounding like a movie title!) cars? Loves his books and history?
Then start thinking about the colours Dad likes. Is he a more nautical style of guy, or naturals and woodsy colours?
Started coming up with ideas yet?
In our Clan we have such a variety of interests where the menfolk are concerned. For my Brother and a Nephew or three, AFL is a big thing, and they have a Team they are passionate supporters of which makes it pretty easy to come up with ideas for their Cards.
My Father-In-Law (the awesome-est on the Planet I might add) he’s very ‘handy’ and enjoys the horse racing side of life. So for him, it’s pretty simple to come up with an idea or ten as well. It’s more a case of culling the ideas until the right one is left.
Of course these elements can be used all year round for any occasion. Simply hange the sentiment you stamp on the front for a Birthday, Congratulations, Retirement or Get Well Soon style Card.
I’ve just finished off a Retirement Card for my FIL as he’s official ‘First Day of the Rest of Your Life’ is tomorrow.
Hopefully this has helped to inspire you to go out and create the Perfect Card for your Dad before Father’s Day. Or inspire you to create some amazing Birthday Cards for the guys in your World.
Till Next Time!! xx