Origami Fathers Day

I made these two cards for my children to give to their father on Fathers Day.

Both feature “Origami”. I know what you are thinking… if you are anything like me, you haven’t done Origami since you were at school.

But these are both great for male inspired cards. I found the instructions through other demonstrators and knew as soon as I saw them ages ago that this is what I wanted to use them for.

Both have used retiring colours, card stock and DSP, but that’s fine, you get the point.

My 11 year old daughter was so inspired from this card, she made a 30cm “tie” from DSP and cardstock, thread ribbon thru the top, so dad could slip it over his head and she also wrote on the back of it. I am always so amazed at the imagination of children. They often have very different ideas from us, but theirs is no less important.

Fathers Day

FathersDayHorsesLate. Not late in making Father’s Day cards. Not late in giving Father’s Day cards. Just late in posting Father’s Day cards.

This year I made two cards, as both my children wanted to give their own card to their father.

This first card uses a combination of stamp sets. Wanted, All Scallops, Oval All and Occasional Greetings.

Team this up with Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock and some retired DSP.

Throw in Photo corner, Oval and Scallop Oval Punch. And lastly don’t forget to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. That is how all of this has come together. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is the best purchase I have made. I don’t even put it away, it sits on my desk, waiting to be used again.





I have been waiting for over 6 months to use this ‘Lovely as a Tree”set on a Father’s Day card.

The technique used to add colour to the tree was taught to me by the talented Simone Bartrum. Firstly you stamp the image in Sahara Sand ink, then add colour with Pastels and re-stamp the image with Close to Cocoa. You definitely need a Stamp-a-ma-jig for this one. It makes the colour appear to be “within” the image, not just sitting on top.

I also wanted to try a Gatefold card as well, so this is how it looks on the inside.