Yes, I'm still on sabbatical from Classy Cards 'n Such while guest designing for Cheery Lynn Designs this month, but I had to get one more Father's Day card done. This one is going to my Grampa - I call him Pa for short. LOL!
Grampa grew up on a farm, so chances are he had a tire swing or two when he was growing up. I'll have to ask him when I give him this card. That was the inspiration for my card today when I saw this fun set of dies from Spellbinders called Just Swinging. (Oops, looks like this one sold out as soon as it hit the store! Never fear - there are more on the way!)
I pulled out four of the dies from this Just Swinging set. The tire was cut from black cardstock, the rope was cut from Kraft cardstock, the tree was cut from green cardstock, and I cut the background from light blue cardstock. I glued all the pieces together and then checked it out. It needed a little something, so I cut out the Resting Birds from a red cardstock. I picked one out of the five birds that were cut and glued it to one of the branches above the tire.
To balance out the top-heavy tree, I decided to cut out the letters to spell out "Pa" from the Parker Upper Alphabet and the Parker Lower Alphabet die sets. They fit perfectly in the lower right corner. I adhered this whole scene to a Kraft card base.
This is a great card to give to someone who doesn't grill or golf or fish. Hopefully this will bring back some great childhood memories when Grampa sees this card. :-) Don't forget to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order at Classy Cards 'n Such. You can order all the dies I used above as well as Kraft cardstock and lots of other fun crafty goodies.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #39 - Father's Day
Totally Papercrafts #170 - More than 3 punches or dies
Stuck on U Sketches - Die Cuts and Birds
Crafty Calendar June - Things with Wings