Saturday, June 16, 2012

"Pin"spiration: Cards For Father's Day

My "Pin"spirations are things I have found on or through Pinterest that inspired me to try something new, whether it's a new craft, a new project or a new recipe.

Once again, like Mother's Day, I realized at the last minute that I needed cards for Father's Day - both to send to my daddy and my father-in-law as well as one for Mr. LH. Why is it that these holidays just come up so quickly?

We made two versions of cards. First, The Girl and I got started on the cards that needed to be mailed. There were only four days for the mail to run before Father's Day.

The Inspiration for the 1st Version (from

Our Version:

We were going to do a bit more than what is shown in the pinned photo. I needed to wind up with a card that would fit in a standard long envelope for mailing.

We traced The Girl's hand on the crease of folded scrapbook paper.

Then cut out her hand print.

Then opened it up and glued it to an 8x10 piece of white card stock.

Happy Father's Day across the top and "We (heart) You" in the middle of the "heart" created by the hands.

The "Pickles" signed it then we folded the cards into thirds, stuffed the envelopes and ran to the mailbox to send them off, though we missed the mailman by just a smidgen of time...

For Mr. LH's Father's Day card, we did something completely different, though still using The Girl's hand.

The Inspiration for the 2nd Version (from A Day In My Life):

I loved this idea! And it was super easy.

Our Version:

The Girl chose to write on the other hand print. The Boy wrote his sentiment on the accordion strip.

We made the accordion strip in the middle REALLY LONG using double-sided paper (card stock). We secured the ends of the paper strips with clear packing tape.

We also added a few extras not shown in the original tutorial:

And made an envelope for it to fit into:

You can click on the blog names of the "inspiration" for their tutorials.

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