Sunday, August 04, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dad!


Well, yesterday I shared a card that I made for my Dad's retirement and today I'm sharing the card I made for his birthday, which is also coming up.  That makes three, count 'em, three guy cards in a row!  Record for sure!  For this card, I took huge inspiration from Savannah O'Gwynn!  I just love her style - fun, fresh, funky, and always just so unique and creative!  I'm not sure if I accomplished Savannah's look entirely - but I did incorporate some of her signature chevrons and a staple!  Hopefully it makes her proud!

Here's the card:

I really love the look of the slanted top/bottom borders I've been seeing lately, so I thought I would give it a shot for this card.  The "thanks" is a stamp from one of the TAWS sentiment sets that I white embossed on white paper, then cut out.  Yup, it was painful, but I do like the results!  The "for being my" is from a mish mash of PS sets, the chevrons, the happy birthday and the little red hearts are also TAWS, the Dad is Lawn Fawn.  Wood veneer heart is from Studio Calico.

I'm hoping to get back into playing along with some challenges really soon.  I've got a few more upcoming occasions to make cards for and I'm hoping to turn to challenges for the inspiration.

Thank you as always for dropping by!


  1. Hi Shannon, this is so adorable, I love the color combo :)

  2. Love this! Awesome collage of elements!

  3. Wonderful card, Shannon! Your dad will love it!! You did Savannah proud!!

  4. So cute, Shannon! You are doing a great job with all of these guys cards! I really like all of the little details that you added and I especially like the "dad" font (isn't that set so great?!) :)

  5. Your cards seriously rock! And you have a complete style all your own, it is called Fantabulous-rockstar of the cuteness!

  6. ..get out of town cut out the "thanks" ??? You have just redefined "fussy cutting".

    Along with this jaw dropping feat, the card is awesome! Seems to me to could be finding your natural style. Every little detail seems to come together effortlessly for you. Another awesome card that your dear pops is going to LOVE!!!

    Savannah will be totally impressed because the chevrons and staple are perfect for this card :)

  7. WOW! My prediction: Savannah will 100000000X LOOOOOOVE this card! Guaranteed!! You've certainly captured her style, and added your own always awesome "Shannon special touches" with the net outcome being one fantabulous, super wonderful, absolutely perfect card for your dad! He will be thrilled; indeed, I'd say he, too, will LOOOOOOVE it (well, he may not be *quite* that exuberant outwardly, but inwardly, his heart will be aflutter with how thoughtful and heart-warming a daughter you are! Happy Birthday and Happy Retirement to your Dad! Your style is 'versatility' to the nth degree: from funky and fun, to elegant and pretty, you have the creativity and talent to step into them all, with such eye-catching success! Dare I say again: DT time (or maybe a GD spot?? All that talent, inspiration, willingness to stretch your creativity and your stash: all the makings of a most amazing 'future' designer (and now I'll stop pestering...temporarily). Note promised in the next couple of days! Hugs to you, dear friend!

  8. ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! I cannnnnot believe I inspired you! What an honor! This is an AMAZING card-- at first I didn't even read what you wrote because I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this card! Then I scrolled up and started to read.... knocked off my chair! OH MY! You have totally made my day! THANK YOU x1000000000!

    I absolutely loooooooooove the papers on the top and bottom of your card-- love that little banner with the staples and hearts (great detail!)!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the chevrons pointing towards the sentiment! OH MY! I just love this card! Please give your dad a hug for his retirement and birthday-- wish I was there to celebrate with him:)

    THANKS again for making my day!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS <3

  9. Great card! I love the staples. Perfect element for a retiring guy. And congratulations to your Dad! He's going to love your card. :)

  10. Hi Shannon! I'm finally popping over to your blog to thank you for your sweet comments. I just love your style and kudos on your masculine cards!

  11. I know I already left some love on this card-- STILL lovin' it!

    I just wanted to say thank you x100000 for all of your sweet comments on my blog! YOU made my day <3


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