PPA136 All American Father’s Day Card

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With Father’s Day around the corner, I realized it was time to put together some special cards.  Today’s card is for my husband, Scott.  I thought it was a good fit for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA136).  Please be sure to check out the rest of the PPA Design Team’s card ideas and play along!


  • Each tie from the “Best Dad Ever” stamp set was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers, stamped and cropped with Paper Snips.  Quick and easy!

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  • Stampin’ Dimensionals give each tie a 3-D boost.  I use Stampin’ Dimensionals on almost EVERY card I create.
  • What could be more sophisticated and masculine than a houndstooth texture.  The Night of Navy and Real Red layers were embossed using the Stampin’ Up! Houndstooth Embossing Folder and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
  • View and scroll through my previous posts for More Masculine Card Ideas.

MaryRedTulip COMING UP!  My Stampin’ Up! new catalog order has arrived!  I’ll definitely be in my Stampin’ Pretty Ultimate Stampin’ Zone working on more card samples and papercrafting ideas to share on my blog pronto!

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Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever (Wood-Mount 120399, Clear-Mount 120681)
Paper:  Real Red  (102482), Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Night of Navy (126970), Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker (100069), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100052)
Cool Tools:  1″ Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Houndstooth Textured Embossing Folder (123134), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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  1. Awesome dad card! LOVE the colors!

  2. Mary, what a beautiful card and terrific on the challenge with the color combo. Your husband is going to love it…. I know I do. Now this set is on my wish list.

  3. Beautiful job of combining two holidays. You really know how to ?tie? one on!

  4. love this stamp set and the ideas you come up with.

  5. Such a fantabulous card, Mary! Love the texture and the row of ties!

  6. Sandra Conner

    Love it! It’s a perfect mix of the red and blue.

  7. So snazzy! (Snazzy is such a guy word 🙂 Love the tie tack and the great textured background!

  8. Such a great card, Mary! You really make this set shine! Love the tie tack and the fact that you used ribbon, even though it’s a masculine card! It looks great and it’s just the perfect touch! We share a love for Stampin’ Dimensionals! I’m in great company!

  9. Cute Mary! How fun!

  10. Fabulous card, Mary! A perfect choice of stamp sets for this trio of colors! The texture is so rich, while the tie-tack is the perfect touch.

  11. Fantastic reminder to get those Father’s Day cards going! Thanks, Mary!!

  12. Fabulous man-card! That houndstooth EF is perfect!

  13. I didn’t realize that you cut out all those cute ties and popped them! Very cool!

  14. Wonderful card! Looks so clean and crisp. The tie tac on the one tie is a great touch. Perfectly done (as usual).

  15. Ooh I love that that stamp set ,just got to get it !! And I love what you did to it !
    Beautiful job !
    Ms Mary Tryed to do the meeting last nite , couldn’t et connected , my java was not on ??
    Didn’t know what that meant !
    I’m sorry ,wanted to attend to it !

  16. Pretty snazzy Father’s Day Card! I love the Houndstooth background, it’s one of my personal favorites.

  17. What a perfect Father’s Day card this will make. LOVE the work that the PPA Players did on this challenge. They all were so different but yet……similar (wink-wink). Many thanks for sharing!

  18. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Great use of color blocking and texture. You are always on the cutting edge!

  19. Super great card, Mary. You are so so talented and I always tell you.


  20. Eveything you make is so perfect!

  21. Love it! Another home run for you!

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