Hello!  I want to say “thanks” to all of you who left comments on my post!  It seems that most of you agree that the first card is your favorite!  I love that one too!  It’s always nice to hear what others think of your work.  I entered all of the comments (7 of them) into the random.org number generator and got a winner….so without further delay the winner is……….number 6!

Comment from Katie
Time June 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I agree, I love how the flowers pop on the first one…I do love butterflies, though….

Thanks Katie for your comment and you should keep a look out for some happy mail from me next week!  I love sending cards and I know it makes my day to get a card in the mail!  My dear friend Lyssa recently challenged her downline (and adopted downline) to send 10 cards in the mail this month.  This will be card number 1 and I plan to send all 10!  I know that those people receiving the cards will be just as happy as I am when I open my mailbox and see a card in the mail!  I challenge you all to do the same.  You might not send out 10 cards, but even 1 or 2 could really brighten somebody’s day!

On to the card for today!  I am sharing with you a really cool Father’s Day card that I created after seeing a similar card from one of Stampin’ Up! 2011 Artisan Award winners.  I used the Brushed Silver Cardstock on the front of this card and embossed it with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder!  The texture just seems so manly to me.  The strip on the front is scored using the Simply Scored Tool and I added a few of the Mini Silver Brads to it as well.

I added an unexpected surprise to the front of the card…yep those are nuts and washers!  Right from the hardware store!   Now I should add that this is really one of those “hand-deliverable” only cards.  You would have a hard time sending this unless you used a padded envelope or added it to a package.  So if you are still looking for ideas for that special guy in your life think outside of the box or in the “toolbox” and use nuts, washers, or maybe even duct tape on his card.  I’m sure he will love it!

Be creative!  Kristin