My husband always goes all-out when planning holidays for me. He always has. But sometimes life gets so crazy for me that it’s the last minute and I still haven’t made the things that I want to make. Not this year! This year I started early! I think he’s going to LOVE it.
To create this HUGE ensemble for him, I pulled out all of the stops. I used LOTS of cardstock, a great go-to stamp set (Gorgeous Grunge), a fun color scheme, the Big Shot and dies, MDS (US/CA), and my e-cutter! It took a while to get it all done, but I think the results were nothing less than pure awesomeness!
I really put effort into adding tons of details, so let me share each project with you—along with some of those little touches.
I made the necktie banner using one of the ties from the Father’s Day Stamp Brush Set. Using my e-cutter, I cut each tie four times and glued them together using a Stampin’ Glue Stick, creating my own kind of chipboard. I did the same with the Lauren’s Letters, Alphabet & Numbers Punch Digital Download. I decided a few of the ties needed some personality, so I cut some strips and punched some polka-dots from my scraps. Dad has to have some style, right?
Next came the centerpiece. I found a metal drink bucket, put some filler on the bottom, lined it with some brown packing paper, then filled it with one of my hubby’s favorites—peanut M&Ms. Then, using some smaller versions of the neckties and some fun sayings from the Rad Dad Stamp Brush Set and the Because I’m the Dad Greeting Card Template, I created the stakes—because, well, I couldn’t do flowers! I jazzed up the sentiments using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and backed them on coordinating Starburst Framelits Dies.
A little 4-pack of “POP” HAD to be made to wash down all the upcoming yumminess. On the back of the ties I’ll have each of the boys write: “You are the BEST POP around, Dad!”
This is where Dad is really going to get spoiled rotten! I found a bunch of his favorite treats, then tried to figure out cute sayings to help “tie” them in (oh, I crack myself up!) to the gift.
Holy cow Jeanna! This is Fantabulous! Bet hubby will love it!
Wow! This is really over the top. Love everything that you did. So very creative. Will be sharing this with everyone!
I love the banner idea.
Jeanna - you never cease to amaze me and others! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Just more fun.. Great creativity. Thanks.