Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dad's Day

I got a call today that my hubby was nominated for our church's annual Father of the Year award.  It is exciting news.  Unfortunately I won't be here on Dad's day when the official announceent is made.  I am off to work at my last Costco Cricut Roadshow, and since it is three hours away I will be staying at a hotel while I am there.  In the meantime i wanted to share my hubby's gift with you.  He has been in need of a new fishing pole and had even taken the time to choose one, but hadn't purchased it yet since money is tight.  The kids and I decided to surprise him with it(he thinks he's not getting anything because of our current budget woes).  I made this card and altered bottle to go with it.  The bottle is one I pulled out of our recycling stash and in it's previous life held delicious Snapple Tea.  I added a band of paper and a tag cut with my Gypsy and the Alphalicious cartridge(using the hide contour feature to jide that pesky hole and a fishfish cut on my Gypsy from the Everyday Paper dolls cartridge and some ribbon and filled it up with his fave candy: Jolly Ranchers Sours.  the card was made on the Gypsy as well.  I took that same fish from the tag and welded two of them together(I flipped one first).  On both pieces, I used the Hide Contour feature to hide all the lines.  On the top layer I cut the same fish but did not hide the lines and on this layer I welded the word "Dad" and cut the layers for it.  I then drew in the lines and added soem faux stitching to match the paper I used.

Update: I entered this in a few challenges, and like a bonehead, forgot to follow some very simple rules.  At the Cuttlebug Blog we were supposed to do a Father's day project and use our cuttlebugs.  Makes sense to me and i had planned to emboss the word "DAD".  I thought about it so much that I thought I had actually done it...oops.  So I snagged this back from my DH while he was at work yesterday and carefully peeled off the letters and ran them through my Cuttlebug, shadow and all.  What do you think?

7 comments:

  1. What a very cool gift for your hubby. I hope he likes his new fishing pole. Sorry you are going to miss the award annoucement be safe on your trip. Glad that you were able to play along with A Crafty Little Place this week. Come back often, we love having you!

    Smiles!
    Gwen DTC@ACLP

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  2. How cute is this idea! Which cuttlebug item did you use? Your husband will just love this and his new pole!

    Thanx for playing with us at the Cuttlebug Blog!

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  3. Very fun project!! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

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  4. Love your project! So creative. Love projects that coordinate! Finger's crossed your Hubby wins! Such an honor to be nominated, he must be a terrific Dad!
    ACLP Hugs
    Amber

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  5. Great project!! What a great honor for your hubby too!! Enjoy your last few days showcasing the Expressions! Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Blog!!

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  6. Love the recycled bottle! Awesome that your husband is being considered for Father of the Year!
    Thanks for joining the cuttlebug blog!

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  7. First off, congratulations to your DH! I do hope he won the award. :D And wow to your road trip, at least 3 hour away isn't so bad and he knows you'll be back soon. I love altered stuff, this snapple looks even better this way! Great set of goodies, I am sure he was so surprised about his fishing pole. Great job, thank you so much for joining us in our Guys challenge at ACLP!
    ~*Joni ACLP DT

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