Friday, June 1, 2012

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Fathers Day Blog Hop! We want you to hop along with us and play for the Grand Prize The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to inspire you to create something beautiful for all of the "Fathers" in your life! We have a bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas to layouts about our fathers!


Take an old pink and white frame, a bit of paint, and Graphic 45 paper and turn it into a Father’s Day gift. The first bit of transformation was painting the whole frame with black acrylic paint and then slathering it with Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint. Once it dries and cracks, rub some Black Soot Distress ink into the cracks and rub off the excess with a soft cloth. Next take your chipboard letters and glue them to Graphic 45 paper. These used two sheets from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe pads and some Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue. Once they were dry I inked the edges using Gathered Twigs for the word Pappy and Peacock Feathers for the We and U, and I used Glossy Accents to add some shine to the bottom letters.

I then chose a coordinating cardstock (also from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe set) and covered the mat. I used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the backside. To add a bit more depth I stuck a piece of Inkssentials Foil tape sheets to a remnant piece of cardstock and cut it with Tim Holtz’s On the Edge Steampunk.  I used several different alcohol inks to age it and then glued to the mat with Glossy Accents. Next I took one of the Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes (hearts) and covered it with Ruby Diamond Range Flower Soft using the Flower Soft Glue.

While everything was drying, I punched a few butterflies out of leftover foil tape and Graphic 45 papers, layered them and glued them around the mat. I used mini glue dots to hold Pappy angled from the frame to the mat, Glue Dots pop dots for the letter w, and on everything else I used glossy accents again.  I needed one more embellie and turned to my Tim Holtz tickets and his stick pins, colored them with all three of the new Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, and Squeezed Lemonade—these are absolutely gorgeous colors!), and pushed it into the mat.

Now for the details about the Grand Prize I mentioned at the beginning of my post. Check it out! What an awesome prize don't you think???



To qualify you must leave a comment at every stop along the way. Comments should be made by Midnight, June 3rd. We will use Random.org to select a winner so be sure to check back with us on Monday to find out if you have won!

Don't forget to leave a comment here before you hop along to  Kim's Blog! Thanks for hopping by!

31 comments:

  1. OMG! The picture frame is just so stunning! What a super great gift. TFS! and for the chance to win the blog candy.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  2. very cool layout thank for sharing!!!
    melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

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  3. The frame is absolutely fantastic! loving the chippy letters spelling out pappy- super eye catching!!~

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  4. Any father would be thrilled to get a frame like that, beats ANOTHER tie! Auntie Lin

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  5. What a fabulous gift! And so many different techniques! I'm tired just reading about it...and thinking how long it would take me to find all those supplies..lol
    Excellent start to the hop! Thanks so much
    Sue Brailey

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  6. Love the paper and the crackle paint!

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  7. You did a really great job. It is very masculine.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Mandy
    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

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  9. This is such a pretty project! I love all the kids are in blue or red. And I love the papers and the elements you added to this. Very nice!
    :) Janis
    craftyjanis at live dot com

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  10. You creations are always the best ever!
    Hugs! Kathie in FL

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  11. What an awesome piece of ART....will definately make a very special gift!!!

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  12. What a beautiful gift and awesome piece of ART!! *Hugs*

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  13. Oh Wow!! this is Fab!!! I love the colors you chose! And look at all those embellies!!! Its GREAT!
    DawnD

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  14. Stunning! Love how this turned out!

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  15. LOVE how you re-purposed that frame! AWESOME!
    www.beckyboyer.com

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  16. I'm not a scrapbooker but card maker and love all of the products you use that are new to me....great page!

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  17. What a special card
    Great colors

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  18. Tried to post a comment once before and haven't seen it show up.
    Love how this turned out. I'm not a huge fan of Graphic 45 as a rule, but this project might make me change my mind.

    Jennifer Robb jrobb321@aol.com

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  19. I am loving this frame- you did an amazing job from the DSP you used to the embellishments to the details. Great Project to start the hop!

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  20. This is my very first Blog Hop.. I had no idea what it was :) I love that frame.. It is really fantastic!

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  21. That is a wonderful Fathers Day gift. I am sure he will be very happy to receive it.

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  22. What a great blog hop! You all are so creative and talented. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  23. Very pretty frame. Love it!!

    Sharon

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  24. Love the frame!! What a fun project. Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

    Deanna A.

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  25. What a great and creative idea. Just last week I purchased my first set of distress crackle paints and now see that I need to bust those puppies out of the package and use them LOL! Thank you for opportunity to win the great prize package you've put together.

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  26. Fantastic frame! I love the vintage look -- what a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

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  27. Sweet Frame! It is a beautiful idea for any father or grandfather. TFS and thanks for a chance at those goodies

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  28. Great project!! I have such trouble making masculine cards/gifts. TFS!!

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  29. This is incredible! Fabulous tutorial too! :)

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