Friday 18 June 2021

Father's Day


My Father in law is crazy about golf. I saw this topper set on the Hunkydory site months ago and thought it would make a great card. It is called Live, Love, Golf and you get an A5 die cut topper sheet, An A4 Base card and an A4 sheet of decoupage to complete the topper. It is no longer on their website but several sites still have stock.

He is also very, very proud of his garden. It is pretty big and he spends a lot of time working in it and the lawn is his pride and joy. 

Imagine That Digistamps has a great set this month Lawn Ranger which we have had for free in the DOTM Progressive challenge. Alternatively you can purchase it for a reduced price HERE. You get loads of images and sentiments and it is a really great set.

I wanted to try and incorporate both themes into the same card. I have recently made a tri fold card and though that might work well. I have made a lot of cards for him over the years and try to make them different. He hasn't had one of this style before.

I joined two 5.5" square cards together to create the base. The front and back section have been covered with some green paper. The topper has a gold border around it so I used some peel off stickers to add an edge to the card base to match. The topper is perfectly fine to use in it's own but you can also use the decoupage sheet on the image. This make the front of the card quite thick as in some places there are 5 layers. That was a lot of foam pads and small cuts required and took ages to do but the results are worth it. You can see the dimension better in the last image.

The middle section of the card was covered with the card from the Hunkydory pack. A layer of gold card frames the scene I created using an image and sentiment from Lawn Ranger.

Unfortunately the bane of Dad's life is squirrels digging up his lawn and burying their nuts so I thought it would be a little fun to add Happy Squirrel from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez. This scene has been coloured with Promarkers.

For the final section I added a frame which was the 'waste' from the diecut panel. The sentiment is from Lawn Ranger and has been die cut with a CREAlies scalloped border die.

The image below shows the card opened up so all panels are visible. I showed it to my hubby and he said it looks like it took a long time to make and he wasn't wrong..... but he likes it so is a happy customer

Card Details -

Size - 5.5” Triple Fold

Digital Images - Happy Squirrel (Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez) & Lawn Ranger set (Imagine That Digstamps)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Decoupage Topper set - Live, Love, Golf (Hunkydory)

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 70  (CREAlies)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Love the golfing front and the wonderful insert, a Super card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  2. I'm here again to repeat what I said above and very happy to do so. Thank you so much for joining us in our Dads & GrandDads challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

  3. Fabulous Father's Day card love the image and great insert! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz hugs xxx

  4. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Digi Doodles Studio Stamps.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  5. I can imagine your dad laughing when he opened this card - you really did a good job of combining his two loves. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  6. What a great card! Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge. I hope to see you next time!

  7. Wow, look at you go!! Such a fun way to show these different things your father-in-law enjoys! Great card! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  8. Two great masculine cards Mandy. Thank you for entering the For Men or Kraft Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  9. Wonderful masculine card. I like the image and scene. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz, Always Fun, Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy, Crafty Sentiments.

  10. Great card! Love the design and topper. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry. Patsy DT

  11. Hello!
    I love your project!
    Thanks for joining us, I hope to see you in the challenges too!
    Roberta DT Scrapping4funChallenges

  12. Great card! Thank you for sharing at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  13. A fun and fabulous creation Mandy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' for our Masculine challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

  14. A perfect masculine card - thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin

  15. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 24 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  16. Fabulous Fathers Day card Mandy and brilliant topper.Carol x

  17. Brilliant male themed card the front image as well as the inner one and the card fold all make this one superb creation, thank you for joining our challenge at DRAGONFLY DREAMS
    lorraine x

  18. Great card for Father's Day - loving the design :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  19. A fabulous card. thank you for joining in at Colour Crazy challenge. Sarah DT

  20. Great card!
    Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.

    Majda, DT

  21. Wow! I love how the card looks so dimensional! Awesome job! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

  22. Fantastic card! Love the design. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  23. I love this card. A great creation for a golfer. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  24. Here again :) Thank you for joining our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  25. Your card is so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! PROGRESSIVE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  26. Great classy cards for men.
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  27. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments challenge xx

  28. You did a great triple-fold masculine card! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.
    Maja DT


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