Thursday, May 31, 2012

Father's Day VEST Dad [CQC #139, LIM #69, MIM #68]

With Father's Day being just around the corner I though it was getting time to come up with a fun card for Dad. And play along with some inspiration parties! Like Less is More (shape cards), Make it Monday (pocket cards), and the Colour Q:

Not normally colors I would associate with Dad, but I thought it was a good excuse to get out of my comfort zone.

Here's the pocket part of the card ...

Fathers Day Sliding Pocket Message

an actual pocket. Pull the handkerchief, see the message.

Vest Dad

It was fun combining sentiments from the Papertrey Tiny Tags collection. The polka dots below the handkerchief came from the side of a banner stamp from Banner Builder. It was way too pink when I stamped it with Raspberry Fizz, so I stamped it a second time with a little Aqua Mist. This makes it a little more purplish like the tie.

The message slides through a slot under the diagonal pocket flap, and the end of the message has a larger rectangle attached so it stops as it's being pulled out. I was too scared to stamp on the strip since I constructed the card first, so I stamped on a separate piece and adhered it to the strip later. The stamped piece is slightly narrower, and ended up giving it a nice, beveled edge. Happy accident!

The buttons are punches in the same cardstock.

The tie is a metallic, textured paper from American Crafts. What a tie that would be IRL!

My husband isn't into clothes at all, so I have to admit to googling "stylish vest" to see what they actually look like now! Here's what I used:

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
- Papertrey Tiny Tags and Tiny Tags II
- Papertrey Banner Builder
- AC paper

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  1. This is so clever. I love your take on the tag.

  2. This is totally awesome Kelly!! Love the vest with that sweet little pocket!!

  3. This is great! What a fun card. Thanks for joining us the ColourQ this week.

  4. Hehehehe the pocket is adorable!

  5. Totally creative! What a HANDSOME VEST! I love the inspiration from J Crew, too :)

  6. Brilliant combination of your three challenges. I love the vest and especially the pocket. It gives it the wow factor. x

  7. Very nice vest Kelly! Love the trick you did with the pocket!
    Not easy to make one of these things, i tried it once myself and it took hours! (see:

  8. Oh my what a brilliant card!! Love how you've used the ColourQ palette for a guys works so well for this trendy card and the sliding message is a gem of an idea :0) I reckon you have the winner here!
    Jenny x

  9. This is such a clever card! I love the pull out! WAY too cool!

  10. this is a stunning card - just so elegant for a guy

  11. Gorgeous card Kelly :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  12. Great design and love the pull out handkerchiefs with sentiment~Deanna

  13. Kelly, I think this is such a fantastic card. The pocket is so creative and I love the texture on the vest.

  14. Wow, wow, WOW! This is great! I love the pop of magenta and of course the creativity in the shape of the card and the pull out is amazing!

  15. Terrific card, love the pocket detail tag, great idea
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  16. so awesome!! so glad you shared this with us at the ColourQ!!! love it:)

  17. Cute card, Kelly,very clever! So glad to have you join us this week at the ColourQ.

  18. Kelly this is adorable , love the vest card you have created! Then the pull out message, great card!

  19. Oh my gosh, what a WONDERFUL card!!! I love the hankie pocket--you totally aced the pocket concept! Are you going to make the pattern available?

  20. This is so awesome! Great way to go off from the inspiration into your own cool idea! It truly is a "pocket" card! :)


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