Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just Swingin'

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today.  Yes, I'm still on sabbatical while guest designing for Cheery Lynn Designs this month, but I had to get one more Father's Day card done.  This one is going to my Grampa - I call him Pa for short.  LOL!

Grampa grew up on a farm, so chances are he had a tire swing or two when he was growing up.  I'll have to ask him when I give him this card.  That was the inspiration for my card today when I saw this fun set of dies from Spellbinders called Just Swingin'.  (Oops, looks like this one sold out as soon as it hit the store!  Never fear - there are more on the way!)

I pulled out four of the dies from this Just Swingin' set.  The tire was cut from black cardstock, the rope was cut from Kraft cardstock, the tree was cut from green cardstock, and I cut the background from light blue cardstock.  I glued all the pieces together and then checked it out.  It needed a little something, so I cut out the Resting Birds from a red cardstock.  I picked one out of the five birds that were cut and glued it to one of the branches above the tire.

To balance out the top-heavy tree, I decided to cut out the letters to spell out "Pa" from the Parker Upper Alphabet and the Parker Lower Alphabet die sets.  They fit perfectly in the lower right corner.  I adhered this whole scene to a Kraft card base.

This is a great card to give to someone who doesn't grill or golf or fish.  Hopefully this will bring back some great childhood memories when Grampa sees this card.  :-)  

The Just Swingin' set is due back in stock next Tuesday, June 11th!  Order yours now!!

Click any of the gold links above for more info and to order.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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joy said...

Holly, I love this card (esp. since my granddad was Pa) The rope die cut has amazing detail! Great job!

Jennipher said...

Love that incredible die cut frame! Perfect masculine card.