It has been some time since I've posted. I've had lots going on... moving, returning to school so that one day I can change careers, my son's basketball practices and games... I've been all kinds of busy. I also had to deal with the fact that someone (I know WHO you are, what your name is, AND where you live!) has been stalking my blog anonymously, leaving vile, baseless comments regarding circumstances in my life of which she knows absolutely NOTHING! Unfortunately for her, those comments will never see the light of day. If she dares to leave anymore, I will dedicate an entire blog post just to her AND call her out by name. (So my dear, YOU have been warned!)
With that said, my crafting time has been minimal during the last year, though I have managed to get a few things done. Most recently, I managed to scraplift some easy Father's Day cards thanks to Danita, one of my crafty friends on Facebook and the help of a very simple video on Youtube. You can check out Danita's blog here and check out the instructional video here.
When I originally began this blog, it was to share the things that I learned while crafting. Well...I wasn't doing much crafting, so I wasn't learning anything new; therefore, I kind of got away from that format. In making these Father's Day cards though, I did learn a thing or two, so I'll share those tips after I post my pics. By the way, these cards are also great for male birthdays or if you need some type of card for a male boss.
So here's what I did and what I learned. I used nothing but scraps for the shirts and rounded the shoulders of each one. I also embossed most of the ties. I learned that if at all possible, you DO NOT want to make your ties out of cardstock. It makes them too bulky which then makes them difficult to fold. The collars won't overlap them very well either. Also, when folding the square to make the tie, you don't need to crease all the way down; creasing one corner is sufficient to help you find the middle. If you are going to add brads, buttons or anything else to the collars, put them on after you cut out the shirt and collar, NOT when you are finished the shirt. It really just makes it much easier to add them if you do it first.
So that's it for today... and I thank you for looking!
Happy Father's Day!