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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #77 - For Dad or Birthday!!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week!! It's time for another challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! This week we are celebrating Fathers!! We want to see you celebrating everything wonderful about Dads with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!

For my Father's Day gift, I created a fishing vest gift card holder. My Dad doesn't actually fish and he doesn't hunt (thank goodness - I'm an animal lover!!) but he loves to camp so I thought this would be a fun gift card holder for him :) I found a big book of fabric swatches at Goodwill for $.99!! Actually, there were about three and they all had amazing swatches of fabric. I cut the vest first in Kraft paper and then I chose a fabric that would work for a vest. The die is from the newest Die-Versions release - Vest Card. It cut through the fabric perfectly!! I thought the frayed edges added a bit of flair. The pin on the pocket is supposed to represent hand-tied fishing lures :)

I added a fabric pocket inside to hold the gift card. Velcro circles hold the vest closed. The banner is a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner die cut in vellum. Happy Father's Day is from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations stamp set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - June Linky
  2. ePlay Challenge - Fabric
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Show Off Saturday
  4. Funday Friday - Anything Goes
  5. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Father's Day or Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)


snappy scrappy said...

Too cool, love the burlap!!!!

Patti Hodder said...

I just love this project!! Great use of burlap. Thank you for sharing.

Chriss America Real said...

Love the way you used the fabric swatch! So cool!

Chriss (Louie's Mom)

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a awesome card - great job as always tfs!!!

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

oh my I love this alot I love those swatches you are so creative. hugs

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

How wonderful is this? Oh my - the burlap just makes this fun little vest, I love it! What a great gift for your Dad, I know he will love the gift card holder and enjoy doing a bit of shopping!

Gerda said...

WOW This is awesome!! Love it!!

Diane said...

Very clever idea for the vest and gift card.....your Dad is going to love it I am sure...love the use of the pin, too.....and the burlap is perfect perfect!! Have a great week my friend....!!!

Life and Knits said...

Okay, now this is one all the men in my life would love to have. What an awesome project. Fabulously creative.


Nana said...

Oh Lisa this by far the BEST and CUTEST gift card holder EVER! Love the design, the burlap shoot the list of what I love is too long, I love the whole thing. Have a creative day.
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Pam said...

Oh how adorable! This is sooooo creative! Great job!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow, my goodness how clever is this burlap vest.. love love this Lisa!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I don't know how you come up with these amazing ideas, but this is awesome! I've never seen anything like this - this is wonderful for your Dad! He will love it! The gift card itself if so perfect for the vest too! And I love that you got the fabric at Good Will - I love shopping at thrift stores too! Well done, my friend!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is one fantastic gift holder! Wow! It's so unique and complete perfection! I love the metal elements you added and how you can see the fishie from the gift card. :o) The interior sentiment looks amazing, too. You never cease to amaze us, my talented friend. :o) What a jackpot on those fabric swatches! You use everything so perfectly. Amazing project, Lisa! :o) (OH! And the pockets are fabulous, too!)

Hugs and blessings,

Migdalia said...

oh gosh!! I cannot believe what you made!!!I LOVE it! I cannot stop smiling!!!
Amazing and FANTASTIC!! I love that it is a gift card holder. You get great deals over at goodwill. Creative and Super fun!! Love it my talented friend!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Shelly said...

Oh my gosh... This is fabulous!! Every man in my life would LOVE this :) such a great idea, I may need to try it out :) you're so inspiring!!

Hope you had a great day!

moknowsall said...

fantastic card - you are very talented. love it. i'll have to make one next year.


Norma said...

OMG! this is fabulous my friend and I love how the gift card with the fish stand out, fabulous!!!

VanessaB said...

omg! how super cool is that!!!?? AWESOME!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Lisa, this card holder is just too cute!!! I knew it was a fly fishing vest right away. My guys are hunters and I don't like it, but they only kill what they are going to eat. So that makes it a little better than if they hunted just for the sport of it. Hubby doesn't hunt anymore which is fine by me. lol Have a fabulous week! Hugs, Brenda

Angie C. D. said...

Lisa, this is such a clever and cute project. I love how you added pockets to the front! Who knew burlap fabric could look so cute?!!!

Mayras Designs said...

This is such a great father's day card !!! I love the shaped card, and the material you used is perfect !!! I hope you have a wonderful day !!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally awesome! And what a fun find at your GW store too! This is totally awesome!

DIANA L. said...

OMGosh this is great Lisa you just come up with the greatest ideas I love the burlap super card!!! I love it.
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yyam said...

Soooooo clever! LOVE the texture on that vest!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I am in AWE of this fishing vest right down to the hand tied lures in the vest pocket! FABULOUS! Thanks for playing with us in the ePlay fabric Challenge!

toni said...

Fabulous Lisa! What a fantastic idea! Very creative and beautifully made . Thankyou for joining us for the ePlay fabric challenge x

Kathy Salido said...

Love this card, the burlap is fabulous!!

Amy E said...

Hi sweet friend!! I thought I should stop by and see what you've been up to since it's been so long. I can't even tell you how much I ADORE this card!! It is super cute!!!!!! And how lucky are you to be able to score books of fabric swatches from Goodwill?!?! I love that store. It's like a big treasure hunt. You never know what you're going to walk out with! There are so many papercrafters in our area, that it's hard to find a lot, but I always manage to come out of there with something great!

I've been lurking...um...looking through your other posts too, and I had forgotten how much you love to use layers and how AWESOME you are at it!! The cards in the posts above this one are just exquisite! I think it takes a lot of courage to be able to do that! I get the bare bones of a card built, and then chicken out when it comes to adding more, even though I love the look of more! I think that's why I've always been so attracted to your work....you layer and add the way I wish I could!!!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!
Amy E.

Indy's Designs said...

EEK! This is fabulous! What a great way to use fabric! Your dad is going to love it!! Happy Saturday!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun, fun project - this vest is just super for a fishing dad! what a great use of fabric - thanks so much for joining in the ePlay challenge!

Kate said...

Wow Wow Wow this looks awesome, Love how you did the Vest.

Joni Andaya said...

How Awesome is this :)

Kim said...

What man wouldn't just love this gift card holder! Super Cute!

Andiepants said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for playing along over at eP and good luck!


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