Sunday, June 8, 2014

Easy Father's Day Ideas + a Giveaway

Father's Day is about a week away.   It seems like we only all get together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas anymore.  Does that happen when your children grow up and move away?  Luckily (as a lot of you know), I get to have lunch with my mom and dad once a week.  I wouldn't trade it for anything.  So, when I see Mom and Dad (probably this Friday), we'll have our own little Father's Day celebration.  And Daddy, you're getting to see a part of your gift early!

Here are a few links, a how-to, and a printable tag to make easy Father's Day projects. 

My daddy and I have always loved chocolate.  Chocolate cake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies - I'm going to have to stop there or I'm going to run down to the kitchen and start baking!  And of course, chocolate candy bars - no baking involved - just a little wrapping...

This is as easy as:

I have much better luck by using the actual candy bar as a guide instead of measuring.  After making the first score right at the edge of the candy bar, stand the candy bar on edge and line it up with a score line.  For this candy bar that was 1/4".  

Then do the exact same thing on the other side and repeat the same scores with the band.  A little washi tape to finish off and you're almost done.  Download the tag below - I printed the one for this wrap at about 2 1/2" and used a 2 3/4" circle die to cut it out.

I love this paper!  I love the graphic design and the colors.  It is exactly what I wanted for my candy bar wrap.  The linen texture in the blue band (which you really can't see in the photo) is extra nice.  You can get these papers at MAISHOP Digital Art

To download the More than Chocolate tag, click HERE.

How about a couple more easy ideas:

The chalkboard card is from Scootapie and the little boy and girl are from Nomagraphic Design.  I simply added twine and hearts.  And popped the boy and girl on top of a blue card base.  These are awesome enough for any dad! 

This time my give away has to do with the new Stampin' Up catalog !  My first order from the catalog is on its way to me.  Can't wait to get all the goodies!  

1.  Click HERE to see the catalog online in PDF form.   Have a piece of paper handy to write down the item numbers you would like to order.  

2.  Be sure to enter my Stampin' Up online store to order.   When you enter your information, Stampin' Up will send me your email address and order.  I will email you to let you know that I got the order and your name has been entered in the give away.

3.  Order a minimum of $20.00 between now and Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. and your name will go in the drawing for the following give away:

The give away includes Banner Blast Stamp Set, Banner Punch, and set of 5 Stampin' Write markers.  The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 12th.

Have a fantastic week!


  1. Love the chocolate wrap and tag Lori. The blue & brown shades work so well together - perfect for a Dad.

    Toni xx

  2. Those banners are really cute--very much like your "pin it" hover images, too. Chocolate is always a good gift for Grandpa Robert. I wonder if he's made it through that enormous fudge bunny yet...

  3. Fabulous cards and love the idea of the chocolate wrap - perfect! TFS

  4. Gorgeous projects Lori..Loz

  5. OMG...fabulous papers and thank you so much for sharing this sentiment. Your wrapped candy bar is the best gift (at least in my book) and those vintage cars for that! Thanks so much for the terrific ideas and have a great time with your family :)


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