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Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway: Father’s Day Cards

I have three Father’s Day cards to share with you today!  You should have arrived by Isha Gupta’s blog!   I am part of a super fun blog hop and card drive!  The goal of the card drive is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards. For the complete line up of the blog hop today, head over to the Altenew Blog Hop Post.

Also, 20% of the profits earned from the following sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Penned Rose, Extra Special, and Best Mom) by 6/17/2018 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

 On to my cards! I used Dad’s Day stamp set and the coordinating die.  Let’s take a look at my first card! I stamped one of the images from the Watercolor Frames stamp set onto a white card base. 

Then I adhered the tools and keys and toolbox right onto that stamped frame! The images were watercolored because, quite frankly, I stink at Copic Coloring, lol!


My next card uses that fabulous wide washi tape! Oh how I love them and have them in all the prints! This one is the Peach Gold Washi tape.  I adhered the wide washi to a white card base and then arranged some of the images from the Dad’s Day stamp set right on top.

All the images were heat embossed before I watercolored them.

And my final card used the negative space from the die cutting. What I mean is once I die cut all the images, I had the negative space left. So I used that as a stencil. I randomly laid the “stencil” over my card base and colored in each image with ink. Once I had that all finished, I went back in and stamped the image over the blended image.

If you look close, you see that the ink blending goes outside the lines just a bit. That’s because I ink blending thru the “stencil” and then stamped. I popped up the Dad’s Life image (I had that one image left over from all my die cutting and watercoloring) and ink blended just a little bit around all the images to make the paper look aged…. I thought this was a good masculine color scheme.

So there you have it! Three Father’s Day cards from one sitting. I used every image I watercolored and die cut! 🙂


Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.



Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.


I am also giving away a  $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store.  The winner will be chosen on May 10th and will be notified via email by me!

Next up is Mayline Jung’s blog!


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  1. Jean marmo says:

    These are just perfect

  2. Just love the items in the toolbox. So simple and perfect.

  3. Julie-anne Hoffmann says:

    What a wonderful cause .I really love these cards. They are bright and happy. Thank you

  4. lLOIS JOHN says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  5. Shanna says:

    I love all of the new ideas!

  6. Kathy Krug says:

    Great backgrounds for the masculine cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Love them all! Very nice, Laurel!

  8. Janet says:

    Great Dad cards!!

  9. Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Great father’s day cards!!! I just love them all!

  10. Awesome masculine cards. I always struggle with those.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Great Father’s day cards! Love the backgrounds you created! So fun with all these fun stamps!

  12. Lynne Ingram says:

    Fun cards, I always enjoy your style.

  13. Brenda Kuder says:

    I like your cards. The shaving mug card is my favorite.

  14. Sue D says:

    Love the Dad cards you made. I have this stamp set and you have given me a lot of great ideas.

  15. Corinne Mueller says:

    I like the idea of using the stamps as background paper. Gives it life.

  16. Fantastic cards!!!

  17. Lisa Says says:

    These sets seem to allow a lot of fun ! Lovely cards 🙂

  18. Nancy R. says:

    Nice use of the variety of dad stamps!

  19. Very nice Father’s Day cards! This stamp set is a wonderful one for masculine cards.

  20. cyndi morris says:

    Great Father’s Day cards! I just mailed some cards for this drive, but I struggled for Father’s Day ones. Wish I had seen the Best Dad set a couple of months ago!

  21. Amelia says:

    Lovely cards, Laurel!

  22. I love how you’ve done the splatters…really pretty!

  23. Lovely card designs. These are some great stamp sets on sale! Thank you Altenew for donating some of the sales..

  24. Sharon L. says:

    Great cards and no waste left over!

  25. Carla Hundley says:

    Awesome cards and I
    love the second one.
    Carla from Utah

  26. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Great cards! 🙂

  27. Bea Connor says:

    Great cards-can’t pick a favorite.

  28. Becca Yahrling says:

    Awesome cards for Dad. I love the one cup that’s blue & purple.

  29. I love your watercolor cards!!! I stink at Copics too. LOL

  30. Sandra Farnham says:

    Awesome cards thanks

  31. kgbair2 says:

    Love your masculine cards! They are wonderful!

  32. Teresa Doyle says:

    These are just awesome Laurel. I really have a love/hate relationship with masculine cards, I just have a hard time coming up with ideas. I am thinking maybe YOU should do a little series on just that subject…NO? LOL ….MAYBE??? PLEASE???

  33. Laurel, I love your cards today!

  34. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Wow love all your cards – just gorgeous and so many ideas to try out:)

  35. OH my goodness!! I love all three of these!! It’s so hard to make masculine cards & you’ve definitely nailed it!!

  36. This is such a lovely idea from a super stamp company & I’m glad to be a part of this blog hop. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  37. Dana M says:

    Fantastic Dad’s day cards! Love that you created subtle background elements to enhance each card. Clever technique to use the die cut piece as a mask for your water coloring.

  38. It is a fab post with lovely cards!

  39. Jeanne Beam says:

    Great Father’s Day cards. They are all amazing. Thanks for sharing…

  40. Kathy McCluskey says:

    Laurel, your Father’s Day cards are awesome! In love how you stamped that watercolor frame behind your die cuts…that tool box really pops off the card!! And that washi tape background is the best…it makes such a cool background for the rest of your card! I love how you made your last card…so creative! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  41. Fantastic cards Laurel. The water color backgrounds look so cool with those tools! Great designs.

  42. What a great idea to use the stencils from the die cuts!

  43. Heather DePasquale says:

    Love all your cards! A perfect masculine stamp set with so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing Laurel!

  44. Nana Griffin says:

    All of these are cool ideas.

  45. Fantastic Dad cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  46. Simple and fabulous!!! Absolutely perfect for Father’s Day Cards!

  47. Brandi R says:

    These are awesome! Love the designs. The watercolor…LOVE it ♥

  48. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love all the subtle colors in your cards! You did a great job and I like how you used the washi tape. These images seem like so much fun to create with.

  49. Wonderful set of creations! Love your designs! <3

  50. Charly says:

    What awesome cards for father’s day! The mom/dad Altenew stamps are so creative… I only wish their customer service was better – I placed an order back in February and am still waiting for the replacement items (stamps and a dry ink) that were never shipped to me. I have even received another of my orders in the meantime. 🙁

  51. Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Pretty amazing how you highlighted the images from the Best Dad set! These are great cards and perfect for any Dad!

  52. Julieann says:

    Love your cards and the Father’s Day set is amazing.

  53. Cynthia Cole says:

    Great Father’s Day cards!

  54. I love your creative ideas. Masculine cards are always a bit challenging for me, nice work!

  55. Awesome masculine cards Laurel 💕❤️.

  56. Love your cards……so cute!! 🙂

  57. Iris M Soscia says:

    Super cute cards – love the images.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  58. Wonderful cards, l;ove the color combos. Thanks for participating in such a great cause and for sharing with us.

  59. Teresa Godines says:

    Fabulous projects. Love your watercolor backgrounds. Thanks for sharing

  60. jen f says:

    Great cards – love your backgrounds!

  61. lisascreativeniche says:

    Your backgrounds match with the embellishments perfectly!

  62. Dawn Jones says:

    I love these cards! All of you gave created some wonderful cards for the men in our lives. Thank you!

  63. Beverly Jordan says:

    I just love your Father’s Day cards and these great images by Altenew!! Perfect for all of our masculine cards!

  64. Love the concept of this blog hop. Love the cool inspiration cards.

  65. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the different backgrounds you used!

  66. I like how you used the peach/gold washi on these Father’s Day cards. Not something I would have thought of off the top of my head, but I think it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us and supporting such a wonderful cause!

  67. Denise Bryant says:

    Such great guy cards! I really appreciate the idea of this Celebrating Parents hop!

  68. F. Andre says:

    Thanks for sharing your creative ideas for male cards, and supporting this worthy cause.

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