Monday, September 5, 2011

A Fathers Day Gift

My Dad is now 84 and unfortunately age has been starting to catch up with him. We are not sure if it is Alzheimers or Dementia but either way it's hard to see your dad change in the way this type of illness does. But one thing is for sure my dad is very easy to buy for at Father's Day, there are three things I get for him each year - Razors, Darrell Lea Licorice and Chocolate Ginger and he loves it.

Sunday was Father's Day in Australia so I collected my usual goodies but as I always do I left the packaging to the last minute - I love that putting together a co-ordinating package is so easy with Stampin' Up!

For the bag I grabbed a plain Kraft bag, added a strip of Always Artichoke which had an Early Espresso mat and stamped the leaf from the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set in Versamark - simple.

I used the gorgeous tree from the same stamp set and coloured it with inks and a blender pen for the card, which was a similar design as the bag. The sentiment was simply the Modern Label punch in Early Espresso and the Word punch in Very Vanilla with the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set, topped off with some Metallic Brads.

I bought some Newmans Chocolate Ginger by weight so I used a Medium Cello Bag to put them in, 'topped' off with a Top Note Die stamped again with the leaf in Versamark.

I added the same sentiment as the card but I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it in 3 layers to fit the 1 1/4" circle punch which I had stamped with the same leaf stamp. I then layered it onto an Always Artichoke 1 3/8" circle and a scallop circle punched from Early Espresso. I made 2 of these and used the other one on the bag.

Familiarity is good for someone like my Dad so these gifts fit the bill perfectly and he couldn't wait to dig into his chocolates.


  1. What a spectacular set for fathers Day Ally! My all time favourite stamp set too!!

  2. How mum loves Darrell Lea licorice and choc ginger too...and so do I! Beautiful card and bag, Alison.


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