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Jun 7, 2009

Father's Day Gift Set

This MIGHT be a new record for me! LOL It is 2 weeks from Father's Day and I have a gift ready... EARLY! My typically self would be scrambling the night before Father's Day to get something ready, but NOT this year! *whew*

I created this set using the new set Who's That Grillin' Guy?

The card was made using a sketch challenge by Cindy and Frances, a "use 3 patterned papers" challenge from Joanne and Christina and a charcoal tutorial by Amy! WHEW! That is a lot of multitasking, huh? :)

The can was altered and is meant to house little grillin' goodies and maybe even a gift card to a steak house (or BBQ joint). Inside the tin, I added a box of matches that had been altered. I added a sentiment flag: "C'mon baby light my fire". *giggle* I had originally intended for the BBQ sauce to go INSIDE the can, but the BBQ sauce was too chunky (more on being too chunky later), so I decided to dress it up in western wear and add a simple tag with the sentiment: "Got Meat". :)

OK, now for more info on being too chunky... let's shift our attention from the chunky BBQ sauce bottle to my chunky self. LOL When I was searching for fun embellishments for my paint can, I thought jean stars would be PERFECT! The problem of course, was that I didn't have anything like that. I remembered going through my closet a couple months ago and pulling out my "skinny jeans" (from a prior life) and sticking them in the garage for the next garage sale. I went and retrieved them from my garage and starting cutting them up (take THAT skinny jeans). I ran a piece of denim through my Big Shot with a Sizzix star die and IT WORKED! YAY! Now, I can make denim embellishments with my Sizzix dies. :) Every now and then, I had to snip one piece of fabric, but for the most part, it gave a really clean cut and didn't fray easily! :) So.... go raid your closet for your skinny jeans (or for the lucky ones, your chunky jeans) and start butchering! :)

Ink: Memento black, white craft
Paper: White, black, riding hood red, 3 pieces of patterned paper purchased by the sheet at Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Jean stars, silver brads, SU star brads, word window punch, Copic markers, spica silver glitter pen, black chipboard, white EP, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stump, black ribbon, red line tape, red line dimensionals, Big Shot, Sizzix star die, match box, square punch, circle punches, silver eyelet


  1. This is just too stinkin' CUTE!! (and I had to laugh at the skinny jeans getting cut up!! DANG!! Threw out a pair just a couple of weeks ago!!

  2. Oh my gosh - this is the BEST, Jody!! Love everything - the papers, the bandana on the sauce bottle, the denim stars from your skinny jeans (LOL at the "take THAT" part!), the matches. Great set!!

  3. Super cool Jody! Love those denim stars!!!

  4. What a great gift! I love it!

  5. This is too cool! Everything is amazing!

  6. you have came up with an amazingly fun idea!! VERY CUTE!!! hugz janny

  7. Wow - you're a genius! I love the denim stars and the whole gift ensemble! I am getting crackin' on my Fathers Day projects today!!

  8. Jody,this is very cute! Way to use that denim!!!

  9. I so needed this stamp set when I was creating my Father's Day gift. Oh well... next year.. Cute little gift set.

  10. Very cute set. It's one of those "why didn't I think of that?"

  11. Your set is very All AMerican and perfect for 4th of July!! Wow, I love your set, and gotta work on mine for a 4th of July party we are going to. Thanks for the inspiration sister, hehe!!


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