Sunday, 27 May 2018

Best Husband

Good Sunday morning all!  With Father's Day right around the corner (in both the UK and the US, perhaps even Canada, Australia and others), I thought I would share a super simple card for you.  I started with a piece of tan card and used the Stitched Pegboard die set to create a Faux Pegboard background for my card.  I used the stitched dies in the set to add a multi layer frame of tan and Antique silver card for interest.  I layered them up with mounting foam.  From the In The Tool Box die set, I cut all the various tool dies and added silver paint pen for the metallic look on them.  I glued them all to the pegboard background as if they were from a neat an organised garage (who are they kidding!LOL)  Finally I added the Best Husband sentiment stacked a few times to it, but you could easily adapt for Father's Day or birthdays too!  I completed the card with white, tan and silver mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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79 comments:

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Great card! Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Love all these tool dies,they are so different and definitely very useful. The pegboard is such a great way of displaying them. Good card for any occasion.

Donita Naylor said...

The swirliness of the sentiment contrasts nicely with the straight rows of pegboard and tidy tools. And you're right, the silver frame adds interest.

I tried Caught in Crystal today with limited success. I'll keep trying.

Best,

Donita

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card here today, I have made some similar to this and they have gone down a storm, can be used for anyone really, a budding DIY'er or a even the lady of the house, yes there are many of us out there who would use these tools.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. I love this set, although I admit to only using it once so far and made a messy looking tool box (rather more realistic for some I'd say) lol it's great fun but for those that struggle with tiny dies due to finger problems it can be rather hard and frustrating (the sticky bud tool plus other inventions have been tried) so it may take longer to complete a card but it's so worth the high blood pressure, *tuts* and sighs lol and with all the different colour inks and colouring media's it's so easy to colour the spirit level so it looks like a real branded tool. I may have completely lost all enthusiasm and my mojo may have followed our Sam a good few hundred miles from here but I still love getting inspiration for when it returns so love and hugs to you Sue and hope your Sunday is a great day xxx

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue and perfect for Father's Day
Marion S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card for the guys in our lives! I love the detail on the tools, so life like.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a great male card this morning. Love all the little tool die and the pegboard background.

Barbara V

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A great card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

One for the boys woohoo and what a great card Sue, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card! Love this set, it's just perfect for a lot of men :D

Debra K. said...

Great masculine card! Love the tools done with the silver pen rather than the tools cut twice in brown and silver then pieced together, it looks much more like metal with the pen. Debra x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Yeayyyy a man card .... and a brilliant sample too. Just in time for fathers day as well. I love the tools set always comes in handy for those pesky man cards. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Fab card. If only my hubbys tools were this tidy!

stitchingranny said...

I am never short of ideas for men, just one rule, No Sport, as I am told by quite a few that they get sick of cards with a sport theme. However I am sure most of them would love these and done in a red or a pink I know a good few women who would love them too.
This one is lovely

Hugs Helen xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card today.Just back from holiday in France.I have a lot of catching up with older cards etc.
Jan x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are just amazing. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Thank you for to days card. I have to say I love the stitched peg board die set and its one of my go to die sets. I also got the tool kit and been making a few cards for Fathers day charity sale. The silver pen has been great tip and save hours of paper piecing .
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

Love it, so cool

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card today love these dies they are so useful

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Help Sue and all
Great male card, unfortunately no DIYers for me to give to but it is such a fabulous card. I love the pegboard die, the frames are good on it too.
Hugs
Muriel x

CraftyCoffey said...

Brilliant card today, great for many occasions.

Michele

Clai01 said...

Great card, love the tools and the pegboard. x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Sunday Morning Sue

This is a lovely idea for a Father's Day card. I am sure a lot will be inspired by your ideas.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, great card. I've used these tools to make a variety of cards even for my stepson's birthday who hasn't a clue about DIY. I thought it would make a great educational 'tool' and save us a job!!
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

karenlotty said...

A great card and like you say perfect for all sorts of male occasions!

Suemac said...

A great card for diy enthusiasts.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great card, I do have this set and have used it a few times for male cards. Love Jean xxx

hazel young said...

Brilliant card Sue x xhazel

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the pegboard die and it goes perfectly with the tools x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love all your DIY and gardening tool dies - and it's surprising how realistic they look with just a dab of silver paint pen...and again perfect squared-up framing for the whole card - did you use a spirit level? lol

Izzy

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and these dies. love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Great husband card! Just right for my man. Xxx

sharon said...

Fabulous card Sue, I think that I will buy the tool die set as it would be very handy :)
The stitched Pegboard is perfect.
Father's Day is in September here in Australia.
hugs
sharon :)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A fab man card, love the little tools.
Lydia
X

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card for any occasion for the men, especially if they do have a Man-cave. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous fun card but unfortunately I don't have any diy enthusiasts in family who would appreciate this card. Yvonne xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great card Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue thank you so much I have used it many times but love the way you have displayed the tools I’m surprised at the number of lady’s that do d I y and love these cards
Love always june Horrocks xxxxx

lindyloo12 said...

Another super men's card> Love the way it is set out and the colours of card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. A really great card for those men, the tools are so realistic.

Lisbeth

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
I love this card and the tools look great but I don't know many DIYers unfortunately, I usually end up doing the jobs myself!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely CAS card today for any DIY enthusiast whatever the colours. This would have been good for my husband years ago but unfortunately although he is no longer able to do much DIY he is still able to tell me what tools I should be using! :-) I bought the pegboard to hang all my gardening tools on and love it.

We have a lovely sunny day here but I hope that no-one has suffered from the overnight thunderstorms in the South and West.

Frances

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card for any DIY enthusiast.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card for the male's in your life who enjoy DIY. WakeyL

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
What a great card this morning, such useful die sets!
The silver pen added to the tools make them so realistic!

Lesley S x

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, my husband would have loved it. It would have made him smile. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The tools on this card look like you could take the down and use them.
Margaret Rogers x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great card, lovely dies and so useful for male cards. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I wish my garage looked like that! Or even a bit of it. It's a fabulous card, that pegboard die is so versatile - it grows on you that's for sure.
Hugs, Rose

Scottydog said...

My husband thinks I should make a card with this sentiment for him! Ideal card for men, but soon adapted for a female DIYer. Thank you Sue.

Littlelamb said...

Great card Sue. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tool kit.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue great card today for all the men in our lives as well as Husband.
Hug's Lynda xx

Anne said...

I know several men who would love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Now just look how neat and tidy this set of tools look on the peg board. A dream come true! Great masculine card, too.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! The little tools are wonderful.

Eunice said...

Very timely Sue, thanks for the kick start!!!

ursula said...

Excellent card for that man who has a hobby using these tools....luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the DIY enthusiast and the silver paint pen gives an authentic look to all the tools

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Back at last,we had limited (very) wifi in Cornwall for the last three weeks! Lovely holiday though.
To days card is brilliant for men ,birthday & Father's Day.
Enjoying looking at what I've missed now.
Best wishes
Karen M

Dawn Holben said...

Hi Sue this is a fabulous card for those men folk. I was stuck for ideas so
todays card is perfect timing x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I always love any inspiration for those 'pesky men' cards x
Mind you I have a friend who is a dab hand with a tool box so she would love this card x
I have been enjoying sunshine, blue skies and peace and quiet (Jake went to France yesterday morning).
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

sued99 said...

Fabulous card x

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,always love to see male cards ,Laura O Springfield

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a really great card, would be ideal for Father's Day or birthdays x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Great male card. Would be perfect for my OH his garage really does look as neat as this. (My craft room drives him mad)
Lovoe Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Great card Sue. My husband son and daughter would love this xx

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a cute "manly" card today. I love all the little tools and have enjoyed the pegboard die set.
Donita, you will conquer the "Caught in Crystal" technique. I have only used alcohol inks but I got the C/S colored lacquers and can't wait to try out. I do have to use alcohol ink for a swap so that may wait. I just got home from the beach so rather behind (including laundry!).
Everyone, a Happy Monday...Memorial Day here,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card. The tools are so realistic.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tool kit and this card fits my husband to a T. He is not only the best husband, but he is both handy and very well organized; all his tools are always where they should be.(I wish I could say the same about myself. At least I have a good memory and I can easily remember where I left a certain die set or a stamp etc.) So this will be a great birthday card for him or for Father’s day. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I do think ur card is very good and good for the best husband if u got a handy husband
JOY Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card. I love all the cute little tool elements, especially the drill. Great for those who do DIY or work with tools.

CraftyJo said...

Very cool :)

DeCor said...

Love all these tools..a wonderful card Sue

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Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi sue

I like your card very much. Not often we get a card for our male friends. Very versatile too, as I know there are a few handy ladies too that would suit this card.

Love it!

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock