Monday, June 4, 2012

SweetStamps #68: For Dad

 Good morning!!
Today the SweetStamps Challenge Blog has a new challenge for you this week. 
This weeks theme is:
We want to see you make a masculine card for the special Dads in your lives. 
Now with Father's Day just around the corner, you know you better get started if you haven't already.  Since I already made my Father's Day card, I decided on a birthday card for my father-in-law, who has a birthday coming up this weekend.

Here is my card sample: 


Isn't he just dapper!!! LOL
This stamp is called Dapper Dan and love his posture and sophisticated look.
I used a lot of my old stash, that I came across over the last few weeks.
I've been re-organizing my room and still unpacking boxes from our move months ago.

If you click on the bottom picture, you see the  black dots, those little tags were cut out and placed on chipboard then cut again, to give a little dimension.  I just decided to do something a little different and out of my norm.

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Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps to your blog post. 
Next week's challenge #69 is:
(Highlighted areas of a stamped image)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Texture

Supplies used:



  1. Fabulous card- love the great image- and the details- love the frame and the trim and the tags on the bottom- wonderful details!

  2. stunning card Calypso - love it
    Doreen xx

  3. Fab card, bet your dad will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  4. I'm sure your father-in-law will love this card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the papers and your design is outstanding.

  6. Very nice card! One that I'm sure your Father In Law will really enjoy. Love your very vintage looking background papers! Your dapper gentleman is colorized perfectly to coordinate with your papers. I also like your black die cut frame around your gentleman. The "DAD" looks fantastic and the cream trim is a very nice added embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. Hi. This is great and so full of fabulous detail. He is a dapper gentleman.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  8. Calypso this card is OUTSTANDING! I love it. Where can one start to name all the embellishments and how you have described it! My most fav part is the bottom. Father in laws day and birthday - double wammy! Nice. I know he will love it and all the work you put into it. Now I get to see how you scrap in the Boheme way. OUTSTANDING!!! xox

  9. This card is amazing! Love the layers and colors and tags. So cool!

  10. What a gorgeous vintage card and so perfect for any man. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  11. What a great masculine card!! LOVE the papers you used!!

  12. Great job with this challenge, really like all the layers and how you used Dapper Dan...Have a sweet week

  13. WOW, love your card. Awesome coloring on Dapper Dan. I love DP papers you used and your design layout.

  14. This is AMAZING!!! LOVE the fabulous patterns you've put together--and it really has a perfect masculine feel! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  15. Fantabulous vintage card! Love all of the details!

  16. Fabulous manly card! Great image and love all your details!

  17. So cool...and so manly! I love the whole design!

  18. Fabulous card, the gentleman is such a dandy and I love the vintage look you've created.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  19. Calypso your card is fabulous! I love the texture, layers and colors! You did an outstanding job with it and I am sure you father in law will love it!

  20. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create! Laura x

  21. Fabulous card and some great dies - adding just the right feel to this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  22. Hi Calypso, stunning card, very hansom!!
    PS also thank you for joining us at Lets Ink it Up

  23. Lovely collage! Great card for a man...

    greetings, Alie :-)

  24. Really beautiful, I love the framed letters and the trim. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  25. Love the patchwork effect on the background - and the tickets/tags are brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers! Cxx

  26. Great Card!! Super Cool Style! Thank you so much for Joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  27. WOW absolutely a fabulous card!! From your stamp image, papers to your embellishments!! Gorgeous!

  28. Love all that texture. Great male card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Lets Ink It Up this challenge!

  29. Real nice masculine card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma