May 5, 2009

for my dad

When I saw the new set, Boys Will Be Boys for the first time, I was so excited to see a golfing image! I knew exactly what I wanted to make for Father's Day because my 2 brothers and my husband take my dad out for 18 holes every year. It's a tradition that has become something they all look forward to and I wanted to make him something fun for that event. My dad has always made his own boxes for his pens or for little items in his workshop - so how perfect would it be to make him a box? I know he'll truly apreciate it.

I found this note card box tutorial by fellow Baker's Dozen gal, Laurie Schmidlin, on SplitcoastStampers, which is the perfect size for a golf ball and tee. I added an insert to the box so I could hold the golf ball in place. I cut out a piece of Cosmo Cricut (Lil' Man) patterned paper from the Father's Day Key Ingredients measuring 5-3/8" square and then scored it at 1" on every side. I cut out a circle with my Nestabilities and then followed Laurie's directions for the lid cover. To keep the ball in place I added a glue dot on the bottom. I attached the golf tee to the ric rac with thread and added the little golf ball charm. I can't wait to give this to him! OH, the best part is the sentiment "Hope your day is par-fect" - my dad is always saying things like that; little funny puns. Sometimes they are huge eye-rollers, but he has some funny ones too and this set reminds me of his funny moments. I used my spots and dots embossing folder on the metal sheet and I absolutely love the look and embosses like buttah! You can get both the metal charm assortment and metal sheets exclusively in the Boys Will Be Boys bundle, so don't let that get away.

The Father's Day Key Ingredients is one of my favorite kits so far - I love all of the colors; red, orange, and blue - so perfect for the men and boys in my life. And a ton of yum-o-licious buttons! It coordinates perfectly with the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set and you will have so much fun putting projects together with them.
Now hop on over to see what the rest of the Baker's Dozen has for you today - Ana Wohlfahrt, Charmaine Ikach, Dawn Easton, Denise Marzec, Donna Baker, Jen del Muro, Jodi Collins, Karen Motz, Laura Fredrickson, Laurie Schmidlin, Sankari Wegman, and bonus eye candy from Jami Sibley, and Taylor VanBruggen.
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recipe -
stamps: boys will be boys (taylored expressions/leave a lasting impression)
ink: memento rich cocoa, copic markers
paper: father's day key ingredients - prism intense orange, choice buttercream cardstock, cosmo cricket lil' man patterned paper
accessories: metal sheet, golf ball charm, square and circle nestabilities (spellbinders), ric-rac ribbon (father's day KI), white thread, spots & dots embossing folder, curly label punch and large oval punch (SU), golf ball & tee, stampin' dimensionals, glue dots


  1. What an adorable little treasure for your dad! He will LOVE it! I know I do!

  2. Love love love this project Karen! I really need to try out Laurie's tutorial too!

  3. I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE< this cute little box! perfect gift for the golfer and so fun with this cute stamp set!

  4. WOWOWOWOWOWO!! What a great idea!! LOVE this presentation - its simply beautiful! LOVE your colors! Beautiful Karen!

  5. Super cool! I especially love the ric rac and tee on the inside of the box. :)

  6. Oh I LOVE this idea Karen! Fantastic project...thanks for sharing!!

  7. Absolutely fabulous, Karen! Your packaging totally kicks this gift up a notch!

  8. Goodness Gracious! The men in my life don't golf, but this truly inspired.

  9. Karen...this is absolutely PAR-FECT! haha Seriously though, I adore this and I am definitely going to steal your idea for fathers day gifts, you're wonderful, you just took all the hard work out of it for me!

    Thank you
    Shell xx

  10. Karen, this is awesome!!! I LOVE that box you created...and what a thoughtful gesture!!

  11. Love this set... it is absolutely awesome. How hard is it to make 'Boys' cards.... but not with this... Might have to look at getting one of these all the way over to me here is Oz... It's perfect.

    Off to peruse Taylors site right now!!! hahaha

    xx Sarah

  12. what a great gift! love the metal sheet curly label punch!

  13. How cute is that!?!? Such an adorable and thoughtful little gift Karen!! As always, I'm totally inspired!