Friday, June 17, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Dad

This coming Sunday in the United States we celebrate Fathers's Day. And who better to inspire us than our dear old dads!

Our dads taught us a lot (and continue to teach us!), so let's hear it for dad — for all he does for us!

I searched the web for some quotes about dad, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

I'm betting that your dad has made proud, made you grateful, and made you laugh, too. Here's to all of the wonderful dads, step dads, granddads, and father figures in our lives!

With products from My Favorite Things you can create the perfect card for your dad, no matter his style. Let's take a look at some awesome cards created with different dads in 

Caring Dad

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Jungle Friends stamp set and DIe-namics, Surf & Turf and Trees in the Forest Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun created this adorable slider card fitting for a caring dad. Her use of the Jungle Friends, Trees in the Forest, and Surf & Turf Die-namics is simply sweet.

Dapper Dad

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Distressed Patterns, Plaid Background Builder stamp sets, Lisa Johnson Designs Terrific Ties stamp set and Die-namics, Houndstooth Background stamp, Traditional Tag STAX, Blueprints 7, Blueprints 11, Blueprints 18, and  Blueprints 25 Die-namics, and Star Celebration Stencil #mftstamps

Perhaps your daddy is a stylish dude! This card by Barbara featuring the Terrific Ties stamp set and Die-namics is a perfect fit.

Farmer Dad

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Farm-tastic stamp set and Die-namics, Farm Fence, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

I grew up in the country, and plenty of my classmates and friends lived on the farm. Celebrate farmer dad like Kay did with this charming scene created with the Farm-tastic stamp set and Die-namics.

Gourmet Dad

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Recipe for Happiness stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Maybe your dad is a gourmet cook, always serving up his specialty to put some yum in your tum. The Recipe for Happiness stamp set and Die-namics that Stephanie used would be just right for the culinary man in your life.

Handy Dad

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Because You stamp set, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, On the Diagonal stencil #mftstamps

Got a dad who loves to spend time in the wood shop or the garage puttering away on any number of projects? Jodi has a cool card idea for you using wood paper (LOVE!) and the On the Diagonal stencil that looks a bit like tire treads. 

Nerdy Dad

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Get Down to Business stamp set and Die-namics, and Blueprints 24 Die-namics #mftstamps

The nerdy (or smarty pants) dad will guffaw at a card like this one by Donna. The Get Down to Business stamp set is so great for the guys in your life. I will admit, the card I made for my dad is similar to this one. He doesn't leave the house without a pen in his pocket!

Outdoorsy Dad

Handmade card from Julia Stainton  featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs For the Boys stamp set, Whimsical Woodgrain Background stamp, Birch Trees, Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

For the dad who inspires you, Julia's card is a lovely choice. The outdoorsy feel she created with the Whimsical Woodgrain stamp and Birch Trees Die-namics is stately and fresh.

No matter which type of dad yours is, be sure to give him some extra love with a handmade card. Surely, he is your biggest fan! 

Here's to a creative weekend! 


  1. Love all these really cute cards. Happy Father's Day to all dads.

  2. I guffaw at that card too! Such a nice array of styles for all the different, fantastic Dads out there! Sure to make them feel the love :) Thanks for the Friday inspiration! I want to sneak another card in tonight ;)!

  3. Awesome cards everyone! Or is it everybody??? ;)