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Sentimental Sundays – Father’s Day Challenge

Hello! We have a very timely challenge for you this week. The Sentimental Sundays team is challenging you to make a card or project for a Father or special man in your life. (Don’t forget a sentiment!)

I am still trying to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit. I decided to try to use a photo on the card I was making for my husband for Father’s day. I love this picture of my hubby and daughter taken at Disney World last year. (I really hope he is not looking at this…. I know he usually doesn’t look at my blog and I’m trying to figure out how to turn off Networked Blogs so it doesn’t pop up on his Facebook page.)

I used a Whiff of Joy sketch for inspiration and then worked from there. The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs. It was not designed as a ticket sentiment but I shrank it down, printed it on kraft and cut it out with a ticket die. I love the versatility of digital sentiments.

I hope you will stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the creations from the rest of the design team. Our challenge this week is being sponsored by Meljen’s Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs. While you are there you can download the free sentiments from the talented Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I hope you will join our challenge too!

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Walkin’ With Dad sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (available on Whimsy Stamps), Just the Ticket by Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Autumn Terracotta & Twilight inks
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft, & dark chocolate CS, The Paper Company kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Copic markers (just to color twine), Big Shot, Papertrey ticket die
  • Embellishments: Stampin’ Up Love & Happiness rub ons, white cotton crochet thread, misc buttons & fiber



LuLu said…
WOWsers this is stunning. Love the colours you have used too and I am sure yor hubby will treasure this card.

Kathy and Lucky said…
Well, have to say you don't look uncomfortable, this is such an wonderful card, from the picture to the distressing. I am sure hubby will treasure this forever.
Cheryl - I just ADORE your cardmaking skills!

This is just soooooooooo fabulous!!! Your husband is going to love and cherish this card FOREVER!!!!!

What a great picture! And you are just rocking the sewing too!!!! Man.........I could stare at this all day!!!
Marie-Anne said…
What a great card!

I hope he doesn't see it before fathersday and I'll keep my fingers crossed for that.

Pat (mspfd) said…
Gosh this is awesome. What a fantastic photo. He is going to love it!
Adrian said…
So adorable, Thanks for playing @ CTO!!!
Ildiko said…
OMGoodnes this is gorgeous Cheryl. The layout is awsome I think I'm gonna use this for inspiration too. Thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes this week

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x
Riet said…
So beautiful Cheryl.

hugs Riet.xx
Sandi said…
Cheryl - Love your Father's Day card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Wedding OR Father's Day' Challenge #23!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
pinky said…
Lovely idea for a fathers day card, what a great photo, I am sure he will love it Cheryl. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.
If you can't turn off networked blogs you could just delete the post when it pops up on face book:)
Suzy said…
what a tender layout! love colors, design, and sentiment! ;) thanks for sharing at TPV! consider taking a look at our DT call!
Jan said…
Fab layout thanks for joining us at CFAs xx Jan Dt
GiGi said…
What a great layout! I love the patchwork design and buttons! Thanks for playing at CTO!
Wonderful Father's Day layout!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Whimsie Wednesday Challenge!!
Sheri-WD DT
girlia said…
Great job and good luck with all your challenges! Thanks for sharing your talent at CTO this week.
Anonymous said…
Wonderful card, love the photo and colors.
Emma H said…
Love this card! Love all the layers and the great photo you used, what a wonderful idea! Thanks for playing along with Fab n funky this week!
Anita said…
Fantastic card Cheryl. I love the papers and the photo is so sweet. That's such a great idea to include a photo of a treasured moment on his card. I'm sure he'll love it.
Suzanne :O ) said…
this card is so precious, what a great sentiment! I hope your husband leaves this card out because it's something I'd want to see everyday if I were him! :) thanks for playing along with us over at woodware usa!
michele said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl! I love the sentiment:) hugs x
Jennifer said…
Fabulous stunning creation!! Thanks for playing at F'n'F this week! xx Jenny xx
Krista said…
Very nice layering and I like the stitching. This is a great idea for Father's Day! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!
maryr917 said…
this is an awesome fathers day card-your husband will love it-thanks for sharing it with us at craft your passion challenge
Love your card is so cute.. and there picture..

thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Such a sweet and wonderful card!! I love all the detail you have added to it. Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)
Shannon said…
He is going to love this card. So sweet and sentimental. Great job! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.
Collette said…
Very sweet, Cheryl. Love your color palette and the way you threaded the buttons. Wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.
This is great Cheryl! I love the colors, the stitching and the buttons! The picture is a great one too! This is the perfect guy's card!
Tracey said…
This is stunning Cheryl, I love that photo :)
Lisa said…
What an awesome card! This would be a great layout for a scrapbook, too! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

Uma said…
thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers, beautiful creation. Unfortunately you won't be eligible for the prize as you've entered over 10 challenges.
Karin said…
I've never put a photo on a card, but I LOVE how this turned out! And it's a great idea for a special event. Great sentiment and creative of you to make it into a ticket...Lovely all around!
Cassie said…
Beautiful project, Cheryl! I love all of the distressing. Thanks for playing along with the CIC ;D
Bea said…
Just love your card, and you have made it personal with the photo on it.

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week

Anne Marie said…
Gorgeous layout, Cheryl! I love the rich colors, the distressed edges and all of the stitching. What a great photo of your husband and daughter, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :) Hugs!
Gale said…
Very nice! Love the colors. You have a beautiful family!
Thanks for playing at Fresh Brewed Designs "for a guy" challenge! :) Gale
Anonymous said…
Love all the stitching and the layout. Beautiful father's day card. So cheerful and happy. Your card has inspired me to do some stitching on my cards. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Another stunning card, Cheryl! Love the photo card concept, the papers are lovely. Your hubby and your daughter look so happy! Beautiful family keepsake ;)))
Joanne Gilch said…
lovely stitching and distressing for a guys card. thanks so much for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles. Fabulous pic of DTR and DH!!
Jacqueline said…
great layout. Thanks for playing along at Daisy Doodles –
Hugs. Jacqueline
Rhonda said…
Cheryl ... he is going to love this card!! I do!!!!! Awesome! Great pic of him and Liz. Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.
Nadia's World said…
This is truly amazing!!! Beautiful!!

Thanks for playing along with CTO!

Nicole T.
Emily Leiphart said…
This is gorgeous, Cheryl! I love the beautiful photo and the sentiment is perfect on the little ticket. Your husband is sure to cherish this!
Amy said…
This is a BEAUTIFUL card!! I love that you used a picture... Your detail is incredible -- This is sure to be a treasured card forever!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!! A new challenge starts tomorrow -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

Amy :) at
Celebrate The Occasion DTM
MiamiKel said…
Oh Cheryl, this has got to be one of your finest yet! Stunning!! Such a sweet card, especially with your lovies in their :) Beautiful work!!
Yara said…
Wonderful card/layout! Love the finishing details, colors, photo, and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety!
Carol said…
Great card, love the layout and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x
Melissa said…
Very cute, great job on all the challenges, I hope it pays off for you! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us!
1CardCreator said…
Such a sweet card Cheryl!
Cheryl, I think this has to be my favorite project of yours to-date. OMG, it's just fabulous.
The Mama Monkey said…
This is just beautiful, or should I say handsome?! Love all the stitching you did on it!

Thanks for playing with us at SSDS!
Cheryl your page is just beautiful!!! I love your colors and your buttons design. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our Dad/Father's Challenge

Simply Create Design Team
Miranda said…
great card Cheryl, love it
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week
Kathy D. said…
And after he reads it the card needs to go in a frame on his desk. Great job! Thanks for distressing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 at

Hope to see you Friday as challenge #30 comes out!
Carrie Sampsel said…
This is a fabulous card. I love the layout and the color combo. TFS
Sammibug said…
Fabulous creation, Cheryl! Love the colors and the distressing. Thanks for sharing with us in our "masculine" challenge at Daisy Doodles. --Sammibug, June Guest Designer.

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