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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Train Shaped Father's Day Card

Created this Train Shaped Father's Day Card using shades of blue. Used Carousel Lite Cricut cartridge for Train. Had made the same train shape card Jan this yr as a birthday card so I had it saved on my Gypsy. Used the same idea of the puff of smoke for the sentiment.

Punched a scallop for sentiment. Stamped sentiment on scallop punch & added to train as puff as smoke. Added twine to the train wheels. Found that Zig 2 way glue with Chisel Tip is wonderful for gluing down twine. Added brads to center of train wheels. Used a piece of plastic wrap from a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pkg as clear plastic for window area. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges. Added a 2nd piece of train image on inside to hide the tape holding the plastic wrap in place & to cover up the brad metal.

brads: 3 - center of train wheels
clear item: plastic wrap from a Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cricut cartridge: Carousel Lite 4 1/2" Train & Gypsy
glue: Zig 2 way glue with Chisel Tip - the Chisel Tip is wonderful for gluing on twine
ink: Memento Bahama Blue
paper: 3 shades of blue
punch: Fiskars scallop punch
stamp: studio g clear stamp 
twine: blue/white - on train wheels

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch96 Plaids & Stripes my background blue of train has plaid/stripes design & my twine is striped blue/white unlim 1st 6/16-22
A Muse Studio Father's Day lim3 2nd 6/11-22
Anything Goes Ch69 Around the World(Travel) unlim 1st 6/13-24
Cards for Men Ch12 Father's Day unlim 5th 6/4-17
Crafting for All Seasons Ch29 For Man unlim 2nd 6/13-25
Crafty Sentiments Father's Day unlim 2nd 6/12-17
Crazy Ch122 Recipe: Ribbon/Twine Gems/Pearls Dies/Punches use at least 3 I used Twine, Die & Punch 6/11-23
Cute Card Thurs Ch221 Punch Drunk use punches or have a drink(punch) insp card I used a Fiskars scallop punch for what I used as a puff of smoke with stamped sentiment on it 6/14-20 
Cuttlebug Spot Shades of Blue for Dad 6/12-25
Do You Stack Up Ch76 Boys/Men lim3 2nd 6/14-19
Dream Valley Ch34 For that Special Guy lim3 3rd 6/10-22
Friends of Speedy TV Ch24 Father's Day unlim 3rd 6/11-17
Hot Shot Ch9 Distress Inks unlim 5th 6/9-7/6 

Jaihart Sun Are Lovely 10 unlim 20th 6/3
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 64th 5/5-6/18 
LEJ Designs Ch7 Daddy Dearest/Male projs lim3 2nd 6/12-17 

More Than Favors Wacky Wed Ch72 Father's Day unlim 3rd 6/11-26
My Sheri Crafts Ch87 Father's Day unlim 3rd 6/9-22
Paper Play Wk24 For a Man (with twine) unlim 2nd 6/14-21
Paper Pretties Mon Ch Father's Day unlim 2nd 6/11-17
Paper Take Wkly 3-2-1 unlim 8th 3 shades of blue & 3 wheels, 2 small blue brads , 1 piece of plastic for train window, 1 large blue brad, 1 train 6/12-18
Party Time Tues PTT72 All Things Mechanical Father's Day 6/12-20
Patties Creations Ch46 Monochromatic lim2 2nd 6/15-28
Sentimental Sundays Ch106 For a Special Guy lim3 3rd 6/10-16
Simon Says Stamp & Show Anything Goes unlim 9th 6/11-17
Simply Create Too Ch15 Happy Father's Day [Or For A Male] lim3 3rd 6/8-21
Stamping with Dragon Anything Goes unlim 3rd 6/15-21 

Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Ch All About Fathers 6/15-28
Tammy Scrapin Corner Wkly Ch14 For the Boys unlim 3rd 6/11-17
The Pink Elephant TPE52 Masculine unlim 3rd 6/11-17 

The Sisterhood of Crafters Going in Circles use at least 2 circles lim3 1st mine has wheels that are circles 6/13-24
The Stamp Man Time or Travel unlimdiffstyles 1stcard 6/15-28
Twisted Tues It's Clear You Love to Create! use something clear, incl something you love my clear is plastic wrap from Tim Holtz Distress Ink pkg on train window & something I love is trains 6/12-17
Use it Tues Ch33 All About Dad 6/12-22
Victorine Stamps Ch36 Anything Goes unlim 5th 6/14


  1. Nice card. The pattern the twine makes is nice.

  2. Awesome shaped card! Ah, I don't have a cricut. Thanks for playing in our 'Monochromatic' Challenge #46, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. This is so awesome! How adorable ... he's going to love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GOING IN CIRCLES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Wonderful card. Love how you stayed with the theme. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards For Men Challenge. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge. Have a wonderful day. Your blog is just darling with all the bees. Hugs, Patricia

  5. Melissa: This entry is just as great for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge as your other 2. Thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  6. Great Father's day card and fabulous shape and I love the wheels. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  7. This is awesome! I love the shape and the way you used the twine! Hope you saw my blog post about the blueberry scones! They are so delicious and you will not regret trying the recipe! :)

  8. Hi Melissa,wonderful card I like how the two tone twine make the wheels look like there rolling : ) thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa DT

  9. This is so much fun! I love the twine wheels!!!

  10. Co cute for Dad's Day! Thanks for joining us again at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  11. WOW great card. I love the shape card. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

  12. Great train shaped card! Wonderful use of the bakers twine! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  13. Paula!
    Cute! This is cool, very cool in the blue
    and the tire awesome!
    Love that!

  14. It is such a beauty and love how you have used twine for the wheels-- utterly creative and very inspiring!!


  15. Absolutely stunning card, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  16. great shaped cards with a good idea for the wheels. Fab! Thanks for joining us at CCT.xx

  17. This is absolutely adorable, love the clear window and twine wheels, very creative! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  18. Such a great idea. Very impressive!Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva.

  19. WOW - it's awesome! Love the wheels. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  20. What a fab shaped card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  21. Just Precious I tell you.
    I really love it

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  22. Oh what a cute card! Love those twine wheels!!! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

  23. Great train card how you did the wheels. Thanks so much for playing along with us at SOUS

  24. What a cute card love the wheels~ great idea!

  25. Really fabulous, I love the shape. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

  26. This is so SO cute! Love the twine!
    Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

    ~Melissa, PTT DT

  27. BEAUTIFUL!!!!Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge. Good luck. xx

  28. Very fun card! Love how you used twine for the wheels :)

    DYSU Design Team

  29. Very cute shaped card! Those twine wheels are amazing! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  30. Oh my goodness! Darling card and your twine wheels are brilliant! Thank you so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges! :)

  31. This is so great - such fun. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lynn ♥

  32. Wonderful! Love the wheels! Sooo cute!
    Thanks for playing at Use It Tuesday!

  33. oh just love this,what a great shape and amazing detail,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  34. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  35. THUD! Ah-maze-ing!!!!!! Thanks for playing the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge with us AGAIN for the dad's day challenge :)

  36. WOW! Those twine wheels are incredible. Gorgeous creation - I love this idea! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters' Going in Circles Challenge!

  37. Very cute! I love how you used the twine! Thanks so much for joining us over at SOUS! :)

  38. What a cute card. Very creative, especially the twine! So glad you could join the fun again at SOUS.

  39. Brilliant card, would be perfect for a childrens card too. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  40. Oh wow..what a great shape card..
    thnx for playing along with us girls over at sous

  41. What a sweet card, lovely!! :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  42. This is SUCH a cute original card! I love it! Thank you for playing along with us at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog!

  43. Great shape card, love the twine!
    Thanks 4 joining us at SOUS!

  44. this is very cool, I like the way you have used the bakers twinThanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)