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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Basketball Father's Day Card

Created this Father's Day card using Sports Mania Cricut cartridge and a red/white/blue color scheme.

Supplies List

brads: tiny red, white, blue stars
Cricut cartridge:Sports Mania 2 1/2" Basketball Hoop
embossing: the Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder
paper - cardstock -red, white, blue
punch: Fiskars 1/16" circle - to make holes for brads
Stampin' Up: die - Bitty Banners, punch - 3/4" circle - basketball, 
   stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment
Tim Holtz: inks: Distress Inks - barn door, faded jeans

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/12 Crafty Ribbons Ch47 Circles unlim circle basketball 6/6

6/14 Creative Insp Paints Father's Day unlim 6/2
6/14 Dream Valley Ch58 Sports 3E(#3) 6/2

6/15 Glitter N Sparkle Ch36 Father's Day/Male Cards unlim 6/9
6/15 Pink Elephant TPE203 Father's Day unlim 6/10

6/16 LEJ Designs Ch57 Something for the Boys/Men 3E(#3) 6/11

6/17 Crafty Sentiments Card/Proj for a male 3E(#3) 6/11
6/17 Cuttin & Stampin Wkly 23 Father's Day 3E(#3) 6/11
6/17 Paper Take Wkly Hello Boys 5E(#3) 6/11
6/17 Perfect Sentiments PSC83 For the Boys 3E(#1) 6/12
6/17 Tues Throwdown Ch151 You're the Man 3E(#3) 6/11

6/17 Word Art Wed Ch84 Anything Goes 5E(#1) 6/12 
6/18 Aud Sentiments Anything Goes unlim 6/5

6/23 Craftin Desert Diva Craft Insp & Link It Up Party #8 Red, White & Blue unlim 6/10
6/23 Creative Card Crew Ch38 Metal - Stick pins/Charms etc 3E(#2) metal star brads 6/11
6/23 Sisterhood of Crafters It's All About The Boys 3E(#1) 6/12

6/24 Crafting For All Seasons Ch54 One For The Guys 3E(#1) 6/12

6/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Ch : June Anything Goes unlim 6/6 
6/30 Sandy's Crafty Creations Jun Anything Goes Twist Embossed Background unlim w/ 2 per day 6/1


  1. Love this! Patriotic and sporty! Perfect for dads!


  2. What an awesome design for your Father's Day creation Melissa! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘One For The Boy’s’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Great card for a patriotic father! Always love red, white and blue together.

  4. This is so unique Sweetie, love the colours x
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  5. Hi Melissa! Hope you're having a great week. This is a cool card. It makes a great Father's Day card, and would also be a great one to re-create for a boy's birthday with that cool basketball die-cut. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. fab card, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. I do like the red white and blue here, great card,thanks again for joining in with our challenge this week x carol

  8. great red, white and blue card - fabulous male care - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

  9. That's a wonderful father's day card. Very pretty.

  10. What a great card. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Red, White & Blue “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. What a fun idea, and I really love the embossing! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

  12. super cool image for a Male, love it, Melissa,thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  13. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  14. This has to be the perfect masculine card, Melissa! For sports and country, eh?! LOL. Thanks for joining our "You're The Man!" challenge. … x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  15. This looks fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown - hope you can join us again soon!


    Julie x

  16. Cool card for Father's Day! I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  17. Very nice Father's Day card. Love the Patriotic theme. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next week.

    Kim - TT DT

  18. Loving your Father's Day Card. Love the Patriotic colors to. Thanks for sharing.

  19. beautiful card. Love your take on the Male theme. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  20. Like your embossing, and how you have shaded it in the same colours as your basketball hoop.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Dream Valley

  21. Thank you for taking the time to enter the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 57 - Something for the Boys/Men...

    Very simple and bold card. Love the primary colours and the great cut outs. I really like the backing with those lovely stars.

    I really hope to see many more entries from you in our future monthly challenges on our challenge blog. Fantastic digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs and other stuff from our amazing sponsors!

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  22. Great Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  23. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment

  24. Nice card- really like the red, white and blue and the embossing!
    Thank you for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges!

  25. Great card, thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  26. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love how your brads co-ordinate perfectly with your embossing folder - I actually thought the embossed stars were your brads! Lol. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight!

  27. Great card! Thanks for sharing and for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas!!

  28. Such a cute design. Love how you incorporated the flag colors on this project. Thanks for blessing us with such a wonderful project this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!

    JO ANN

  29. Love the red, white and blue, the embossing and the basketball goal. Fun Card! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!