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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Father's Day Lobster Card

Created this Father's Day card with a Nautical Lobster theme.

Used the Paper Studio Cape Cod paperstack.

Used Cricut cartridge Destinations to make the Lobster.

Used Tim Holtz stencil Stars with TH texture paste on Kraft brown cardstock. Cut out some Stars with Simon Says Stamp Star die. Used Red/White/Blue cord to tie the Stars onto the Banner.

Used SSS Banner die for sentiment tag. Cut the Hero Arts sentiment stamp into 3 parts. Stamped HA sentiment on banner.

Used sketch which you can see below on inside of card. Used SSS Stitched Rectangle die for framing. Used SSS Banner die. Fussy cut out a TH texture paste star.

Shown with TH texture paste stencil stars: 

Front of card:

Inside of card (sketch is below):

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, glue dots, Scotch ATG 
cord: True Hemp R/W/B crafter's cord
Cricut cartridge: Destinations  Lobster 2 1/2"
ink: Memento LadyBug
machines: Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix BIGkick
papers:  the Paper Studio Cape Cod paperstack  cardstocks - Kraft brown
Simon Says Stamp: die - Bundle of Stitched Shapes - Banner, Star
stamp: Hero Arts CL335 - sentiment
Tim Holtz: cardstock - Kraft Core'dinations - White Picket Fence
   Distress Ink - walnut stain   stencil - stars
   texture paste - used with stars stencil

Entering this into the following challenges:   

6/19 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#92 Father's Day 3E(#2) 6/12

6/19 Sketch Sat Wk#365 3E(#1) 6/13 

6/20 Suzy Bee's Ch#80 Anything Goes w/ Twist ...  Make it Male    UE 6/13

6/21 Bitten By The Bug 2 Ch Natl Lobster Day Ch - Cricut Lobster or Crab  UE 6/15 
6/21 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Ch#57 Father's Day or Masculine  UE 6/8
6/21 Die Cuttin Divas Ch#220 Masculine Theme  3E(#1) 6/16
6/21 Kraft Journal Ch#228 Anything Goes - Masculine  2E(#2)  6/15
6/21 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch:  Don't cut, just paste!  5E(#2) 6/15
6/21 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Father's Day 2E(#1) 6/14

6/22 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#156 Masculine Theme UE  6/16

6/23 Simon Says Stamp Wed Ch: Use Your Fav Technique and/or Product    5E(#1)  6/17
   Fav Technique and/or Prod - using - SSS stitched dies for banners & cutting out stars and
   Tim Holtz stars stencil w/ texture paste

6/27 Dies R Us Ch27 Flags and/or Banners 3E(#2) 6/15

6/30 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jun 2015 Ch UE 6/1
6/30 DL.ART Jun Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 6/1 

7/3 Crop Stop Linky Party #5 Anything Goes UE useitem(s)soldatCS 6/10  use TH Stars Stencil, Scotch ATG adhesive

7/5 Little Claire's Designs Mthly Ch#58 Father's Day 3E(#2) 6/13


  1. Great job Melissa ... suitable for any guy occasion!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FLAGS and/or BANNERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Really cool card! I like the red white and blue! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!
    Jennifer, DT

  3. Linking the crabs inside and out - super!

  4. Fantastic card Melissa!!! Love the lobster cut and those great stars! The inside is fantastic, too!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Lobster/Crab Challenge' at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. Another GREAT card!!! husband loves lobster too! Thanks for always playing along with the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Parties!

  6. Fantastic card! LOVE the lobster theme and this is a great guy card! I'm so glad you could join us this week for the flags and/or banners challenge at Dies R Us!

  7. What a great card, Melissa. I love the nautical lobster theme. The papers are perfect and the inside is perfect! Thank you for joining us in the Lobster challenge at BBTB2!
    xx Susan

  8. A wonderful card, I love the texture paste stars...they're the perfect embellishment for a masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week and I hope you'll join us for more of our weekly challenges.

  9. What a fabulous lobster card Melissa! I love the papers you have used and I love the inside of your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  10. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  11. Fantastic card!! Love the stars you added and the inside finishes off perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party!

  12. I love your nautical theme with your lobster and stars. The bg paper is so perfect. I love how you finished off the inside. This is amazing Fathers Day card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  13. I love your nautical theme with your lobster and stars. The bg paper is so perfect. I love how you finished off the inside. This is amazing Fathers Day card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  14. Great male lobster card Melissa, glad you could join the Loves Rubberstamps challenge again this week, good luck and see you soon , Hugs Blankina

  15. What an awesome card idea for Father's Day. I live in Maine so this would be super fitting :)

    I really love your color combination and the stars. Stars work awesome with the nautical theme.

    Thanks for playing at Jo's Scrap Shack!

    Happy crafting,

  16. Fabulous card!! Love the nautical theme and the colors are fantastic! Thanks for playing in our Father's day challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  17. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 84 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper June challenge. x

  18. super cute card :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
    Tina DT

  19. Love both the inside and outside of this card! Great idea to stamp on newsprint! Thanks for playing with us this week at Sketch Saturday! Cathy xx

  20. fun lobster card. Thanks for playing with Die Cuttin' Divas this week

  21. Such a fun card with the lobster! Love how you made the texture stars and then punched them out and added them to the card, makes for a lovely embellishment. Thanks so much for joining our Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  22. so glad the BBTB2 team could provide you some inspiration this week. Always challenging to try something new. thanks for joining.