Monday, June 9, 2008

Early Father's Day

I was so stinkin' excited about the completed project, I had to give hubby his Father's Day gift early.

The idea originated from a contest on Megret's blog. I loved the etsy shop she showcased. I couldn't justify buying stationary for myself...but my mother-in-love had a birthday coming.

Vana, the designer of Le Papier Studio had mostly silhouettes of girly things or several children, so I asked if she could do something boy-ish. Yep, she does custom work [I give her 3 thumbs up for customer service! It was really wonderful to work with her.]

All I had to do was take a silhouette of Mr. Intensity. Easier said than done...but it was accomplished after about fifty bazillion unsuccessful shots.

When I saw what Vana did with the silhouette on the card - I knew I had to have more!!
So, I printed the picture then traced around it. Went to Michael's where I bought black paper, gingham (for the background) and a matted 11x14 frame. The opening is 8x10. It was so simple. Once the supplies were in hand, it took all of 15 minutes to cut out and frame.

As my grandmother would say, "I'm happy as a 'coon up a tree with the axe lost."

If you decide to do this - please - send me a picture (or leave a link to your post).

24 comments:

MajorScoop said...

I LOVE that. How special. It turned out super duper ooper great.

The Nester said...

i am totally in love with this--thanks for telling me about it!

MerrandaVK said...

Beautiful!!

vana chupp said...

Julie,
Thanks for mentioning my work on your blog. I love what you did with the picture. It looks great!
Vana

Julie said...

that is really cool!

wyndesnow said...

this is awesome! What a great idea for Father's day. Hmmm, now to get the camera out and the kids into action.

Bonita said...

Love, love, love it and I believe this is one project I could actually do! Thanks so much for sharing!

PreSchool Mama said...

Ooo, that's lovely! That picture says so much. Just gorgeous.

John and Pam said...

And all of you should see the cards I got! (I am the Mother-in-love that got the cute cards) They are so special and cute! Thank you Julie! That is such a great JI picture; he LOVES trucks! Thanks a million!!

Angela said...

What a GREAT idea! I'm stowing this away!

Heather said...

I am sooo stealing this! I love it! My mom has a big birthday coming soon and this will be perfect, Thanks!!

Melissa Lester said...

That is adorable! Love that idea!

Do it yourselfer... said...

I love this idea! Thanks...I can't wait to try it! Genious!

Amy H said...

Julie_ I found you link through the nester! It is the first time I have come across another BLOGER in Arizona through her pages. Lots of southern girls. I read your post on the drowning, I saw it on the news how scary!
Anyways I love this idea and I think I may have to give it a try!

Amy said...

Found your link through "Nesting Place" and I just love your blog! I can't wait to try this idea and I hope mine turns out as cute as yours!

The Artful Parent said...

Looks great, Julie!

Hooked on Houses said...

What a fun and clever idea! I've never seen anything like it. I've been enjoying your blog today. Love your sense of humor. -Julia :-)

Mom Unplugged said...

Wow, that is so lovely! What a wonderful father's day gift. Very creative!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

that is SOOOO cute. I am going to do this for my daughter's room and for her grandparents, I think. Thanks! Love it!

Katy Lin :) said...

soooooooo cute! (found you thru nesting place :>)

Leigh said...

Hi JUlie! I am heere by way of Nester! And I will be back! What a fabulous idea. I will have to try that one out!

LOVE IT!

tamlovesran said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. I made one of each of my boys and gave it to my Daddy last night. I've posted about it on my blog.


Tammy

Carole@Fowl Visions said...

Great gift idea. I'm off to take pictures!

Melissa said...

Very cool! Thanks for sending me the link. I have a picture of Ell holding O in the air when she was a baby that I think would be perfect for this :)

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