I found this great blog and wanted to enter the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown- I just wish I would have found it before this afternoon. I decided to make something for DH and Fathers Day. I started with a concertina card- basically it's like an accordion. I am going to have my daughter and son take some pics and I will put them into the envelopes, along with some pics I take of them. I think he will love it.
Almost all of the materials (exccept the paper, ribbon, "skittles", punch and the DAD wood) can be bought at Paperwishes. I got the supplies from a drawing they had when they first opend their forum. The paper is called Hopscotch by K&company. The wooded DAD deco I got at Michaels and just painted it with sweet potato and evergreen.
I added flock on the front on the word LiFe. I also sewed around the edges and added loopy brads to secure the ribbon and hold the entire card closed. The entire card was very simple to make, just took a little time.
Here is the sketch- I used it on the front and also on the first large envelope.
This is the first small envelope on the inside cover. I just made a small ATC sized envelope and wrapped some SU ribbon on the front.
I used the same sketch located above on this envelope too. I used a Martha Stewart lace punch that I got from Mary and layered everything on the front. I added some tags and a gromlet and colored some "Skittles" with orange to match.
Here is the back side of the envelope. Again, I used loopy brads to secure the ribbon and close the envelope. The ribbon is from SU.