Project Sheets Friday—Urban District “Dad” Cards

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Thomas Putman 1936-2016

Hi Stamping Friends!

I'm taking some time today to remember my dad, Thomas Putman, who passed away one year ago today.  He was a quiet, kind, hard-working man with a great sense of humor.  He taught me the importance of honesty, integrity, responsibility and how to love with your whole heart.

He showed strength through many years of health issues, and showed sensitivity in his love for all animals, especially for his dogs.  We shared a love of IU basketball, so it's fitting & probably not coincidental that he died during March Madness. Now basketball season will always have extra-special meaning to me. It's game day, by the way…go Hoosiers! 

Dad fixing stool  Dad bathroom renovation

He was a draftsman/engineer by trade and thoroughly enjoyed designing, building and fixing things!  My dad's friends called him "Putter," a play on his name that illustrated his love for golf, as well as his love for puttering around his workbench. 

Dad by lake garage

My Fave!  I love this photo of Dad, standing if front of the garage that he built at our old cottage on Lake George. It was "Chocolate Chip" brown back then, and now it's "So Saffron" yellow and the property is owned by someone else.  I thought it was funny that he asked my Other Mother Dawn to stop and take this photo when they were driving by it one day. Trespassing is NOT something that he would generally do!  But, he loved that cottage and he was proud of that garage!  I helped him nail the shingles on that roof.  It's hard to believe that back then, that tree was as big around as Dad's forearm. Time moves on and things change…  

Sure do love you and miss you, Dad!  Sending out Big Hugs and love to my O-Mom…thinking of you today, Dawn!

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My dad would have loved today's cards!  The Urban District suite, with it's fun tool-themed images & die-cuts, metal hardware embellishments, coordinating workshop papers & textures, would have fit him perfectly!  


Nailed It Tools - Michelle Hoover - Lynn Feldkamp

Created by Michelle Hoover, Hoover's Dam Stamping.

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Nailed It Always Number One Card

Michelle Hoover created this masculine card for our Occasions Catalog Kickoff Party back in January.  I love the hexagon patterns that remind me of nuts & bolts.   This urban look has just the right amount of grunge and metal!  I already shared this project, but I thought you'd enjoy a project sheet on this fun project!

Nailed It Tools 2 - Michelle Hoover - Lynn Feldkamp

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Emboss the 3-3/4" x 5" Basic Gray layer with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, then adhere to 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black layer.  Mount onto a Delightful Dijon card base.
  2. Adhere the 1-1/2" x 5” Urban Underground DSP to the embossed background with SNAIL.
  3. Adhere the 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" Urban Underground DSP to the 2-5/8" x 3-5/8" Basic Black layer and pop up with Dimensionals.
  4. Die-cut a screwdriver, wrench and hammer from Silver Foil with the Build It Framelits.
  5. Stamp the Nailed It screwdriver and hammer images in Basic Gray onto Delightful Dijon and die-cut them with the Build It Framelits. Cut off handles with Paper Snips and adhere them onto the Silver Foil tools.
  6. Adhere all of the tools to the popped up layer with SNAIL.
  7. Stamp the hexagon sentiment in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla, then die cut with the framelits.  Pop up with Dimensionals over the tools.

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Urban District Best DAD - Lynn Feldkamp

Created by Lynn Feldkamp.

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Urban District Best Dad Card

I received this awesome "Dad" card as a swap, and I think it would work equally well for Father's Day or Dad's birthday.  Those Urban Underground Embellishment have the heft and look of real screw and bolt heads.  Guys will love those manly details on their handmade card!

Urban District Best DAD 2 - Lynn Feldkamp

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Adhere 3 strips of Urban Underground Washi Tape along the bottom of the 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" Whisper White layer.
  2. Stamp the “DAD” image from Urban District in Basic Gray above the washi tape and adhere layer onto a 3-3/4" x 5" Basic Gray mat.
  3. Adhere layers onto the Basic Black card base.
  4. Wrap Black Baker’s Twine around the card front twice and tie into a double knot, trim ends.
  5. Stamp the Urban District sentiment in Memento Black Ink onto scrap Whisper White and die cut with Build It Framelits so the words are off-set to the right.  Pop up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
  6. Add a flat-head screw Urban Underground embellishment to the sentiment layer.

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