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Jun 13, 2010

A Proper Gentleman for Father's Day

I've been making Father's Day cards and wanted to try out some Graphic 45 papers I've had around for a couple of months now. I love the old cars in this collection of papers. It's so vintage in a masculine way!

 Here's the first card I made:

A close up of a few of the elements:

And here's the inside:

Here's the second card I made:

 A close up of some of the elements:

And the inside of this one:

I so enjoyed working with these papers, that I made a third card as well:

I used two different heights on the card:

And here's the inside of that one:

Here's the three of them together--believe it or not, I think this was the only bit of space I had left on my table at the time!

Father's Day is going to be here soon. I hope these cards provide a little inspiration.

I can't believe how quickly this year is flying past--we're half way through the year already!! Before we know it, it'll be Christmas! Which reminds me...I need to start on some Christmas cards soon. :)

Have a wonderful day!


  1. love the cards, very masculine. Can't wait to see your Christmas cards!

  2. oh wow I love your style!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    hugs, Janiel

  3. You are so talented Carmen! I love looking at your work.

  4. Oh! These cards are amazing! What a fantastic job you did!

    You need to post them on Graphic 45's Ning site:


  5. Thank you ladies!! :)
    Christie, some of the projects in that gallery are just AH-mazing!!


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