Friday, June 1, 2012

Father's Day Blog Hop Time!!

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Fathers Day Blog Hop! If you
just came from Deanna's Blog, you are in the right place!  If you just happened
upon my blog today and you want to hop from the beginning, and play for the 
Grand Prize you can start from the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog and check
out Chris' great project! The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to 
inspire you to create something beautiful for all of the “Fathers” in your life! 
We have a bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas to layouts about our fathers!

And without further ado, here is my project:

This is a Dad's "coupon book" that you can fill with whatever type of coupons
would fit the "Dad" in your life!  This could also be used for a teacher, a Mom,
a new Mom (baby gift), etc--The Echo Park This and That Graceful would be
wonderful for those options!!  Cutter's Creek has or can order most of your
paper crafting needs!!  You can find them HERE.  And now, to continue with
the project..... 

The inside of this booklet has 4 additional pages, here's the first:
 And the second:
And the third:
And the fourth:
I used the Echo Park (EP) This and That Charming collection, and each page was
made using different techniques.  The cover, I used Black Soot and Vintage Photo
distress ink, and then used a journal box, and stickers from the EP kit.  Page two,
I used Distress Stain in Vintage Photo "lightly" leaving some streaks, then ran it
thru the cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder.  I added extra Black Soot
and Vintage Photo to make the embossing "pop".  The gears are a Donna Salazar
Spellbinders die set, and I altered the plain paper with espresso Adirondack 
paint dauber, silver paint dauber, and then more of the inks.  The right side is
from the kit and all the "words" are from my computer and then inked up.  Page
three, is also using Distress Stains...Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Broken China,
and I dabbed on lettuce Adirondack dauber and snow cap dauber first before I
went over with the stains. The other items are EP also.  The fourth page...same as
the other "woodgrain" page, except I used a heavier hand on the stain.  The last
page is done much like page three, I just did not use the paint daubers.  

Additional items....I did use my distress tool, and some stick on "brads" and an
EK sucess paper edge punch.  The ribbons on the binding ring are white seam
binding I dyed using Glimmer Mist in Deep Plum, Olive Vine, and Sugar Maple.  

Hope you enjoyed this little project, and hope you enjoy the hop!!  And I will
have a little "something" to give away here on my blog, so make sure you are
a follower, and leave a comment....but in addition, there is a Grand Prize!!

Now for the details about the Grand Prize I mentioned at the beginning of my post.  
To qualify you must leave a comment at every stop along the way. Comments 
should be made by Midnight, June 3rd. We will use to select a winner
so be sure to check back with us on Monday to find out if you have won!

Don't forget to leave a comment here before you hop along to Fran's Blog

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. Love the coupon book, the distessing is so stunning. TFS!

  2. omg!! love the book very cool thanks for sharing

  3. what a unique and fantabulous project- i love the idea of a 'coupon book'! wow! thanks for sharing~

  4. i love the coupon book. where is the one for a back rub. he's going to need it after all of that hard work. very cute and creative.

  5. What a great little book, your hard work really paid off with great results. Love it!

  6. Fabulous idea and very well done! And a ton of work. You did a wonderful job. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sue Brailey

  7. What a super idea! I find it hard to do masculine things but this is a perfect gift for the man in your life! I can see using this idea for lots of other occasions also.

    Kim M.

  8. Such a neat idea and beautifully done.

  9. I love mini albums, and this one is spectacular! What a great idea to make it a coupon booklet. GREAT design, papers, elements, and everything. :) Janis

  10. Awesome coupon book and idea!

    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

  11. Just love your style! Hugs! Kathie in Fl

  12. What a wonderful idea and thoughtful as well!!! I LOVE it! *Hugs*

  13. Great job, love the idea for dad....

  14. This is just WOW!!! I love all the manly things about this!! Perfect Father's Day gift!!!

  15. Love this Laura! So many fun pages. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

  16. I know how hard it was for you to make this one. It is simply perfect. LOVE it!

  17. What a great idea! I've never thought about using coupons for family/friends...I've always done them for my husband LOL

  18. I really like the layers that make your card so special and the coupon is a very nice way to treat Dad and to give you that special time with him.

  19. Awesome project- love each coupon- my hubby would LOVE to get a coupon book like this!

  20. What a great tag book! I love all the papers you used.. and the coupons are great LOL

  21. I love this idea--thanks for sharing it.

    Jennifer Robb

  22. This is really a labor of love. The coupon book is a great idea. And your work is super. Thanks for sharing

  23. Hi Laura, really cleaver idea..Great Fathers day gift.. maybe from the kids to Dad.. LOL.. who want's to do extra yard work..Very fun...KathyR

  24. Once again as a test. I love the layout!

  25. That is a terrific gift. I love your tip about dyeing ribbon with Glimmer Mist

  26. What a great idea!! Love your coupon book. Your hubby is one lucky guy! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

  27. OMG, I love this cute little coupon book!!! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  28. Great idea. I love it, Laura!

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  29. I love all the different techniques you used on this awesome coupon book. I haven't used my distress inks in a while and you're project has definitely made me realize I need to play with them more! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win blog candy!

    chocolaterep at sbcglobal dot net

  30. Awesome project! So inspired to create something similar for my hubby foa fathers day....thanks!

  31. Laura -- great idea!!! Fathers & husbands really enjoy redeeming coupons like that! I love all the detail and the "manly" look of the coupon book.

  32. Wow that is such a cute idea and I love that each page was done with so much love. TFS

  33. Amazing project Laura! i'm sure that this will be a very loved gift too!!