Tuesday, May 20, 2008

FATHER's DAY projects (67 & counting) templates & techniques

Paper Airplane cards, Button down shirts, & Cuff cards!
(photos from Martha Stewart) Project links: Airplanes & button shirts & Cuffs

I'm working on designing a tool belt box & card template to share with you (there's a teaser photo at the bottom of this post)... but father's day is sneaking up on us...and it's notoriously difficult to make projects for fellas, so I thought I'd share a couple links.

Edited to add:
<--- This is the project I was working on & Click here for that TOOL BELT box/card (template & tutorial)

Car Card?

Suit Jacket Card?

Stitched Sliding Bow Tie card?

Cards for Dad (with templates/tutorials):
  1. No time to stamp's sheet metal pearls tool card & the heated pearls tutorial (technique she used to make sheet metal, wow!)
  2. Valita's great template for a men's work apron
  3. Angela's awesome Hawaiian shirt tutorial
  4. Valita's men's jacket (with shirt & tie!) card & template
  5. Her men's tie card & template
  6. Mens shirt card template (with detachable tie!) by KandyKane
  7. Gwen's men's shirt card (with ribbon tie & tie pin!)
  8. Shirt fold tutorial by Cambria
  9. Valita's wallet card tutorial & template
  10. Wallet tutorial by Nichole
  11. Great wallet by Melanie
  12. Dannie's wallet video tutorial
  13. Origami shirt cards (scs thread compiled by showmestamper) Instructions here
  14. Valita's version of the coolest tiny paint roller (made with a paperclip!)
  15. Big buckle card scs tutorial (style is guy-ish) :0)
  16. Gift card holder
  17. Allison's little men clipart & boys of the world (CUTE!)
  18. Connie's Origami tie card
  19. Suit & tie by Jackie Topa
  20. Men's shirt & tie & bow tie template from Papercraft april downloads
Gift Box and Gift Ideas:
  1. Lauren's toolbox(and Andrea describes how she got woodgrain on her version!)
  2. Julie's super clever card attaché case
  3. and Julie equally nifty business card attaché
  4. Cowboy boot box template & sample by twinglesand3
  5. Melanie's awesome ipod holder (wow!)
  6. Valita's golf card & golf tee box
  7. Mirkwood Suitcase box template by Ruthann Zaroff
  8. Father's Day treasure tin by Rhonna Farrer
  9. Altered pop-top can
  10. CD case (make Dad/DH a mixed CD? Let the kids choose the music?)
  11. BBQ apron candy holder/gift card holder (the perfect template here)
  12. BBQ apron template above is also good for a tool apron
  13. Chipboard calendar
  14. Chipboard album (by Nichole)
  15. Altered paint can
  16. Altered picture frame
  17. Double pocket bag
Techniques for Dad cards (scs tutorials):
  1. Faux metal
  2. Gorgeous Faux leather by Penny
  3. Coloured soot stamping
  4. Cracked glass
  5. Faux leather (with masking tape)
  6. Faux postage (with dude-like images)
  7. Grid technique
  8. Magic card
Scrapbook ideas for Dad:
  1. Mini accordion album & tin
  2. Accordion card
  3. Clear envelope brag book
Awesome ideas (From Martha et al):
  1. Paper airplane card (CUTE!) & template
  2. Magnet bookmarks (adorable!)
  3. Button Down shirt card (super sweet!)
  4. Shirt cuff card
  5. Father's day BBQ sauce (would be great with a card like this BBQ apron by Susan) Mirkwood BBQ apron card template
  6. Bow tie on presents & frameable photo card
  7. Business card case
  8. Father's & Mother's Day button cards
  9. Spinning photo card
  10. Embroider a tie
  11. A note pad for Dad (have the kids draw pics on the side/stamp)
  12. Car wash Kit --which could be embellished with stamping & would go nicely with....
  13. Father's day coupons
  14. Pruning kit
  15. Shoe shine kit
  16. Car travel kit
  17. Father's Day surprise Boxes
  18. Date with Dad
Great Misc. Dad's Day Ideas (from family fun)

2009 Additions:

Martha Stewart archive of Father's Day ideas
  1. Customize beer bottles for Dad's day by Jennifer found thanks to Craftzine.com
  2. DIY Dad's day projects search at Craftzine.com
  3. How to make a father's day slide show (DVD)
  4. Mini Quilt for Dad by Katrina
  5. Shirt & Tie tin by Erin
  6. Crazy cool Dad's day projects from RootsAndWingsco.
  7. Shrink Plastic key chains & more from Rebecca
  8. luvinthemommyhood's tie to gadget case
  9. Tool Box instructions by Amy (great tut.)
  10. Metal look Tool box for Dad by Katie (wowza!)
  11. Tool Box by Heather. Cute!
  12. Tool box slider card by Jane
  13. Kelleigh's tool shape freebie & tool box (box template for sale in store)
  14. Father's day wallet
  15. Shirt decorated box by Rachel (too cute)
Recent additions:
  1. Last minute shirt for Dad from Little Birdie Secrets

Happy Dad Day crafting! :0)

Here's the sneak peek:

This is not related (unless Dad stamps) but you've just gotta see this SU apron card by Amy. The template to make one is here.


savitri said...

Wow, awesome links! I am still wondering how you do all this :D

Allison said...

Look at you...you're a supahstar. No need for me now...ha ha!

Jozza said...

Wow! Only just found your blog. I love it!! Thank you xxx

Maria Matter said...

Mel, what a great blog!! May I link to you, always like to ask permission?! Thanks for sharing all you do!

tink13 said...

I love you blog. I hope you will get to post the tool box tutorial/template soon. That would be perfect for my dad. I will keep an eye on your blog for that.


RootsAndWingsCo said...

Wow!! What a great collection of amazing ideas! Thanks for including us a few times:)

I am totally in love with the tool belt idea!!

Thanks again!
Anjeanette of the R&W girls

Allison said...

Back again...this link list is superb since I am stuck tonight!