Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pilin' on the Strong Men

The theme this week at Pile It On is For/Featuring a Father/Man. We're sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, so I used Strongo the Magnificent to make a fun card for my dad:

The circus tent is a cutting file freebie I grabbed a long time ago, I'm not sure from where. I used SCAL to create the card base, which I cut from a yellow-orange paper on my Silhouette Cameo. The shimmery red & star-patterned DP is from Recollections' "Comic Heroes" paper pack, as is the polka-dot paper I used to die-cut the frame on the inside. The top layer was cut from a shiny yellow paper, and I heat-embossed stars in gold all over it.

I colored Strongo with Copics. My husband and I have been enjoying watching classic Strongman Competitions on TV; seriously, it is great entertainment! I made his dumbbells by die-cutting black Styrofoam from a take-out container. The dumbbell bar is made with a Fiskars stamp and Shrinky Dink plastic; the sentiment stamp is quite large, so shrinking it down made it the perfect size and even gave it a fun bend.

The tent cutting file came with a banner on top, but I cut it off and instead used a die from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set. The front is made from more shiny yellow paper, and I decorated it with a sentiment stamp and gold-embossed wood stars.

Creative Corner: Just For Dad
DoubleClick Skittles #23: Father's Day or Man Project
Inky Impressions #212: Make It For A Man
Love to Scrap: Father's Day or Masculine Project
Polkadoodles: Father's Day or Anything Male
The Paper Girls: Father's Day/Masculine
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays) - Masculine
Simply Create Too #87: Masculine
W2SB #18: It's a Man's World

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. Very nice card and image thanks for sharing!!!

  2. This is such a fun card for a guy! I am sure they would love it :) Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Masculine Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

  3. This strongman is absolutely adorable! Love the way you carried your theme all the way through, all the way to the papers you chose for that fun tent! Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  4. Adorable card!! Such a fun design!! Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. This is seriously COOL and completely FUN!! What a super job you have done making this card - Such awesome details and fun colors just add to the perfect "manly" scene you have created!! Kudos to you for this great card!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick Skittles for the Father's Day/Man card challenge!!

    Taunya Butler( Doubleclick DT

  6. hehe that is one fun image...Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge~

  7. What a fun father's day card! My Dad would crack up!

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap!
    Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy DT

  8. what a fun muscle man! Great circus shaped card! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  9. What a great card! The circus tent is the perfect background for this "Strong" man. : ) Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  10. Love that Mr. Strongo! And your circus tent shape with the flag is amazing! Such a terrific guy card ~ thanks for linking up to the W2SB It's A Man's World Challenge!

  11. So cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Corner.
    Agnieszka DT

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs

  13. such a cute creation! Thank you for joining in with the Fathers Day/ Anything male this fortnight over at Polkadoodles.

  14. Great project. Hope your Dad gets a chuckle. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!


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