Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hip Hopping for Father's Day!

Today we're getting ready for Father's Day! Be sure and start the blog hop at the Unity Blog, where you'll also find the specials for today!

My daughter and I created a "Coupon Book for Dad." I used a rather large assortment of Unity stamps, including Distressed Dots background, the dotted ribbon stamp from the Oct. KOTM, and many others, including the "Sweet" frame and "Relax" from the June KOTM.

I printed the coupons in Word, cut them apart, and drew the borders. A few others not seen here are "Help with a Car Wash," "Help with Yard Work," "1 Hour of peace & quiet," and "15 minutes of Snuggling, no complaints." Tessa (age 5) drew the illustrations (she saved a couple for her brother to do). Then I used my Bind-It-All to finish the book. Other supplies used: Kraft cardstock (Bazzill and Stampin' Up), Memories ink, trim from Wal-mart, and alphabet stickers by Scrapworks.

Don't forget to check out Jeanne's Hip Hop Challenges and play along if you can! My coupon book used Kraft. For the Paper Piecing challenge, I used the fun NEW "Retro BBQ... Sweet Summertime" kit to do a layout of my father's birthday cookout. I pieced the lanterns, grill and lemonade glass.


Supplies: Unity stamps and Studio Calico June Kit containing PP from Collage Press & Cosmo Cricket, Journaling spots from Collage Press, Red Baker's Twine.

Now, hip hop on over to wonderful & talented ***Jimmi*** to see what she has for you today!

43 comments:

Purple Princess said...

Oh my gosh that coupon book is so great! Love it! Wonderful layout too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jenn said...

beautiful layout and such a sweet little coupon book! love it!

Shemaine said...
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Shemaine said...

I love the coupon book and your layout is fab! Sorry I deleted my first comment I had typos, embarassing.

Suz said...

Great projects.

JenMarie said...

FUN creations!
LOVE your blog banner!!!

Katy said...

the coupon book is so precious! and great layout!

Sherry Campbell said...

Simply adorable!! That layout is just too sweet!

Jen E. said...

your coupon book is adorable!

Julie Campbell said...

What AWESOME projects! I love the idea of the coupon book with the little drawings! :) And... your layout is SO fun!!! Great job!

Yvette said...

What a creative idea! Love the coupon book! :)

Renee' Dezember said...

Super cute projects :) tfs

Kristen said...

Candace that book is so cute! I love that it is so personal since your children colored the images. :) And your bright layout is awesome! So fun!

BishopsMommie said...

her book is sooo cute...those lanterns are very cute!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are both great love the coupon book.

Jacqueline said...

Super cute!!

JessicaK said...

Awesine minibook, and what a cool idea, especially now in this economy where the HDTV as dad's day gift is really not possible for many of us.

Ashley said...

CUTE coupon book and awesome layout Candace!

Erika M. said...

What a sweet gift idea!

Marcee said...

Absolutely INCREDIBLE girl!!! I LOVE what you can do with stamps and a LO:)

Martha said...

how cute, love the coupon book idea

whoistracy said...

I LOVE the coupon book, what a fab idea.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love it! Great way to get the kids involved in crafting!

Sandra said...

how great is that! I may use that idea.
Thanks for sharing!
Sandra

FibreJunky said...

The coupon book is so cute! I wonder if I could get my kids to do something similar.

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Peggy said...

Really cute coupon book, love all the bright colors going on inm your layout!

BabeCaddy said...

Love how you used the new stamp set.

StampinCathy said...

This coupon book is just to cute and love that adorable layout.

Maureen F said...

That coupon book is the cutest !!!

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Beautiful Layout!!! Great Coupon book as well..

Rhiannon said...

What a great Father's Day idea! Thanks so much for sharing ;)

Angela W said...

Great layout, love all the stampiness!

Bogner's said...

Your coupon book is amazing. I really like how your LO came together, but that coupon book is just darling. Might have to borrow that idea for my Husband, he is SO hard to buy for ;)

Cheri Howard said...

Both projects look great, Candace! I love to give coupon books, too, but I'd never seen one bound - cool idea!

Gina said...

Love what you did with the new BBQ set . . . too Cute! :)

marilyn said...

Love the book and layout!!! GREEAT!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

great coupon book and layout. love those bbq stamps.

Karen J. said...

Love the coupon book for Papa...so cute. Great layout!!

TraceyT said...

Love what you did with the lanterns!!

BonnieRose said...

what a great idea! love it!

Pamela said...

Oh wow! I love that layout!

Rach said...

this is so much better than the coupon books I used to make!