Friday, June 19, 2020

Custom Father's Day cards with EBE!

Hello, my friends!  I'm up on the Ellen Hutson blog today sharing three custom cards for my bestie who was having trouble finding cards in the shops where she lives in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  I like to think it's a sign that there are more cards than ever being sent these days!

Dolores really loves the beach, and struggles to leave it for any reason - even  for those sweet sons-in-law she loves to pieces.  For Larry, Brett, and Michael: custom Father's Day cards! 

Larry is a retired NY police officer turned stand-up comedian - a perfect second career for this guy, let me tell you!


 An original sentiment using MS Word …
completed perfectly with one from the Leading Dog Lady!
BTW, Dolores does have pink highlights in her hair!

I think Larry will laugh over the image of her telling HIM
to 'sit and stay' like he does his beloved Koaha!

Brett is married to Dolores' youngest daughter [who was MY youngest daughter's bestie when they were little.  Inseparable really … many hearts were broken the day we moved away!]  He's a physical therapist … so a bit on the serious side - but he still knows how to relax with a cold one!  Enter our Leading Gentleman, with a tongue-in-cheeky original sentiment:


Dolores' husband sadly passed away two years ago …
Ed, I really channeled your snark for this inside sentiment:


Remember I mentioned how Dolores doesn't want to leave the beach?  Enter my card for Michael, who never wants to leave Brooklyn!


 Brandi, your Leading Beach Lady says it perfectly
[we make a pretty good team!]:


Of course these will be mailed off to her guys, but if she could, Dolores would seriously make them come to SC to get them! 

Thanks for hanging out with me today as I created custom cards for three great dads.   I wish all the Dads out there a fabulous, fun filled, Father's Day!
=]  Michele

Other supplies:
EBE Leading Gentleman dies; Essential Circles; Pattern Play; High Five dies [for quote bubble die]; Distress Oxide inks for blending, and stamping: Peeled Paint, and Broken China

23 comments:

Rachelle Oltean said...

OMGoodness! These custom cards are all wonderful and the heartfelt inside sentiments are so creative! This trio brightened my day and the son-in-laws will be thrilled to receive them - you really used the EBE images perfectly! : )
Take care - Rachelle

Marcia Hill said...

All 3 are FABULOUS Michele, and not only will Delores love and appreciate each one, her 3 sons in law are going to love them too...and get a good chuckle!! Well done my friend!! :0)

Janice Harrison said...

These are great! Love the personalization for each son-in-law. Can't get that at any store.

conil said...

All I can say is, your wordsmithing and snarkiness truly shines through on all 3 of these cards. If Delores' SILs don't like them, there is something seriously wrong withe them. Each one is unique and perfect for Father's Day. Hope your man has a really good day, too. I know you'll make it special for him.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous trio of Dad cards. So fun they are personalized.

Lisa Elton said...

Dolores's sons-in-law are three lucky fellas to be receiving your handmade (with love) works of art! She's also going to love how you tailored each one for just for them. Terrific cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

These are all fantastic Michele! The father's will love them and I love how you put your own creative spin on them!

lostinpaper said...

Bespoke brilliance Michele, these are all so wonderful and show the wonderful versatility of Brandi's sets. You have made them shine!

Bonnie said...

Three fun Father's Day cards, Michele!

Jeanne said...

What a fantastic friend you are to make these amazing custom cards for your bestie! They are fantastic! I love how each one suits the personality of the receiver. Perfection to the last detail. Truly so creative. Happy Summer to you and I hope you have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

JulieP said...

These are all so special! I'm happy I finally got to see the inside sentiments. LOL!!! I have no doubt these will be their best Fathers Day cards ever.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your creativity and humor never cease to amaze and entertain me. These are fantastic, Michele... and it's always so good to know the story, when there is one, behind the cards. xx

Cindy H. said...

Super great cards! Love the personal touch you gave to each one of them. I bet there will be smiles all around!

Papercraft Boutique said...

All these custom cards are so special and wonderful, Michele! Dolores and her 3 son-in-law's will sure love the cards and the messages inside. You are such a sweet friend!!
Hideko xx

TK said...

Unique and fabulous! Just what we expect from you, Michele! They're awesome!

Linda Callahan said...

These are fabulous!

Karen Dunbrook said...

your cards are always such a delight to come and see....each one is great mf.
xx Karen

Birgit said...

Oh Michele, these are all seriously amazing!!! I love your witty sentiment creations and how you've personalized each one of these cards. Delores is blessed to have you as a friend.

Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading the post Michele. Creative and fun cards and so very thoughtful....And funny x. Marvellous little scene making and you sure must have had fun making these? x.Larry, Brett, Michael and Dolores must have loved them....!

Brenda said...

Ahhh, my old stomping grounds....Myrtle Beach, SC! These father's day cards are amazing! Sounds like you have made them perfectly suited for each guy too. I love when you use your leading ladies/men on cards because I know it will be a treat! Love the first one, the sentiment on the inside is perfect. The second card is so fun too, so sad that Delores lost her husband, Brett. But glad you still remembered him with a card for her. Loved that you channeled his inner snark. But the third card is my favorite! What a fabulous beach scene you created Michele! It looks so warm, having a sand blanket and the warm sunshine shinning down, I swear I can feel the sun. Oh wait, that is my sun shinning in on me. lol Great sentiment too! Love it as I'm sure Michael did too. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

When you can personalize cards it makes them extra special, Michele, and these are fantastic even if we don't know the recipients. Everything is done so cleverly and with great detail.

Barb Ghig said...

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times...YOU are so clever, Michele! I love every one of your cards (especially the first one), and I'll bet Dolores and the boys loved them, too :)

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Michele, you've personalised these cards to perfection ... Dolores must've been delighted to write and sent these ... and the guys will have been pleased as punch to receive them! Brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)