I'd like to share with you the cards that my boys sent to their Dad on his birthday. They did of course choose the toppers and decoupage that they liked and I just had the little job of actually making the cards. Both cards are 6" square so no favouritism ;)
Wellington fishing is a decoupage image from the ultimate die-cut pack. The paper and sentiment tags are too. I inked around the papers and toppers with brown archival dye ink and then distressed around the scallop card edges using a bundled sage Tim Holtz distress ink pad to soften the white card. I also wrapped some olive green organza ribbon around the paper mat, tieing it with a simple knot.
The Forever Friends card is made using a folded sheet of 12x12 Kraft paper. The paper mat, topper and sentiments were all from the FF Retro collection. I backed everything onto navy card to offset the layers on this one. The tape measure across the centre of the card is cut from a 6x6 K&Co paper pack 'Lifes Journey Rulers'. I rolled the edges of both ends to make a small coil. Finally I added two small blue gems from the Papermania midnight fairy pack.
I love how both boys chose a cute image for their Dad's cards. Years ago they would have gone for something 'techy' and 'grown up'. Perhaps a sign that they have grown up too :)