Thursday, May 15, 2008

Girls Club Project!

Yesterday I showed you what the girls did for Mom... here is what we're going to do for Dad! ...but let me start out by saying that this BRILLIANT idea is NOT MINE! I got this pattern from Lorri Heiling over at Dream Big. I knew as soon as I saw this that I would have to CASE it!

Mine looks almost identical to Lorri's on the outside, but because I will be dealing with young girls, I had to simplify her design. Instead of doing the paper piercing and faux stitching, I just used a black marker to make dashed lines. Because of this, I also used Close to Cocoa cardstock instead of Chocolate Chip so you could see the "stitching" better.

The inside of my wallet is very different - again, I simplified it, but I actually prefer the look of this window - complete with transparency film and all! What Dad doesn't want to carry around a picture of his little girl in his wallet?! ...but since I don't have any little girls to use for an example, you'll have to imagine my little hockey player with pig-tails and bows. :o)

I only included one pocket in mine, and the girls can choose to either get Dad a gift card (Home Depot, Starbucks, a movie theatre, his favorite restaurant, a golf pro or tackle shop, etc.) or they can slip in a personal hand-written note. There is even room on the pocket to sign their name.

This is only one of the projects we'll be making this month... I am not finished with the rest. But who can resist coming JUST for this wallet?! The workshop is on Saturday, May 31st from 2-4pm. Girls ages 8-15 are welcome to attend either alone, or with Mom. The cost is $10 per child, or $15 for a Mother/Daughter pair if Mom wants to make the projects too. Contact me right away to save your seat!

EDITED TO ADD: I have completed an Instruction Sheet for this project! Visit my Instruction Sheet Archive to learn more... this project can be found with "My Other Cards".


Traci D said...

OMG! This is fantastic! I've never been so inspired by a Father's Day card. I really struggle with these because both my dad and my father-in-law passed years ago. With our first child last year, I've had to really remember Father's Day. I cannot wait to tackle this card! Thank you so much for sharing!

Daz said...

Beautiful as always! You are so talented! I love visiting your blog.

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable, Michele.

Nancy Riley said...

OMG, Michele! I love the changes you've made to Lorri's design to cater to your class participants! Very clever!

Arcticstamper said...

Wow! This is beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful idea and link too. I can't wait to try this with my own kids! Their dad will love it, maybe even their grandpa too!