May 19, 2013

Row-ya Boat Desk Caddy

Well, helllllllllllloooooo there.  It's been quite some time since I've shared something here.  No excuses, simply taking care of the family.  The older the children get it seems the more they're in need of my attention.  I'm trying to figure out why that is as I always thought as they got older, the less they'd need my help.  I'm not going to complain.  It's nice to be needed.

Thought I'd share my Creative Take on the PCS Display Rowboat template from the May issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler, "Tribute to Dad".

As usual, my goal in designing the templates is to offer something fresh; something that I haven't seen before.  This can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to masculine projects.  The idea for this particular template stemmed from the rowboat bookcases seen in many home magazines.

Below I've created a Rowboat Desk Caddy.  Won't this make a great Father's Day gift?  It's hand-made, practical and he can view it everyday on his desk, reminding him of the person who made it.  Here I've stuffed the caddy with mini bull clips, gold paper clips and in the rear, some coffee-flavored candies. 

In need of an alternative idea?  How about place business cards inside, or mini post-it notes?

This particular gift also works for upcoming Memorial Day.  The muted red, white and blue colors are a great alternative to the brighter colors.

A little whale die cut here for some extra color.

The bench/seat in the rear of the boat is not part of the original template.  It was something I added for this particular projects as an extra.  Simply create an Oval die-cut, or any of your choice, score the sides, bottom and cut notches to fold over.  
I hope you enjoyed this little rowboat project and it inspires you to think of creating your Father's Day projects.

May 10, 2013

Take a look at the May issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.  Tribute to Dad offers project ideas for upcoming Father's Day.

This month's template, "Display Rowboat".  A three-compartment rowboat for stuffing with office supplies, sweets, fishing ephemera and other goodies dad finds enjoyable.

Here's sneak peek of my projects:
Thanks for looking.