Today I am mixing it up a bit. I have a super big book gift pack filled with "traditionally" male books. I say 'traditional' as I believe that girls would like some or all of these books in their library, but in the spirit of upcoming Father's Day I have put together this collection of 7 books that I bet Dad would find pretty darn interesting.
and how could I not include a copy of
And now a project all of you crafters: whip up an "I 'heart' Dad" pop-up card using the pop-up alphabet that you can Downloadfor free, designed by Helen Hiebert author of Playing with Pop-ups: The Art of Dimensional, Moving Paper Designs.
I was inspired by this page from Playing with Pop-ups that features the tower of babel project. In my first pop-up card I made for Mother's day, all the letters ran side by side so this time I thought I'd try them vertically.
I pulled each of the letters I needed, along with a few extras.
The letters D, A, and D I aligned vertically on the page.
I then flipped the letters so they would print in reverse. This is so the lines don't show on the front of the finished project.
I left the 2 "I" together, as I attach the heart to the second one, and I left the D, A and D attached as well.
To assemble the card I folded an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper in half and glued the pop up letters in place.
Then I glued the heart, a photo of me and my dad, and added a few Washi Tape embellishments.