Masculine Monday: A Spec-tacular Father’s Day

Happy Monday!  With Father’s Day less than a week away, I took some time to focus on the upcoming holiday by making one final card.  This time, I went with some newspaper print decorative paper and a stamped pair of spectacles!  I don’t know about you, but many Sunday afternoons growing up, I’d find my father sitting in his easy chair reading the Sunday newspaper.

Stamps:  Stampabilities, Paper Trey (sentiment)
Paper:  SU decorative paper (Newsprint), SU cardstock (Basic Black, Very Vanilla), Paper Trey cardstock (kraft)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, foam dots

I stamped the spectacles and sentiment.  Then, they were fussy cut and snazzed up with a little Crystal Effects for shine.  I then popped them up with foam dots for dimension.  Easy as ever!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend!  Me…not so much.  DS3 took a fall and smacked one of his top front teeth on the bookcase in the living room Saturday afternoon.  Of course, such things always happen on the weekend when doctors and dentists are not in their offices.  Thankfully, I work for a kind dentist who took my call and advised me what to do.  We’ll need to try to get an x-ray early this week to see if DS3 can keep his tooth as it was pushed into his gums a bit and could affect the developing adult tooth if it was pushed in enough to touch it.  This mommy is feeling a bit distressed about it all!  Thankfully, the swelling in his face is beginning to subside little by little now.  That, in itself, relieves some of the worry.  A little.

Have a marvelous Monday!



  • Virginia L. Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 4:35 pm

    This is perfect, Melissa! Love the text design with the spectacles!

  • Lisa Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 5:04 pm

    I agree with Virginia, the newsprint with the glasses is PERFECT!

  • jimlynn Posted Monday, 06/10/2013 9:03 pm

    Melissa, hope your son isn't suffering too much with that tooth. Know what you mean though about things like this always happening on the weekends!! Hugs to him!

    Love your cute guy card! The little glasses are perfect against that newspaper background!


  • Lynn Posted Tuesday, 06/11/2013 12:35 am

    Oh no…hope he is okay! My second son feel off his bike and knocked out his permanent tooth root and all. Thankfully the dentist is our friend and on a Sunday afternoon he went to the office, met us there and put it back! A couple root canals later and he was okay!

    back to your card though…fabulous! And I have many memories of my dad reading the paper!

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