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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dad's Shed with added instructions on how to make one

With Father's Day looming I thought I'd put my thinking cap on and come up with something ultra special this year.  See what you think...

My Dad suffered a heart attack a couple of weeks ago and, as he is a really fit and active 72 year old, it hit me like a tonne of bricks.  He was only hanging wallpaper for me the week before - how could it be him?!?!?!?  He's now back home and recuperating from having a stent fitted into his main artery and annoying my mum because he's having to sit around and rest!  He's so stubborn, but thankfully on the road to recovery.


Take an A4 piece of card (I've used a green card as my base) and cut to 28cm in length.  The measurements for the cutting and scoring are shown on the diagram below:

Your basic double stepper card should look like this:

On the diagram below it gives the measurements for the shed, the hinges, the picket fence and the topiary flowers.  The flower pot is a stamp from Art Impressions and I've used 1cm diameter flowers to form the flower ring.

I've entered this card into the following challenges, let's hope Dad will bring me some luck:

Cheerful Stamp Pad - a special reason
Craft Your Passion - what a guy
Happileigh Scrappin' - lots and lots of embellishments
House of Gilli - flowers
Karens Doodles - fathers day
Lexi's Creations - fathers day
Stamp With Fun - in the garden
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - masculine - TOP 3
The Outlawz - anything goes with a sentiment
Dream Valley - stamp something - TOP 3
Here Come The Boys - fathers day
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - boys
2 Sisters - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - fathers day - TOP 3
Easy Craft Projects - for dad
Just Us Girls - fathers day 3d project
Little Claire's - shaped cards
Prairie Fairy - more than one fold - TOP 3
Aud Sentiments Challenge - male card
Charisma Cardz - boy oh boy
Crafty Sentiments - special occasions
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Meljens Designs - fathers day


  1. This is amazing card!And I hope your dad gets well very soon!

  2. Wow this is stunning what a work of art well done how great is that I love it
    Jacki xx

  3. OMGosh! Wow! This is amazing and so very unique! I'm sure your dad is going to love it! Wonderful job on the "More than One Fold" challenge at PFD! Good luck!

    xx Tracey xx :D

  4. WOW! This is really fabulous,bet your Dad will love it.Hope your Dad feels better soon.
    Wendy xx

  5. A wonderful creation! Very talented lady! Thank you for joining in at HCTB's Woo x

  6. Oooh! well done!!! it's just stunning your dad will love it!! i wish him a speedy recovery!

  7. Fantastic work hun..
    Wish your dad a speedy recovery..

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

  8. Fabulous male card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Charisma this week. Best wishes to your Dad for a speedy recovery.
    xx Vee

  9. what an amazing card,love all the fab details and stunning shape ,i bet your dad loves it.
    i hope your dad makes a speedy recovery
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  10. Gorgeous card Sazzle, love the shape and the details, your dad is going to love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my card for a special man challenge, good luck xxx

  11. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

    HUgs,Kari :)

  12. What an incredible clever idea! This is just fabulous! I never thought to make a shed! Thanks for joining us at FFF!

  13. WOw! What a creative card! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  14. Wow what a terrific step card. I love the shed. It looks like real wood. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  15. Such an amazing card! Thanks for adding the directions!

  16. WOWZERS this is brilliant. I wish I had a mind that could come up with this sort of project. I am sure your dad is going to love the card and glad to read that is recovering well (even though he is driving your mum up the walls, LOL). Thanks for joining us at Stamtpacular this week hugs from Bron :D

  17. WOW!!! This is nothing short of AMAZING!!!! What dad wouldn't love this awesome shed?!?! Sazzle, this is A-MAZING!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!

  18. This is over the top INCREDIBLE! I love it! Big hugs to your dad for a speedy recovery. I'm sure your gift will brighten his day@! Thank you for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

  19. Fab. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


  20. Great card. Hope your Dad is feeling better soon. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

  21. Hi again sweetie. Great project. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time.


  22. Wonderful and absolutly amzing card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at FFF this time. Hope you enjoyed it.
    hugs Dorte

  23. What a spatacular card! i am so glad you entered it in " A Rpecial Reason" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  24. Fabulous card, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing at HCTB's, hope to see you again, Karenx

  25. Amazing card, my Dad would adore that. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  26. Get well wishes to your Dad, hope he's feeling much better soon ... he's gonna love his little shed! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  27. Fabulous creation. I bet your Dad will just love it. Great tutorial too.

    Hope your Dad continues to annoy your Mum for many, many years to come!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

  28. What a brilliant project. It looks fab and thank you for sharing the instructions. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  29. This is absolutely fabulous. So creative! Thank you for including the template!

    Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'. We hope to see you again this week!

    xx Star

  30. What a lovely amazing card/project you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  31. Oh wow you are clever, this is a great card. Thanks for sharing with us at HCTB's challenge.
    Teresa xx

  32. This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and I love how you colored the image. Thank you so much for entering this in our latest challenge at The Aud Sentiments! I hope to see you again for our next challenge! Tammy

  33. OH gosh such a cool card!! Hope your dad a speedy recovery...and your mom sanity!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and joining on the candy fun:)


  34. Wow this is incredible! My DD is standing over my shoulder and she wanted to leave a comment too. She says "That is amazing!"

    Enjoy you week end!

  35. I know, I am very late for reply but it is fabulous creation, I love it. This manila card design is wonderful and really beautiful. I am trying to this for my friend in friendship day. Thanks for share with us nice card.

  36. Thanks for this great project. I've just had a go at making this. Only just realized tho that you cut the door panelafter you stck the paper to the front. I cut the door panel from the patterned paper only. Oh well.
    Thoroughlynenjoyed making it! (Well, actually 2. One for dad, one for fil).
    Kathleen Mc x


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