June 17, 2010

Father's Day/Grandpa's Day

This is my dad's last year as just a 'dad' before he becomes a first time Grandpa. He's super excited about his new status so I decided to make him a Father's Day/Grandpa's Day gift. I was looking for a cute picture frame that said something with Grandpa, but couldn't find one I liked. I found a plain frame at Michael's and decided to get crafty instead. He likes homemade stuff and I thought he'd appreciate something unique. I covered the frame in designer paper, spray painted the letters white, and added a few sparkly foam stars and a matching ribbon. I sealed the whole thing with Mod Podge so it won't rip or tear. I used clear acetate to cover the window and added a picture from our last ultrasound.

Someone had sent me the goofy old man image and I thought he looked like a perfect Grandpa. I colored him with Copic Markers and added Crystal Effects to his glasses. I added designer paper and foam stars to match the picture frame.

I found the cute onesie at JCPenney's. My dad's coming to visit us shortly after the baby is born and I think he'll enjoy holding him in this outfit :)

Stamps: Old Man (unknown)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, foam stars, wooden letters, spray paint, mod podge, ribbon, Copics
Paper: SU, DCWV designer paper


Lorie said...

Oh, girl...that is a FANTASTIC grouping! He is absolutely going to love everything! You are so thoughtful! (and I found my star embossing folder! :))

Kim said...

What a great gift!!! Your frame turned out perfectly and that little grandpa image makes me giggle. Your dad will love it!

ryderpa said...

I wish I could be as creative as you!! Love everything - that card is too cute!