I Gave My Husband A Hammer

Monday, June 10, 2013

Have you ever read the children's book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?
If you haven't, it's a story (a series of stories really) that starts with one action setting off a chain of events.  That's kind of what happened to me when I gave my husband a hammer!
I had purchased a rod and bucket system that is mounted on the wall for storage in my craft room from Ikea.  Ryan got around to putting it up for me on Saturday.  I was there to assist:)  He says, "Where's that hammer you keep in here?"  I handed it to him and started thinking about how I hadn't used it in a long time.  I used to use it all of the time to set eyelets and things.  That set off the chain of events that had me pulling out more old products that I hadn't used in a long time like my Metallic Rub Ons. Both the letters and pocket are clear heat embossed and then rubbed with the metallic rub ons.  It creates a really neat effect. 
Here you can see the little buckets above my desk.  They hold things like markers, watercolor pencils, paint brushes, and my gelatos.

This one is perfect for my father-in-law!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Men of Life, WP9 Sweet Nothings, Pocketful
Ink: PTI Chocolate, Kraft, Versamark Ink
Dies: WP9 Pocketful, PTI Block Alphabet
Other: Twine, Metallic Rub Ons, Metal Eyelets and Snaps, Clear Embossing Powder


  1. Love that book! Your card is gorgeous Kara. I love all the texture with the variety of elements.

  2. What a great card Kara!Love your chain of events ;)

  3. Fun story! You've got me thinking that I haven't used that distressed plate for a long time! I love the effect it gives your pocket, and the colors are perfect for a FD card!

  4. That was definitely a favourite book with my kids--love it! Your chain of events created one awesome card.

  5. TFS your chain of events! I'm always amazed when inspiration sometimes comes from unusual situations. A wonderful FD card!! And I love your take on the sketch.

  6. Love those rays coming from the pocket. I love that bucket system in your craft room too!

  7. I love your card. Such a great design. And, your workspace is just gorgeous.

  8. Fabulous card, Kara!
    My kids loved those books when they were little. My favourite though, is by the illustrator of the Mouse/cookie books-- it's called Tumble Bumble. Classic!

  9. Love the texture on the pocket - terrific Father's Day card!

  10. Ryder just read me the book the other night before bed!
    I told him it sounded a lot like him because you never know what's gonna happen when you give that kid a cookie! :)
    And what a fabulous card...
    love the texture and colors...
    those incredible letters...
    perfect as always! :)

  11. Great pocket card and love how clean your desk is! Thanks for playing along with us in the Masculine/Father's Day Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week!

  12. Took one of my granddaughters to the play If you give a mouse a cookie!
    Love your card and the pocket! Beautiful craft room and love the buckets too. TFS

  13. Fabulous Father's Day card! Love every last detail! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  14. Perfect Father's Day card! We love those books in this house. ;)

  15. Love those books! Your FD card turned out great! Love the metallic look!

  16. I came from Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I really enjoyed browsing these wonderful creations. Reading some happy fathers day poems is another pasttime now. I hope you enjoyed them too, as much as I do.

    Cheers to all!

  17. My kids love those books. The metallic accents on this card are so cool! Love the eyelets.


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