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Father’s Day Blog Carnival

Happy Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day just a couple days away, here is a great list of projects to make for the special father, step father, uncle, grandfather, or father figure in your life. These are great handmade gifts for the men in your life and would make wonderful gifts for any day of the year.

This Father’s Day Carnival is proudly sponsored by My Favorite Things who invites you to receive $5 off any order over $35 using the coupon code CCCARNIVAL. Die-namics, our EXCLUSIVE, American made, line of steel dies will be an essential ingredient in your paper crafting from THIS moment forward! Visit My Favorite Things or more information about this new product as well as their entire line of clear stamps.

And please, if you are listed below, don’t forget to share this link on YOUR blog and with your friends to complete the circle of crafty love. Thanks to all who participated and shared your wonderful ideas!

Gennifer has a cute little gift pale complete with tie on the Stampendous Blog.

Why not recycle those old ties and make these great coffee cozy like Jenny did.

Rachel has some great ideas of ways to spend time with dad on his special day.

Fold your paper into a cute little business shirt like it is featured with Martha Stewart.

This card from Patti uses the Cricut Gypsy and Expression and she even has a video to show you how.

Jen’s card features stitching for that extra special touch.

You can use a little freezer paper and your Cricut to make this great apron for dad like Dana did.

This handmade car kit is a perfect dad or gift for that special man in your life.

There is a great idea on Julie’s blog for making a special keepsake box.

This great card from Wendy has a pocket sentiment and she uses embossing paste to make it extra special.

Cheryl’s card features very delicate paper quilling.

Lots of great Cricut card ideas featured on the Pink Stamper Blog.

Sure, Cathy made a great card but she also created a very masculine coaster using stamps and Copic Markers.

Sheri’s Father’s Day Card features striking rich colors.

You can create an airbrush affect on a picture frame as a gift for dad like Vicki did on her blog.

Father’s are a treasure and Cindy says so on this cute handmade card.

Leigh’s card says that Dad’s rock on this cute greeting.

Sheri features a couple great card ideas for that special dad in your life.

This card from Anne uses Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Taylor’s stamped card for her daughter to give this year is so cute!

Tina’s made a wonderful interactive card this year complete with free wood digital paper.

Theresa will show you how to color a great stamped image with a Copic Marker tutorial on her blog.

Recycle your pop top can into a cute little gift for dad like Rebecca did.

This manly card on Betty’s blog should inspire some new ideas this year.

Janelle shows off her self standing card on her blog.

To accent all the layers on her card, Wynneth uses Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Kate’s card has a unique shape that would be cute for many other occasions.

Danielle’s Rootin’ Tootin’ card is cute and has a great technique for making those brads look like nails.

Use your Big Shot and some stamps to create a great tool card for dad like Dee.

Vickie’s Pergamano technique using parchment paper makes for a very striking card.

Katy has a few great card ideas featured on her blog.

CraftSanity has some great gift ideas for kids crafts complete with a video.

This Copic colored card from Linda features the cutest embellishments.

Katy has some inspiring cards on her blog that are sure to make dad smile.

These simple designs from Paula would make a great layout for any card.

On Esther’s blog, she’ll show you her great CD/DVD holder project using the Bind It All.

Raquel has a card with dimension on her blog with just a hint of sparkle.

This is a great Kid Craft to make for dad that he will treasure forever.

Etsy features some great ideas on their blog including a paper wallet.

What are you making or doing for dad this year? We’d love to hear about your projects, crafts and plans. Share your great project links!

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Father’s Day Blog Carnival Call

Like Father, Like Son originally posted by Simple Arts Planet

This is how it works:
This Carnival’s theme is Father’s Day. We want to see your all your Father’s Day related crafty projects whether it is something crafty you can make as a gift for your mother, celebrates fatherhood. Whether you use paper, fabric, yarn, food, jewelry… whatever you’ve got to show off and share.

Just email us at carnival@craftcritique.com with a link to your blog post (not the blog itself… JUST the post or individual posts, okay?). Do this before June 15th, 6pm Central Time. Feel free to send in old posts, new posts or posts from your BFF’s blog… anything goes… but it must be Father themed, and it must be on a blog.

Here’s a great tip: if you use tags on your blog, and have a TAG for “Father” or “Dad” click on that… send us the link to that TAG.

Limit one link per person!

We put together one amazing Carnival post of all the wonderful links you’ve sent us and show all OUR readers YOUR terrific blog! You tell your YOUR blog readers about the carnival too! And wham… we are all one big happy, crafty, bloggy family! We count on you to help us promote your great projects and complete this circle of craftiness, this part is an important part of the process. The Father’s Day Carnival will run on June 17th. Because we get SO MANY responses for these carnivals we can not reply to each submission, so remember to check back!

Submit your entries to carnival@craftcritique.com on or before June 15th, 6pm Central Time.

Click on the link at the top of the page to visit Craft Critique for comments, giveaways and more!

Mother’s Day Blog Carnival

Happy Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day just a couple days away, here is a great list of projects to make for the special mother, step mother, aunt, grandmother, godmother or mother figure in your life.  These are great handmade gifts for the women in your life and would make wonderful gifts for any day of the year.



This Mother’s Day Carnival is proudly sponsored by My Favorite Things. My Favorite Things is thrilled to introduce Die-namics. Our EXCLUSIVE, American made, line of steel dies will be an essential ingredient in your paper crafting from THIS moment forward!  Visit My Favorite Things for more information about this new product as well as their entire line of clear stamps.

And please, if you are listed below, don’t forget to share this link on YOUR blog and with your friends to complete the circle of crafty love. Thanks to all who participated and shared your wonderful ideas!

Steven has a great list of projects to make for mom including a free iron-on image.

Cathie will show you step by step instructions for making your mom a floating pearl necklace.

Penny has several Mother’s Day cards to inspire you to make one for your own mother.

If you make one of Michele’s fabric flower necklaces, you will probably want to make one for yourself as well.

Eileen uses her Sizzix Scoreboard to make a great purse organizer.

Why not crochet a pair of slippers for mom like Paula did?

Angela stamped a great gift set for her mom.

Janelle’s card and tiny felt hat would make any mom smile.

If you’re going to make mom a card, why not make it a pop-up card like Sara made.

Erika shares how to make bath salts for mom, give the gift of relaxation.

Don’t miss Genevieve’s great mom’s day gifts.

Jenny has plenty of inspirational projects including a cute handmade banner.

Christina’s Mother’s Day album is filled with tons of vintage goodies.

Handmade coasters like Kandi made would be a perfect gift for any holiday.

These gorgeous crepe paper flower corsages on Stephanie’s blog are gorgeous and include step by step instructions.

Monique’s painted vases would make a great kids craft.

Kim shares the recipe for homemade bath salts on her blog.

This sassy apron on the CandT blog is a great sewing project.

Stacey’s collage clipboard will help mom stay organized in style.

Robin has a few great mother’s day crafts including a decorated box.

Lana decorated a cute little pail and filled it with goodies for mom.

These decorative dish towels on Sarah’s blog have a great easy to follow tutorial.

Jenny’s felt needle cases would be a cute way for mom to be ready to darn that sock.

Shaz has a great collection of Mother’s Day cards featured on her blog.

Dani’s card will inspire card makers for any occasion.

Lee has listed all her past mother’s day gifts including a great accordion album.

Crafts unleashed has lots of great projects for mom including stamped resin bangle bracelets.

Alison has lots of great gift ideas listed on her blog.

This mother’s day card from Victoria features eyelets.

Lisa’s cute summery slipper sandals are perfect for this time of the year.

This scrapbook page by Chiara shows off good memories with her mom.

Margot has a card, a recipe and handmade jewelry on her blog.

Lisa’s beautiful rose quilt is sure to be a hit.

These picture frames by Jennylynn could be customized for any decor.

Gina K has a video tutorial to make this flower basket for mom.

Lisa has made a beautiful vintage Mother’s Day ornament.

This bead and knot necklace from Vicki includes complete instructions so you can make your own.

Mae has made stamped Mother’s Day cards on her blog.

There are plenty of gorgeous floral crafts on Liana’s blog.

Use your Scor-pal like Katie did and make this jewelry box for a great gift.

Cathy’s flower fairy picks will add a whimsical touch to any potted plant.

If you want flowers that last, check out the Hybrid Chick’s paper flower tutorial.

Kristen’s purse project features fabric and crochet.

Brenda made a beautiful card for her mother.

These cards from Cassie use one of her favorite tools, the Cuttlebug.

Taylor’s blog features her CreativiTea gift set project.

Sarah’s Mother’s Day card includes flair for mom!

This video from Lynn will show you three great mother’s day gifts that you can make with the kids.

Sandra has a card and a sewing project that is perfect for her mom.

Rose has made a chipboard mini album for her mom.

The Fine Craft Guild has lots of great projects including a silk eye pillow for mom after a long hard day.

What are you making or doing for mom this year?  We’d love to hear about your projects, crafts and plans.

Click on the link at the top of the page to visit Craft Critique for comments, giveaways and more!