26 May 2018

Simply Crafty SVGs Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Simply Crafty SVGs Blog Hop! THE HOP HAS NOW CLOSED, but you can still visit all the blogs on the hop for some great Father's Day inspiration.

The winner of the $5 Simply Crafty SVGs Store Gift Voucher for this blog is Jill Beattie - CONGRATULATIONS Jill! 

I have a Father's Day card for ultra cool dads for you using the cute Side-by-Side Box Card with additional surf elements from the Surf 'n Swim Box set and the Surfer's Paradise Card.

This was such a fun make, I loved adding all the little details. I've shared how I made some of my favourite parts with you below.

To find these and other great files click here: Simply Crafty SVGs 

Thank you for participating in the Father's Day Blog Hop featuring Simply Crafty SVGs' files. To enter for your chance to receive a Simply Crafty SVGs' Gift Certificate you must leave a comment below and follow this blog. The more blogs in the hop you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win! 

Contest runs from 05/26/2018 12:00 AM EST to 05/28/2018 11:59 PM EST. One WINNER from each blog will be awarded a $5 gift certificate, and one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be awarded a $10 gift certificate based on all comments from all blogs. All winners will be announced June 2, 2018 on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog. You can check back here to see if you are a winner on THIS blog! 

Please continue the hop by visiting the next crafter on the list!
2. Janet ⇚ YOU ARE HERE
3. Julie
4. Lena
5. Leslie
6. Nancy

Make sure you visit each one, leave a comment and follow 
so that you have more chances to win :)
Do visit the store and try one of Simply Crafty SVGs files. 

There a lots of free SVG files to try too!

Flames Paint Job

My first customisation was to the vehicle's paint job. I 'borrowed' the layered flames from one of the surfboard boxes. It needed minimal re-sizing to fit the body of the vehicle. I cut duplicate copies and trimmed the flames by hand so that all the flame design on all panels aligned correctly.


The tyres were cut from black cardstock with a shiny finish and layered for added dimension.  The rims are cut from matte silver metallic cardstock and trimmed with metal stars.

Licence Plates

I added small plates both back and front which can be customised in all sorts of ways.  I used the Stencil Font which came with Microsoft Office.

Surf Board

The surf board comes from the Surfer's Paradise Card and has an added 'Dad' decal; just a simple oval shape with an offset and the letters cut from the top layer (written in Ariel Bold). Don't forget to keep the counters (interior parts from the cut letters) as they are so easy to mislay! The assembled board is then mounted onto the central brace.

Here's a list of all the bits and pieces I used.

  • American Crafts Textured Cardstock (white, red, yellow, orange)
  • Centura Pearl Black Cardstock
  • Silver Metallic Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Ideology Adornments Metal Stars
  • Self-Adhesive Square Gems (red & orange)
  • Bead (for door handle)
  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
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  1. Very cute! I like that the surfboard matches the vehicle.

  2. Oh wow Janet this is just amazing it is just so impressive. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Love this and that Crab hanging on was just so cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. So cute!! love the flames

  5. So cute! love the license plate

  6. Gorgeous! I love your little vehicle and the flames just make it look awesome.

  7. WOW! what a SUPER amalgamation of designs, love the colours and the flames a Super make Janet.
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  8. Great job Janet, love how you’ve combined the files

    1. CONGRATULATIONS! Jill Beattie, YOU ARE THE WINNER for this blog, of the $5 Gift Certificate for Simply Crafty SVGs. Please email sandy@simplycraftysvgs.com to claim your prize.

  9. Love this vehicle! The flames are a very cool touch!

  10. Wow ! Inlive how you have made this svg to your specs! It is so cool with all of the personal touches!

  11. Fabulous project.
    Linda xxx

  12. This is a great project!

  13. Wonderful Father's Day card. Love the addition of the surf board and the cute crab.

    Sylv xx

  14. Looks great! Love the added touches.

  15. That creation is just too cute. Great work

  16. So creative and cute! Great job!

  17. This is so cute, perfect for a surfer or Florida dad.

  18. love the texture and awesome colours..thx for sharing

  19. So cute! I love these type of cards! They r so different!

  20. THE BLOG HOP HAS CLOSED. Thank you for participating and leaving the lovely comments. It’s been great to have new visitors as well as the regulars. I’m looking forward to announcing the winner of the $5 Gift Certificate for the Simply Crafty SVGs store very soon.

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  22. The winner for the $5 Gift Certificate for the Simply Crafty SVGs Store is Jill Beattie. Congratulations Jill. Please email sandy@simplycraftysvgs.com to claim your prize.

  23. This is so cool! Perfect for a "beach" day! Love it!


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