father’s day blog hop with two scrapbook friends…

Welcome to the Two Scrapbook Friends Father’s Day Blog Hop! You should have started the hop at the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog and arrived here from Ann’s blog.

If you comment on each blog, you will qualify to be in a draw for a special prize from Two Scrapbook Friends! Also, you will find a RED HIGHLIGHTED word on each blog which will make a phrase at the end of the Blog Hop! Once you have completed the hop to all our designers blogs, please leave a comment on the Two Scrapbook Friends blog. Then be sure to email the completed phrase to them for a second chance to win!

So remember, in order to be entered to win:

1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then come back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there.

2. To have a second chance to win, keep track of the HIGHLIGHTED WORDS from each blog and email the phrase to 2friends@execulink.com. Put “Blog Contest” in your subject line.

3. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on June 12th to see if you are the winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

Here is the list of blogs you will visit on this inspiring journey:

For my project I couldn’t decide between two projects, so I have given you both of them.

First off, my hubby loves himself some chocolate. So I thought why not give him some chocolate in the form of cupcakes from The Cake Box. They have the BEST cupcakes you will ever eat and my sweet hubby LOVES them! So I decided to decorate them up a little instead of just giving him the box with the cupcakes in them. Using my Silhouette to cut the letters, using my Big Shot and the circles die cut that I purchased at TSF, and the Spellbinder lacey circles die cut; I created these cute tabs to stick in each cupcake. I inked them up using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and then added some burlap twine to finish them off.  It makes them look so much more celebratory that a cardboard box.




Forgive me for that glob of glue under the letter “D”; just noticed it when I was typing…just keepin it real ladies. I guess I didn’t see it when I was taking the pictures because I was concentrating on all that chocolate!!! 🙂




Then I decided to share this banner with you. This was the first item I created, but wasn’t sure if I should share. But it was just too cute not TO. Again I used my Silhouette that offered this fabulous die cut for a tie shape that had a letter inset in each tie. Then using the offset tool on the Silhouette; I created a mat that had a perfect stitching line and I stitched a border around each mat using the Brown Floss from WE R Memory Keepers. I then inked each element using Frayed Burlap from Tim Holtz.  Just added a button to each tie and Voila!!!

For both projects I used papers from Authentique Open Stock “Free Bird” pattern paper






Now you should head off to JOANNE’S blog to finish off your blog hop.



  1. Oh my gosh! First off, both of your projects are spectacular. You are such a talented woman. I love the cupcake toppers and that tie banner is amazing. I would be a fool not to comment on those delicious looking cupcakes……the photo with the caramel drizzle is killing me. My mouth is watering and it is only 8:30 am.

    • Thanks Carolyn for your kind comments; and those cupcakes are pretty darn good. I will admit to eating one this early in the morning a couple of months ago…The breakfast of champions!!!

  2. Wow Judy! Look at you go! Now that I am hungry for a chocolate cupcake at 8:30 in the morning I can’t think of anything else! Your toppers are amazing and the banner is fabulous! Yay for Silhouette and for your great talent in putting it all together 🙂
    Joanne xo

    • Thansk Joanne! I am getting so much more comfortable with my Silhouette and even though I have had it for several years…there is always something new you can learn!

  3. Judy, these projects are fabulous! Those toppers are a great way to dress up those delicious-looking cupcakes and that banner is wonderful. Love the stitching and the paper of course.

  4. Hi Judy, Your projects are fantastic. We eat with our eyes first, and you made those delectable looking cupcakes even more appealing with your toppers. The banner is really fun and your stitching is wonderful. I just recently got my Cameo and have not done much with it yet, so I’m really grateful to see the potential – stitchlines, wow! Thanks so much!

    • Thanks Ann for your comments…I just learned that technique for creating stitchlines from Carolyn at the beginner Silhouette class. I have had my machine for about 5-6 years and had no ides that I could do that…Always something new you will learn with your machine

  5. Andrea V says:

    Judy, these are just the cutest projects! I am especially inspired by the cupcake picks!

    Andrea 🙂

  6. Judy! Thanks for joining us on the hop. These projects are lovely. I totally missed that little bit of glue too! That chocolate is mesermizing! Those ties are unbelievably cute! I am not sure Authentique ever looked so good! Fabulous!

  7. Oh, now I am so hungry for those cupcakes!!! Both your projects are just amazing and what a great idea to do this for cupcakes! I can see it on my grandson’s next BD… and so much easier to deal with cupcakes than a big cake too. Love the ties! Overall, just amazing and lips-smacking good. Great job

  8. Love the cake toppers Judy (and the cupcakes look pretty darn good too!). The banner is also perfect, so cool and awesome for Father’s Day……so glad you shared your talents and joined us in the hop.

  9. Wow very DELICIOUS creation you did for the yummy-looking chocolate cupcakes!!!! I’m going around to see if I have some chocolates in this house! Love the D A D! Your tie banner is awesome too! Love the pp you used!

  10. great projects Judy!

  11. Lori S. says:

    Wow!! Both are great projects. Love the pp! And I never noticed the glob of glue until you mentioned it … I was too busy drooling over the topping on the cupcake 🙂

  12. MaryAnn N says:

    your projects are gorgeous and those cupcakes make all of us drool reading the comments before me… Great Fathers day gift too! from one chocoholic to another…great job!

  13. amazing Judy

  14. Oh yum!! As gorgeous as your projects are, it was hard to concentrate with all that chocolate! 🙂 thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Great projects Judy ! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  16. My hubby and my dad would love those cupcakes! I love your paper choices!!

  17. I love both your creations! Awesome!!

  18. Great creations! Love them both!

  19. Carolyn says:

    Love both of your projects…..especially the chocolate cupcakes, I love chocolate, too! Thanks for sharing!

  20. amandaelm says:

    I couldn’t take my eyes off the chocolate either. They look so yummy. Very nice idea for fathers day.

  21. Sharlene says:

    Both of your creations are so STUNNING.. I love your choosing the papers, the colours are just so perfect for any male in our lives. The cupcakes look so yummy… I love the dad tie banner… Your hand stitching on banner is quite impressive… Well done! You have given me some inspiration!

  22. Love it! I’ll have to try making my own toppers for the next birthday !

  23. Oh my goodness you are amazing

  24. Kelly C says:

    Very nice creations!

  25. Judy this is beautiful! all the details are amazing!

  26. Mmmmm chocolate!

  27. Both are great ideas! love how you dressed up the cupcakes!

  28. Tracy P says:

    Two very creative ideas. I love that paper. The cupcakes look yummy!

  29. Love your original ideas! The papers you used were great and love how you matted them.

  30. Judy! This is so cool! Love the idea!… and the chocolate cupcakes too ; )

  31. Love your tie banner! So cute! Love all the stitching on them!

  32. Love the cupcake toppers! They are so elegant! and that banner is perfect! I love the addition of the buttons!

  33. Love the toppers and I love, love the banner!

  34. That tie banner is the cutest! Your cupcakes look yummy and gorgeous with the toppers!

  35. I love the second D, its happened to us all I think, the tie banner is really cute and I love it

  36. Karen Alexander says:

    Hi Judy, Your cupcake toppers are amazing. What a great idea. The cupcakes look delicious. I love the way you decorated the ties. Your choice of paper “tied” everything together. (lol)

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