DIY Father’s Day Gift: #FollowYourArt

DIY Paint and Peel Tape Father’s Day Gift

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored

This week while I was browsing Facebook, I noticed Gymboree’s #FollowYourArt.  I immediately thought about how perfect it would be to share with you a quick and easy Father’s Day project as a way of showing you how our family gets creative.

Do you know why we love crafting?

  1. It gets my brain working
  2. It keeps my wild child entertained – he has soon much energy, I have to direct it somewhere!
  3. Stress reliever. I’m starting to think that it may not be cheaper than therapy when you add up all of the crafting I dabble in, but for the occasional DIYer it’s definitely cheaper than therapy ;)

On to the good stuff!!  Do you want a quick and easy DIY Father’s Day gift? I am always wracking my brain for Father’s Day gift ideas and this is one of my favorites.  You can repeat it year after year and it never gets old! (Trust me, the hubs has an entire wall in his office devoted to every father’s day card we’ve made and canvases we have painted).


  • Painter’s Tape or cuttable Vinyl
  • Scissors or Silhouette E-machine
  • Canvas
  • Paint brushes or foam brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper plates

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored


  1. Use Silhouette to cut vinyl to say #1 DAD. Apply to canvas.  OR use painter’s tape to tape #1 DAD to blank canvas.
  2. Put paint blobs on paper plate.
  3. Let wild child cover the entire canvas with whichever colors they choose. (I know, sometimes it pains me that all the colors run together and make brown, but you gotta let them do what they do).
  4. Slowly peel off tape or vinyl to reveal the #1 DAD on canvas.
  5. Tie a huge ribbon bow and gift to your kids’ favorite dad!

DIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsoredDIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsoredDIY Father's Day Gift canvas painting. Get creative with your family #followyourart #gymboree #sponsored

I want to see what you make!  Share your pics in the comments and make sure to tag your photos of how your family get’s creative on social media with #followyourart for a chance to win a $50 Gymboree gift card.

About Gymboree: for over 30 years, Gymboree has been dressing kids from newborn to 12 years old by offering colorful, clothing and accessories from sweaters to rompers to sock and hats. Whether for playtime or family photos, you’ll find fully coordinated outfits for all your little ones.

And as an added bonus for my crafty friends here, you can enjoy 50% off over at the Gymboree baby sale until February 13th only.  You can’t beat the deals!! SHOP NOW BEFORE YOU MISS IT!

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Stampin’ Up! Painted with Love Birthday Card

I love gold. I really love pink and gold together, so when I browsed through the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and saw this Painted with Love designer paper that had shiny gold swooshes and stripes all over it I was excited.  I continued flipping through the pages until the sequin embossing folder caught my eye- it’s glorious!!

At this stage in my life, and this close to Vday, I don’t really need to make Valentine cards, so I decided to use the paper for a Birthday card. I always need birthday cards.

Stampin' Up! Painted with Love Birthday Card from the 2018 Occasions Catalog

What do you think? I love it!! Drop a comment below with your favorite Occasions goodie!!

Hearts Come Home Decor

For this year’s annual Stampin’ party, I knew I wanted to use the Hearts Come Home framelits. I hit Home Goods to find the perfect hurricane vase. I flipped it over to measure the circumference and draw a circle template for the base to hide the cords and to figure out how many inches of town I needed to die cut.

I started with Shimmery White 4″ high card stock, running it through the Big Shot with the steeple at the top. I pieced together two strips to fit around the entire base. I made a smaller layer for the top. The battery box is under layer one which also has fairy lights wrapped around the outside and inside. In the base, I cut a thin slit to pull the lights through.

Joy to the World is heat embossed in gold. Here’s the finished project. Do you love it as much as I do?!

Supply list to come.