The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, June 15, 2012

Neckties for Dad on FWF day

Are you here for Friends With Flair? I'm so glad you stopped by!

The kids and I are gearing up to celebrate Dad on Sunday. They have plans to make him a pitcher of hand-squeezed lemonade, and we'll end one of his favorite home-cooked meals with a layer cake for him. I thought it would be fun to make a trio of cake toppers so the kids can decorate it up a little bit:

Go ahead and click on the photo for a better, up-close view!

These would also be fun decorations on cupcakes!

I used a bunch of {ippity} stamps: sentiments from The Best, ties from Authentic Man, background from A Bit of Burlap. I upcycled some natural tissue paper from somewhere to make pleated medallion backing for each topper. Otherwise these are pretty straightforward!

Don't forget to see the list of all of today's FWF participants over on the Unity blog. I'm also linking this up to a couple of Father's Day challenges: Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #173 and Papercraft Star's Challenge #101.

Thanks for checking out today's little slice of bliss!
Emily

Stamps: The Best, Authentic Man, A Bit of Burlap from {ippity} by Unity
Paper: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Vintage Sepia Versafine
Accessories: circle punches, tissue paper, craft sticks

45 comments:

~amy~ said...

what fun cake toppers...love the use of the ties!

Sarah Mailloux said...

Looks like they were fun to make along with the cake!

Annette said...

this is too fun...i love all those fun ties...great design..

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic idea, Emily!

Benzi said...

Cool, colorful, and lots of fun. Your hubby is sure to love this. Wish I had some of that cake. Don't dare put the recipe on your blog or I'll start gaining lbs. LOL

Gwen said...

Emily, these are adorable! What a great idea, the kids will love using them and I'm sure DH will appreciate your contribution, too! Have a great weekend!

Sudha said...

These r so pretty. LOve these.

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Eva said...

These are so much fun! Such a creative idea, I am sure the kids will love decorating the cake. Have a fun weekend!

Lisa said...

These are adorable, sounds like you have a fun day planned!

Ruby said...

These are adorable. I am sure it will be a fun day for the family. These moments are treasured.

Sylvia said...

Those are just the most fun, Emily, wish I could be there to see his face when you bring out the cake! Well done, what a great Father's day addition! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star, "Father's Day" challenge, hope you have a lovely Father's Day!

Emily H said...

WOW! This is adorable Emily!

onecraftymama said...

Now that's fun! Hand-squeezed lemonade sounds delicious, and CAKE. Note to self - need to involve cake in our father's day plans...

Ros Crawford said...

How wonderful!! Such a lovely creation for fathers day ... many thanks for playing along at Papercraft Star

Makiko Jones said...

They are so fun and wonderful, Emily!! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh these would be cute stuck between some cookie pops or snack food! Great gift idea!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

What a sweet idea!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh, this is so so adorable! I love them!

Melissa said...

Emily, what a GREAT idea! Love all those little ties! Sounds like you're going to have a fun Father's Day at your house! :)

Amanda said...

Wow! I love your Father's Day cake toppers, they look wonderful!! Excellent idea :)
Your lemonade sounds divine! :)

Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Dr. J said...

Oh aren't they cute!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling way to dress up the celebration- I have never seen a Cake topper IRL......what a fun cake decoration!

Lindsey said...

These toppers are so much fun! Love the way you used the little neckties.

Barb said...

this is awesome! your kids will love dressing up dad's cake with these great tie decorations. so cute

JPScraps said...

These are way too cute!

Kary said...

These are Awesome cake toppers!! What a Fantastic idea, Emily!! Your husband is going to LOVE his day. Have a great celebration!! {hugs}

p.s I really enjoyed "meeting" you on SCS. Was so fun! It's like we get to chat for the first time. So cool! :)

Julie Odil said...

Great cake toppers. He'll love them.

Jingle said...

These are just SO adorable!

jennifer mitten said...

These are fabulous! I love how you cut out the ties!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super cute, Em! The tie borders are darling! :)

shuggy said...

so cute!!!

Heather said...

these are 2 cute!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, these are SO cute!! i'm sure the kids {and dad!} will love them :)

Tameko said...

Hi Emily,

These are adorable! Such a fun project.

nwilliams6 said...

You are such a wonderful Mother - I wish I could come back as your kid! These are super fun and I know they will be so meaningful to your DH. Thanks for sharing this as I feel inspired by it! Hugz!

Noelle Reese said...

How totally cute are these?? i love them!!

Michelle said...

Fun idea!!! I love it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the neckties and just plain FUN - ness of these cake toppers!

yyam said...

Ooooh...such cute cupcake toppers! :)

Auntie Em said...

I love the rosette of ties. They would be cute stuck in the top of a BBQ hamburger as well as cupcakes. :)

Crystal said...

These are adorable, what a fun little decoration they will make!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a super, cute idea, Emily! LOVE those ties ;)! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, look at all these comments! Such cute cake toppers, and my but you had lots of fussy cutting to do on those (many) mini ties. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute idea! Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for playing the FTTC...hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

cool cupcake toppers....festive