When I was a little girl there was a huge mirror on our living room wall. My dad used to keep all his cuff links and tie tacks in a drawer to the side of it. Every morning he would stand in front of the mirror and put them on. Often he would let me help him feigning that he just couldn’t manage the cuff links that morning. He would even let me pick out the set for him to wear.

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So this fun stamp from the Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps set called “Favorite Fellas” really caught my eye. I knew from the moment I saw the tie stamp that there were going to be some ties in need of some tie tacks. It’s been a long time since I’ve picked any out. Making this card was a wonderful walk down memory lane.

I stamped the ties on designer papers from Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket, cut them out and mounted them on Very Vanilla card stock. They were then mounted on Chocolate Chip card stock and adhered to the 4-1/4 X 4-1/4 card with dimensionals. Oh and I thought these square rhinestone brads made perfect little tie tacks! I know dad would have liked them. :)

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Favorite Fellas”
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DP Basic Grey “Archaic” (stripe and dotted ties), DP Cosmo Cricket “Strip Tease” (red tie)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, GG Ribbon

19 Responses to “Cuff Links and Tie Tacks”

  1. What a wonderful Idea. This is such a cute card.

  2. That’s surely one of the cutest tie cards ever! Love the little tie tacks! GREAT job!!

  3. I love this card, love those tie and the tie tack is such a great idea, wonderful card.

  4. I loved the story about your dad as much as I like this awesome card! The rhinestone “tie tacks” just set this off perfectly! TFS

  5. What a cute story and this card is adorable, love the rhinestones as tie tacks!!

  6. What a great memory! I love the tie tacks!!!

  7. this is awesome, sweet story & LOVE the use for the rhinestone brads!

  8. Thanks for sharing your story! I always enjoy learning about my blogging friends!
    This card is perfect! Love the DP ties and the rhinestones!

  9. this is perfect—love how you used those stamps and the wonderful accents!

  10. So cute – love the tie tacks!

  11. This is a GREAT Father’s Day card!!! I LOVE it!!!

  12. You know I think it’s cruel and unusual punishment for you to post pictures of your beautiful cards when you don’t sell them!! It’s like dangling a milk-chocolate truffle in front of a recovering chocoholic! You need to sell you cards – if for only one reason – I need to buy them.

  13. Susan, Thanks for sharing such a great memory with us! Your card is fabulous!!! I will def have to check out the stamp set. Don’t you just love it when you find one that fits a part of your life, too?! TFS!
    Susan :-)

  14. Great card!! Love the tie tacks. Brings back lots of memories!!

  15. Perfect for dad’s day!

  16. The absolutely perfect card for Father’s Day. Your tie tacks are pure genius; they look like the real thing! Outstanding card, TFS!

  17. Susan, I love your story about your dad and his ties plus this card is perfect for your story as well. Love this card!

    Pinky

  18. Oh how cool! What a neat story about your dad too. I have a tie stamp and never thought to use one of these brads for it.

  19. I love your sweet story and wonderful ties! Of course the blingy tie tacks are really awesome too!! Love it!!

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