Friday, May 24, 2013

Gatefold Father's Day Card ~ Remembering Dad

Dad when he served in the war
Welcome bloggers. My father, George William Castle (Bill) passed away April 18, 1980 at the young age of 52 years. He served in World War II. He worked at Buick for 31 years before retiring in February of 1980. Mom and Dad had 31 years together and raised 7 children - Linda, Gail, Diana, Jane, Kathleen, Bill and Gregg. Just a short two months after retiring from Buick, my father passed away in his sleep from a heart attack. If dad were alive today I would be giving him this Father's Day Card. We miss you a bunch dad - rest in peace. Thanks for dropping by bloggers and have a wonderful day. ~ Gail ~

Here we are with our lovely Mom.

White cardstock for the base of the card and shirt mat
Shirt Digital Stamp Digi Delights
Paper Piecing using red dot glitter cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
Pop up Tape Forever in Time
Happy and day! Marks Finest Paper Stamp - Micron Black ink pen to write Fathers
Back and White Lifes Little Occasions paper clip
Copic Flesh marker
Folded Fabric piece added to one pocket for the hankie

I would like to link up to the following challenges as I believe it meets the requirements:


May 25 365 Avenue Anything Goes #20 UE
May 25 Digi Darla - 3D-Creation -Pop Up Tape for pocket and tie

May 26 Crafty Boots Celebrate UE

May 27 Papertake Weekly If the Paper Fits Paper Piecing 5E #1
May 30 Cute Card Thursday - Tie it Up UE (the tie on the card)
May 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday May Linky Party UE
May 31 OKR Stampede One for the Boys 3E #3
May 31 Crafty Catz Fancy Folds 1E 
June 1 Creative Inspirational Paint - Anything Goes UE

June 1 Pile it On - Add fabric or felt 1E
June 7 Clearly istamp Fathers Day Challenge 1E


  1. Oh I like that it is a tri-fold card. Also like the kleenex in the pocket!! You are quick lady!! Thanks so much for playing in the Clearly iStamp Father's Day Challenge!!

    Regular Challenges will start back up on June 21st.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT

  2. I am so looking forward to the regular challenges coming our way! Thanks for dropping by Kathy! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. What a fabulous card and your design and attention to details are great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  4. Gail, what a wonderful tribute to your dad. I miss my dad too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us.
    Hugs, Nancy Guest Designer Clearly uStamp

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week Gail, and what a lovely post you wrote for your Father, sad he died so young...take care.x

  6. Like the card. I bought the shirt digi and need to use it. My father served in WWII and died in 2006. My mother died in 1976.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. This is a wonderful card & great tribute to your Father. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ 613 Avenue Create & hope you join us again for our next challenge!!!!!

  8. Gail, another fab card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

  9. Really lovely Father's Day card - I love the fold. Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Gail - I love this card and the little bit of fabric tucked in the pocket is the perfect touch - thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  11. gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  12. I love the shirt and gatefold, great card! Thanks for sharing it with Clearly iStamp Father's Day Challenge. Dawn Frost Guest DT

  13. Gail, this is a great Father's Day card, but even better is the story and picture of you, your siblings and your mother which accompanied it. I've done the math, and your mother looks FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for joining us at CI Paints this week!

  14. Fab fathers day card and great picture of the Gentleman and what a great card thanks for sharing at C.C this week


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~ So sorry, but Anonymous postings will be deleted.