Cowboy Courage and Dad Jokes

Hello friends!  Hope you’ve had a great Fourth of July weekend and staying cool through this really hot week too!  I had planned on scheduling a post or two while I was gone last month, but time just didn’t let me get there and I’m a bit behind, but I wanted to share a couple of masculine cards I made for some men in my life for Father’s Day:

Up first is this card I made for my own dad.  He’s a huge John Wayne fan and so I thought it would be fun to print out one of his famous quotes for a card.  After printing it out, I stamped the large rope lasso image around it from the Whimsy Stamps Cowpoke clear stamp set.  I printed the quote over a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped with chocolate colored ink with the rope frame and colored it with Copics.  I also cut the other images from the same stamp set over White Copic Blending Card and colored it with Copics.  I just fussy cut them out with scissors and placed them over my card front with some foam squares.  I cut a section of the horseshoe out so that it “appears” as if it’s hanging around the lasso and glued it over each side of the lasso.

I thought it would be fun to add some more details to mimic the boots by die cutting the loopy stitched borders from the Whimsy Stamps Straight Edger Die Set and then I ink blended around the edges with chocolate ink.  I also did this with the envelope you see behind the card too.

He really liked this one!  I remember as a child sitting with him sometimes and watching those really old “cowboy movies”.  LOL

The next card I made was for my husband…

This card was PERFECT for him!  Most of the time, the kids would always tell him that his jokes were NOT funny, but the fact that HE thought they were so funny is what made them laugh!😂  And then he would claim that they were laughing or smiling, so he knew they liked them!😄

So when I saw this Dad Jokes stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I knew it would be a good one to have on hand for cards with him.  I kept this card a simple one with a grassy stitched border and then I used one of those woodgrain papers from Lawn Fawn and also die cut the LF Father’s Day Border using the same woodgrain paper for it.

I positioned the little chicks to the side with the *crickets* sentiment above them and then the other one laughing while the little chick with the tie is telling the “dad joke”.  I popped up the speech bubbles with foam squares.  You will also see that I’ve stamped another “dad joke” on the envelope with some ha ha ha next to it as well.

**Side note:  My husband’s favorite “dad joke” from the stamp set was…”What’s brown and sticky?….A stick!**  He had to tell that one to the (adult)kids of course!🙄 

Hope you’ve enjoyed my masculine cards today or had a smile!  Thanks for dropping in and I’ll see you soon!


  1. 7. JulyThe Male Room – Monochrome (Top card only with brown tones)
  2. Alphabet – ‘G’ is for Giggle/humorous card (Second card only)
  3. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  4. Corrosive – Anything Goes
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything Goes using Paper

22 thoughts on “Cowboy Courage and Dad Jokes

  1. These father’s day cards are unique and fun! I love the western theme of the first card, as I still remember the days I’d sit and watch Hop-a-long Cassidy with my grandfather as he loved those westerns too! Love the loopy stitching on the card and envie – a great look. The 2nd card just tickled my funny bone. crickets is just too funny and cute with those jokes, and the brown stick joke is a knee-slapper! Great cards, and I hope you had a fantastic time while you were away and that the wedding was everything beautiful and wonderful!


  2. I still love watching old western Vicki,John Wayne being a favourite,your card is absolutely fabulous,great stamps,layout and sentiment. Your hubby’s card made me smile I can think of several people this card would be perfect for


  3. Both cards are awesome and since each is a unique creation (not random) with your dad and husband in mind. Both men sound like fun and what a blessing to have them in your life. My husband was a John Wayne fan, I really wasn’t until we married and he loves the old westerns….but back to the cards, I just love how you copied the sentiment printed it and then built your card around that. the second one is so cute and so appropriate for the dad who thinks his jokes are funny…of course we laugh–it’s how we say we love them at that moment!


  4. Love your mono card with those awesome boots! Your second card was pretty funny with the laughing chicks 🙂 Thanks for joining in at The Male Room Challenge


  5. Oh my gosh, these are both so much fun! I loved reading the story behind each card! You are so thoughtful – what a good daughter and wifey you are! Love the cards, dear friend – thanks for sharing!


  6. What a great card for your Dad Vicki and my friend as I LOVE john Wayne too and my Dad had John Wayne features which was very special..and then your card for your husband with those sweet little chicks telling a joke, they made me laugh, they are adorable, a fabulous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  7. I love your monochromatic cowboy card- it is wonderful. And , I got a huge chuckle out of your chicks card…. especially when we laugh and the kids think what we said is corny…. LOL


  8. Both fabulous unique Fathers Day cards Vicki -love all the cowboy stamps-and we used to watch them all too,brilliant Dad jokes on your husbands card too-yes my hubby has a few and always claimed to “have just made that up” yer right lol
    Carol x


  9. Both masculine cards are great. Especially since my brother is also a John Wayne fan and the girls give their dad a Dad Joke calendar each year. I too love the jokes while the girls roll their eyes. I hope you had a wonderful 4th!


  10. Oh my goodness that lasso image is wonderful and I really love that stitched die you used for the edge. Great masculine card. The Lawn Fawn card is super tweet! I love the fun sentiment. Cracks me up!


  11. WOW !!! Two so amazing and full of your love, Vicki. Piersza is brilliant with all its details and amazing colors. Perfect for your dad. The second one is very fun, and once I got to know your story, I love it all the more!


  12. LLove the cowboy card – my hubby is a John Wayne fan and loves anything John Wayne – and will watch the same movie over and over. I’m sogld I have my craft room to escape to. So much detail to this card. Great job. Then there is the “Dad Jokes card – which is just too funny. I had an uncle that always told ” funny” jokes to my brother and I. Now they are both gone and I miss the fun we had. TFS your Fathers Day cards.


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