My husband is incredible. He really is the hardest worker around. He works in construction and has worn these type of work boots for as long as I've known him. When I saw this cake online about a month before Father's Day, I knew it was perfect. Joy, my 11 year old daughter, was totally on board. She would not let me drop it even after it turned out to be such a crazy week. :) I'm so glad she insisted!
This was by far one of the most ambitious surprise projects my daughter and I have attempted. We collected ingredients throughout the week, going to many different stores (i.e. a gas station for a candy necklace). We were soooo impressed with the results!
I made this card (tent fold) to go with the cake:
It was much easier than it looks (though it was definitely a few hours of enlarging patterns and decorating). The authors of this book have wonderful directions. It's a great deal with the many, many cakes included. I certainly hope to make several more. We followed the instructions in this awesome book, which you can find HERE :
These were the personal touches that my daughter did by herself:
Here she is, presenting it to her daddy, so very proud (it was a pool party):
He was shocked and amazed, too!
Here is the card Joy made for him using Scrappy Moms Stamps for the sentiment and SVGs from Miss Kate Cuttables:
Joy also had the idea to add some real nails and screws. I love it!!!
Here is my wonderful dad:
And, last, and awesome is a card Joy made for her other grandpa (aka "Pop") with more CTMH stamps (Blossom Cardmaking Kit, I believe) that she saw on Pinterest. I was impressed she did this on her own, too.