For Simple Fathers Day Card Ideas
Try This One!
When thinking of Fathers Day card ideas - it is nice to have a simple "base" card in order to brainstorm different Fathers Day card ideas.
I created this card as a "base" for a Father's Day Card for my dad. It is simple to make and you can add tons of different embellishments to make it extra special for your dad.
Okay, okay -- I did add a few little embellishments, but nothing too fancy. My Dad is a simple kind of guy and would appreciate knowing that I took the time just to make this simple kind of greeting card.
Here are some brainstorming ideas to help you think of different Fathers Day card ideas to personalize this card:
- Add some cool pictures to celebrate his interests, like golf or music. This particular background of patterned paper would look really sweet with a toy train, stickers or rub-on transfers of books, or a cool antique car decal in the corner.
- Add an old photograph of you and your dad. Find a cool picture to copy into a smaller size and add it in the corner with brown or black photo holders.
- Choose a totally different patterned paper for the background. If your dad is a surfer - what about a water print with a miniature surfboard in the corner, that would be pretty sweet!
- Instead of using the word "Dad" - choose the term that you use to address your father, make it more personal: "Daddy" "Pop" Poppa" ... you get the idea.
- Cardstock for the actual card - I chose a cream colored card
- A piece of patterned paper - I chose a striped patterned paper with browns, yellows, and blues
- Scrap piece of cardstock that matches your patterned paper - I chose brown
- Letters that spell out "DAD" - you can rubber stamp your letters or buy die cut alphabet letters or even print them out on the computer!
Glue runner, rubber cement or your choice of adhesive
- Craft knife
- Steel ruler
- Cutting mat
- 2 pieces of ribbon, optional - I chose cream colored ribbons to match the card
- 3 brads, optional - this adds a nice little touch to the card (and I couldn't resist because I actually had matching brads!)
- Cut and fold your cardstock to the desired size.
- Cut your patterned paper to fit just inside the front of your card.
- Glue the patterned paper to the front of your card.
- Cut out your letters (in my case: DAD)
- Cut out the cardstock thick enough to hold your letters and wide enough to fit across the front of your card.
- Cut two pieces of ribbon a little wider than the front of the card.
- Place your ribbon near the top and the bottom of your cardstock, tuck and glue edges to the other side of the cardstock.
- Glue your piece of cardstock with the ribbons attached to the front of the card.
NOTE: I chose to put the cardstock and ribbon in the middle of the card. You might choose to put it near the top or bottom depending on if and how you want to further decorate your card.
- Glue your letters to the cardstock.
- Optional: Add a brad to the top of each letter.
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