Fast, Fun Father's Day Cards
Tell Dad how much you love him this Father's Day with a card you've made yourself. We've got step-by-step instructions and free printables for creating cards dad is sure to love.
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Best Dad in the Galaxy
Let dad know just how much you love him with this space-inspired card. He'll be over the moon.
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Bomb Pop Card
Think your dad is rad? Gift him with this punny treat-inspired card.
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Hit a Home Run
Knock Dad out of the park with this baseball-inspired card. Use brads and red thread to create the look of baseball stitching. This one is sure to impress.
Sources: Card stock, Stampin' Up. Accents, The Paper Studio (eyelets). Ribbon, DMC Floss.
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"D" Is for Dad
Use screwhead brads to layer solid and patterned card stock together to create a striking card. The mostly no-nonsense look is enhanced by a sentimental silhouette of father and son.
Sources: Paper, Haberdashery, Pin Stripe, Paper Salon; Haberdashery, Flashcards, Paper Salon; Not Quite Navy, Stampin' Up; Always Artichoke, Stampin' Up. Accents: Screwhead Brads, Spare Parts by Paper Studio.
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Dancing Dad Card
Does dad love to dance? This cute card pretty much sums it up!
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You're the Best
Let Dad know he's a star on Father's Day with this sentimental greeting featuring stamped stars, decorative paper with words such as "fishing" and "baseball," and a handsome ribbon detail.
Sources: Stamps, Best Dad, Hampton Art Stamps. Paper, Juneberry, Bazzill; Boy Stars, The Paper Studio; Boy Words, The Paper Studio; Bright White, Archiver's. Ink, Night of Navy, Stampin' Up. Ribbon, Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched, Stampin' Up. Accents, Soft Spoken, Dad, Me & My Big Ideas.
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Does your dad love to fish? Then he'll be hook, line, and sinker for these cute card. Simply print, color, and give.
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All About the Paper
Choose a boldly patterned paper for the background of your card. Then stamp a logo such as "completely loved" and used a circle cutter to create a brand-like look. Finish it off with a small piece of ribbon attached to the bottom of the card using a staple.
Sources: Card stock, K&Company. Stamps, Autumn Leaves (circles), Stampin' Up (College Alphabet), Paper Trey (dot). Ink and Ribbon, Stampin' Up. Tools, Creative Memories (Circle Cutting System).
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So what if he's never won the U.S. Open! Surprise Dad with a golf-lover's card created with stamps and large golfball-shape brads.
Sources: Stamps, Father's Day Golf, Stampabilities. Paper, Typhoon, Bazzill; Parakeet, Bazzill; Father Collage, Karen Foster Design; Bright White, Archiver's; Bliss Blue, Stampin' Up; Brushed Silver, Stampin' Up. Ink, Noir Black Palette, Stewart Superior. Accents, Large Golf Brads, The Paper Studio.
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Washi Tape Card
Stripes of colorful washi tape are all you need to create a stunning Father's Day card. Simply place coordinating patterned washi tape on card stock and add a personalized message.
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Let the Kids Help
This pocket card features artwork from the kiddos. Choose a large stamp and let the kids do the coloring. Add unique touches such as the hemp cord to hold the pocket and the brass brads.
Sources: Stampin' Up, card stock, "Loads of Love" stamp, ink. Stamps, Savvy Stamps. Accents, Making Memories (brads), Crafts Etc, (hemp cord). Ink, Ranger Ink, Crayola (colored pencils). Punch, Stampin' Up.
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Slide It Out
Create a slide card by simply punching two holes in the front and back of the card. Wrap ribbon around the bottom of the card and feed through the holes at the top, then tie in a knot. Use paper with wonderful sayings about Dad to complete this beautiful card.
Sources: Card stock, My Mind's Eye (pattern); Stamp It Up (Chocolate). Accents, My Mind's Eye (card); Making Memories (brads). Ribbon, Stampin' Up.
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Creative Gift Card Holder
Use an A2 envelope to create the perfect gift card holder. Simply fold the envelope in half. Then cut off the envelope flap on the right side of the fold (this will be the opening for the gift card). Next, seal the left edge of the envelope shut. Attach the card to patterned paper and use ribbon to keep the card closed. Embellished your card with a large grommet and stickers, like we did.
Sources: A2 Envelope Square Flap. Patterned Paper and Vellum, American Traditional Designs (Beach Fun Brights). Stampin' Up, Stamps, Ink, Ribbon. Accents, EK Success (Dad); Making Memories (grommet).
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Make a Waterfall Card
Create the look of this waterfall card. Start by cutting a 9x2-inch inch piece of paper (piece A). Score Piece A at 2 inches, 2-3/4 inches, 3-1/2 inches, and 4-1/4 inches. Attach Piece B (3/4x4inches) to the front of the card using eyelets or brads (don't use adhesive because the card won't slide). Attach the scored end of Piece A to the center and top of Piece B. The unscored portion will slide under Piece B to create the waterfall effect.
Sources: Card stock, Archiver's, Bazzill, CosmoCricket (pattern). Stamps, Close to My Heart Ink, Stampin' Up. Accents, The Paper Studio (screwhead brads).
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Create a Fishy Masterpiece
To create this card, start by letting your little ones splatter finger paint on a sheet of white paper. Fold the sheet in half, allowing the paint to smear together to create the beautiful colors of the fish. Allow the paint to dry overnight. Use a stamp or draw fish onto the smeared paper and let your kids cute them out. Tear blue paper to create the waves and the sun. For extra sparkle, top it off with glitter glue.
Sources: Stampin' Up, card stock, stamps, ink. Glue Pad, Tsukineko Inc. Accents, Art Institute Glitter, Ranger (crystal stickers).
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Embellish a card for Dad using staples. Whether you are attaching paper or ribbon, staples are a great accessory.
Sources: Card stock, Stampin' Up (White), Bazzill (solid textured), K&Company (pattern). Stamps, Stampin' Up (Happy), Savvy Stamps (Father's Day). Ink & Ribbon, Stampin' Up.
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Perfect Coupon Holder
Use our coupon book maker to give Dad a booklet for redeemable goodies. Then, create a pocket card and stick the coupons inside. Use brass brads and patterned papers to give this card an extra touch of pizzazz.
Sources: Card stock, Stampin' Up (White), K&Company (pattern). Accents, Making Memories (brads). Ink, Ranger Ink. Stamps, A Muse (Dad), Paper Trey (For You). Ribbon, Michaels (jute), Textured Trios. Tools, Stampin' Up (word window punch).
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Make a Simple Design
Use patterned paper to create a bold grid. Create small dots using a paper piercer, allowing the card stock paper to come through.
Sources: Card stock, Archiver's, Stampin' Up, Adorn It. Stamps, Stampin' Up, Kolette Hall. Ink, Stampin' Up, Tsukineko, Inc. Accents, Paper Studio (brads). Tools: Making Memories (paper piercer).
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Dad, U Rock
Dad will love the look of this chocolate brown and light blue Father's Day card. Simply use a clear gemstone, aluminum accents, and grosgrain ribbon to bring this rockin' greeting to life.
Sources: Stamps, All About U, Stampin' Up; Collage Alphabet, Stampin' Up. Paper, Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up; Magnolia 12x12 paper pack, My Mind's Eye; Greatest Dad, Masterpiece Studios. Ink, Burnt Umber Palette, Stewart Superior. Ribbon, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, Stampin' Up. Accents, Aluminum Grommets, Making Memories; Clear Gemstone, The Paper Studio.
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The Big Guy
Every Big Guy has his favorite lounger, and this card celebrates that fact. Combine brown card stock, jumbo-size brads, and a clever central image to let Dad know that he can relax on his special day.
Editor's tip: The lounger/TV stamp is used on solid and patterned papers to create shapes for the shirt, chair, and rug. The shapes are then cut out and adhered to the basic rubber-stamped design. In this version, the jeans, shoes, and TV are colored in with markers.
Sources: Stamps, Let's Hear It for the Boy, My Favorite Things. Paper, Classic "Playful" Playing Around/Bouncy Ball, My Mind's Eye; Archaic 6x6 paper pack, Basic Grey. Ink, Burnt Umber Palette, Stewart Superior; Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up. Accents, Father's Day stickers, SRM Press; Metallic Jumbo Brads, Making Memories.