DIYs

Easy Cards, Handmade for Father’s Day!

One can never have too many greeting cards! Here are 4 more simple card ideas to make at home that will really bring the extra special touch to any occasion!

  • Father’s Day Card #1 – WOODSMAN: This is my fiance’s second Father’s day and I wanted to make him an extra special card! You will need to find some paper that has a wooden design (for the “walls”), forest themed paper (for behind the window), dark brown paper (for the window), and corresponding colored papers (for the heart). Cover the front of the card with your wooden design paper. To make the window: cut your brown paper to measure the same height as the card front but about 1.5″ – 2″ less in width (depending on how big your card is)…mark 1/4″ in from each corner to create a border around the outside, then find the center of each side and mark the middle panes at 1/4″…you should see the window shape by now, so just cut out the centers! Next, cut your forest paper to match the size of the window, attach. Add some text, stickers, even mini pictures of the kids would be super cute!

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  • Father’s Day Card #2: COLORFULLY SIMPLE – This is as simple as they come! Gather a piece of blue paper and cut it to however big you want the card. Next, gather some patterned paper, and cut it slightly smaller then the front of the card. Finally, use scraps or cut strips from a pop of color paper (like yellow!!!) and attach them diagonally across the top right corner and bottom left corner. Attach the patterned paper on top of that and stick on some DAD stickers and you’re good to go!

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  • Mother’s Day Card – OK I’m a little late on this one, but it was sent out before I got to take a picture so I had to wait until my mom received it! This one can be a little tricky…you will need: background paper, 3 corresponding papers, and a “mother” sticker. Basically you are just going to cut equal but elongated triangles with the various papers and arrange them in a sunburst shape starting at the bottom left corner. Cut out a small heart from the background paper to add to the bottom (this also covers any cutting mistakes!) Stick on your “mother” sticker. Done!

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  • 3D Heart Birthday Card – I LOVE this card!! You will need plain paper for your card, pretty patterned paper, corresponding plain paper, letter stickers, and a heart punch out. Cut your card to the size you would like and cut you pattern paper (round the corners) slightly smaller then the front of the card. Cut a 1″ strip out of the plain paper and position it on the left side of the pattern paper. Glue and zig-zag stitch to attach. Glue on the patterned front piece. Use your heart punch out to punch a heart in the bottom right corner, punching through the whole front of the card (If you don’t have a heart punch you can use an exacto knife). Punch a heart out of a corresponding textured paper and glue it to the INSIDE of the card…there is your 3D look. Stick on your letter stickers and voila!
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Hope you guys enjoy! 🙂

Keep craftin’!

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