As a child I’ve always made cards for every occasion, but as adulthood made an appearance in my life I resorted to ready-made cards which I personalized. Since Father’s Day is coming up, I decided to go back to my roots and come up with three card ideas! Hopefully this will inspire you or your children to create a card for the special father figure in your life!
- Construction Paper
Ready for Work
Trace cup and tie outline, then cut out shapes along with some squiggles for steam.
Fold 1/3 of the base white construction paper leaving 1/3 of the sheet uncovered. Place shapes on white paper then trace where they meet the end of the top fold.
Cut the shapes and glue to the paper so they align when the fold is closed.
Add a personalized message and a border by pasting onto a slightly larger piece of construction paper. I’m not blessed with creating or copying fonts so I keep it simple. Jazz it up to fit your style!
Glue to the inside fold of the card.
I encourage you to personalize it as much as you like!
Tie-nk You Dad
Fold construction paper in half then cut a two inch section from the back of the card. Measure a 3 inch section on the top of the front fold of the card and cut slits on both sides around the 3 inch section.
Fold the top section in half, then fold each side diagonally to create a collar shape.
Create another collar from a rectangle piece of paper
Cut out two tie shapes
Glue collar and ties to card
Create a personal message for the inside of the card.
Wallet of Love
Fold sheet with a little over an inch left at the top. I would suggest using brown paper, but I only had black.
Add a pocket to one side of the card, and a smaller piece of paper as a brand tag which you can decorate however. Add the larger yellow piece to represent cash within the wallet. Ensure that the yellow piece is visible in the wallet. You can also add an insert in the pocket to resemble a gift card (the pink insert).
Decorate the insert by adding photos or drawing an image. Ensure the greeting is visible when the insert is in the wallet.
Add a border to the front and personalize to your taste!
There you go! Three innovative card ideas for the special father in your life!
Love Karissa 🙂