Father’s Day Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Greet your golf-loving dad with a handmade card this Father’s Day. The layered papers add great texture, as do the button “golf ball” and twig signpost.

Materials

  • White blank card, 5”x6-1⁄2”
  • Purple/Blue paper: checked, sponged, dotted
  • White embroidery floss
  • White button, 5⁄8”
  • Twig, 1⁄8” diameter, 5” long

Tools

  • White gel pen
  • Cutting mat
  • Needle
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, craft knife

Directions

(Note: Use photo as guide throughout.)

step 1

Open card; trim 3⁄8” from each front edge, except fold. Cover inside back of card with purple/blue checked and card front with purple/blue sponged papers.

step 2

Print and cut out patterns. (Note: The blue word “pattern” is a link. To access this pattern, select the link, then download and print pattern.) Cut grass border pattern from purple/blue dotted paper. Adhere grass to front of card.

step 3

Trace flag window pattern on front of card. Open card and use craft knife to cut out “window”. Outline window and front of card with white pen.

step 4

Using white floss and working from back to front, sew stick and button to card front; knot floss ends inside card.

step 5

Transfer lettering to inside back of card with white pen so only “Dad” is visible through window.

Tips

  • Modify patterns slightly to create sailboat window card, floating along on rolling, blue waves. Or, cut grass from green crinkle paper for added texture.

by Shauna Berglund-Immel

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