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.
- 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
- White gel pen
- Cutting mat
- Paper adhesive
scissors, ruler, craft knife
(Note: Use photo as guide throughout.)
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.
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.
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.
Using white floss and working from back to front, sew stick and button to card front; knot floss ends inside card.
Transfer lettering to inside back of card with white pen so only “Dad” is visible through window.
- 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