Homemade Father’s Day Cards – Free Printables & Templates
Posted: May 04, 2018
It’s June already planning party? Wow half the year’s gone by so quickly! Guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. Not sure how much fun it’s been, but it certainly has been busy; it just gets busier from here on. In our family summer has arrived even though the official First Day of Summer is still almost 3 weeks away, it arrived early at our house when the grandsons arrived Memorial Day weekend. Can’t believe they’ve been here almost 2 weeks! More fun times ahead!
This year we’ll be home for Father’s Day, it’s June 19th. That means we can really do it up. In our family holidays are big. We love holidays, any holiday! But Father’s Day almost always gets away from us because we’re usually away on vacation. The dads in our family are lucky to get a Father’s Day gift on the road, assuming we remember to bring it with us. Poor guys sometime feel neglected! Well this year we’re celebrating Father’s Day for sure!
For starters we’re making Father’s Day Cards! According to greeting card companies nothing says you care better than a greeting card, well a homemade Father’s Day Card makes it extra special.
We’ve whipped up a couple of super cute Father’s Day Cards. So easy! And the boys loved making them! Since Papa loves to go fishing we made the Gone Fishing card for him, and the Subway Art that centers on "Dad" by using words in different languages is fun!
In this post I’ll tell you how you and the kids can make these two cards, I’m sharing the templates and printable too! You don’t need a bunch of expensive supplies, just card stock or construction paper, glue, scissors or craft knife, and a printer. I actually used my Circuit Explore Air to print and cut, but if you don’t have a die cut machine, not to worry, it’s easy enough to cut by hand.
Let’s start with the Subway Art Father’s Day Card.
This one’s super easy! Here’s what you need:
Card stock or construction paper
Template for the frame
Printable of the words
Click here for the free template and printable!
Here’s what you need to do:
- Cut out a card base – this is what you’ll be gluing the frame and words to. You can make this any size you want, just remember you have to fold it in half so you have a vertical card. I cut out a 10? x 7? Rectangle so that when you end up with a 5?x7? Card. But you can make it any size you want, just make sure the width is double the width of the width of your finished card.
- Fold your card base in Half and make a nice crisp fold by gently but firmly rubbing a plastic scrapper (the kind you use when you apply putty on your walls), bone folder (available at craft stores, it’s a card making tool), or even the edge of a credit card, along the fold.
- Measure the front of the card where you will be pasting the subway art print.
- Download the printable and frame template, click here! And save it on to your desktop (make finding it easier!)
5. Upload the template and printable on to a photo editing app like Microsoft Paint or Photoshop. If you don’t have either you can edit online a picmonkey.com, a free online photo editor.
- Size the template and frame to fit the front of your card.
- Print the template and frame and cut it out. You don’t have to cut out each letter, just cut it to fit your card base. You can use scissors or an exacto knife to cut.
- Paste or glue the printable to the card base then glue the frame on top of it.
- For the inside of the card you can cut out a white rectangle the side of the inside or smaller and glue that on to the inside of the card. If you want you can write wishes on this sheet before cutting by typing out whatever you like on Word, print it out, then cut it to fit the card.
- You’re done!
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Hi! I’m Carmina, also known as Nana. I love DIY projects, parties, crocheting, and traveling. I hope that you enjoy my posts and find them useful! If you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to hear from you!