What are we to create for the dads in our lives that are not interested in these things? What about the fathers who enjoy rock climbing, gardening, beekeeping, or gaming? Card inspiration for these guys is nearly impossible to find. Well, I’m jumping in and creating a card that’s a bit different. It’s a little cheesy and it’s cute…this is a card for the hiker, the adventurer, the Scout leader, or perhaps the backyard gardener. I hope you enjoy it.
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- Jumping Tree Frog Mini Peg Stamp
- Jumping Tree Frog Tiny Peg Stamp
- Tiny Tree Frog Tiny Peg Stamp
- Lily Pad Side Mini Peg Stamp
- Lily Pad Top Mini Peg Stamp
- Cardstock – White
- Cardstock – Lime
- Cardstock – Yellow
- VersaCraft Tangerine
- Paint Pen – Black
- Carbon Paper
- Printed Text
Cut and fold the yellow card base to A2 size. (5.5″ wide by 4.25″ tall).
Cut the lime green card stock to 5 2/16″ wide by 3 15/16″ tall.
On the white card stock trace a rectangle 4 3/4 by 3 9/16″ tall.
Stamp within the rectangle, leaving enough room to cut out the center.
Cut along your tracing, then fussy cut the middle. You can get your scissors in the middle by slightly folding the center and making several cuts around the center of the card.
If you have great handwriting, or a greeting stamp that would work, you can skip this next bit. Print the greeting, “Hoppy Father’s Day” on printer paper. My font is Miss Smarty Pants (http://www.dafont.com/miss-smarty-pants.font) in 36pt type. Cut around the greeting.
Cut out a small piece of carbon paper, a little larger than your greeting.
Dry fit the fussy cut stamping on top of the lime green card stock, placing your greeting where it looks best. Carefully remove the stamping and while holding your greeting in place, slip the carbon paper underneath. Trace the greeting and it will transfer to the lime green card stock. Now with a black paint pen, trace the transferred greeting which is now on the lime green card stock.
Apply glue to the back of the stamping and adhere it to the lime green card stock, making sure there is an equal border of lime green card stock. Trace around it with a black paint pen. Glue this to the yellow card base.