Father’s Day Cards To Make For Handy Dads!

If you are looking for ideas for Father’s Day cards to make yourself, check this out!

It’s that time of year – everyone is scrambling for some new ideas for Father’s Day cards to make and this one is just so cute! Even if the dad you are sending a card to isn’t handy, I bet he either thinks he is or wishes he was and this is a cute way to thank him for all those little fixes he’s done. You can’t really see the high shine of these silver tools in the photos but know that them with the bold black, red and white color combination is both manly and fun.

an example of father's day cards to make using card making dies to create all those tiny tools

The Card Base, Frame and Sentiment

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Score and fold the card and secure it in the MISTI.
  • Line the Small Dot background stamp over the card base, apply black ink and stamp the image.  Pro Tip:  The MISTI is a tool that I can’t be without.  The magnets hold my paper in place and allows me to stamp the image more than once to provide a great image.
  • Secure a piece of white cardstock and sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp the sentiment using black ink.  Pro Tip:  There are lots of different black inks out there but I have found the VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink works the best for me.  You can use it with watercolor paints, water-based markers and embossing.  
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to layer behind the sentiment and attach it to the back of the sentiment layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Use red Cardstock to cut the Stitched frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Tools and Tool Box

  • Use black and red cardstock to cut the tool box sections. 
  • Assemble the pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the tools using shiny silver metallic cardstock and the handles using red cardstock.
  • Attach the handles to the tools using glossy accents. 
  • Attach a few of the tools to the back of the tool box using glossy accents and tiny pop dots.

Finish The Father’s Day Card

  • Attach the sentiment to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the tool box to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the handle and tip of the saw and attach it to the card base,
  • Note:  I always have a hard time getting good pictures of metallic cardstock so I took the flat picture to show the shine of the tools.

Check out my Tool Box card to see another project using the tool box and tools.  

an idea for father's day cards to make with tiny tools and a tongue in cheek greeting all from Rubbernecker

493 small dot bkg
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Rectangle Stitch One Piece Combined…
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5409-02D Tools Die
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5409-01D Tool Box Die
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3419 Dad Phrases
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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Clear High Gloss Embossing Powder
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .5″ X 27yd
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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MISTI – New & Improved
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Metallic Cardstock – Silver, Lawn…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Spellbinders – Reverse Tweezers
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As much as this is a terrific idea for Father’s Day cards to make for the dads you want to honor, you can change up that greeting and use it for lots of different cards for men. Make a few and have them on hand!

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