Today I get to bring you a really easy, fun, and personalized gift for the Fathers in your life!
In our household, Father’s Day and my husband’s birthday tend to fall on the same weekend, if not the same day. What a gift for his father, right? My husband doesn’t like any money spent on him, which can make celebrating that weekend difficult if we want to give him gifts; as such we tend to give him cards, or I ask my daughter to draw a picture for him. Today’s project combines both!
I started with a square photo of our daughter and found a lot of inspiration by a Stamp Junkie post using a 3D card shape. I’ve made a card using this design in the past, it is really fun and it is a lot easier than it looks!
You can design the base of this project around any set of dimensions you need. I chose for the project to be half an inch deep, around a 5×5 picture, and to have a quarter inch wings. (The wings are what I’m calling the “handles” on the side. You could design a similar project without these, however, they help keep the project standing upright.)
1) This means that I needed to cut two panels of my Basis White cardstock into 5″ + .25 +.25 inches long. 5.5″ I wanted my card to be a half an inch taller than my photo, so my cardstock was cut to be 5.5″ long by 5.5″ tall.
2) I scored each piece of paper .25″ and .5″ in from each side.
3) I placed the photo of my daughter on the base and eyeballed where I was going to want the opening of the front. I used a lovely hexagon die from Tonic Studios but any geometric shape would work!
5) For the opening of the front, I coated the edges of my hexagon with The Crafter’s Workshop Tacky When Dry. Once the opening was dry I coated it with silver metallic flakes. I LOVE metallic flakes!
6) Using Cut Cardstock’s Pop Tone paper in Red Hot and Blue Raspberry I cut more hexagons! It looks like Blue Raspberry is currently out of stock, as of my writing this, but check out their other fun Pop Tone colors and products! I also coated some of the edges with silver metallic flakes like I did in Step 5.
7) Using Scor-Tape, I adhered my photo to the inside back panel. Make sure you have the image right side up, in relation to your child’s drawing!
Thank you so very much for following along with me! I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Father’s Day this coming month!