I didn’t really get into card-making until mid-2008. I had always made invitations to birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, dinner parties and wedding invitations & programs – even when I was a teenager. As an adult, I didn’t find my passion for card-making until last year.
I offer that brief explanation before showing you all the hand-made Father’s Day cards I’ve made, because you’ll see it’s not that many cards. Last year I finally got my Cricut Expression working properly (I didn’t have the blade dialed down low enough for the first frustrating year I owned it), so I made Father’s Day cards using Cricut DesignStudio.
Here are all the Father’s Day cards I’ve made since taking up card-making. You can see my cards used to me much simpler:
I used the cut-outs from the Dad tag and added Square Stax behind them to make my father-in-law’s card:
I also made a Father’s Day card for my husband’s grandpa. I meant to make him a card this year, but I wasn’t feeling well and didn’t have a chance to make one for him ahead of time. Here’s his ’09 card:
If you read my blog regularly, you’ve already seen this card two other times but I also have to add it to this post. This is my father-in-law’s 2010 Father’s Day card, using strictly Stampin’ Up! supplies and aluminum foil:
Finally, here’s the card and envelope I made for my dad this year. I used parts of the Bits & Pieces card kit and the tie stamp from the June Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart (CTMH). I used Glossy Accents to highlight the swirls around the words and the star. The tiny metal tool came from a set of little tools I bought at Craft Warehouse in Portland, OR. I tied it onto a silver brad with CTMH natural hemp twine.
Thanks for reading my post! I hope this will give you ideas for next year’s cards… and hopefully whatever I do next year will be more advanced as I learn more techniques.