Checkmate Father's Day Card

With Father's Day just around the corner, here is a themed card for a chess-loving father. The focus point of the card is a king chess piece, reminding your father that he is the king of your heart. The card requires a few simple materials, but the end result is very pleasing and should speak right to your father's heart. Checkmate!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card



  1. Cut a piece, sized 10" x 5", from the red cardstock. Score it in half to create a card sized 5" x 5".
  2. From the black sugar paper, cut five 1.3" squares, and cut four 1.3" squares from the white sugar paper.
  3. Glue the sugar paper squares to the front of the card to make a partial chess board.
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  5. Use the Pilot silver marker pen to highlight the lines between the squares. Also draw a silver frame around the partial chess board.
  6. Trace the pattern of the chess piece onto the remaining red cardstock and cut it out.
  7. Add a silver border around the chess piece. Also add some detail to the chess piece.
  8. Use self-adhesive foam squares to affix the chess piece to the front of the card.
  9. Add a strip of musical notes lace tape to the bottom of the card and cut off any protruding edges.
  10. Add the four photo corners to the partial chess board.
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  12. Use the alphabet stickers to spell "dad" at the top and "love u" at the bottom of the card.

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May 21, 20150 found this helpful

My hubby will love this! Think I must show the kids... (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

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