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I recently discovered some old family photos in my mother's cupboard. The photos are more than 50 years old, and all of them are coming from the era when black and white photos were still regarded as fashionable.
When I looked at these photos, I immediately thought of all the craft projects that these photos could be used for. I decided to use one of these photos to make a birthday card for my father. This card can also be adjusted for Father's Day, or any other occasion when you would like to make a card for a man.
Note: If you can't find a matching envelope, use a light tan sheet of paper and make your own envelope. You can find some templates for envelopes at: http://desktoppub.about.com/library/weekly/xenvtemp.htm.
Editor's Note: You will want to measure your photo choice and adjust card and envelop sizes accordingly.
By Benetta from Pretoria, Gauteng
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
Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a handmade card that is sure to make him smile. This gorgeous heart-shaped card uses cardstock, decorative paper, buttons and a faux stitch technique.
Father's Day is the one day in the year when you can show your father how much he means to you. There is no better way of telling him that he is a one-of-a-kind dad than with this card.
An easy and cute Father's Day card idea for kids.
Father's Day is the one day in the year when you can tell your father that he is your hero. Make this card to remind him of your last camping trip. An excellent way to thank him for quality time spent together in the outdoors.
Here's a simple and fun Father's Day card that even the youngest children can make. The center of the flower can be decorated with sequins, small seeds, or a photo.
This is the perfect card for the father who has everything or an older parent. The pocket on the shirt makes a handy money holder. This is a page about how to make a Father's Day shirt and tie money holder card.
This is a page about making a Tools for Father's Day card. This clever card is perfect for the do-it-yourself dad on his special day.
This is a page about making a necktie Father's Day card. Homemade cards can often be a gift in themselves.
A construction paper handprint is taped in place to offer a thumbs up greeting. This card can be used for any number of occasions. Just add the appropriate wording. Here it is designed as a Father's Day card using a child's handprint.
Handprint crafts are a real hit with young children. Turn your toddler's handprint into this super cute monkey Father's Day card. We can show you how.
This handmade card is perfect for coffee loving dads. Decorate a paper coffee cup and cut in half. Once it is attached to the card, write your greeting and perhaps add some coffee themed small gifts to the cup.
This play on words Father's Day card features a Popsicle motif. Learn how to make a "Coolest Pop" card for Father's Day on this page.