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Homemade Father's Day Cards


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June 15, 2011

A card with a black and white photo of a man in a car.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.

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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.

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*I used PhotoScape version 3.5, which can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.photoscape.org/.

Instructions:

  1. Fold tan cardboard in half to create a card 4.1 x 6 inches. Use the ruler to make the fold neat and smooth.
  2. Cut the two shortest sides of the dark brown cardboard with the pair of pattern edged scissors.
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  4. Glue the 3.6 x 5.6 inch dark brown cardboard to the front of the card, carefully ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  5. Scan the photo onto your computer.
  6. With the PhotoScape program, add an antique photo filter (nr 4). This will turn the color of the photo into sepia, and also give it an aged look.
  7. From the different frames that could be added to the photo, choose the Paper01 frame and set the width at 200%.
  8. Save the adjusted photo onto your computer. If you want to keep the scan of the original photo for another project, remember to save the adjusted photo under a different name.
  9. Print the photo and then glue it to the front of the card, again ensuring that it is an equal distance from the edges.
  10. Print a message on the beige paper, cut it to the correct size and paste it to the inside of the card.
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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

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May 20, 2015

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.

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The card requires a few simple materials, but the end result is very pleasing and should speak right to your father's heart. Checkmate!

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June 11, 2008

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.

Heart shaped shirt and tie Father's Day card.

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April 23, 2015

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.

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June 17, 2015

An easy and cute Father's Day card idea for kids.

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May 21, 2015

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.

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An excellent way to thank him for quality time spent together in the outdoors.

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June 8, 2008

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.

Father's day card with photo inside muffin cup flower.

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June 17, 2017

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.

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This is a page about how to make a Father's Day shirt and tie money holder card.

Father's Day Money Holder Card

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December 19, 2016

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.

Tools for Father's Day Card

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February 18, 2016

This is a page about making a necktie Father's Day card. Homemade cards can often be a gift in themselves.

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May 16, 2020

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.

Thumbs Up Father's Day Card - front of finished card with greeting on the front

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March 2, 2020

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.

Toddler Handprint Monkey Father's Day Card - finished card

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February 28, 2020

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.

Father's Day Coffee Cup Greeting Card - card an a ceramic coffee cup

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July 15, 2019

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.

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