Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Card for Dad

by Lis Whiting

A Card for Dad

This is a really easy card that looks like a million. I made it for my father for Father’s Day but you can use it for a birthday. And you can change the colors and the word and turn this card into anything! Mom, JOY (for Christmas), Sis; it's limitless!


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • American Crafts Cardstock, Butter     ( AMC-CSP-71040   $0.50)
    • Best Creation Glitter Cardstock, Pink     ( BC-P-GL001   $2.59)
    • Graphic 45 Papers, Renaissance Faire, Masterpiece     ( G45-P-0113   $0.99)
  • Embellishments
    • Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers, Piper Milk Chocolate Alpha     ( BG-CH-1496   $5.99)
    • Tim Holtz, Tissue Tape Symphony     ( ADV-TH-92829   $9.99)
  • Tools


  • Fold the cream cardstock in half to create your card base.
    This card opens from the bottom.

  • Attach your glitter cardstock to the card using your favorite adhesive.

  • Take your graphic 45 cardstock and cut a 4 5/8" x 2 3/8" piece from it.

  • Attach this piece of cardstock to the middle of your card (onto the glitter cardstock).

  • Take the smaller strip of glitter cardstock and attach it to the center of your card with mounting tape.

  • Attach your chipboard letters to the card. I angled mine up for interest.

    Idea: Depending on what letters you use, you can dangle a charm off one.
    If there is no hole, you can always punch a small one and thread wire or thread through it to tie your charm.

    Note: I used chipboard letters from K & Company; the ones I listed above are from Basic Grey.
    If you coat them with glue and sprinkle a coordinating glitter on them, you would have a great look!

  • On the inside of the card I placed a strip of Tim Holtz’ new Tissue Tape at the bottom.
    The tissue tape blended in so well with the ivory cardstock that it looks like its part of the paper.
    It’s a great design element!

I hope that you will try this card. It’s very easy and great fun! See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely card! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.