Monday, May 16, 2022

Two Simple Card Making Ideas for Dads on Father's Day {And All Year Long!}

 One great die set from Impression Obsession makes creating handmade cards for Dad a breeze, not only for Father's Day but also all year long. Today we'll look at two fun ways to make cards for Dad, for Father's Day or to celebrate how awesome he is any time of year. 

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Both of today's cards begin with the DAD die. (You might remember the matching MOM die I shared a few weeks ago in THIS blog post.) It's a great starting place for any occasion card, but obviously this first one is straight up Father's Day. This die set cuts the thin outside line, and the inner shape of the letters, so it's simple to die cut from two colors, and then mix and match the inner and outer pieces. 

On the background I used the Wood Planks Dies. I die cut them from white  core cardstock (from CTMH) and then sanded them, which really brings the texture of these dies to life. I used a small hole punch to add silver cardstock "nails" onto the panels, added a die-cut hammer, and the simple sentiment strip.

This second card uses the reverse pieces that I die cut initially. The first card used the white outline and black inside pieces, and now the opposite. It's so simple to make two cards at one time using this set. This card could be sent all year long - it would make a fun birthday card, or a card to say thank you. I paired the DAD die with a BBQ sentiment and grill tools, which feels like a fun card for summer.
Today is Die Cut Day on the Impression Obsession blog. It's the day we celebrate all things die-cutting! I hope this blog post gave you some great ideas for pulling together cards for the DADS in your life. I hope you'll hop around and check out all the die-cutting goodness the other designers have to offer.  
Shop the Supplies on Today's Cards:

love using the Magic Mat from with my die cutting machine, because it alleviates those pesky cutting lines on the underneath side of die cut shapes. You know, the ones from your best used cutting plates? 
Before you go:
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Looking for card ideas for mom too? You'll love the MOM die that matches the DAD die above! 

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