Hand Made Father’s Day Gifts!

Hello, Paper Crafters! 😀

It’s me, Hannah, the crafter over at Fanciful Spaces again! 😀 I hope you are all doing wonderfully!

Today I get to bring you a really easy, fun, and personalized gift for the fathers in your life! 

In our household, Father’s Day and my husband’s birthday tend to fall on the same weekend, if not the same day. What a gift for his father, right? My husband doesn’t like any money spent on him, which can make celebrating that weekend difficult if we want to give him gifts; as such we tend to give him cards, or I ask my daughter to draw a picture for him. Today’s project combines both!

I started with a square photo of our daughter and found a lot of inspiration by a Stamp Junkie post using a 3D card shape. I’ve made a card using this design in the past; it is really fun, and it is a lot easier than it looks!

You can design the base of this project around any set of dimensions you need. I chose for the project to be half an inch deep, around a 5×5 picture, and to have a quarter inch wings. (The wings are what I’m calling the “handles” on the side. You could design a similar project without these; however, they help keep the project standing upright.)

1) This means that I needed to cut two panels of my Basis White cardstock into  5″ x 0.25 x 0.25 inches long. 5.5″  I wanted my card to be a half an inch taller than my photo, so my cardstock was cut to be 5.5″ long by 5.5″ tall.

2) I scored each piece of paper 0.25″ and .5″ in from each side.

3) I placed the photo of my daughter on the base and eyeballed where I was going to want the opening of the front. I used a lovely hexagon die from Tonic Studios, but any geometric shape would work!

4) On the back panel, I requested that my daughter draw a picture for her daddy. Her medium of choice is a mechanical pencil. She drew a darling photo of her, her daddy, and her dog. 
5) For the opening of the front, I coated the edges of my hexagon with The Crafter’s Workshop Tacky When Dry. Once the opening was dry, I coated it with silver metallic flakes. I LOVE metallic flakes!

6) Using Cut Cardstock’s Pop-Tone paper in Red Hot and Blue Raspberry, I cut more hexagons! It looks like Blue Raspberry is currently out of stock, as of my writing this, but check out their other fun Pop-Tone colors and products! I also coated some of the edges with silver metallic flakes like I did in Step 5.

7) Using Scor-Tape, I adhered my photo to the inside back panel. Make sure you have the image right side up, in relation to your child’s drawing!

8) Somehow I don’t have a “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment, so I printed off a variety of sentiments in different sizes and fonts. Thank goodness for Microsoft Word! I chose the one I wanted, cut it out, and matted it on Basis Black cardstock. I followed that by silver embossing the edges.
9) Next, I placed my hexagons and sentiment in pleasing locations. Some I put directly on the photo of my daughter. Others were scattered around the front. I used both Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and foam squares to achieve a variety of dimensions.

This is my second project for Cut Cardstock that uses the Basis Paper. For my first project, I created handmade envelopes. This 80lb paper is really versatile, it has become a staple of my craft room!

Thank you so very much for following along with me! I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Father’s Day this coming month!

– Hannah

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