Father’s Day Gift Card

Hi guys.  It’s only a week until Father’s Day so I wanted to show you something you can make for him.  I learned this technic from a book (Show Off, by Stephens & Mann) and I thought it is a really cool way to make a card, so I decided to make one for my dad.  Now that I think about it, I think it would work better for a boy’s birthday card instead of a Father’s Day card, but still, you can use the technic to make a totally different look.

 

Need: Colored pencils (or markers), some white paper, a glue stick, a pair of scissors and three sheets of colored paper.

1. Fold two pieces of colored paper in half.

2. Cut some slits onto one of the pieces of paper.

Cut the slits on the folded half.

Cut the slits on the folded half.

3. Fold some of the slits like this.

4. This step is kind of hard to explain, fold the paper in and cut some smaller slits into the paper.

5. Now open it and push the steps out.

Tada!

Tada!

6. Now add glue to the back of the paper but be careful not to add glue to the steps.

Like this.

Like this.

7. Attach the glued side of the paper to the paper that you folded in half.

8. Trim the excess paper if you need to.

9. Now use your colored pencils (or pens) to draw stuff to add to your card.

Don't worry if you mess up! You can trim of what you don't want.

Don’t worry if you mess up! You can trim of what you don’t want.

10. Cut the drawings out and add glue to the back of them.

11. Add the paper to your card.

For some parts, just add some glue to a little pice of it then attach it to your card.

For some parts, just add some glue to a little pice of it then attach it to your card.

12. You can also draw little details directly onto your card.

Helicopter.

Helicopter.

13. Now take your other piece of colored paper and cut out a rectangle or a square big enough to fit the bottom of your card.

14. Now glue it onto your card.

15. Now you can write a message.

This is how mine turned out.

What's that little blue thing on that building?

What’s that little blue thing on that building?

It's the Doctor and Amy!

It’s the Doctor and Amy! (from Dr. Who)

I’m really proud of how this turned out.  It took me a while to make some of the drawings.  I’m thinking of making a fairy themed one for my little sister’s birthday.  There are many ways you can make this from Godzilla attacking Tokyo to fairies in a forest garden.  I hope you’ll enjoy this project, until next time.

Green Tip

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2 Comments

  1. Wow Meg, You outdid yourself with this one! I love, love, love it. The best part was the picture pieces your drew to tell your story, the are great. Uncle Roger thought this was a really cool card, he can’t believe how well you draw. If you make a fairy card I want to see that as well. Love, Aunt Dena

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