Make a Cool Father's Day Card

Tell Dad you think he's the coolest with a hip, handmade card.
By: Melissa Phillips
Route 66 Greeting Card

Route 66 Greeting Card

Materials and Tools:

gray cardstock
orange patterned paper
blue patterned paper
palm tree, star, road sign and flourish die cuts
chipboard motorcycle
blue button
green button
2 sugar-coated brads
rub-on "cool guy" phrase (or permanent pen)
hemp or twine
pinking shears
glue stick, glue dots or adhesive of choice
sandpaper
sewing machine or needle and thread (optional)

Steps:

1. Cut gray cardstock to 8-1/2" x 4-3/4" and fold in half. Cut orange patterned paper slightly smaller than card front, ink edges and glue to center of card.

2. Cut blue paper slightly smaller than orange paper and trim edges with pinking shears. Attach blue paper to card with glue and lightly distress the paper's surface with sandpaper.

3. Cut a 1-1/4" strip of patterned paper to fit diagonally across the card front, ink edges and glue just below center. To give the card more texture, machine or hand-stitch around edges if desired.

4. Adhere palm-tree die cut by using adhesive and then attach blue flourish and road sign to upper area of palm-tree die cut. Write "cool guy" or apply rub-on phrase.

5. Make a small hole in the card's spine and feed hemp or twine through, wrapping it around the card front twice. Thread buttons through hemp and tie in a knot to secure. Thread hemp through chipboard motorcycle and tie to secure. Finally, attach star die cuts to card front with sugared brads.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Scratch-Off Card for Father's Day

Give Dad a break this year with a DIY scratch-off lotto-style card with prizes like breakfast in bed, a free pass from mowing the lawn and a car wash.

How to Make a Men's Bespoke Apron

Spruce up Dad's barbecue or morning coffee routine with a rugged yet dapper denim apron featuring leather towel loops and a cellphone pocket.

How to Make a Bird and Branch Holiday Card

A pinecone adds texture and a sophisticated natural touch to this charming handmade holiday card.

Make a Block Print Card

Turn a vinyl eraser into a work of art for your holiday greeting cards with these step-by-step instructions.

Handmade Christmas Tree Card

Surprise friends and family with this cute, easy-to-create handmade holiday card. Trendy patterns and traditional Christmas colors really make it pop.

Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

Layer ribbon and fabric trims to create a colorful pinata-inspired handmade Christmas card.

Handmade Pop-Up Christmas Card

Surprise family and friends with an easy-to-create holiday card with a pop-up message tucked inside.

Vintage Sheet Music Handmade Christmas Card

Forget store-bought, mass-produced Christmas cards. Show friends and family how special they are with vintage-inspired handmade holiday cards.

How to Make a Mitten Garland Advent Calendar

Count down the days till Christmas with a fun and festive mitten garland. Hang it below the mantel for a pretty way to spruce up any fireplace.

How to Make a Retro "Joy" Bottle Cap Card

Make a handmade card to give to your family and friends this holiday season. Follow these instructions by Sherry Wright to learn how to make a card from bottle caps.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.