Hey y’all! Amanda here today with some Father’s Day cards you can throw together in a jiffy. I love making Father’s Day cards because they can be remarkably non-fussy. Most often there is no lace, no glitter, and no flowers. Father’s Day lends itself to fun, simple cards. Use any one of your favorite Pebbles collections to make a great looking Father’s Day card.
As I was looking through Pebbles’ recent collections for masculine prints and themes for Father’s Day, I noticed that every collection had components that were distinctly masculine. Even the collections with a more feminine feel had prints and elements that could easily be used for masculine projects such as Father’s Day cards. I used Cottage Living, Happy Day, and Fun in the Sun to create three different Father’s Day cards.
Can you tell I was feeling a little artsy-fartsy when I put this card together? I really don’t like getting messy, but sometimes a design just calls for it. I have been itching to try the alphabet masks from the Cottage Living collection for a while now, and lemme tell ya, they are fantastic! I paired them with some gooey spackle to create a one of a kind sentiment. This delicious woodgrain paper is also from the Cottage Living collection.
There is no magic to my spackling method. In fact, I just made it up. Simply place the alphabet masks on a piece of patterned paper and apply a bit of craft spackle with a popsicle stick. Spread it around on top of the alphabet masks until you get a texture and thickness that you are happy with.
Remove the alphabet masks right after you apply the spackle when it is nice and wet. Use a vinyl weeding tool, or other sharp object, to grab the letters and gently peel them off of the card. Allow the spackle to dry and it is ready to cut and embellish.
In my family, our grandpa was always known as Gramps. This affectionate nickname has now passed down to my dad. Father’s Day sentiments don’t have to be complicated or wordy. A name on a card with Gramp’s favorite hobby is just right for the old guy.
I can’t line up Thickers in a straight line to save my life. I’m all for whimsy on occasion, but I am just uptight enough that most of my sentiments need to be perfectly straight. To get my sentiments just right, I use the grid on my cutting mat to line up the paper and a ruler. I place my Thickers on the ruler and everything comes out just fine. OCD panic attack diverted!
I really enjoyed making tall cards for summer, so I thought I’d also make a tall card for dear ol’ dad. Using cardstock stickers from the Happy Day collection, I embellished the card with a variety of icons that represents dad’s favorite hobbies.
These uber masculine woodgrain Thickers make a perfectly simple sentiment. Keep those buggers from falling off of the card by securing them with a machine stitch or two.
Have a very Happy Father’s Day!
Cottage Living Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Hardwood
Homegrown Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Nature Walk
Fun In The Sun Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Beach Towel
Fun In The Sun Chips Die-Cut Shapes 49/PkgEphemera
Happy Day Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″Weekend
Happy Day Cardstock Stickers 6″X12″ 2/SheetsIcons & Phrases
Happy Day Thickers Alpha Stickers 5.5″X11″ 2/SheetsWoodland/Wood Print Chipboard
Cottage Living Alphabet Masks 102/Pkg