Monday, June 7, 2010

Have you gotten a Father's Day card yet?

No? Then, make one!

I always have problems figuring out what to do for Father's Day. Pops can never come up with gift ideas so I always have a hard time coming up with something for birthdays, Christmas, or Father's Day. And the same goes for card ideas. I came across a couple of handmade wallet cards the other day and decided to come up with my own wallet card that includes a pocket for a gift card. I recently made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday (I put his initials on the front instead), but I thought it would be appropriate for Dad's Day as well. I chose brown for my card, but if some other color strikes your fancy, go for it! 

The closed card measures 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches (A2 size). You will need to cut 4 pieces of cardstock. Three for the body of the card and one for the insert. Cut the following sizes: A - 4.25 x 11 inches, B - 3.75 x 11.5 inches, C - 4 x 2 inches, and D - 3.5 x 10 inches. A, B, and C should be the same color.
For the outside of the card, score piece A down the middle at 5.5 inches for folding.
Score piece B for folding at 5.75 inches. Then, score 1/4 inch from each short end and again 1/4 inch from the bottom (one of the long sides) of the card. 

Score piece C for the gift card pocket 1/4 inch in on each short side and 1/4 inch in on one of the long sides. This is what both pieces should look like after all of the scoring fun:
To make things fold more easily, on each of the bottom corners of piece B and C, draw a line across the corner creating a triangle. 
Cut along this line for each corner. This is piece C after the corner cuts:
For piece B, there is one additional cut in the center. Draw two lines (creating another triangle) down from the center score starting at the bottom score level. Hmm not sure if that made sense...please see picture below :)
Cut along those lines, and you will have this:
Now, fold those edges! (on both B and C, please). Oh! And fold piece B in the middle in the opposite direction of the flaps. 
Apply adhesive to the folded flaps.
Attach piece B to the inside of piece A making sure to match up at the center fold.
Now, to add the gift card pocket! Apply adhesive to the flaps on piece C and attach to the inside (right or left, whichevs you want) of the card making sure to center it.
I got a little ahead of myself and already put the insert (piece D) in the card. Before you do that, score piece D down the middle at 5 inches for folding.
Now, for some pizazz! Stamp or write whatever you want to say on the insert. I chose to put a "Happy Father's Day" sentiment as well as some trees (Stampin Up Funky Forest std roller).
On the front and on the inside, I added some faux stitching with a silver gel pen (I just used a piece of cardstock as my straight edge to make short repeating lines or "stitches").
There you have it! 

*If you have any questions about my instructions, leave a comment or email me, and I'll be glad to help :) 

Leaf Out.


  1. Thanks! I enjoyed putting it together. Love your shop!

  2. Featuring this in my Handmade HOLLA! Day gift guide for men. :)

  3. I did this with my daughter. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love your wallet craft! I've included it in my Father's Day Paper Craft round-up. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  5. I talked about this post on my blog today... Check it out!

    Karla c(:

  6. Thank you so much for this, this has just helped me now for my daughter to create for her dad.

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