My husband is a great dad to our kids. He loves getting handmade gifts from them for his birthday and Father’s Day. I thought I would help the kids out by designing an accordion fold DAD Father’s Day card. This project is perfect for the May Silhouette Challenge theme of gifts.
The free cut file for the DAD Father’s Day card is available available in SVG and Silhouette Studio formats. Download the one you need:
These free cut files are for personal use only.
I used to read the Creating Keepsakes magazine when it was still in print. Becky Higgins had a sketch in each issue and then several scrapbookers would interpret the sketch to create a layout or card. In a similar fashion, I designed this cut file and you will get to see it three ways.
My dad is a no frills kind of guy so I created a simple card for him with paper from the My Guy Stack from Die Cuts With A View, a single ribbon and 3 buttons.
My kids looked through my scrapbook stash but couldn’t find paper they wanted to use. I took them to the craft store and they both chose paper from Paper Pizzazz. When we got home, I let them pick a coordinating color of cardstock for the base of the card. They both picked the same cardstock as usual. Then the kids used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out their card. I got out adhesive, pipe cleaners, washi tape, rhinestones, buttons and ribbons.
Colin became engrossed in what he was doing. He was no talk and all business.
Kara was very social and talked to me about everything she was doing.
This was Colin’s masterpiece.
The pipe cleaner circle on top of the A is a 3 dimensional crown. He also told me there are several hidden Mickeys on his card for his dad to find. You can see that he likes to add bling to his crafts.
This is Kara’s Father’s Day card creation.
She likes to be symmetrical just like me. The green pipe cleaner along the bottom border is supposed to be grass. Kara also has hidden Mickeys on her card. The kids have been been obsessed with hidden Mickeys ever since our last Disney cruise.
This Father’s Day card designs folds flat for mailing.
I’m glad we have all our Father’s Day cards done!
Here are more Father’s Day gift ideas from Simply Kelly Designs.
The BEST.DAD.EVER. shirt is a quick craft that uses a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint. Free cut file included.
If you want to include pictures on your shirt, this design is for you. A PSD template is included in this post. Add your photos, print out onto an iron-on material and you have a custom shirt.
This easy Father’s Day frame craft will only take your preschooler a few minutes to complete.
These personalized mugs are the perfect gift for any dads that love coffee. All the kids have to do is decorate the insert.
Fill this Instagram paper album with photos of dad and the kids.
My Silhouette Challenge friends and I are all sharing gift projects on our blogs, so check out the projects below for more Silhouette inspiration.
1. Weekend Craft // 2. Where The Smiles Have Been // 3. Confessions of an Overworked Mom // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. Adventures in All Things Food // 6. Sisters, What! // 7. Create & Babble // 8. Creative Ramblings // 9. Practically Functional // 10. Briick by Briick // 11. My Paper Craze // 12. DIYJustCuz // 13. Made in a Day // 14. The Thinking Closet // 15. Architecture of a Mom // 16. Get Silvered
As you can see above, one free cut file can be used several ways. I hope you can use the DAD accordion fold Father’s Day card cut file. Happy crafting!
Rachel Smith says
Thank you so much. Been looking for inspiration for this year’s card and better than that you provide the template and it’s free!
You are welcome Rachel!
Cute card. If you cut it as an SVG do you need to cut it once of twice. Having problems putting it together. Sorry newbie here. Thanks
Hi Cindy. You cut everything one time. The connected part DAD is the base of the card. We used cardstock for that. The individual letters below it are the insides of the letters. We used patterned paper for that part. Hope that helps!
This is so cute, perfect for Father’s Day coming up! Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome! I hope you can use it to make a card.
You have the best ideas Kelly! And your models are adorable.
Thank you Malia! I am thankful my kids enjoy crafting as much as I do. Sometimes I think they use more craft supplies than I do.
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
Haha, Sir King Daddy….I love it!! It’s so great that your kids each made their own and really showcased their personalities with their creations. I love little keepsakes like that….things your family will cherish forever, I’m sure. Thanks for a great tutorial and cut file!
You are welcome Christine. I always think you can tell a lot about a person from their crafts! I’m glad their personalities shine through their crafting.
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
Love this idea. I like how each card has a different personality from each of you. Great job!
Thank you Michelle. My kids do change their crafting habits as they get older. I love that they are creative and try new things!
Pam - GetSilvered says
Awesome Card Kelly. I love the three versions – Cut files can be so versatile. So great to get the kids involved too -so much more meaning to give something done with so much love 🙂
Thank you Pam. I am thankful my kids love to craft and that everyone in our family loves crafty gifts.
Aww that’s adorable! I love that you had the kids decorate them themselves for an even more personal touch (Sir King Daddy cracked me up!)
PS: I also love your puzzle frame! My cousin recently did a puzzle art for her nursery and I think they’re so adorable!
Thanks Brittany. I’m not sure how Sir King Daddy came into being but we all call my husband Sir King Daddy on his birthday and Father’s Day.
This card is awesome. I am going to download so my son can decorate for his dad. Creating gifts is a great way for kids to show their love and also spend time giving back rather than just spending money. I believe it teaches them to be giving in spirit.
Thanks for the file!
You are welcome Leah. I love crafting with my kids. I think it helps them build confidence too. I hope your son enjoys making the card for his dad!
Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says
That is so cute! I love that the kids were able to make one too!
Thank you Ellen! They want to make more. My son has requested that I cut his name out for him to decorate. 🙂