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!