Whether your dad can’t get enough of his sweets or tool box, Maxine shows you three unique ways you could use these fab paper designs this Father’s day.
Tool Box Card
What you Need
Free Printable Papers
Dovecraft 5x7 Card Blanks, A4 Silver Mirror Card
First Edition Tool Die Set, Pinking Edge Nesting Dies, Textured Card Stock
Simply Creative Gems
How to Make
1.Place your first Dovecraft 5x7 card blank, open and vertical, on your scoring mat. Measure 6.5cm in from the left and make a mark. From this mark, make a vertical score line down your card.
2.On the opposite flap, measure 6.5 cm from the right and instead of scoring a line, cut that section off.
3.You will then want to glue this card to the second Dovecraft 5x7 card blank. Have your second card open, vertically. Glue the right flap to the left hand side of the card. Once dry, place your card on your surface so that it is sitting in a landscape position.
4. It’s time to decorate! Cut a 17.5 x 12.5cm piece of backing paper with the metallic design, and adhere this to the main section, at the front your card.
5.Cut a 17.5cm x 6cm strip of the same design for the small section, at the front of your stepper card.
6.From the First Edition Pinking Edge Nesting Dies, take the second largest die and die cut it onto the tartan design paper. Cut an 8cm x 8cm square from the pegboard paper and then glue this behind your die cut design so that you are left with a nice border. Use a few strips of foam tape and stick your finished shape to the main section of your card, toward the right hand side.
7.Choose which tools you’d like to add to your design from the First Edition Tool die set and die cut them onto a A4 sheet of Dovecraft mirror card. Maxine has varied her design by die cutting a few of the tools onto black First Edition Textured Card Stock.
8. Maxine had also added a few leftovers from the mirror card to the black card to add interest. Add your chosen tools to the peg board to make it appear as if they’re hanging.
9.Add the screw driver to the left of your peg board and a few bolts, to the top left corner. Maxine has used 3D foam pads and layered a few of the screws to gain dimension in her design.
10.Cut out the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ sentiment from the tag sheet and adhere it to the front of your stepper card, in the centre. Add a small, silver gem to each corner of your sentiment from the Simply Creative collection. Add the tool box to the left of your sentiment and an assortment of screws and bolts, on the right hand side.
You Will Need
Free Printable papers
How to Make
1.Begin by cutting out the bow tie from the printable papers.
2.Next, cut out two identical triangles from a coordinating sheet of paper. Measure around the top of your jar, take that length and cut a 2cm wide strip from the same paper you cut your triangles from.
3.Adhere the strip around the top of your jar and glue your triangles to the front, on top of your strip. This will make the shirt collar!
4.Cut out the ‘Love You Dad’ tag, make a small hole at the top and thread through a length of Dovecraft Twine. Adhere the end of your twine to the back of your bow tie. With your tag and bow tie connected, stick each to the front of your jar with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape. Ensure when adding your bow tie, to overlap your shirt collar.
5.Now your Jar is ready to fill with your dad’s favourite sweets!
Dad Gift Tag
What you Need
Free Printable Papers
First Edition Textured Card Stock
1.First cut a piece of First Edition card stock down to 7.5cm x 15.5cm. With your tag vertical, measure 4cm from the top, on the left and right hand side and create a mark. Measure 3cm in from the left and right of the top of your tag and make a mark. Diagonally cut across from one mark to the second on both sides to create the tag design.
2. Cut a 8cm x 7.5cm rectangle of the triangle patterned paper. Glue this to your tag ensuring to leave 2cm from the bottom.
3. Cut a 5cm x 1.5cm strip from the peg board paper and diagonally cut off the bottom of the left hand corner. Layer this to the bottom right of your triangle patterned paper.
4.To make the zig zag effect, fold your paper every 1cm, back on itself. Once you’ve finished, glue it to the top of your triangle patterned paper.
5. Finish by cutting the ‘Dad’ sentiment from the tag sheet and adhering it to the centre of your tag with foam tape.
Now you have three designs that you could this Father’s day! The designs are so versatile, so we know you’ll be set for all different types of crafty projects! Make sure to upload your brilliant makes to the project gallery and when uploading on social media, #Trimcraft! We’d love to see what you have crafted.