Just for Fun: Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Cards
Hello, Friends! Today I’m sharing a whole stack of Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Cards that I made over the weekend, just for fun. I had a super heavy design team load in May, so I didn’t get to play with some of the great papers that kind of fell into my shopping cart while I was rained in at the beach. You know what they say…when the going gets tough..the tough go shopping! LOL Being cooped up in a little condo for hours on end led me to browse the internet…and that led me to a few shopping sites, and…well, you know the rest of the story!
I finally found a few minutes to play, and used this entire collection up on this series of Father’s Day cards. They are available for purchase in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.
Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #1: Sawdust is Man Glitter
I don’t think I need to explain why this Simple Stories Plaid Dad collection fell into my shopping cart. It’s so stinkin’ cute! And, my son works with wood. What could be more perfect? Plus, it’s plaid, people! Look at that totally adorable plaid toolbox!
Each of these cards has a gift card holder and a pocket with an insert inside. Clean, simple and perfect for Dad.
The insert is mounted on a 4.25″ x 6.25″ kraft base so you can mount a nice photo on the back, or write a personal message to dad.
I liked this card design so much that I made two other variations of it.
This one uses great big copper brads along with the wooden ruler and novelty buttons.
The gift card pocket is made with a 3″ x 4″ cut apart image.
This one has a festive little banner across the top. I cut the wooden ruler in two pieces, added some real galvanized nails and an embossed woodgrain panel to this one.
And here’s a peek at the inside. I love all those plaid flannel shirts!
Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #2: Gone Fishing!
Have I ever told you about the one time my dad took me fishing? I was about 5 years old, and I had begged him over and over to take me out in the rowboat on the pond with him. Finally, he relented. I was so excited! We got the boat in the water, rowed out to Dad’s favorite fishing spot and dropped anchor.
And we sat there.
No talking…you’ll scare the fish.
No figeting…you’ll scare the fish.
No, there are no snacks.
No, there is no bathroom.
No, you can’t put your hand in the water…you’ll scare the fish.
I never asked to go again. Fishing. What a dumb way to spend a Saturday afternoon! LOL
But for some unknown reason, Dads love to fish. (Maybe it’s the peace and quiet? ) So I layered up more of these rad plaid papers. Then I added some cute fishing themed buttons. I don’t like fishing…but I love this card!
Here’s a peek at the inside.
Simple Stories Plaid Dad Father’s Day Card #3: Coolest Dad Ever
This card makes me laugh. The buffalo plaid hat with ear flaps? Yep. My dad had one of those. Horn-rimmed glasses? Check! He did not, however, wear suspenders or bow ties. But he did love his coffee…and he was the coolest dad ever. I adored him!
This one has a fun flap feature.
Well, you knew there had to be a flap somewhere, didn’t you? These are so easy to make. First score a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card at 2.5″ . Then fold on the score. Now adhere the smaller portion to the card base. Finally fold shut and adhere the gift card pocket. Done and done!
Thanks for letting me share these cards (and a few memories) with you. I hope you were inspired and somewhat amused!
Thanks for stopping by!