Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the special dads in our lives than with handmade cards that capture their interests and hobbies? Today I’ve used the Gone Fishing bundle by Stampin’ Up! to craft a handful of Father’s Day cards. These cards feature the coordinating designer series paper (Let’s Go Fishing) and the new cardstock colors in Pebbled Path and Boho Blue and Pecan Pie. A full list of supplies used in these cards is listed at the bottom of this post.

There are so many fun dies to use in this bundle! In the below card, I used the water die, to create an ocean and then tucked the bobber into the layers to make it look like it was floating. There is one fish shaped die in the set that coordinates with the paper, so I die cut him (the larger fish) and then I fussy cut the smaller one from the designer paper as well. Love how this turned out!

In this next card (my favorite), I brought in the “best label” punch and coordinating stamp set to stamp out the word DAD and then punched out each letter to adhere to the front of the card. A small piece of pebbled path ribbon stretched across the designer paper panel gives it an added touch without making it look too feminine. The Pebbled Path layer on the front was embossed using one of the folders from the Basics 3-D folder set which is retired now, but I just had to use it!

Then, for the inside, I used the dies included in the set to cut out the inside of the tackle box. I cut it once in Pebbled Path, and then I cut two more pieces using black craft foam. When you stack and glue all these together you get a really great 3-dimensional look. Stampin’ Up does not sell craft foam, but you can get some in many colors at your local craft store. I got mine from Amazon.

Lots of die cutting goes into this card, but Stampin’ Up makes it so fun with all the little parts and pieces that you might find in your father’s tackle box. To combine the front panel with the back panel to make it into a card, I attached the front of the card to the back using 2 tabs punched in Misty Moonlight with the Best Label punch. I folded each piece in half and glued each half onto the front and the back, connecting them together, make it a top fold card.

I also used my (retired) trio punch to round the corners for all the pieces that I had to hand cut – like the two cover pieces and the inside white layer that you write your note on.

This next card showcases the inside of the tackle box on the front of the card. I used the inside tackle box die to cut out varies pieces of designer paper and used that for the backdrop inside the tackle box, then just randomly placed die cuts in each section.

By combining the Gone Fishing bundle by Stampin’ Up!, coordinating designer series paper, and the new cardstock colors, you can create personalized Father’s Day cards that showcase your creativity and thoughtfulness. The intricate die cutting techniques and attention to detail will surely impress any fishing enthusiast dad, making these cards cherished keepsakes for years to come. Celebrate Father’s Day with a heartfelt and handmade card that pays homage to his favorite pastime.

A full list of supplies that were used to make this card are below. Please let me know if you have any questions…happy to help you recreate any of these cards.