This Father’s Day we want to celebrate all of the dads, even those who it’s hard to find a card for. Whether it’s the honorary dads, two dads or those who don’t share your DNA but give that dad energy 24/7, we have some ideas for alternative Father’s Day cards!
Cricut Joy™ is perfect for card making and who doesn’t love to receive a homemade card? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a special card for those honorary dads. The stepdads, foster dads, uncles, grandads, and all-round good eggs! The ones who are always there for you when you need someone to do some DIY, give you a lift or tell you the most awful jokes!
You will need:
- Cricut Joy (view it here)
- Foil Transfer Tool for Cricut Joy (view it here)
- Cricut Joy Card Mat (view it here)
- Cricut Insert Card Pack (view it here)
Open Cricut Design Space™ and search for the design ‘Honorary Dad Card’ or image reference #M2923EBD7 in the image library. Select it and add it to your canvas.
Update the line type of all of the pen layers to foil, then click ‘Make It’.
Place the Insert Card on the card mat by sliding it into the mat layers. Make sure the front of the card is well stuck down to the mat. Place a sheet of foil, coloured side up, on top of the card then use the tape provided to secure the foil on all four sides. Stretch the foil taut as you go to ensure best results.
Remove the blade from your Cricut Joy and insert the Foil Transfer Tool. Load the mat into the machine, chose Insert Card Cardstock as your material setting, then click ‘Go’. Once the foiling is complete, carefully remove the foil sheet from the mat, making sure not to eject the mat from the machine.
Next, swap the Foil Tool with the blade. Click ‘Go’ on your device so that the machine can start cutting.
Once the machine has finished cutting, click ‘Unload’ to remove the mat from the machine. Gently remove the card from the mat and add in the insert card to all four corners of the card to complete it.
More alternative Father’s Day cards
Here are some more ideas for alternative Father’s Day cards for all dads:
For those with double the dad love, let them both know what wonderful dads you have. For ‘Double the Love’ search for image #M29C64C54 and for ‘Wondeful Dads’ search for image #M29C64C73.