Another “poppin'” paper craft coming at ya! Today I am sharing another extra special design for another extra special person in your life. Celebrate your dad, grandpa, or father-in-law with this intricate Father’s Day pop-up card!
I’m always proud of the designs I share here (otherwise, I wouldn’t share them), but I was particularly proud of myself after successfully making a pop-up Mother’s Day card last month! So, I decided to try my hand at another “pop-up” design for dad.
Instead of going the tie and mustache route, I decided to go with a super fun, retro theme for this card: partly because it reminds me of the fun daddy-daughter dates my dad took me on to the skating rink (back when those were a thing), partly because retro things generally remind me of my dad, and partly because, well, simple awesomeness.
- Hot Glue
- Foam Tape
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the card pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re not using the SVG file that includes score lines, you can use the PDF version as a reference to know where your folds should go.
2. Carefully fold the card so that “Dad” pops out correctly. Then, glue the two layers of the card together.
3. Attach all of your detail pieces. Start by attaching the stars to the bursts, the roller skate details to their proper places, along with the boom boxes, and disco ball. If you’d like to add any hand drawn details to the pieces, now is a good time to do it.
Then, layer the pieces for the top portion together with foam tape.
4. Finish assembling your card. Attach the large top portion with a layer or two of foam tape.
For the lower pieces, fold back the bottom, rectangular portions, and attach it as shown in the picture. I’ve included some score marks in the file to help you line these up correctly as well.
I hope you like my latest pop-up creation! I don’t think it will be my last. I’m just having too much fun with these!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Father’s Day designs available on my blog!
Enjoy crafting this super unique Father’s Day pop-up card! And happy Father’s Day to all you rock star dads and grandpas out there!
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KathyJune 4, 2020 at 11:54 am (3 years ago)
Wow, you really know your stuff! This card is fantastic, it is a really great design. You are so creative and generous to share your hard work. The photography of your projects is exceptional too. Honestly, I don’t know how you do it all! All this and a wife, mother, and daughter! Your parents deserve to be proud!
MandeeJune 4, 2020 at 3:38 pm (3 years ago)
Kathy, you really are too sweet to me! Thanks for supporting my work and for giving me a “pick-me-up” for the day!! 😊