This DIY Father's Day Card Is a Tie-riffic Weekend Project

father's day tie card

Skip the store-bought card this year and give Dad something he’ll really love — a card made by you. Gift this one alongside a homemade tie to really stay on theme!

Father’s Day Tie Card

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Patterned paper
  • Suit and tie die cuts
  • Blank card
  • Natural cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Father’s Day stamps
  • Natural dye ink
  • Black or brown ink
  • Linen background stamp
  • Foam tape or double-sided tape
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Instructions

    1. Cut the Ties

    cut out paper ties

    Cut out your tie pieces. We made four ties in different colors and patterns of paper, which will be placed on the card front. We also cut out three ties (for the inside of the card) and cut the bottoms off.

    Good to Know: If you don’t have a die cut machine , you can always create the ties by hand; simply make and trace a template for each.

    2. Add Ink

    ink for tie card

    Trim your cardstock to be slightly smaller than your card. Lightly stamp it with the linen background stamp and natural dye ink to add color and texture.

    3. Tape the Ties

    adding tape to paper ties

    Add foam tape to the backs of your ties and knot pieces. Adhere them to the front of your cardstock piece.

    Pro Tip: If you want to keep your card flat for mailing, use double-sided tape instead.

    paper ties adhered to paper

    Place the tie pieces onto the cardstock, then secure the knots on top.

    4. Stamp a Sentiment

    happy father's day stamp

    Cut a strip of white cardstock and stamp a Father’s Day sentiment in the center. We used brown ink, but you can use black or any color that complements your ties.

    adhering back of card

    Wrap the strip around the cardstock piece with the ties and secure it in place with foam tape.

    5. Tape the Panel

    finished father's day card

    Tape the ties panel to the front of your card. Make sure it’s centered, so the a small white border is even on all sides.

    6. Finish the Card

    decorating inside of father's day card

    Use double-sided tape to adhere the three partial die cut ties to the inside of your card, as pictured above. Finish the card however you’d like — we stamped another sentiment, but you can handwrite a note or jazz it up with a touch of calligraphy.

    father's day tie card

    Your Father’s Day card is ready to gift!

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