Impress Dad With These Father's Day Card Ideas

Inject a dose of creativity and thoughtfulness into your Father's Day celebration with these DIY card ideas. Whether you're aiming for a cute look, aiming to trigger a chuckle, or simply appreciating your Dad’s love with a simple card, you’ve got options to consider.

General Father’s Day Card Ideas

DIY card ideas for Father's Day accommodate a broad range of personal touches. With your heart tuned into your dad's preferences, creating a tailor-made card isn’t as hard as you may think:

  • Recycle and Reuse: Use old magazines, posters, or even cloth to create a collage on the cards. This not only gives the card a unique appeal but also speaks to upcycling efforts.
  • Scribble and Doodle: Get your creativity flowing by turning simple squiggles and doodles into a heartwarming masterpiece. Draw your dad's favorite things and use his favorite colors to make it extra special.
  • Photo Card: Stick a memorable photograph on your card for dad and take a walk down memory lane with Dad. Photo cards offer a timeless touch.
A side view of a handmade horizontal card that says "Love."

Cute Father’s Day Card Ideas

Being cute never goes out of style, especially with Father’s Day cards. Drawing ideas are plentiful.

  • Animal Themes: Draw animals to make your Father’s Day card adorable. An example could be drawing a pair of glasses on a cute bear and saying "I love you beary much, Dad!"
  • Fruit Puns: Draw fruits and use a pun like "Dad, you're one in a melon!"
Super Dad Theme: Draw your dad as a superhero to represent the super-special dad that he is.
A handmade Father's Day Card featuring a cutout superhero Dad.

Funny Father’s Day Card Ideas

Humor can be the best way to bring a smile to your dad's face this Father's Day.

  • Dad Jokes Card: Include some of his favorite dad jokes.

A handmade card with three cutout smiley faces on the front.

  • Comic Strip Card: Make a comic strip of a funny memory you shared together. Bonus points if you use googly eyes!

5 Card Ideas for Father’s Day

The Classic Best Dad Card

Skill Level: Beginner/Anyone

Nothing says “You’re the best, Dad!” like a handmade card. Use your craft knife to precisely cut bold letters spelling out “BEST DAD” and embellish with stickers and colored shapes for a personal touch.

Tools & Materials: Excel Blades K18 Cushion Grip Paper Cutter Knife, colorful cardstock, permanent markers, decorative stickers.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Step 1: Trace the letters onto your cardstock.
  • Step 2: Carefully cut them out with your Excel Blades precision knife.
  • Step 3: Arrange the letters on the front of a folded card and glue them down.
  • Step 4: Add stickers and drawn designs to embellish.
  • Step 5: Add a sweet sentiment or message 

Photo Frame Card

Skill Level: Beginner/Anyone

Create a lasting memory with a card that features a favorite family photo framed neatly on the front. This simple but impactful design is easy to personalize and perfect card for kids to make for their dad.

Tools & Materials: Medium-weight cardstock, Excel Blades craft knife, glue, a favorite photo.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Step 1: Fold your cardstock to create the card base.
  • Step 2: Measure and mark where you want the photo to appear.
  • Step 3: Use your Excel Blades craft knife to cut out the frame.
  • Step 4: Attach the photo behind the frame using glue, ensuring it’s centered.

Handprint Keepsake Card

Skill Level: Preschool/Elementary

Fun and messy, this is the perfect card for young children and a great gift idea. It’s not just a card; it’s a keepsake that Dad will treasure for years! This DIY card might require parental help/supervision.

Tools & Materials: Construction paper, non-toxic paint, Excel Blades K1 Craft Knife.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Step 1: Paint your child’s hand and press it onto a piece of paper.
  • Step 2: Once dry, cut your child’s handprint out with the hobby knife. If your child is old enough, you can supervise them doing this step instead.
  • Step 3: Glue the handprint onto a folded piece of cardstock.
  • Step 4: Decorate around the handprint with drawings or stickers.

3D Pop Up Card

Skill Level: Medium

Surprise Dad with something extraordinary—a card that pops up when opened! Design a pop-up toolbox, a car, or another one of Dad’s favorite things.

Tools & Materials: Cardstock in various colors, Excel Blades precision curved scissors, clear adhesive.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Step 1: Choose a design for your pop-up element (e.g., a toolbox, car).
  • Step 2: Sketch and cut out two identical shapes from cardstock using your Excel Blades precision curved scissors.
  • Step 3: Fold each shape in half.
  • Step 4: Apply clear adhesive to the back of one shape.
  • Step 5: Carefully align and attach the back of the second shape to the adhesive, creating a 3D effect when opened.
  • Step 6: Open the card and determine where the pop-up element will go.
  • Step 7: Apply adhesive to the back of the pop-up element.
  • Step 8: Attach the pop-up element inside the card at the desired location.
  • Step 9: Use additional cardstock, markers, or other embellishments to decorate the card and enhance the theme of the pop-up element.
  • Step 10: Consider adding a message or design on the front of the card to complement the pop-up element.

Intricate Cut-Out Landscape Card

Skill Level: Advanced

For the dad who appreciates fine details, this DIY card will feature an intricate landscape or geometric design. It’s a chance to showcase your artistic and crafting skills, as well as your love for your Dad, all at the same time.

Tools & Materials: Heavy cardstock, Excel Blades #11 blade, cutting mat, metal ruler.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Step 1: Sketch your landscape or geometric design lightly on the cardstock using a pencil.
  • Step 2: Place the cardstock on a cutting mat to protect your work surface.
  • Step 3: Use your craft knife and a metal ruler to carefully cut out the intricate patterns of your design. Work slow and steady to ensure clean and precise cuts.
  • Step 4 (Optional): If your design involves multiple layers, carefully cut and assemble them together with adhesive to create depth and dimension.
  • Step 5: Open the card and add a special message or design to the inside, complementing the intricate cut-out design on the front.

Make Dad’s Day Unforgettable with Your Handcrafted Card

Each of these cards offers a unique way to express your love and appreciation for Dad on Father’s Day. With Excel Blades, you can achieve precision and beauty in your crafts, making this Father’s Day memorable. Don’t just tell Dad how much you love him—show him with a creation from the heart!

Handmade grilled-theme decorations for a Father's Day Card.