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iDad Father's Day card tutorial

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iDad card or iPad?

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iDad card or iPad?

Make him do a double take with this creative Father's Day card.
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iDad Father's Day card supplies

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iDad Father's Day card supplies

2 pieces of 8.5” x 11” black cardstock or construction paper, 1 piece of 8.5” x 11” white cardstock or copy paper, X-acto knife and scissors, cutting mat, newspaper, spray glue & glue stick, images of icons, optional: photos, large envelope
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Print the iDad card templates

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Print the iDad card templates

Print templates 1 & 2 and cut out the front and back pieces of the card (the black cardstock/construction paper) with template 1. Use template 2 to cut out the inside of the card (using the white cardstock/paper). Glue the white piece to one of the black pieces and set it aside
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Glue the icons

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Glue the icons

We bought these icons on iStockphoto.com. You could also do a Google image search for some – look for Medium size images for better quality. Save and import them into a Word doc, reducing them to consistent size (about 1.5” x 1.5”). If you are going to put photos underneath your flaps, assemble them the same way and the same size you did the icons.
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Let the glue set

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Let the glue set

Let the glued on icons dry for a couple of minutes.
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Cut around the icons

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Cut around the icons

With a cutting mat underneath, cut around the two sides and the bottom of each icon with an X-acto knife, creating lift-up flaps with the icons.
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All the icons should now be flaps

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All the icons should now be flaps

Continue until you have cut around all of the icons. Every icon on the iDad card should work as a lift-up flap.
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Gather your photos for the bottom piece of the card.

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Gather your photos for the bottom piece of the card.

These photos will show up under the flaps you just cut.
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Line up the two pieces and trace the holes

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Line up the two pieces and trace the holes

Line up the top and the bottom pieces of the card (without gluing them), and trace around the inside of the flap to mark where you will glue the photos that will appear underneath the flaps.
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Glue the photos

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Glue the photos

Set the top piece of the card aside, and on the bottom piece, glue the photos down over the squares you just traced, leaving the last three squares for your Father’s Day message.
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Erase pencil marks

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Erase pencil marks

Erase the pencil marks around the photos.
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Add a message

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Add a message

Write your Father's Day messages in the last three squares.
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Erase remaining marks

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Erase remaining marks

When the photos and messages are done, erase all remaining pencil marks. The bottom of the iDad Father's Day card should now be free of stray marks.
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Get ready to glue the top and bottom

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Get ready to glue the top and bottom

Use a glue stick (not spray glue) to glue the top piece of the Father's Day card to the bottom piece.
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Add glue around the flaps

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Add glue around the flaps

Make sure to glue around the flaps, so that you don’t accidentally glue any of them shut.
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Line the two pieces of the card up

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Line the two pieces of the card up

Your flaps and photos/drawings underneath should line up perfectly.
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Add the button

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Add the button

To finish the card, trace around a dime for the home button.
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Outline the circle

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Outline the circle

Use a white gel pen or Sharpie to draw the circle/button.
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The envelope

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The envelope

Print out the envelope template on a colorful piece of paper. If using black paper, print out the template on white paper, place it on top of a black piece of paper and cut around the "iDad" letters.
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Cut out the letters for the envelope

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Cut out the letters for the envelope

Cut out the inside of the "iDad" letters with an X-acto knife.
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Glue the letters to the envelope

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Glue the letters to the envelope

Glue the letters to the front of the large envelope.
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Finished Father's Day card and envelope

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Finished Father's Day card and envelope

Your iDad card is now ready to give for Father's Day!
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