How to Make Father’s Day Tile Letter Cards
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’ve left making your handmade card to the last minute, these quick and easy tile letter cards could be just the answer – all you need to do is cut and stick!
The ‘Best Daddy’ word search card is perfect for Dad’s who will be celebrating their very first Father’s Day. We’ve used Ranger Glossy accents which creates a clear resin-like finish to make the greeting really stand out, however you could heat emboss with clear powder to create a shiny finish.
‘Best Dad Ever’ Card
- Start by rounding all of the corners on a 6 x 6″ kraft card blank.
2. Trim a sheet of tree patterned paper from the Lost & Found paper pack down to 14 cm square. Round each of the corners with a 10mm craft punch and adhere centrally to the card blank with a glue stick.
3. Take the sage green patterned paper from the Lost & Found paper pack and trim to 13.5cm square. On the reverse of the paper, use a pencil and ruler to mark a 1cm border. Place the paper on top of a craft mat, then use a metal ruler and craft knife to remove the centre square to create the frame.
4. Secure the frame centrally on top of the tree patterned paper using foam pads.
5. Adhere Lost & Found wooden arrow toppers to the top left-hand and bottom right-hand corners.
6. To create the greeting, use wooden alphabet tiles applied centrally inside the frame.
‘Best Daddy’ Word Search Card
- Start by rounding all of the corners on a 6 x 6″ white card blank, we’ve used a textured card blank, however you could use a smooth card blank if your prefer.
2. Take a sheet of A5 Champagne Glitter Card and trim to 14cm square. On the reverse of the paper, use a pencil and ruler to mark a 1cm border. Place the paper on top of a craft mat, then use a metal ruler and craft knife to remove the centre square to create the frame.
3. Secure the frame centrally on top of the card blanks using foam pads.
4. To create the word search board, select the relevant tiles to spell out your greeting and add other wooden alphabet tiles around to create a square. When adding in the tiles around your greeting make sure no other words are inadvertently spelt out.
5. Remove the letter tiles from the word search board; take a scrap piece of acetate (you could even using plastic packaging bound for the recycling bin) and print the ink pad on to it twice. With a paintbrush, add water to the ink to dilute, apply to the letter tiles. Leave to dry, and apply a second coat.
6. Once the letter tiles are completely dry (you can use a heat tool to speed up the process). Apply a layer of Glossy Accents to the top of each letter following the instructions on the packaging. Leave to dry.
7. Add the tiles centrally to the aperture by removing the backing from the sticky dots on the back of the letters.
8. To complete the card design, cut a fishtail banner from cardstock off-cuts along with two hearts, secure the hearts at either end of the banner with a glue stick. Add the year the lucky recipient became a dad using a pen, then leave to dry. Apply the banner to the centre bottom of the frame using a glue stick.