Easy DIY Golf-Themed Father’s Day Box Card: “Best Dad by Par”

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the golf-loving dad in your life than with a handmade card that reflects his passion?

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to create a delightful golf-themed box card titled “Best Dad by Par.” This 3D Father’s Day box card will not only impress your dad but also bring a smile to his face on his special day. Let’s get started!

Materials You’ll Need for this Father’s Day Box Card:

  • Cricut Design Space (or any other cutting machine software)
  • Best Dad SVG (you can get it in the free SVG file library)
  • Colored cardstock in various shades (green, black, white, etc.)
  • Adhesive (glue or double-sided tape)
  • Foam dots or adhesive squares (optional, for added dimension)
  • Xyron sticker maker (optional, for adhesive backing on small pieces)

Measurements for Card Pieces

  • Back Panel (light blue marked with a B): 7.15 long by 5 tall (Score on the right at 0.4 and 2 inches)
  • Front Panel (light blue marked with a F): 7.15 long 4.43 tall (Score on the left at 0.4 and 2 inches)
  • Panel 1 (light green marked with a 1): 6.15 long by 2.15 tall (Score on each end 0.5 inches)
  • Panel 2 (light green marked with a 1): 6.15 long by 2.15 tall (Score on each end 0.5 inches)
  • Panel 3 (light green marked with a 1): 6.15 long by 2.15 tall (Score on each end 0.5 inches)

Assembling the Father’s Day Box Cards

Step 1: Upload and Prepare the SVG Files

Start by creating a new project in Cricut Design Space (or your preferred cutting machine software). Upload the golf-themed SVG files you want to use for your card, such as trees, clouds, golf clubs, and the word “par.”

Step 2: Customize and Arrange the Elements

Feel free to customize the colors of the elements in your design space to match your dad’s favorite golfing gear. Arrange the elements on the canvas, making sure they fit nicely within the cutting area.

Step 3: Score the Lines

For this box card to fold and assemble correctly, you’ll need to score certain lines on each panel. In Design Space, select the score lines on the panels and change their operation to “Score” instead of “Cut.” This step will ensure clean and precise folds later on.

Step 4: Cut the Cardstock

Load your colored cardstock into the cutting machine and cut out the various elements, including the panels, trees, clouds, golf clubs, and the word “par.”

Step 5: Assemble the Panels

For the back panel, glue the green panel onto the cardstock with the trees and clouds. Fold the score lines to create the box shape. The second and third panels will go inside the back panel, following the score lines for proper alignment. Glue each panel in place, ensuring they are parallel and evenly spaced.

Step 6: Attach the Decorative Elements

Now it’s time to bring the golf-themed elements to life! Glue the golf clubs, clouds, and trees onto their respective panels. Use foam dots or adhesive squares for some elements to add dimension and make them stand out.

Step 7: Add the Word “Par” I

f you want the word “par” to have an adhesive backing, run it through the Xyron sticker maker or apply glue to the back. Carefully place the word “par” onto the designated panel, making sure it fits perfectly within the space.

Step 8: Complete the Front Tab

Glue the front tab to the outside of the card, aligning it with the back panel’s edge. Press it down firmly, allowing the glue to catch.

Step 9: Personalize the Card

Take the time to add any extra touches, like a personalized message or your dad’s name on the front panel. This thoughtful gesture will make the card even more special.

Step 10: Present Your “Best Dad by Par” Card

Your golf-themed Father’s Day box card is now ready to amaze your dad! Present it to him with a heartfelt message and watch as he appreciates the time and effort you put into creating such a unique and meaningful gift.

Remember, the best gifts are the ones made with love, and this DIY card is sure to be a memorable keepsake for your dad on Father’s Day. Happy crafting and Happy Father’s Day!

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  1. This is one of the best golf cards I’ve come across! Easy to modify for anyone. I think I might add some acetate behind the pin (flagstick) to give it a bit more support. Plan to make this for my son’s birthday. TYFS!

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