Father's Day Card for Car Lovers | Mini Van Dreams

Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers

My dad was a mechanic and loved cars his entire life.  I am sure he would have loved to receive this Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers!  While it looks hard, it is rather easy to put together in an hour or so.  If you can’t find the license plate or repair shop sign, check out Google Images for something similar.  This could also be easily turned into a birthday card for the motorhead in your life.  

Father's Day Card for Car Lovers | Mini Van Dreams

Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers


6″ x 10″ textured cardstock for base, folded and creased

5.5″ x 4.5″ printed scrapbook paper

3.5″ x 4.5″ solid cardstock

6″ x 6″ pearl grey cardstock

5″ x 5″ pearl white cardstock

1″ x 4″ scrap white scrapbook paper

Father license plate embellishment

Repair shop sign (see below)

Route 66 stamp

Happy Father’s Day stamp

Car stamp

Black Ink

Brown ink

6 pop-dots

1″ circle punch

paper cutter

Word strip punch (or other narrow punch)

Embossing folder with dots


Adhesive of choice


  1. Attach 5.5″ x 4.5″ printed scrapbook paper to center of card.
  2. Emboss 3.5″ x 4.5″ card stock.  Attach at an angle on top of printed paper.
  3. Stamp Happy Father’s Day (or other sentiment) on 1″ x 4″ white scrapbook paper with black ink.  Stamp Route 66 sign and car onto white pearl paper also using black ink.  Set aside to dry.
  4. Punch 4 circles from grey pearl paper.  Using word stamp or scissors, cut out the hole in the circles for the wrenches as shown.
  5. Using the paper cutter, cut a 3/4″ strip from grey pearl paper.  Determine a pleasing size for your two wrenches on the front of the card.  Trim strip to correct length.
  6. If desired, use ink to highlight and distress wrench edges.  Allow to dry.
  7. Adhere grey pearl strips to card.  Attach wrench circles, as shown, on top of strip ends – ensuring the strip does not peek out the hole of the wrench.
  8. Fussy cut repair shop sign.  Adhere to card at an angle.
  9. On the Father’s Day strip, tear close to the stamped words.  Using brown ink, distress the paper to look old and dirty.  Crumble if desired and smooth out flat again.  Adhere to front of card between wrenches.
  10. When car and Route 66 sign are dry (this will take longer on the pearl paper), fussy cut both shapes out.  Using 2 pop-dots for the sign, and 4 pop-dots for the car, adhere to front of card as shown.
  11. Attach Father license plate to card, overlapping repair sign slightly.

Note: Printed paper used for background of card had the repair shop sign on the back… so, check in the “father” area of your scrapbook store for something similar.  Staz-on seems to work best on the pearl paper, if using regular ink I’d allow it to dry overnight.

Not feeling the Repair Shop card for dad?  Check out my other Father’s Day Cards!

Old Fashioned Car Card

Fishing Bobber Card

Good cars get you from point A to point B.  Great cars… well… they just get you in trouble.


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