Father’s Day Fishing Card

This Father’s Day Fishing Card  looks like it took hours to make, but it really didn’t.  This was one I entered into the fair and one First Place on.  This could very easily be made into a masculine birthday card or any other type of card for a special man or boy in your life.

fathers day card


  • 5.5″ x 8.5″  card stock, folded to make a top-fold card
  •  wood-patterned paper, 5.5″ x 4.5″
  • sand paper or distressing tool
  • treat cup
  • scrap water-printed or blue paper
  • 8 brads
  • 2 small beads
  • 1 large bead
  • Oval punch
  • word window punch
  • sentiment stamp
  • small alphabet stamp set (optional)
  • scrap (2″) bakers twine or embroidery floss
  • Sizzix circle framelits
  • Die Cutting machine
  • Scrap card stock
  • Glue dots
  • Adhesive



  1. Using adhesive, adhere wood-printed paper to front of card stock base.
  2. Using sand paper or distressing tool, scuff up the edges and top of card, taking care not to tear the paper.
  3. Using the die cutting machine and the Sizzix circle framelits, cut a 3-3/8″ circle out of solid scrap paper.
  4. In the center of the circle cut above, cut a circle to fit the treat cup.  To determine this, place the circle dies over the treat cup until the closet match is found.
  5. Adhere the open-backed treat cup to the porthole.
  6. Evenly space the brads around the porthole circle.
  7. Using the twine, string a small bead, large bead, and the second small bead to create a bobber.  Tie a knot at the one end to hold the beads on.  (Note, I used a head pin in my example, feel free to do this instead.)
  8. Adhere the free end of the twine to the back of the porthole/treat cup, ensuring the cut end does not hang out of the porthole trim.
  9. Cut a piece of the water or blue paper and adhere to the back of the porthole to cover the treat cup opening.
  10. Using glue dots, or another type of strong adhesive, adhere porthole to front center of card.
  11. Punch oval from scrap card stock.
  12. Stamp sentiment on scrap card stock.
  13. Using word window punch, punch out sentiment and adhere to front of oval.
  14. Adhere sentiment to right front of card.
  15. (Optional) On bottom left of the card, using alphabet stamps, stamp the “registration” numbers.  In my example, I used DAD 1.


fathers day card



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  1. Don Gibson says:

    This is one of my favorite cards you have made. Very cool how it looks like the side of a boat. Excellent job in taking first place at the fair, I might be slightly bias but I would have voted for you too.

  2. You are biased. But, its okay.

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