Free Printable 3D Fathers Day Card

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I know every year dads and fathers get tired of getting a tie and a plain old card. I wanted to make Father’s Day POP this year and not be boring. As I was thinking about it what pops better than something that is 3D? Nothing is cooler than a 3D card for the coolest father or dad! So I am going to share with you a Free Printable 3D Fathers Day Card that you can print and make at home for Father’s Day.

Free Printable 3D Fathers Day Card

I started out thinking about my father and just what we both loved and I always came back to fishing. To this day if my father can be on the boat wetting a line he finds a way to do it. So I thought why not make a 3D fishing Fathers Day card. I love how the Dad on the card is Catching a fish while wishing Happy Father’s Day!

Supplies for 3D Father’s Day Card

Fathers Day Card Supplies

As you can see by the list of supplies for this Father’s day card Are mainly items you should have. Most of these items can be found around your house if you do any crafting.

How to Make a Free Printable 3D Fathers Day Card

This is a fun and easy Father’s Day craft that you can do with the kids. Before we get started on the Free Printable 3D Father’s Day Card make sure you have downloaded the PDF for the Father’s Day card. Click Here to download. I highly suggest that you use card stock for the printing of the card as it will hold up better and last longer. If you want to use regular paper you can but the card and 3D parts will be very floppy.

Printed on Card Stock

First, you will need to print out the various shapes, the front, and the back of the card from the file provided. For easy access, you can click here to download the file again if needed.

Folding Card

Now that the files are printed you will need to start making the card. The first step in the free printable 3D Father’s day card is to fold the outer card print-out in half so that the boat is facing up. Use the blunt end of scissors to flatten the crease. Don’t be afraid to apply some good pressure as you want a nice crease on the edge of the card.

Cut Inside Greeting

The next step in making your free printable 3D card is to cut the inside greeting side of the card along the dotted line. Place this aside for now. 

Cut outs from Card

Carefully cut out the colored fish, blue water waves, bucket, and white rectangle. Make sure you use sharp scissors as it will help our eggs to have cleaner lines.

Threading String in Card

Thread a large needle with about 6-7 inches of string. Tie a knot at one end of the string. Push the needle up through the front of the card, at the bottom of the fishing pole. Pull the thread up and then push the need back down at the top of the fishing pole. Allow some slack, as desired, for the fishing line on the pole. Secure this string with a knot at the back. 

Threading String for Fish

The next step in making the free printable 3D Father’s day card is to thread the needle with another 6-7 inch length of string. Tie a knot at the end of the string. Push the needle up through the front of the card at the top of the fishing pole, just to the side of the previous knot. 

Attaching fish to string

Thread the string through the “mouth” area of a fish. You choose the color of fish you want to use as there are 3 to choose from. Tie this string off and frim with scissors. Use a small bit of glue to secure all knots of string. 

Gluing Waves

Stack and glue the blue waves onto the front of the card, at the bottom, as desired, to form the water. This starts to give the card some depth for the 3D effect.

Take the Happy Father’s Day inside greeting we cut out earlier and glue it to the inside of the folded creation. 

Gluing Accordion

Take the white rectangle and accordion fold it. (see drawing below) Glue one end of the accordion just under and to the right of the “Happy Fathers Day” greeting. Allow to dry 

Bucket of Fish Glued

Take the bucket and glue this to the top of the folded accordion to create the 3D pop-up effect. Now the printable 3D Father’s day card is really coming together.

Inside of Fathers Day Card

Close and press the card, then re-open to separate and arrange the accordion strip. Allow to dry. 

Glue fish to back of Card

Finally, glue the two remaining fish to the back of the card, arrange them as desired. 

Completed 3D Fathers Day Card

Sign your 3D Father’s day card and give this to a lucky Dad, with LOVE! I love how it turned out and hope you do too. Remember as with any card make sure to at least sign your name. You can even personalize it more with a little handwritten note on the blank inside page if you want to help put a bigger smile on Dad’s face this Father’s day. I always add a something personal but I know it is not for everyone.

free printable 3D Father's day card

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3D Father's Day Card

3D Fathers Day Card

Celebrate Dad with this awesome 3D Father's Day Card. I share with you the PDF file and how to create the 3D effects on this Card. Any dad would love to get this card for Father's Day!

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 1.00

Tools

Instructions

  1. Print sheets 2 - 3 on cardstock. 
  2. Fold the outer card print-out in half so that the boat is facing up. Use the blunt end of scissors to flatten the crease. 
  3. Cut the inside greeting side of the card along the dotted line. Place this aside for now. 
  4. Carefully cut out the colored fish, blue water waves, bucket, and white rectangle. 
  5. Thread a large needle with about 6-7 inches of string. Tie a knot at one end of the string. Push the needle up through the front of the card, at the bottom of the fishing pole. Pull the thread up and then push the need back down at the top of the fishing pole. Allow some slack, as desired, for the fishing line on the pole. Secure this string with a knot at the back. 
  6. Next, thread the needle with another 6-7 inch length of the string. Tie a knot at the end of the string. Push the needle up through the front of the card at the top of the fishing pole, just to the side of the previous knot 
  7. Thread the string through the "mouth" area of a fish. (You choose the color of fish you want to use.) Tie this string off and frim with scissors. Use a small bit of glue to secure all knots of string.
  8. Stack and glue the blue waves onto the front of the card, at the bottom, as desired, to form the water. 
  9. Glue the inside of the card (with the greeting, from step #3) into the folded creation. 
  10. Take the white rectangle and accordion fold it. (see drawing below) Glue one end of the accordion just under and to the right of the "Happy Fathers Day" greeting. Allow to dry. 
  11. Take the bucket and glue this to the top of the folded accordion to create the 3D pop-up effect. 
  12. Close and press the card, then re-open to separate and arrange the accordion strip. Allow to dry. 
  13. Finally, glue the two remaining fish to the back of the card, arrange them as desired. 
  14. Sign your card and give this to a lucky Dad, with LOVE! 

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