I know it’s Father’s Day in the U.S, Canada & The U.K in June (thank you Google!) but here in Australia we celebrate Father’s Day on the First Sunday in September.
I have my Dad and my husband to celebrate Father’s Day with.
This is what I came up with for my Dad:
My sisters and I put in some money to go towards Dad’s new I pad. We put the money in the little square folder which I made in the Silhouette software and we added some choccies and popped it in a box and added a gift tag on a florist pick.
The box pattern was from the Silhouette Store here.
I made the liner for the box in the silhouette software. I just felt it needed the backing paper to make the lettering around the top of the box stand out. It was a bit tricky because the box is thinner at the bottom and wider at the top – so I measured one outside panel of the box (as it would be at it’s widest top point where the hearts finish) and drew the top and bottom lines first just a millimeter or so smaller than the box pattern.
I aligned them then drew the left hand line to join them. Then I replicated it another 3 times and rotated and positioned it all together to make the 4 panel cut file for the liner. You’ll need to rotate the panels to make them fit. I was actually shocked yet feeling rather smug when it fitted perfectly! Dare I say I was so pleased it worked out that I ran around the room singing “I’m So Good! I’m so Good!” Yes, sad isn’t it! Luckily no one was around to witness it!
I’m happy to give more details, I changed the interior vertical lines to dotted fold lines. Easy!
M and I have an ongoing joke…. on Mother’s Day when I’m waiting for the kid’s to wake up and bring my brekkie in bed, (and I give him the “why don’t you make it” look, he say’s “but you’re not my Mother” and on Father’s Day, I return the sentiment and say “but you’re not my Father!” …so although we usually exchange cards and I often get a bunch of flowers 🙂 we leave the present giving/breakfast cooking to the kids.
This year, I changed it up a bit – I didn’t bother with a card and put my thoughts on the giftwrap of a little pressie I bought him instead…
I just printed it out on regular copy paper. No, that’s not a real Dymo tape label – it’s this fantastic free font: Impact Label
Looks pretty realistic eh?