Coloring with Paper Father’s Day Ties

These Father’s Day coloring with paper ties are super tacky.  They are supposed to be.  Make them as embellishments on your Father’s Day Cards and they will make Dad laugh.  This technique is called coloring with paper or paper piercing.  Everyone on HSN Craft Day is trying it!

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download one or all of the tie SVG files (there are no Design space files for coloring with paper).  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.


You will need:

Paper selection

These ties are supposed to be tacky.  Choose your colors appropriately.  Patterned paper is a must for tacky, but it is up to you.  Go through your scrap bin and see what you’ve got.

The black paper I use for the outlines is linked in the materials list.  But, that said as you cut out your stripes you can use the outlines created too.  The last tie use a florescent green outline left over from the stripes.

Cutting The Project

Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the ties a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.  You will need to cut the ties once for each color in the final project.  You can cut several colors for stripes on the same mat.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Assembling the Father’s Day Coloring with Paper Ties

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper. When you have the various colors cut, then start placing the various pieces on the ties with the tweezers. 


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the Father’s Day Coloring with Paper ties as you like.  Here I made a simple Father’s Day card.

Fathers day card with 2 ties made with coloring with paper
Fathers Day Card 1

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