Father’s Day Box Card For Dad on His Day

Impress everyone with this dynamic Father’s Day  Box Card for Dad. It is similar to the box card I made for Mom here, but why should she get all the nice cards?  Tell Dad he is just as special to you too!

Dad gets the short end of the stick when it comes to cards.  Make this card for him.  The card needs a 6 X 6 envelope so if you can’t find one, you will need to make one using my custom envelope tutorial.

What you need:
Paper Selection for the Father’s Day Box Card

The base card needs to be fairly heavy paper, at least 100 lb weight. And it needs to be 2 sided.  The rest of the embellishments on the box sides can be any paper

The base card for the Father’s Day Box card can be patterned paper if you want but patterns would work better on the embellishments. 

Cutting the Files for the Father’s Day Box Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a gold gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.

Some of the embellishments are thin so be careful removing them from the mat.

Assembling the Father’s Day Box Card

Re-crease the fold lines with a Popsicle stick. Form a cube with the large shape.  The flaps should fold to the outside. Glue the tab to the box with liquid glue and let it dry.  I did this mock up in blue and orange so that you could see it better.

Fold and glue the box so it looks like this

Folded Long Rectangle
Folded Long Rectangle

Fold the long rectangle so that it looks like this. 

Put glue on the places that touch the box and slide it into the squished the box.  Tape glue works a little better on this part.

Expanded Box
Expanded Box

When you expand it back to a cube the box should look like this.  It may take a couple of tries to get it just right.

Work the box a few times before you go on to make sure it flattens.  Then glue on the printed panels.  The tall ones go in the back. The larger panels go on the bottom sections and the smaller ones go on the box flaps.

Attaching the Tools

Now for the wires.  The only way to get the wires to stay is with a glue gun.  First, cut a piece of wire about 6 inches long.  Then wrap the wire around a small cylinder.  I used a crochet hook but you can use anything.  Leave about a half inch on each end un wound.  Glue, with the glue gun, one end to the tool and the other end to the box slats (orange pieces in pic above).  Make sure to attach them randomly.  

And your Father’s Day Box Card is done!  The sides fold up like in 1st pic above.

Fun Facts About Tools
  • Tools discovered in Kenya in 1969 are estimated to be some 2.6 million years old
  • Tool specialization for agriculture may have begun as long as 10,000 years ago
  • Humans developed tools, like chisels and saws, approximately 4,000 years ago
  • Early hand tools were made with materials like antlers, tusks, animal bones, stones, and volcanic glass.

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