Father’s day pop up card ideas

Father’s day pop up card ideas

So I've been MIA on my blog for a few weeks. I've actually been working on a wedding pop up card card for my best friend and his new wife. The card came out great, but it was actually difficult to make. It's not a traditional wedding card. It will take me some time to make a tutorial on it. I'll have to tweak the design a little to make it open up and “work” better for anyone who wants to make it. I'm not going to tell you what the card looks like until I start working on the tutorial, so I'll leave you in suspense. Another reason why I have been behind on my blog is that at my best friend's wedding, I lost my camera. I'm pretty bummed. Besides paper crafts, photography is also one of my hobbies. I just purchased a new wide angle lens just for the wedding. The camera I lost was a Nikon D90 with a Tokina 11-16mm lens. I used it to take all the photos and videos of my cards. I lost the camera with half of the wedding pictures I took. So looking at photos is a little depressing right now. Anyways, my photos and videos will now be taken with my little point and shoot camera.

Ok, enough about my camera, Father's day is coming up. Unlike Mother's day, I think a Father's day card is a little tougher. Most mother's like flowers, so it's easy to make a flower themed card for moms. But for fathers, I'm a little stumped. Here are some of my ideas.

  • Pop up shirt and tie
  • Pop up fishing dad
  • Pop up dad and child looking over a cliff
  • Pop up sports car
  • Pop up golfing dad

None of these seem to appeal to all dads. So let me know which idea you like, or if you have any better ideas.

Update: Thanks for all the great ideas!  I ended up making the pop up barbecue grill.

barbecue grill opened

You can see what it looks like here:


  • Marianne
    Posted at 05:44h, 03 June Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about your camera. They become extensions of
    your body and you have lots of memories in there. Well, maybe it
    will still show up, you never know. I sure hope so.

  • Sally M.
    Posted at 15:47h, 03 June Reply

    I really like the sports car idea!!! I think it would be cool!
    I kno my dad has always wanted his a sports car!!

  • Diane
    Posted at 16:48h, 04 June Reply

    So sorry to hear about your camera. Looking for another suggestion, how about pop up bowling ball and pins?

  • Yuenie
    Posted at 21:45h, 04 June Reply

    So sorry to hear about your camera. I do hope it turns up soon, losing pictures really sucks. I wanted to let you know how much I really love your site! It’s extremely generous of you to post up these tutorials as well as videos showing the beauty of your cards opening up. =)

  • Eddie
    Posted at 04:40h, 05 June Reply

    I think sailboats are a good subject, how above a BBQ grill?
    Love the pop-ups

  • Creative
    Posted at 08:28h, 05 June Reply

    Thanks for everyone’s concern about my camera :). These are all great ideas! So many to choose from now. I think I’m going to go with the grill since I know a lot of dads who love grill’n. Let’s see how it comes out.

  • Soraya
    Posted at 16:17h, 08 June Reply

    Sorry for your camera. Hopefully you can find something similar at a great price. I would like to see the dad and child or children

    looking forward to see your new tutorial

    Posted at 19:03h, 08 June Reply

    really sorry about your camera, hope you get one like you want soon, how about a

    Posted at 19:20h, 08 June Reply

    Im so sad about your camera, I hope you can get one like the lost `cause I really hope a new tutorial, I love all your post , nobody share the knowledge like you, that why I love this site, I love the pop- ups, but Id rather the dad and children

    Posted at 19:26h, 08 June Reply


  • IRMA
    Posted at 19:28h, 08 June Reply

    what about a sliceforms card??

  • Syrena
    Posted at 21:54h, 08 June Reply

    Sorry bout your camera. It really sucks to lose precious photos.
    Anyway, I think just Dad with Son/Daughter/Mom would be great, coz you can change the other person easily.

  • Goldi
    Posted at 16:31h, 10 June Reply

    I like the idea of a shirt and tie..Or you could make a pop up with words saying “Happy Father’s Day!” or “I love you!” or “#1 Dad!”..

  • Jessica
    Posted at 19:37h, 10 June Reply

    what about a father fishing with a daughter/son next to him would be really cute , or golfing , or ect sport . (:

  • Sherry
    Posted at 18:43h, 11 June Reply

    Sorry to hear about losing the camera. I think the pop up Grill would b grt8. alot of DaDs are into Bar B Q or The Chef.

  • rejith
    Posted at 05:34h, 13 June Reply

    my child made it for me it is very nice i love it.

  • durandconnie
    Posted at 18:32h, 24 June Reply

    This would make such a great tool box too… You are terrific for sharing your talent with us.

  • yurikun
    Posted at 06:57h, 17 July Reply

    i love it and it is beautiful

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