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non-creative, non-artistic idiot needs help making a card (for fathers day) - any help going, any at all, please, anyone..

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TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 15:24:35

I am the least artistic person going, I have no creative flar and I'm clumsy. That said, I'd really like to give my father a card from dd on fathers day as well as a card for myself. I'd like to make the card from dd, as you see very few in shops reading "to granddad on Fathers Day" etc

I don't even know where to start though but I just know I want it to look nice... please help me.

hunkermunker Fri 10-Jun-05 15:32:34

How old is your DD? Is she old enough to help?

If she is, let her - she can draw a picture that you can stick on the front of a card and decorate with a border/stick-ons.

If not, then take a footprint and/or handprint and stick those on the front of the card, then also do some kind of border (silver or gold pen, depending on the colour of paint you use for the prints).

flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 15:32:54

Have you got a hobby craft near you? They sell the blank cards, and pretty much anything you could ever want to stick on it too.

A bit like going and picking all the different sections so you can make it up like a kit.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 15:37:51

oo yes, I think we do - not sure exactly where it is though.

Footprint sounds like a nice idea, and won't be too difficult if I can buy the blank card from Hobby Craft

TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 15:38:57

sorry in the excitment I forgot my manners - thank you very much.

is it expensive there though?

debs26 Fri 10-Jun-05 15:42:26

cut out a card in the shape of a beer glass, let dd paint it brown (or black if he likes guinness) then stick cotton wool at the top. voila. my mum made these cards every year for the 15 years she worked at a nursery and now my dad gets one nearly every birthday and fathers day off my kids!

trefusis Fri 10-Jun-05 15:43:13

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flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 15:44:38

It is a bit pricey, but then most crafty places are

I like the beer one!!!

Chandra Fri 10-Jun-05 15:46:26

Oh dear, I think I'm an idiot in a far worse position, can't even remember when it's father's day...

Choose one of the many drawings children bring from school and use it to do a collage in the card. A crayola scrible would look very nice if cu in the shape of a heart or even in the silouette of an adult holding the hand of a kid. Just stick it down on the front of a folded white card and write inside. HTH

flamesparrow Fri 10-Jun-05 15:48:28

Its next sunday isn't it?? 18th/19th or something.

I know it was after next week sometime...

SoupDragon Fri 10-Jun-05 15:53:04

DSs did handprint ones once and we stuck gooly eyes on them and drew a smile so that the fingers were sticky up hair and the thumb was, er, a thumb sticking out of the side of the head?? Actually I think the handprint was done with closed fingers so the thumb didn't stick out iyswim.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 16:13:04

I feel woefully inadequite reading all these ideas, I can imagine that the beer glass would look nothing like a beer glass if I attempted it.. my swing by my local and ask to borrow one.

AuntyQuated Fri 10-Jun-05 16:29:32

just google search beer glass...or go onto microsoft clipart and search beer glass, print off and trace!!! or print off and use.

TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 16:39:26

see, see..... Why can't I think like that??? This is why I can't do crafts!!!!

TheVillageIdiot Fri 10-Jun-05 21:11:33

OMG I went to HobbyCraft, if I wasn't trying to be good with money I would have definietly found a new addiction... how good is it!!!!!!!!

Seriously I could have spent a fortune - I long to be artistic!

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