Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy Father's Day Cone Card


It's time for the May Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is about Father's Day or projects geared towards the men in our lives.

This Father's Day will be different - as has all the holidays and activities since the covid virus pandemic began. We are still pretty much sheltering in place, so it's difficult to relax and go shopping now - especially to look at cards. So this year, I'm making a card for the hubs. One, that's a bit unique in shape and different from the usual rectangular and square themed cards. 

There are lots of diy cards on Pinterest but I was attracted to this one because of its' cone shape! The pin went directly to a Youtube video showing exactly how it's made! But of course, I had to put my own spin on it using printed cardstock, an oversized tie instead of a bow, and foam sheets instead of paper for the flower! Here's how I made mine:

Materials Used
Card stock - 8" square, 7.5" square
Decorative paper
Tacky glue
Clothespin or paper clip
Ruler/pencil
Foam sheets
Skewer
Iron
Hot glue
Bead (for flower center)


Let's get started with selecting two sheets of cardstock that compliments each other. I chose a solid gray and a double-sided dark gray striped paper. I cut the gray into an 8" square and the stripe one, slightly smaller at 7.5 inches.

To make the cone, hold the square paper at an even angle with one corner at the top, one at the bottom, and one on either side - right, left. A diamond shape.Then roll the sides together, overlapping while forming a cone shape - coming together, forming a point or tip at the bottom. Take your time and roll the paper together. It takes practice to get it just right.
Use a clothespin to hold the cone shape together while adjusting the shape. 
Apply tacky glue to the outer edge and hold in place until the glue grabs and takes hold.
Use the already made cone as a template to make the second cone. Just roll it over the cone to shape and glue.

The second one was so much easier to make.


Trim the top edge of the solid color into a slight "V" shape in front. 
Put the solid color back inside the print one to measure and draw a straight line midway down the center of the outer cone. Cut the drawn-on line.
Then open and fold out the printed one at the cut to make a lapel.
I found a tie template online and adjusted the size in Word to fit. Also found a fun  purple print paper to cut one out and glued it onto the center cone.
For the cone card insert, fold cardstock the length of the cone .  .  .
and measure around the cone at the fold. Draw a half heart shape following the cone outline.


 Adjust the cone card to fit inside the cone by cutting off excess paper following the shape.
Create a inside heart shape graphic for card and cut out. 
Glue onto inner card.

To make the flowers, cut out six petal flower templates - starting at 5" and subtracting half inches for each smaller one - 4.5", 4", 3.5", 3", 2.5" 

Use the tip of a skewer to trace on foam to cut out.
Then fold petals together .  .  .
and press against a medium heat iron for a few seconds.
Remove and twist heated petals, as if tearing .  .  .
and then open. Glue on a bead to the center of the smallest flower. Add a dab of glue to the center of each of the flower .  .  .
layering and staggering flowers together as you increase in flower size.

Glue finished flower onto top of cone card.

Make leaves (following directions here) and glue to back of flower.

What a pretty and unique card for Father's Day!
Disclosure I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites, this post may contain links. I may receive a very small commission at no cost to you! The affiliate money I earn helps pay my crafting expenses. Thanks so much for your support!




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21 comments:

  1. You are a clever woman, simply divine. A special gift for Father’s day.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I love how this turned out and saving it for that day!

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  2. This is amazing. You are one talented lady. Love this. Would look great as a favor on a place setting celebrating Father's Day. Love this.

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    1. Thanks so much, Terrie! I was thinking the same thing as a table favor for just about any type of place setting.

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  3. This has to be the best Father's Day card I've seen EVER! Your ideas are always amazing Gail. Pinned

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    1. Thanks, Marie! What a sweet compliment! I was amazed at how cute it turned out, too!

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  4. This is such a unique card and it's lovely, Gail! What a fun and creative idea!

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  5. This is awesome!! You always have such wonderful handmade projects. Pinned.

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  6. Clever and cute. The cone with the double paper is perfect for Father's Day. Your homemade card will be a hit.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I hope it will be. It's quite unique!

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  7. Wow, your card looks amazing! Your version of the Pinterest pin is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, Allyson! The original one was such an awesome inspiration!

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  8. Cada post es más sorprendente que el anterior. Tu imaginación para crear y tener grandes ideas no deja de asombrarme.
    Besos

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  9. Oh wow that's lovely! My father in law would always say, "That's a very pretty card, thank you!" Naturally we tried to outdo each other and give him joke cards for any occasion. Just to hear him say it was pretty. HOWEVER, He was someone who would have really appreciated the effort that goes into making something like this. He was an amazing man. Thanks!

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    1. Aww, that's so sweet Lydia! Thanks! What a lovely memory of your father-in-law! I bet he's smiling down on you right now!

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  10. G E N I U S ! ! What a beautiful card for Father's Day! My husband is a complete sucker for a handmade card. 'Definitely giving this one a try. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  11. Gail,
    This is the most fabulous Card I have ever seen. I love how you did the flower. so clever. Congratulations, you are being featured on over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.
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    Have a nice week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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