How to Create a Set of Father's Day Cards

You'll learn how to create a set of beautiful Father's Day Cards using Graphic 45's Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition.

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How to Create a Set of Father's Day Cards
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Here's the first card we'll create.

Here's the first card we'll create.

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From the Black Damask paper, cut one piece that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut a second piece that measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".

From the Black Damask paper, cut one piece that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cut a second piece that measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".

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Cut a piece from the Cream word paper that measures 4" x 5 1/4".

Cut a piece from the Cream word paper that measures 4" x 5 1/4".

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Cut the photograph image out. Cut the photograph image to 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".

Cut the photograph image out. Cut the photograph image to 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".

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From the Red Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".

From the Red Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".

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From the 4x6 and 3x4 card paper, cut the Western Union, Communique & a second 4x6 card. Cut Western Union card to 3 1/4"x4 1/2". Cut Communique Card to 3"x4". Cut 4x6 card to 3 1/8"x4 1/8".

From the 4x6 and 3x4 card paper, cut the Western Union, Communique & a second 4x6 card. Cut Western Union card to 3 1/4"x4 1/2". Cut Communique Card to 3"x4". Cut 4x6 card to 3 1/8"x4 1/8".

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Fussy cut three pens and a film strip piece.

Fussy cut three pens and a film strip piece.

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Fussy cut a small pen nib.

Fussy cut a small pen nib.

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From the piece of paper with all the squares, fussy cut a typewriter, cut out a typewriter square and cut out the Typography word.

From the piece of paper with all the squares, fussy cut a typewriter, cut out a typewriter square and cut out the Typography word.

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From the Postage Stamp paper, cut out two postage stamps.

From the Postage Stamp paper, cut out two postage stamps.

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Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Father's Day stamp & stamp on a piece of superstock. Apply ink to stamp & re-stamp above previous saying. Cut each saying to 3/8" x 3 3/8".

Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Father's Day stamp & stamp on a piece of superstock. Apply ink to stamp & re-stamp above previous saying. Cut each saying to 3/8" x 3 3/8".

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Blend Antique Linen Distress Ink over sayings. Cut each word apart. Distress the edges of each word. Ink the edges with a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink. Set one saying set aside.

Blend Antique Linen Distress Ink over sayings. Cut each word apart. Distress the edges of each word. Ink the edges with a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink. Set one saying set aside.

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Cut a card base out of Superstock cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2". Fold cardbase in half.

Cut a card base out of Superstock cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2". Fold cardbase in half.

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Distress the edges of all patterned papers, stamps, typewriter square and typography word. Ink the edges of all pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Distress the edges of all patterned papers, stamps, typewriter square and typography word. Ink the edges of all pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

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Ink the edges of the pens, pen nib, typewriter and filmstrip with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Ink the edges of the pens, pen nib, typewriter and filmstrip with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

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Adhere the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black damask paper to the cardbase.

Adhere the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black damask paper to the cardbase.

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Adhere the other black damask piece to the cream/black piece. Adhere the cream/black piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black damask paper.

Adhere the other black damask piece to the cream/black piece. Adhere the cream/black piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black damask paper.

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Adhere the Western Union card to the red diamond paper. Adhere the red diamond paper to the photograph paper. Foam square the photograph piece to the small black damask paper.

Adhere the Western Union card to the red diamond paper. Adhere the red diamond paper to the photograph paper. Foam square the photograph piece to the small black damask paper.

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Adhere the square typewriter to the top right hand corner of the Western Union piece.

Adhere the square typewriter to the top right hand corner of the Western Union piece.

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Adhere the Communique card to the 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" red checkered paper. Using thin foam squares, adhere the red checkered paper to the right hand side of the Western Union words.

Adhere the Communique card to the 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" red checkered paper. Using thin foam squares, adhere the red checkered paper to the right hand side of the Western Union words.

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Adhere the three pens and the filmstrip to the right hand side of the Communique card.

Adhere the three pens and the filmstrip to the right hand side of the Communique card.

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Adhere the pen nib and typography word on the bottom left hand side of the communique card. Foam square the typewriter where the pens and pen nibs hit.

Adhere the pen nib and typography word on the bottom left hand side of the communique card. Foam square the typewriter where the pens and pen nibs hit.

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Adhere the postage stamps slightly underneath the typewriter. Roll one of the corners down on each postage stamp.

Adhere the postage stamps slightly underneath the typewriter. Roll one of the corners down on each postage stamp.

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Adhere the Father's Day saying as desired on the Communique card. Your first card is finished!

Adhere the Father's Day saying as desired on the Communique card. Your first card is finished!

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Now it's time to create your second card.

Now it's time to create your second card.

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From the button paper, you'll cut the following 4 pieces: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 4" x 5 1/4", 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" & 1" x 4".

From the button paper, you'll cut the following 4 pieces: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 4" x 5 1/4", 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" & 1" x 4".

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From the Cream/Black word paper, cut a piece that measures 3 5/8" x 5".

From the Cream/Black word paper, cut a piece that measures 3 5/8" x 5".

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From the Red Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 3 3/8" x  3/4".

From the Red Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 3 3/8" x 3/4".

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From the Black Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 7/8" x 4 3/8".

From the Black Diamond paper, cut a piece that measures 7/8" x 4 3/8".

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From the 4x6 and 3x4 card paper, cut the Specimen, Photograph & a second 4x6 card. Cut Specimen card to 3 1/4"x4 1/2". Cut Photograph Card to 3"x4". Cut 4x6 card to 3 1/8"x4 1/8".

From the 4x6 and 3x4 card paper, cut the Specimen, Photograph & a second 4x6 card. Cut Specimen card to 3 1/4"x4 1/2". Cut Photograph Card to 3"x4". Cut 4x6 card to 3 1/8"x4 1/8".

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From the piece of paper with all the squares, cut out a square with letters, cut out a typewriter square and cut out the Typographer word.

From the piece of paper with all the squares, cut out a square with letters, cut out a typewriter square and cut out the Typographer word.

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Fussy cut the centre of the Photograph cover and fussy cut a camera out. Cut the Photograph image in half.

Fussy cut the centre of the Photograph cover and fussy cut a camera out. Cut the Photograph image in half.

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Cut two postage stamps out.

Cut two postage stamps out.

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Fussy cut four pens and a pen nib out.

Fussy cut four pens and a pen nib out.

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Cut a card base out of Superstock cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2". Fold cardbase in half.

Cut a card base out of Superstock cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 5 1/2". Fold cardbase in half.

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Distress the edges of all patterned papers, stamps, typewriter & letter square and typographer word. Ink the edges of all pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Distress the edges of all patterned papers, stamps, typewriter & letter square and typographer word. Ink the edges of all pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

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Ink the edges of the pens, pen nib, typewriter and photograph pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Ink the edges of the pens, pen nib, typewriter and photograph pieces with a Blending Tool and Black Soot Distress Ink.

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Adhere the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of button paper to the cardbase.

Adhere the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of button paper to the cardbase.

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Adhere the other button piece to the cream stripe piece. Adhere the cream stripe piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of button paper.

Adhere the other button piece to the cream stripe piece. Adhere the cream stripe piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of button paper.

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Adhere the specimen card to the red diamond paper. Adhere the red diamond paper to the cream/black word paper. Foam square the cream/black word piece to the small button paper.

Adhere the specimen card to the red diamond paper. Adhere the red diamond paper to the cream/black word paper. Foam square the cream/black word piece to the small button paper.

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Adhere the black diamond paper 1/4" from the left & 1/8" from the top  of the specimen paper. Adhere the button strip paper 1/4" from the left & 1/8" from the top of the black diamond paper.

Adhere the black diamond paper 1/4" from the left & 1/8" from the top of the specimen paper. Adhere the button strip paper 1/4" from the left & 1/8" from the top of the black diamond paper.

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Adhere typewriter image to top right corner. Adhere letter square 1/8" from left of button strip. Adhere top photo piece 1/8" from top of card. Adhere the bottom photo piece to the bottom of card.

Adhere typewriter image to top right corner. Adhere letter square 1/8" from left of button strip. Adhere top photo piece 1/8" from top of card. Adhere the bottom photo piece to the bottom of card.

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Adhere the Photograph card to the 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" black patterned paper. Using thin foam squares, adhere the black patterned paper 3/4" from the to the left hand side of the Specimen card .

Adhere the Photograph card to the 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" black patterned paper. Using thin foam squares, adhere the black patterned paper 3/4" from the to the left hand side of the Specimen card .

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Adhere the four pens on the right hand side of the photograph card.

Adhere the four pens on the right hand side of the photograph card.

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Adhere the pen nib and typographer word on the bottom left hand side of the communique card. Foam square the camera where the pens and pen nibs hit.

Adhere the pen nib and typographer word on the bottom left hand side of the communique card. Foam square the camera where the pens and pen nibs hit.

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Adhere the postage stamps slightly underneath the camera. Roll one of the corners down on each postage stamp.

Adhere the postage stamps slightly underneath the camera. Roll one of the corners down on each postage stamp.

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Adhere the Father's Day saying as desired on the photograph card. Your second card is finished!

Adhere the Father's Day saying as desired on the photograph card. Your second card is finished!

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Now your card set is finished!

Now your card set is finished!

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