Is it a bird or a plane? It’s Super Dad and this is his Father’s Day Adventure.
“Gifting Made Easy” by Gift Card Girlfriend
Send Super Dad out for an adventure with this Super Dad gift card. Choose from a personalized Visa® gift card, a predesigned “Super Dad” Visa gift card or pick up a retailer gift card of your choice. Since dad can use a Visa gift card pretty much anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, his adventure could be nearby like at a local coffee shop downtown or somewhere more exotic like an exclusive restaurant in the city. Get him a pair of gift cards for a little of both. Below are my steps for making this super Father’s Day gift card super cute.
Order Gift Card and Download Printable
Although this Super Dad printable gift card holder comes with a matching gift card, I actually like how it looks with a personalized gift card as well. So in the pictures below, you’ll see a mix of three types of cards–personalized, custom (meaning you can write your own words on our gift card design) and retailer. Check it out and see which one you like.
Order a Personalized Visa Gift Card
Order a “Super Dad” Visa Gift Card
Download Free Matching “Super Dad” Flat Gift Card Holder
Download Free Matching “Super Dad” Folded Gift Card Holder
Print and Cut
After downloading the “Super Dad” holder of your choice, print it on a color printer using “best quality” and “actual size” settings. (Do not select “shrink to fit” or any other setting that will change the size of the printed .pdf image.) White, card stock paper measuring 8-1/2″ x 11″ works best. Cut the holder with a paper cutter using the trim marks as a guide. To bring out the clouds, I found some matching blue card stock to use as well.
Craft the Flat Holder
The flat gift card holder can be presented as soon as the gift card is attached to it. Sometimes I attach the gift card with double-sided tape or a glue stick (being careful not to touch the magnetic stripe on the back of the card.) Other times, I’ve used washi tape right across the gift card. Check out some of the other designs on our free printables page.
Keeping with the adventure theme, I tried this Outback Steakhouse gift card for fun. I think it looks pretty great. Any gift card will do, but those that have designs implying the recipient gets to go somewhere are fun.
Jumping ahead slightly, before folding the folded gift card holder, you can see that it is sized to hold up to two gift cards. Check out this “dinner and a movie” adventure Super Dad can enjoy.
Back to the regular flat gift card holder. I wanted to pump up the blue a little, so I mounted the printable gift card holder onto blue card stock paper.
I found some super hero washi tape at Staples that fit the theme perfectly. Rather than tape across the card like I did with the “MEASURE UP” Dad gift card, I cut out some of the “Pow” words instead. Then used those pieces of tape to adhere the gift card to the carrier.
Make the Folded Holder
Before folding the folded gift card holder, I scalloped the bottom edge (which will be the top edge when folded) to play into the printed cloud design. Then I mounted the card onto blue card stock paper and scalloped the blue back drop as well.
The gift card holder should be folded just above and below the cloud lines. For me, that measures about the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. Using a ruler, mark your fold lines and then flip the card over to mark those same measurements on back.
Using a bone folder (or another semi-sharp tool you have around the house like the back of a butter knife or the edge of the plastic gift card), score the paper on the fold lines using a ruler as your guide. You may have to press extra hard to get through both the printable and the blue card stock.
Fold the gift card holder as shown so it makes a little pocket, perfectly sized to hold the gift card of your choosing. Using double-sided tape or a glue stick, seal the edges of the gift card pocket, then put the gift card inside. Write a personal note in the space above the card. I used the superhero washi tape to make a perfect pocket.
With the folded Super Dad gift card holder, you can get dad any gift card you want for Father’s Day. Those adventure-themed cards work well (think movies, restaurant, tickets or amusement parks), but any gift card will actually do. After all, dad gets to go shopping for something fun no matter what gift card you buy.
With both of the Super Dad gift card holders crafted up and ready to go, I thought it would be fun deliver the gift card with some other super dad type things like Dad’s rootbeer, a Superman t-shirt, a Mr. Goodbar and a few other goodies. That washi tape holds the gift card on perfectly as well.
Send it in the Mail
If dear old dad doesn’t live nearby, send him a Father’s Day gift card in the mail. Simply order the Super Dad Visa gift card and select the standard greeting card option. Take a moment to personalize each with dad’s name and a special message. Tell us where to send the card and we’ll take care of the rest!
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Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend