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Shelley Hunter

{Free Printable} No one MEASURES UP to Dad.

This free printable Father’s Day gift card holder is perfect for the Dad no one else MEASURES UP to because, “he RULES!”


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Whether dad likes to work in the yard, hunker down in the garage or he’s more of the tie-wearing executive type, this free printable Father’s Day gift card holder is the perfect way to tell him he rules! With the words, “No one MEASURES UP to you, Dad” printed on both a flat or folded gift card holder, you can deliver one of our equally cool personalized Visa® gift cards or select a retailer gift card instead. A hardware store gift card would certainly fit the theme, but another store or restaurant gift card would measure up as well. Either way, have fun with it! Below are the steps I took to turn this Father’s Day printable into a bar-raising Father’s Day gift.

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Order Gift Card and Download Printable

This cute Father’s Day gift card printable is perfect for the guy who is always working on a project. In making it myself, I went full hardware store–down to the lumber backdrop and the tool-belt delivery. I added one of those square carpenter pencils (and even used it myself) to get everything lined up and folded just perfectly. Of course, you’ll have to measure the card before folding as well, so just one more way to get a ruler involved with this project. Use the flat gift card holder for the matching gift card or use the folded holder for the gift card of your choice. Below is everything you need to make it happen.

Order “Dad MEASURES UP” Visa Gift Card

Download Free Matching “Dad MEASURES UP” Flat Gift Card Holder

Download Free Matching “Dad MEASURES UP” Folded Gift Card Holder

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Print and Cut

After downloading the “Dad MEASURES UP” 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 add a little pop, I picked up a piece of orange card stock paper and mounted the cut gift card printables onto the orange paper.

dad measures up gift card holder

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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.)

attach gift card to holder

I found some self-sticking measuring tape to attach the card. (NOTE: I’m linking to Amazon so you can see the tape, but I bought it at Staples. Staples just doesn’t have it on their website at the moment.)

In keeping with the construction theme, I attached the Father’s Day gift card to a tool-belt using a clamp. Stick other treats and small tools into the other pockets, if desired.

adhere gift card with removable measuring tape masking tape

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Make the Folded Holder

If you look at the printed side of the folded gift card holder, you’ll see the card is supposed to be folded where the dark print meets the white space. Although those lines are typically at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks, the addition of the orange card stock may change those measurements a bit. So I always get a ruler to figure out where the gift card holder should be folded before scoring the card stock.

measure gift card before folding

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 orange 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.

Although I like the matching gift card with all of our printables, we almost always make a folded version so you can use these holders to deliver the gift card of your choice. Below you’ll see the folded gift card holder looks cute with a hardware store gift card or another dad-themed card.


Using more of that measuring tape masking tape, I added a little ruler decoration to the pocket. There are many ways to spruce up these gift card holders. Check out others on our “Free prints” page to get ideas.


Both gift card holders are all cut, measured, and taped up, ready to present. I love this Father’s Day gift and think it works for young and old. What else would you do to increase the scale of this gift card?

Folded gift card holders measure up

Attach this Father’s Day gift card holder that says, “No one MEASURES UP to you, dad” to a tool belt, a tool box or a new tape measure he can use on his next project. Then clear the deck and let dad get to work!

Father's Day gift card holder on tool belt

Send it in the Mail

Send measures up gift card in mailIf dear old dad doesn’t live nearby, send him a Father’s Day gift card in the mail. Simply order the MEASURES UP 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!

More on Pinterest

For more free printable gift card holders, check out the free prints page or follow Gift Card Girlfriend on Pinterest. This fun gift is on our Father’s Day Gift Ideas board and on our free printables board.

If you use this printable, send me a link to your page in the comments below or contact me on Twitter (@GCGirlfriend). I want to see what inspires you.

Happy Gift Carding!

~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend

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