I don’t know about you, but I usually feel stumped when it comes to thinking up father’s day gift ideas. My dad isn’t the easiest guy to shop for, and when you factor in my need to make everything sentimental, there are some redundant years. Calendars, framed photos, a nice sweater, handmade cards– these are repeat offenders. I’m very happy to share that this year, I came up with a quick + easy gift that checks all the boxes. I made my card using card stock from Paper Source and fun items from my messy box, and found a rad dad gift at Artifact Uprising.
For the card, I used chipboard letters and alpha stickers, available at A Beautiful Mess. I just cut + folded a piece of card stock and stuck these on. The envelope was an extra one I had, and all washi tape pictured here is MT tape.
Because gifts like these are always from both my sister and I 😉 She just goes along for the ride!
I’m happy to report that the item came packaged pretty nicely — I just reordered the pictures in a way that worked for me, and was basically good to go.
The wood block + prints item came with twelve prints, so I chose a mix of fun family shots, pictures of my sister and I, and a couple of lovely nature shots I’ve captured while traveling. I’m imagining this gift on his desk at work, and I love that he can switch up its look to whatever suits his mood. My dad is a pretty creative, wanderlust-y guy, so I think he’ll be into it. Here’s to hoping!
What the product looks like, assembled. I’m really happy with it. A tip if you’ve never used Artifact Uprising before: their prints are quite crisp and saturated, so I’d stay away from printing dark photos. In my experience, those ones always turn out too dark, and details are lost.
All wrapped up and ready to go. I’m going to head down south for a small family gathering this weekend, gift in hand. I hope this idea serves you well if you’re ever in need of a father’s day gift, or really for anyone you love.
Note: This post is not sponsored. I’m simply a fan of AU and their products. I’m sure this won’t be the last of them you see over here.