My dad loves watermelon and puns, so when I saw this free watermelon card SVG file over at Dreaming Tree, I immediately thought of my "You're one in a melon" stamp from the Stamps of Life and knew I had to make this card for Father's Day! I know my dad will love it! It was such a quick and easy card to make that I made some extras to donate to an upcoming fundraiser at my local library.
The free cut file is found here: Watermelon Card Premium SVG File for Cricut, Silhouette CAMEO, ScanNCut - SVG Files For Cricut and Silhouette - 3DSVG.com if you're interested in making a similar card. It could work well for "Thanks a melon" cards or summer invitations, etc.
To make the card, I found some double-sided paper that has red on one side and black on the other for the card base. The file comes with a piece you can cut in black cardstock to place behind the red piece with the seeds cut out of it, but since my cardstock had black on one side already, I didn't need that piece. Next, I chose some white and green cardstock and cut all the elements out using my Silhouette Cameo 4. For the stamping, I used my MISTI to curve the "Happy Father's Day" stamp into the shape of the rind and then stamped all those green pieces at once. I then added the "You're one in a melon" stamp to the MISTI and stamped all the inside white pieces with that sentiment. The card file comes with a cute summer-themed envelope, but I decided to use red envelopes I already had and I just stamped them all in my MISTI using the watermelon border stamp from the same Stamps of Life set the "You're one in a melon" sentiment came from. I added a plain green strip on top of the white for the bottom of the rind and then popped up a green strip with "Happy Father's Day" using foam tape to give it some dimension.
I'm incredibly blessed to have a wonderful Christian father who has so generously provided love, encouragement, and prayer support throughout my life. Most importantly, he helped teach me about my Heavenly Father and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from a young age. I pray that each of you will be certain of how very loved and valued you are by God our Heavenly Father: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).