Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Watermelon Father's Day Card

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).

Challenges I'm entering: 

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (3/5 for the week; 3/10 for the challenge; ends June 21)

As You Like It Challenge: Pastels or brights and why: I love using bright colors like this red and green because they are so cheerful and in this case, imitate nature so well (3/3; ends 6/14/23) Random winner 6/15/23; emailed the same day about the Lawn Fawn prize

Creative Inspiration Challenges: ATG (1/2; ends at the end of the month)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (2/3; ends 6/15/23)

Allsorts challenge blog: ATG (1/3; ends 6/15/23)

613 Avenue Create (avenue613.blogspot.com): ATG with option of Good Old Summertime (ends at the end of the  month) Top Rocker for June 11-17 entries

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (ends 6/18/23) Top 5 Winner 6/18/23

A Place To Start (hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com): ATG (ends at the end of the month) Rising Star Winner June 12-18

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Fun fold and/or Summer (1/5; ends at the end of the month)

{Cupcake Inspirations}: Father's Day (1/3; ends 6/25/23)

simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/: Masculine (1/5; ends 6/19/23)


  1. Cute card idea for Summer!
    Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

  2. A great summery design. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.

  3. What a really cute shaped card! Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts.

  4. Your dad is surely going to love it! So fun!!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

    1. Thanks, Ellie! I think it will make him smile!

  5. Great card, love the cute shape. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ayli challenge.

  6. Oh my goodness, Carrie! This watermelon card is so cool! My daughter LOVES watermelon (especially the white part next to the rind) so she would love this card, too. I know your father will, too. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  7. Super cute Carrie. I don't know any father that wouldn't love this card. Thank you for joining us for Creative Creases Challenge #59. Hope to see you again soon.

  8. Love your cute watermelon. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Judy DT https://avenue613.blogspot.com/

  9. This is adorable. I love the watermelon shape. Looks so delicious!! Thank you for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenges!!

    DT Member
    Cupcake Inspirations

  10. This is so much fun! Thanks for hanging out at A Place to Start !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Owner
    613 Avenue Create , Owner

  11. That's a really fun and unique design. Love it. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Have a crafty day!

    Revati DT Member/CIC

  12. Love this watermelon card! Thanks for sharing at DigiChoosday! Christin

  13. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.