It’s sometimes hard to find a card suitable for men, and with Father’s Day around the corner, the pressure’s on! Thankfully, these fishing-themed papers tick all the boxes when it comes to making Father's Day cards – and for the ladies who enjoy a spot of angling as well.

Father's Day cards to make

Illustrator Naomi Skinner has also designed this fantastic big fish for us - scroll down to see how to turn Goldie into a pop-up fish card!

Full of colourful fish, sailboats and all sorts of fishing accessories (after all, a day on the river isn’t complete without a flask of tea and a picnic hamper of goodies), this collection is perfect for fisherfolk, lovers of the great outdoors or those who just like to take it easy. So, if you want to make a splash with your cards, dive in with these easy Father's Day cards to make! Big thanks to Ruth Southorn for crafting these fabulous cards for us. Download your Father's Day fishing printables to get started!

Use adhesive gems as underwater bubble effects
Ruth Southorn
Father's Day cards to make

If you’re looking to boost your stash (and grab some freebies!), why not check out our collection of patterned papers, all free to download. We love these free vintage racing car papers! If you’re looking to take your paper crafting up a notch, why not check out the best glue gun and best die-cutting machine. Thinking about buying a craft printer? Check out our review of the best printer for card making.

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Father's Day cards to make

Make this big fish Father's Day card

You will need

  • Free Father's Day card printables
  • White, blue & pink card
  • Adhesive gems
  • Sticky foam pads

Step 1

Matt and layer the inside of a 15 x 21 cm white card blank with navy blue paper or card. Cut a 10cm square of pink card, fold in half and attach along the centre. This will be the inside of the fishes mouth!

birthday cards for men step 1

Step 2

Cut out the big fish paper, fold it in half, then cut a slit in the mouth. Measure 3cm on either side of the cut and fold the two segments back on themselves to form two triangles. This creates the main pop-up element of this Father's Day card.

birthday cards for men step 2

Step 3

Unfold the big fish paper, and ‘pop’ the mouth out to the front. Secure to the card base that you made in step 1 and decorate with extra fish, adhesive gems and a sentiment.

birthday cards for men step 3

Download your free Father's Day card fishing printables:

To download the paper collection, click on the link and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the collection. Scroll the gallery to see what freebies you’re getting!

Download your Father's Day card printables today!

Father's Day cards to make - Fishing paper collection

Or, if you prefer, download each page individually, by clicking on the links below:

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More cool Father's Day cards to make

We have more Father's Day cards to make, right here on Gathered! Here are some of our favourite cool Father's Day cards to make:

Cool Father's Day cards to make: Boat card

free card making templates boat

Learn how to make this fab Father's Day boat card - the secret to this brilliant Father's Day card? Bamboo skewers! Read the tutorial to find out how.

Cool Father's Day cards to make: Racing car card

Download your free vintage racing car papers and make this brilliant racing car card!

Cool Father's Day cards to make: Pop-up stepper card

This fun pop-up stepper card is easier than it looks! There's even a pouch on the left-hand side to slip in a gift card if you want to give him a little something extra this year.

Cool Father's Day cards to make: Toolbox card

How to make a toolbox card

Download our free template for this brilliant Father's Day card to make - a toolbox card! Ideal for DIY-ers or professionals, we love the red finish - get the full tutorial for this toolbox card.

Cool Father's Day cards to make: Cricket cross stitch

Free Father's Day cricket pattern

Get the free cross stitch pattern for this brilliant Father's Day card to make - cricket cross stitch card!


We hope you’ve enjoyed our tutorial on Father's Day cards to make. We have plenty of other Father's Day resources here on Gathered, too. Check out these Father's Day-themed patterned papers, or how about putting your sewing skills to use with this travel washbag and if you need any ideas for Father's Day crafts - check out our round of the best Father's Day craft ideas.


naomi skinner
Naomi SkinnerIllustrator

Naomi Skinner is a professional and reliable freelance illustrator and artist. She loves creating distinctive and characterful work with a style that is a mixture of line, pattern, colour and texture. She regularly undertakes both commercial and editorial illustration commissions for clients such as Future Plus, HomeServe, Papercraft Inspirations magazine, and Page & Moy, amongst others.

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