I found the most gorgeous antique trade card with an illustration of a fisherman camped along the river bank. Then I remembered that I also had an image of a fishing creel in one of my old printer’s stock art catalogues. I knew these would be just perfect for creating a Father’s Day Message Box.A message box can be filled with all kinds of loving notes, photos, trinkets and mementos to share with someone special. These boxes hold anything the size of a standard business card or smaller.
A few years ago, I designed a few message boxes for Mother’s Day. You will need to follow that tutorial for putting together this one for Father’s Day. The instructions are HERE. For this box, download the PDF file by clicking on the template image below.
Print the template onto cardstock using your printer’s finest settings. Carefully cut out the template pieces.
Score or cut along designated lines and fold along the scores. If you do a lot of paper crafting, I highly recommend the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.Assemble the pieces as shown in the instruction link above. Use grommets to reinforce holes in box and gift tag.Fill with kindness & gratitude, then thread some Divine Twine through the grommets,and tie closed.Use the little labels to customize the box.Here is the cleaned-up image of the antique trade card (click to enlarge), and the vintage creel and fish clip art.
You can design your own message box using the blank template from the Mother’s Day Message Box post. If you make a message box, I would love to see it.
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