Father's Day is right around the corner! You know what all dads almost universally love? Science fiction. Particularly Star trek. So here is a simple, Jean Luc Picard inspired card sure to please all those geeky dads out there. Here's what you will need:
maroon card stock (12x12 sheet)
black card stock (8.5 x11)
light brown card stock (a small piece)
silver card stock (a small piece)
gold card stock (a small piece)
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Take the maroon card stock and measure 4 inches from each edge. These two pieces will be the cover pieces of the card. Very carefully fold each end towards the center. I like to use my ruler as a guide to make sure I get as precise an edge as possible. You will end up with a tri-fold piece of card stock.
Measure both outside folds of the card. You need a small piece of black cards stock for each one. I used a 4x4 inch piece of card stock for the outside and a 4x3.5 inch piece of card stock for the inside fold (my measurements weren't completely perfect). Glue these down as shown.
Now to make this look like a Star Trek officers uniform! Cut a V in the outside cover piece only! Next, cut a triangle of light brown card stock. I found it helpful to use the piece I just cut out of the first fold as a template of sorts. The brown triangle needs to be just a bit larger. Glue the brown triangle to the inside cover piece.
Now for the details! Use a hole punch to punch 4 gold circles. Carefully glue these in place. Then, cut out a small gold oval and a small silver V shape. This will be the Star Trek badge. Glue the silver V to the middle of the gold oval and glue in place. You can add a Velcro fastener to keep the card closed if you choose. I decided at this point that I wanted a slightly smaller card, so I cut 3 inches straight off the bottom (purely optional).
Add a pithy, trekky, Fathers day greeting on the inside and make your dad happy!