Fun Father’s Day Card SVG with Removable Badge
Make a fun No.1 Dad card for Father’s day with a removable badge!
The card looks great even when the badge is removed, so you can still display it even when the badge is being worn.
Cricut craft for Father’s Day
Watch the video below to find out how to cut and assemble this Father’s Day card with a Cricut machine. Or, keep scrolling for a written tutorial.
Father’s Day badge card materials
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this card.
Please note that some of the links included in this article are affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). You can read my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.
- Free SVG design (scroll down to find the download box)
- Digital cutting machine such as a Cricut Maker
- Light grip cutting mat
- Cricut scoring wheel or scoring stylus (optional but so helpful!)
- Craft card in different colours
- 3D foam pads
- A badge blank
- Double-sided tape or a glue gun to attach the badge
How to make a Father’s Day card with a Cricut
Here’s how to cut and assemble my free layered Father’s Day greeting card SVG file.
Step 1) Download and unzip the free SVGs
Use the box below to get the Father’s Day card cut file.
Download the Free Cutting File
Please login to your account to download this file.
Don't have an account? Register for free
After download, you’ll need to unzip the folder. How you do this is different depending on the type of computer or mobile device you are using.
- How to unzip folder on Windows computers
- How to unzip folders on Mac computers
- How to unzip folders on iPads/iPhones
- How to unzip folders on Android devices
Step 2: Upload the SVG into Cricut Design Space
Open Design Space and create a new Project.
Click “Upload” and then “Upload image”.
Find the card SVG that you want to use. These SVG files start with svg- in the filename and end in .svg so make sure you are uploading the correct file, otherwise it will not work.
This part is REALLY important, because the other files won’t load in Design Space. You MUST select the one which starts svg- in the filename.
After selecting the file, click “Upload image” and then the card will appear under the heading that says “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click the card and then press “Add to Canvas”.
The card should load into Design Space at the correct size. They have been designed to make a 5×7 inch card so the size should be 7 inches wide and 10 inches tall.
You can resize it if you want to make a smaller or larger card.
Step 3: Add a Score Line
If you have a scoring tool or scoring wheel for your Cricut machine, it’s a good idea to add a score line to the middle of the base card to make it easier to fold in the correct place.
If you don’t have a way to score with your Cricut, move on to Step 4.
To add a score line, first click the card and “Ungroup” all of the layers.
Hide the very bottom layer by clicking the eye icon that appears when you hover over it in the layers panel.
Click “Select All” to select all remaining layers, then “Group” them. Hide the group and then turn the base card layer back on.
Go into “Shapes” and choose a score line.
Make it the same height as the card (7 inches).
Select the score line and the base card, then click “Align” and “Center” to put the score line exactly in the middle of the card.
With both layers still selected, press “Attach”.
Attach is what tells the Cricut that we want it to do the score line down the middle of the base card.
After Attaching the layers, move them to the bottom of the layers panel.
Turn all the other layers back on and re-position if needed.
Step 4: Cut the Father’s Day card SVG
When you’re happy with how the project is looking in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.
Don’t worry if it looks like you are cutting the same pieces more than once. It’s because we are making two similar rosettes: one to be stuck to the greetings card and one to make the removable badge.
To change the paper size, go into the dropdowns over on the left side of the screen and choose the paper size that you want to use. You need to change it for every single colour.
To save space on your cardstock, you can move things around by clicking and dragging. Make sure when you’re moving things about that nothing overlaps because otherwise, it won’t cut out properly.
TIP: New to cutting cardstock with a Cricut? Check out this in-depth tutorial which goes through every step of the process, including tips for getting the best quality cuts from your Cricut.
Click “Continue” and then choose your material type.
Follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the different pieces of card.
Tip: When taking the card off the mat, turn the mat upside down and peel the mat away from the card. Use one hand to keep the card pressed flat against your work surface. This ensures the card stays flat when it comes of the mat.
Step 5: Make the rosette
Let’s make the badge first.
Take your badge pin. I’m using ones that are attached to a plastic circle so that there’s more for the cardstock to stick to, but if you just have the pin itself then that’s fine too.
My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.
It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!
To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.
The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up this design.
The foam pads that I use are from “Dot & Dab”, but any foam squares will work. If yours are big then you may need to cut them smaller with scissors to fit inside the edges of the layers.
Stick the badge pieces together following the instructions on the assembly guide. A high-quality printable version of this guide is included in your download folder.
When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.
Use a glue gun or double-sided tape to stick the rosette to the badge pin. A glue gun would be more reliable and secure.
Step 6: Stick the card together
Fold the base card in half along the score line.
Stick the layers on following the assembly guide above.
Thread the pin of the badge in the little circular cutouts on the card design to secure it.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a removable badge card for Father’s Day.
It’s a great way to give a card and a gift in one!