Make it a Game: Flash Cards! Word Searches

Word Searches Birthday Card

Flash Cards! Word Searches

less is more, lucky readers,

especially during a time of the year like this when between birthdays, graduations, and father’s day (and all of the thank you notes needed for these events) you need your card stash to multiply like rabbits.

I’m just that crafty friend of yours, here to help as always. This is the design I’ve been using for this year’s festivities. It is super fun, and clever enough for people to be impressed πŸ˜› – I’m going to show you how easy this is to do with stamps, but I’ll make a couple of printables for you, too, just in case you don’t have that luxury.

I hope you make something great, and then get back to all of the festivities.


lindsey mae

printable card word searches example
This is the card you will make with the printable.

Flash Cards! Word Searches

You get two alternatives lucky readers: one that requires stamping and one that requires printing

Materials (printing)

My template is for a Father’s Day card only. I used a font called phosphate, should you need to create your own for a different event.

Dad Wordsearch Card Free Printable
red pen
black sharpie
white cardstock


Use thick white cardstock to print out the card. Use a paper cutter to cut the paper at the 5.5″ mark, bisecting the 11″ side.
Fill in the D-A-D letters with a colored marker.
Circle with sharpie


small size outline alphabet cling stamps:
I used this Hero Arts Outline Letter Clearly Kelly set available from Hero Arts
This set from Avery Elle is another good option.
As well as this set from Mama Elephant
misti tool or large clear block
black ink – I use memento
white cardstock


Array the letter stamps on the Misti tool or clear stamping block in neat rows. Try to avoid spelling other words if you can. Leave spaces for letters in the word you actually want to spell. Stamp the card

letter stamps on misti
Here I have the letter stamps arranged on the Misti tool. There is only one blank space because I got ahead of myself and was trying to spell as much of the word as possible first. efficiency, people πŸ˜›

Go back in and fill in your word of choice by hand, just being careful to maintain the rows.

This is after I went in and filled in the rest of “Dad”

Fill in the spelled word with colored ink.

I tried doing this by circling the letters, but it looked less 5th grade status to color them in, so I’m sticking with that.

Add extra sentiments as desired.

Misti with clear "you" cling stamp
If you used the Misti, this makes it especially easy to layer any other stamps exactly where you want them.
thanks card colored in with teal
I liked the look of stamping over the rest of the word search. This is a stamp by My Favorite Things
hello word search card with yellow letters
Just to say hello

Word Searches Birthday Card

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