Tetris Father's Day Card

This Tetris game inspired Father's Day card says DAD but could easily be changed out for a (short) name, or a birthday number.  (Google search "pixel font" for letters and numbers.)



The inside greeting is printed in a pixel font.




The card idea comes from Jennifer Rzasa.  I did not include her sliding game controller element.

How to make a Tetris inspired card

Make It!

There is no escaping the amount of time you will  spend gluing pixels to Tetris pieces.

Machine cutting the pieces, however, is a huge time saver.





I made a file set of the Tetris base pieces, the pixels, and a base piece for the word DAD.

I used grey for the base pieces to mimic the drop shadows in the game.

Click to download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF, SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space). Files download for free. A huge thank you to the many readers who support my site with a small contribution.  Pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site.   Suggested contribution for this project is $1.00.



Cut base pieces from gray.  Cut the pixel file multiple times, from the colors of your choice.

You may notice I messed up the orange and blue L shapes.  They should be mirror image of each other.

Painstakingly glue all those pixels to the base pieces.



Push the pieces around until you like the arrangement.


Cut a base card to fit your arrangement and adhere the shapes to the front.

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