Cast a line into the sea of creativity with our newest “Recliner Angler” A2 card topper, where the catch of the day is a bucketful of laughter! This isn’t your typical fishing expedition; it’s a whimsical journey with our favorite armchair adventurer, the one and only ‘Rock-n-Reel’ grandpa, who knows that the best fishing spots are sometimes right in the living room. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.


Perched in his trusty, well-worn recliner, our seasoned fisherman has tossed aside the notion of lakes and streams, opting instead for the convenience of an indoor catch. With a fishing pole in one hand and an expression of serene determination, he’s the embodiment of “home is where the heart is” – or in this case, where the fish are!

It’s a perfect portrayal of that family member who’s always had a knack for finding joy in the simple things.

Seize this delightful image. Whether you’re sending a birthday greeting, a Father’s Day salute, or just spreading good vibes to your pen pals, this design promises to reel them in with a smile.

Why not print off a stack and tie them together for a gift that’ll keep on giving giggles? It’s perfect for the angler with a sense of humor, the grandpa who’s got stories taller than a fisherman’s tale, or simply for someone who loves a good chuckle with their afternoon tea.

So let’s make a splash on the card-making scene with our “Recliner Angler” card topper – because the best fish stories are the ones where you can stay in your slippers! 🎣🛋️

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Please download the PDF files below for your stationery to print out the correct size. Images displayed here are for preview purposes only. All stationery is for personal use only.  

I print off all my card toppers on to Canon Matte Photo Paper 8.5″ x 11″

Old Man In Chair Fishing – A2 Card Toppers 

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*BONUS* As a special thank you for all the donations and support I’ve received I’d like to gift you with this DALLE-3 Prompt Below:

create an image of a whimsical caricature elderly man sitting in oversized recliner chair, balding gray hair fine wrinkles on face exaggerated comic expression, wearing jeans and rock and roll design t-shirt, fishing in a bucket at his feet, fine details surreal humor soft storybook texture characters surroundings.


Recliner Angler’s Almanac: 20 Zingers for the Indoor Fisherman

  • “I’ve finally found my perfect fishing spot—no mosquitoes, just the buzz of the fridge.”
  • “At my age, ‘catch and release’ means I forgot why I went to the kitchen.”
  • “I’m not saying I’m a pro, but I’ve caught more z’s than fish today.”
  • “I’ve got the best fishing pole money can buy, and it still can’t catch the remote.”
  • “This is what ‘stream’ fishing looks like in the digital age.”
  • “Call me the indoor angler—I always catch my limit on relaxation.”
  • “My biggest catch? The five-minute snooze between casts.”
  • “Fishing in the living room: because nature is overrated.”
  • “The only thing biting today is my chair on my backside.”
  • “Who said fishing was a waiting game? The snacks are just an arm’s reach away!”
  • “My recliner has seen more fish than my frying pan ever will.”
  • “Here fishy, fishy… just jump into the bucket and save us both the trouble.”
  • “I’m in the ‘reel’ comfort zone now.”
  • “Why go to the water when you can bring the water to you? That’s efficiency!”
  • “The one that got away was about this wide—don’t doubt, my bucket’s deep!”
  • “Reel in the years with a good chair and even better company—me, myself, and I.”
  • “I practice sustainable fishing: my fish are 100% imaginary and renewable.”
  • “The closest I’ve come to a fish today is the goldfish crackers in my pocket.”
  • “If you think fishing is boring, you’ve never tried it from the comfort of your own recliner.”
  • “My chair’s the only boat I need, and the TV’s my ocean. Let’s sail, or… sit.”

I print my card toppers out on to Canon Matte Photo Paper for vivid print outs. Letter size 8.5″ x 11″

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I use this brand of double sided tape for adhering my card toppers to the base. 

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I use this brand of glue to adhere sequins, flat back gems, buttons, and other decorations to adhere to the card topper for added decor.

Art Glitter Glue Dries Clear Adhesive 2 oz with Ultra Fine Metal Tip

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I use this trimmer to trim the A2 toppers for a straight cut each and every time as it includes a guide wire! 

Fiskars SureCut Portable Paper Trimmer 12 Inch Cut

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Printing Your A2 Card Topper

  1. Materials Needed:
    • A color printer
    • High-quality cardstock paper (preferably A4 or letter size)
    • A2 card topper digital file
  2. Preparation:
    • Ensure your printer’s ink levels are sufficient for a full-color print.
    • Open the A2 card topper file on your computer.
  3. Printer Settings:
    • Set your printer to the highest quality setting to ensure the colors are vibrant and the image is clear.
    • Select ‘Photo Printing’ if available.
    • Choose the correct paper size (A4 or letter) and select ‘Cardstock’ as the media type.
  4. Printing:
    • Load the cardstock into the printer tray.
    • Click ‘Print’ and wait for the printout to finish.

Cutting Your A2 Card Topper

  1. Materials Needed:
    • A sharp pair of scissors or a paper trimmer
    • A ruler
  2. Cutting:
    • Use the ruler to measure and mark the cutting lines, following the border of the card topper design.
    • With the scissors or paper trimmer, carefully cut along the marked lines.

Adhering the Topper to the Card

  1. Materials Needed:
    • Blank A2-sized greeting cards (4.25″ x 5.5″)
    • Double-sided tape or glue stick
    • Bone folder or a flat, smooth tool (optional)
  2. Adhesion:
    • Apply double-sided tape or glue evenly on the back of the cut topper, ensuring you get close to the edges for a secure fit.
    • Align the topper with the front of the blank card carefully.
    • Press down firmly from the center towards the edges. For best results, use a bone folder or a similar tool to smooth out any bubbles and to make sure the topper is well adhered without damaging the card or the design.

Final Touches

  • Inspect: After adhering, inspect the card for any edges that may need additional pressure or adhesive.
  • Dry: If using glue, allow sufficient time to dry before handling further.


  • Always perform a test print on regular paper to ensure the design aligns with your expectations.
  • For an extra professional touch, consider using a scoring board to create a clean fold on handmade cards.
  • Customize the card by adding additional decorations such as rhinestones, ribbons, or personal messages.

With these instructions, you’re all set to create beautiful, hand-crafted cards featuring the A2 card toppers for any occasion!



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