I’ve done several versions of this card, however this year I decided to try and make the shirt without separate pieces for the collar.
The entire card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Bordering Blue and three pieces of the striped paper from the new Summer Mini Catalog called ‘Travel Journal’.
The card was scored 1 1/4 inches from the top across the entire top (inside and out). Then I cut off the entire strip that is ‘inside’ the card (see first thumbnail) and one inch in on each side on the remaining 1 1/4 inch panel. Close the card and fold each cut side in on a diagonal. Just a note… if it takes you 25 tries to get the two sides folded equally, you are doing fine, LOL!
I secured the ‘collar’ down with a Dimensional so that it had some height and looked more like a real collar.
The tie was simple and I did freehand cut (a pre-cut) 1 x 4 inch strip by first cutting a point at the bottom and then from each side point to the top at a slight angle. For the knot, I just folded a 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch piece of designer paper on the wrong side, as shown below, and cut off the points that showed over the top. I adhered the tie to the cardfront and then the folded ‘tie knot’ to the tie with a Dimensional–again, to look like a real tie knot.
Cut dimensions and accessories:
5 ½ x 8 ½ inch Bordering Blue, scored from the top at 1 ¼ inches
Designer Paper Tie & Knot ‘Travel Journal’
1 ¼ x 4 inches (tie)
¾ x 1 ¼ inches (knot)
1 x 1 inches (pocket)
1 x 1 Whisper White square (handkerchief)
1 1/16th circle punch, Silver Brads