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
Mary Campbell says
I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to try this and see if it is easy enough for the children at church to make for their dads. Mary
What a clever idea! Don’t have a Dad, but am going to try it for some masculine friends.
Faith Gaspar says
Thank You Amy for sharing this… It’s just fabulous and inspired me to try and give it a go…
Thanks again for sharing,
Laurie Zoellmer says
Oh my gosh, your designer paper is perfect for a tie! I don’t have that exact paper, but excited to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!
Marti Crapo says
This is so clever and very striking. I will use it for masculine cards of all kinds. Thanks for sharing!
Karol Keo says
Love it, thanks for sharing! I’ll be teaching this all month long 🙂
geri stringer says
ooooooooooooh so clever; i’ve got some “masculine” DSP that i’m gonna give this a try with; thanks so much for sharing 😉
Brenda Keenan says
Amy, thanks so much for sharing these instructions. The kids and moms made these at our Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday and everyone LOVED them 🙂
fran macdonald says
I read your directions for the shirt. This is a great card but I don’t understand what you mean when you say that score at 1-1/4″ and “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. What do you mean by “inside the card”? If you cut off the entire strip then you have two pieces. Sorry, I don’t quite understand this part of the directions. Your help would be appreciated. thanks!
Bronwyn Eastley says
This is such a simple but very cool idea!! I used this for a stamp class and have just linked your instructions on my blog. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Caren Summers says
Could I please get the directions for the men’s shirt card? Thanks.
Caren Summers says
never mind..just scrolled up!!! Thanks