Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day - Folded Shirt Card


I came across this cute card for Father's Day on Martha Stewart's Website.  I wanted to make these with the Activity Girls to go along with a Father's Day Gift we were making.  Problem was, the instructions on the website didn't seem to make a lot of sense.

With a little bit of trial and error, I got it figured out.  I started with a 12"x12" piece of scrapbook paper that I cut down to 7 1/2" x 12".  Basically you can use any size that is skinny rectangle.












Have fun embellishing with a tie, bow tie, pocket or buttons!

23 comments:

Candy said... Best Blogger Tips

Clair, what is the finished size? I have seen this done with dollar bills, but nothing so big. Very cute.

http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/diy-fathers-day-gift-superhero-craft/

This is what we are doing for our dad! I love that so many talented people share their ideas online! ;)

Clair said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Candy!
The finished product is about 5 by 4 with the paper size I started which was 7 1/2 x 12. If you used a 8 1/2 x 14 size paper it would come out bigger.

I love that idea for Father's day. We did that last year and Chris loved it.
http://clairscreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/our-hero-happy-fathers-day-2010.html

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for posting the step by step folds to make this card. I couldn't have done it without your help :)

Penney in Indy

Clair said... Best Blogger Tips

You are welcome Penney. That's what I love about the internet - we can all inspire and help each other!

jsquires4 said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the awesome step by step for the shirt card. Us Prime Time Women need all the help we can get to figure these things out. This was great!

Sweet Scarlet said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for posting this - I saw your comment on the Martha Stewart page, now it makes sense! Love your blog, now following. You might like to check out mine: http://sweetscarletdesigns.blogspot.com I have some free DIY Party Printables I have designed that you might like.

Thanks again
Elise from Sweet Scarlet

Clair said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Elise! Love your site!! Subscribed via email. A friend of mine is coming to Brisbane next week for her daughters wedding - she is super excited!

Thanks for sharing your site, I just love the cupcake bouquet. I am having a mommy and me tea with the girls from church and we may just have to recreate that!

:) Clair

Missy said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the directions! Martha's directions were not very good! Now following your lovely blog. Stop by mine some time!

Missy
papertreats.blogspot.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I was wondering what you meant in step 8. How do you fold the triangle out? THe big or little ones tucked in?
-Kat

The Burton Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for putting these instructions up! At a certain point it is really hard to follow and your step by step instructions with pictures were so helpful! Great card idea!

Clair said... Best Blogger Tips

@anonymous
when you are doing step 7, you should notice that the sleeves will start to form and the top part will start to fold over a little on its own. When you fold the paper down on the crease you may need to guide the triangles that form the sleeves out. (You will be leaving the smaller triangles folded under at the very top alone) I hope that helped clarify - its kind of hard to describe.
:) Clair

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for the pictures, I tried for so long with Martha's instructions and couldn't do it at all, what a satisfying feeling when I finally got it! My class is making them tomorrow for fathers day this weekend - thanks to you!
t.

Clair said... Best Blogger Tips

@anonymous (t)
Thanks so much - that made my day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Clair...I can't tell you how much your step-by-step photos helped me! I have to figure this out by Sunday for my church's Sunday school and couldn't figure out even w/ other people's help! Thank you!God bless you n your family!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much! I couldn't have done this without you!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for posting this! The Martha Stewart website was a lot more confusing! Thanks again!

Bebe McGooch said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for posting! I also struggled with the MS directions. Shirt and tie card success! Mwah!

Waseem said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your blog...Your step by step photo helps anyone...I like it.

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Ladymom said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing the tutorial!
Very kind gesture!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

great unstructions

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Pamela Moore said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a wonderful card! Dads are special to us. They deserve something special as well. This card will surely complete his day. My heartiest and heartfelt fathers day wishes to all wonderful DADS around the world!

Regards
Pam

Amy @ Living Locurto said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable idea! Featured you today on Living Creative Thursday: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/06/fathers-day-gift-ideas