Friday, May 16, 2014

Shirt card for a Masculine Birthday or Father's Day

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

Sorry I haven't been around for a few weeks:  I've had some medical appointments to attend to for my loved one so that has meant multiple trips into hospital - and then had a few issues to deal with following those appointments (but all is OK) - and I have had a very sore back and neck (just an old injury playing up from a fall from a horse many years ago probably because I have been feeling a little anxious!) so crafting time has been frustratingly limited to short bursts.   Anyway, enough about me and onto what I have been playing with in my Craft Room.......

Today I am sharing a Shirt Card:

Have you ever come across a card by another Blogger and thought:  "Wow, I really like that - I must try it" - and then a couple of years later, you FINALLY get around to making it?  I first saw this Shirt card on Nancy Riley's blog:  iStamp in June 2010 - see Nancy's post HERE - and printed it out and kept it in my "To do" folder.   I thought it was a fabulous idea for a masculine card as you could do alot of variations on the basic card and it would be great for a birthday or Father's Day and it would be appropriate for a great range of ages!  Yep, it's only taken me 4 years to try it out LOL!

Now, I didn't follow the instructions at the link that Nancy provided - I followed instructions from another blogger:  Susan Roberts from Rainy Day Creations - who made these fantastic variations HERE - and then pinched the shirt sleeve/cuff idea from one of my favourite Bloggers:  Kerry Cox from her blog - A load of old pickle - from Kerry's shirt cards HERE.

The card is very simple and so quick to make - and I would really encourage you to try it.  The collar is popped up on dimensionals as is the shirt sleeve/cuff and I rounded the edges of the cuff with a corner punch.  I wondered if I should put a sentiment somewhere (?) but nothing looked right so left it off.  Next time I make a Shirt Card, I won't glue the tie down flat - I will pop it up on dimensionals as I think it will look better.  The buttons were glued down with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue. The designer paper that I used on the tie is old and by Kaisercraft - at least back from 2009.

Here is a side view so you can see the dimension and also see how I trimmed off the back of the card to match the front:

So don't wait 4 years like me to try a Shirt Card - make it today!  There are many variations on this type of card including origami ones - just Google it and you'll find a ton of inspiration out there.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  none

Designer paper:   Kaisercraft Lone Ranger P128 Shotgun (retired)

Accessories:  green buttons (from stash), green sewing thread, Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue, dimensionals, cardstock - pale green

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner


Elaine said...

Wow this is fantastic ! Might have to try it ! Hope you are feeling better xx

Whisper said...

Oooo super man's card and thanks for the link to make one too, Luv Sam x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Jobear. Great to hear and pray that the multiple appointments are just routine check with excellent results for your eear one... mm back neck issues are often tension. I find arnica (just plain, arnica sports cream isn't as effective) cream and oral arnica (By Brauer from chemist) work brilliantly for any muscle issues - take it after gardening too! Result no muscle stiffness.
Now card wonderful idea and effect. Agree re tie... love the colours... will try to remember to try it. Shaz in Oz.x

Jackie said...

Yes, I do it frequently!
This is probably the best ever man's shirt card I have seen, maybe because green is my favourite colour :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

So clever and creative!

Dot said...

Thanks for all the links and your inspiration, Jocelyn. I have made my own now, do you want to have a look?
hugs Dorte

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