Friday, May 16, 2014
Shirt card for a Masculine Birthday or Father's Day
Hi blogging friends
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!
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