Father’s Day shirt card shape tutorial

Handmade card made using Grand Plans paper from Trimcraft

Handmade shirt card made using Grand Plans paper from Trimcraft

With Father’s Day coming up on 18 June, there is still time to make your own Father’s Day card, but if time isn’t on your side, here’s a quick and easy #TuesdayTip with a great card you could make.

I have used a selection of papers to make these cards, but they all follow the same template.

Here’s how to make this simple Father’s Day shirt card:

You will need:

  • Double sided paper (try Simply Creative or First Edition papers)
  • A 7×5 card blank
  • Adhesive
  • Foam pads
  • Four buttons, pearls or gems
  • Alphabet stickers, alphabet dies or a ‘DAD’ die
  1. Selection of Father's Day shirt cardsTrim a piece of double sided paper to fit the card blank. I have used First Edition Black Out papers, the brand new First Edition Grand Plans papers and Simply Creative Mankind Papers. I have also printed the Trimcraft free papers double sided for one of my cards.
  2. To make the shirt shape you will need to measure a point 4.5 cm across from the top left corner of the card. Cut vertically 3.5 cm down then fold down diagonally to create the shirt collar. You can use foam pads under the collars to keep them in place if necessary.
  3. Father's Day Shirt card pocket templateTo make the pocket draw and cut out a rectangle measuring 5cm x 6.5cm. On both of the longer sides, measure and mark a point 4.5cm down. On the bottom edge, mark a point at 2.5cm which will be the centre point. Cut from each side mark to the centre point to create the point of the pocket shape. Fix this to the shirt on the right hand side of the card. You can use any adhesive but if you use foam pads or foam tape you could fill the pocket with something like a die cut tag or use it as a money wallet.Father's Day shirt card money wallet
  4. Add gems or pearls to represent the shirt buttons or you can use actual buttons on your card.
  5. Father's Day shirt card tutorialFinally, add ‘DAD’ to the pocket. I have used a die cut from the First Edition sentiment dies on my Grand Plans card and alphabet stickers on two more. On the card I made using the free papers I have cut up one of the toppers and fixed it to the pocket.

This is also a great card design for children to do for their Daddies. Please do share your makes with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by tagging @KathyCraftsTV.

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