Today is just disappearing so fast – jazzersize, then a trip to the vet – Aspen is much better but still needs 4 weeks of rest – no running, jumping, etc…. – then I think I’ve been on the computer all day, emails about my May Class to Go kit, and the Designer Paper Share for May, updating some things on my website, then working on all the “finance” stuff and now I’m ready to go to the bank, also need to stop at the dry cleaners (Ryan’s pants for tomorrows band concert) and grocery store (rest of tonight’s dinner – and milk is on sale!)  But I wanted to get this done before I go do that.

At Friday’s class the theme was Masculine projects – we made the little suitcase using Sense of Time that I featured during the April blog tour – the post is April 27th (I think that was the date).  And we made the little note card set that uses Forest Friends – I had that on my blog earlier too.  You can click on a category to see posts only related to that category – both of those projects featured sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog so click on that category to look for those.  And I have a search option – although I honestly haven’t tried it to see if it works – I should go check that out.

So then we made two other card projects and here is one of themshirt-card – the shirt card.

I saw this idea at the Leadership conference back in January and have been waiting for it to get close to Father’s Day so I could use it in a class.  There was a demonstrator that had made a bunch of shirt cards for a swap that I was not part of but she let me take a picture and showed me how she made it – wasn’t that sweet!  I just don’t know who it was since I didn’t get one of her cards.

Anyway – I’m not positive that I made it exactly the same way that she did – I only had a picture so I played around with the measurements.  I also used different colors.  What I decided that I liked was to use a 1″ cut.  So on the fold from the center cut 1″ down.  Then cut 1″ across towards the center of the card.  On the outer edge, start 1″ down and cut 1″ across toward the center.  You end up with two flaps which you fold over to create the collar of the shirt – is that not clever!  I created a tie template by drawing it out on my grid paper to the shape I wanted.  I used the small tag punch for the knot on the tie and for the pocket.  Everything is sponged to give it dimension. Some other ideas would be to add little buttons to the collar, I even considered adding textured to the shirt but decided not too.  On the inside I stamped “to my Wonderful father” from the Wonderful Favorites stamp set.  You could also use uncle, son, grandfather, nephew and other from that stamp set and make it a personal card for one of the guys in your life.  The patterned paper we used was Manchester, card stock is Always Artichoke.  This is really a quick card!

Have fun with it!

I’ll have the instructions from the blog tour tin either tomorrow or Wed. so if you are looking for that – I haven’t forgotten.