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Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Shirt and Tie for Dad

Here's a fun and cute way to send good wishes to your Dad, brother, or husband:

This adorable template so easy to create with the Envelope Punch Board.  I used the now-retired paper stack from the Occasions Catalog because it had that great sweater pattern, but you could use any DSP or cardstock for the vest--just imagine it in black for a tuxedo!

Anyway, start by making an envelope from cardstock (I used Crumb Cake).  Snip off the two shorter flaps, leaving the longer ones that overlap in the front.  Adhere Designer Series Paper as desired, or leave plain; adhere the flaps with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and add your embellishment--a button with Linen Thread in the holes did it for me.

I also took a small strip of Crumb Cake and made a "pocket" (and added a pocket square using the same herringbone paper as the bow tie).

Now for the insert:
Cut your insert an inch longer than your "vest".  Measure 1" from the top and snip 1-1/4" from each side--this makes your collar.  Bring the ends together in the front and use a glue dot to adhere each point of the collar.  Then add your bow tie, made using the Bow Builder Punch.  Adorbs!

This is going to my Dad for his birthday next week, but it would make a wonderful Father's Day card too!

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What have you created today?

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