Friday, October 1, 2010

Man's Shirt Template

A few weeks ago I was looking through the catalog for ideas for Halloween cards. There is a good reason its called "the Ideas Book and Catalog"! On page 154 I found this cute little candy container made by wrapping the 3/8" Twill Tape around a small can or empty toilet tissue roll. You can fill the can with a little bag of candy. Isn't he cute?  But then my eye was caught by the card next to him.  I'd always wanted to try making a "shirt" card and this looked pretty easy.  Plus I needed an easy card for a trade I was doing.  It turned out to be so easy that I actually used this card for my September Stamp-a-Stack. 

I made my trade card with the Concord Crush, which I quickly used up.  The folks at my Stamp-a-Stack made the same card in Soft Suede with an orange tie.  Then I used it again with a group who stamp with me at work and we made the card in Old Olive.  I can't decide which one I like better.  What do you think?

I stamped the card with the Sanded Background stamp to give the shirt a subtle pattern. The Hand cut a tie from designer paper.  The pocket is the Small Tag Punch which I raised up with Dimensionals. I also sponged around the pocket to give it some extra definition. The ribbon is just a small scrap of Satin folded in half and adhered to the back of the pocket with the Mini Glue Dots.  To make the collar I just cut in about 1 1/8 inch from each edge and about 1/2 inch from the top folded edge of the card.  Then I folded those 2 tabs forward to meet in a V.  Used the Mat Pack to punch the holes for the brads.  I did have to fold the back of the card up and out of the way so the brads would not get in the way of opening the card.

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with your stamping.
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Happy Stamping --Katie

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