Shirt Birthday Card & #FF0135 & DTC #139

I created this shirt card for my twin brother’s birthday, which is today . . . May 27. He’s Tony and I’m Tonya! It’s also our mother’s birthday. Sadly she passed away December 24, 2014 from Ovarian Cancer. It’s hard to believe that it’s going on 9 years since we’ve not had our mom with us but she continues to live on in our hearts!

I’ve been wanting to create a shirt card for a long time now. I’d like to give credit to whomever’s layout this is but I don’t have that information as I can’t find it now, I’m so sorry. Most everything I used has been “retired” but that doesn’t mean you can’t make this shirt card! Use any cardstock and patterned paper to replicate it. PLUS read on to see how you to CAN make this shirt card even if you don’t have these particular items!

Card Challenge(s)

It just so happens that my card qualifies to be entered into the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge #FF0135. Check out the Inspo List below! My card is masculine, has plaid and I used die cuts to create my shirt and pocket. It’s been a very long time since I’ve participated in one of their challenges. Be sure to check out their challenge page and all the awesome cards the design team creates as well as those who also participate in the challenge(s).

It was brought to my attention by Suzanne that there is a DOUBLE TROUBLE Paper Crafting Challenge #139 that is tied into Festive Friday’s Challenge! WooHoo! Another challenge site to participate with when creating cards. Be sure to check out their site as well!

Putting It All Together

Visualize different colors and patterns that you can use to recreate this shirt card layout for any masculine card. My card base is Basic White topped with a shirt die cut panel of Country Club Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini January-June Mini Catalog. BUT you could use the NEW Glorious Gingham 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper! That paper would make some really cute shirt cards! See it in my Products Table below.

Use whatever adhesive you’d like but I normally use Stampin’ Up!’s Multipurpose Liquid Glue. It allows me to maneuver my card pieces into place more easily. It really depends on what I’m doing that determines which adhesive I reach for in my craft room.

I used the retired Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to create the shirt and pocket. Don’t you LOVE love the stitching around the shirt, collar, and the pocket! Embossing the Happy Birthday sentiment (April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit) with black embossing powder gives it more dimension as well. Use whatever textured embossing folder to create the texture for the buttons. I used the retired Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder then I used one of the circles from a retired Owl punch to make my buttons but you can get creative to figure out your own buttons. Read on for more detailed instructions.

By the way, this is a 6″ x 6″ plaid sheet from the retired DSP mentioned earlier. If you don’t have these die cuts, see my image for measurements and make your own stitching marks by hand! I hope you can make sense out of my layout above. I have the die cuts laid out next to each other like this when I run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, which I still call it my Big Shot. You’ll have enough patterned paper to create the collar. Assemble the shirt panel onto the card base. After adhering the shirt panel, adhere the collar button, collar and then the rest of the buttons before adhering the shirt pocket, which I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To make the pocket square in Basic White, apply the same width measurements or use the Stitched Nested Label die but make the length shorter. Stamp and emboss a sentiment and Viola! you have a shirt pocket with it’s pocket square! Punch out or die cut 7 shirt buttons after applying texture to the cardstock using any embossing folder with texture. I used a sharpie marker to make button holes.

Once again, see my picture on how you cut the collar. You can lay a ruler down from each point and draw a line lightly with pencil and cut with scissors or put tic marks and use your paper trimmer. My Stampin’ Up! Trimmer makes this a breeze!

Cardstock Measurements

  • Basic White Card Base – 8-½” x 5-½“ | Score 4-¼”
  • Basic White for sentiment and buttons
  • 6″ x 6″ patterned paper for shirt, pocket, and collar
  • See above image for die cut layout and other measurements.

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18 thoughts on “Shirt Birthday Card & #FF0135 & DTC #139”

  1. Just like an old comfortable shirt, retired but still usable… isn’t it fun when you can find just what you need in your stash for a masculine card. Love the shirt you created and is exactly what my Dad would have picked out. Don’t forget we are partnering with Festive Friday’s challenge. Come join us at Double Trouble’s “We Dare You” to create a masculine card and you will earn three chances to our random draw. Hope to see you there.

    1. Hi Suzanne! I totally missed entering my card with Double Trouble’s Challenge! Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I just went back and linked to Double Trouble’s Challenge #139 and added the participant badge widget to my blog. I love challenge sites to help with my creativity process when making cards. I look forward to more Double Trouble Challenges. BTW, thank you for your SWEET comments and my dad would totally go for a plaid shirt with snaps!

      1. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble and hope that you will come back to check out our future fun challenges and see what Things 1, 2 and 3 are up to and who we will be partnering with.

  2. Kellianne Wilson

    How creative! That is such a cute idea for a masculine card! That plaid works perfectly too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble 🙂

    1. Thanks Kellianne! The shirt layout came from another SU Demo. I wish I could to remember where I got the layout from as I like to give credit where credit is due. I did have to get creative with the buttons though! 😉

  3. Tonya, what a wonderful use of those dies! I love the plaid with the touch of white. Such a great masculine card. So glad you shared this with us at Festive Friday this week

    1. Thanks Jaydee! I enjoy participating at Festive Friday! Card challenges are a great way to get the creative juices going! 😉

  4. What a great card, Tonya, I bet Tony loved it! It was so creative to put the sentiment sticking out of the pocket. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge. Hope you keep coming back. 🙂

    1. Thanks Beth! I wish I could take credit for this layout but it’s from another SU Demo. I used different paper, came up with a different way to do my buttons, and a different sentiment. If I run across where I wrote down the website for this tutorial, I’ll come back and add the link. I truly like to give credit where credit is due. Beth I love participating with Festive Friday and it’s been way too long since the last time! I look forward to more card challenges! BTW Happy 37th Anniversary! 🙂

  5. Tonya, how clever your shirt card is with your inventive use of stitched dies! I’m sure your brother loved receiving it for his/your birthday!! Thank you for sharing your card and all the wonderful details about how you created it for our Double Trouble and partner’s challenge!!! -Donna

    1. Thanks Donna! I used a template from another crafter but I can’t remember where I got it from. I did however create my own shirt and buttons though! LOL! Yes, my twin loved his birthday card. I look forward to participating in a Double Trouble’s challenges going forward!

  6. Fabulous card, Tonya! I love the way you used the stitching, and the addition of the buttons really finishes off the card perfectly. Thank you for providing the details and thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #139. — Melanie R.

    1. Thank you Melanie! It was a lot of fun to make this shirt card. I plan on making another shirt card tomorrow with current DSP that I just received. I look forward to more card challenges at Double Trouble!

  7. Tonya, your card is so dang amazing. I love this shirt card. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for playing along with us in the Festive Friday Challenge

    1. Thanks Diane! It was a fun card to make as well as getting to participate in Festive Friday Challenge!

  8. Helen Jennings

    I love your shirt card. The colours really pop against each other and all the stitched detail adds an extra wow. Thank you for joining us for the Festive Friday Challenge and I hope you will join again soon.

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