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!
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!
- 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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