How To Make A Shirt Card

Have you ever wondered how to make a shirt card? You have probably seen a variety of different ideas out on Pinterest. Some are fairly simple while others require a bit more work.  Today I will show you one of my favorites ways to make a shirt card. It’s also one of the easiest and a great way to use up your favorite patterned papers!

How To Make A Shirt Card

Start by choosing your favorite patterned papers. You want to choose papers that have a pattern on both sides. This is extremely important because the pattern on the back of your paper will be folded over to create the collar for your shirt and it will also be used on the bottom of the card. I would recommend that you choose two sided patterned papers that have a large pattern (like the plaid) one one side and a smaller pattern (like the green) on the other side.

For these cards, I chose a plaid pattern. It’s one of my favorite patterns for creating masculine themed cards. The cards feature the awesome plaid patterned papers from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack from Stampin’ Up!

How To Make A Shirt Card – Masculine

  • Start with a piece of vanilla cardstock for the base of your card.
  • Cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of the plaid patterned paper.
  • Place the 4 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper in your trimmer at the 2 inch mark and make a 1-1/2 inch cut down the center.
  • Fold over the two flaps of paper to create the shirt collar. Adhere the collar down with a few dimensionals.
  • Cut a 1 x 4 inch strip of paper, that matches the pattern on the collar, and adhere this piece to the bottom of the card.
  • Adhere the shirt piece just above the 1 inch strip.
  • Stamp a little sentiment on the top part of the card.
  • For the finishing touch, embellish with a few buttons.

Simple, right?  If you want to see this card folding technique in action, head on over to my Facebook page for a LIVE demonstration at 8:00am (CT) today!

And if you love the look of plaid, learn how to create your own plaid designs with the Buffalo Check stamp. Read more about this fun card making idea at Buffalo Check Christmas Cards – Plaid Pattern Ideas

How To Make A Shirt Card – Ugly Sweater

Now you can also use this simple fun fold card idea to create an Ugly Sweater Christmas Card!  Ok, so this sweater really isn’t ugly, is it?

How to make a shirt card - Ugly Sweater Christmas Card

The process for creating this card is similar to the masculine cards I shared above but there are a few differences. Here are the instructions on how to make a shirt card, or ugly sweater card, for Christmas:

  • Start with a piece of white cardstock for the base of your card.
  • Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) or your favorite Christmas paper
  • Place the 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper in your trimmer. Line up the 4 inch side, at the 2 inch mark and make a 1-1/2 inch cut down the center.
  • Fold over the two flaps of paper to create the shirt collar. Adhere the collar down with a few dimensionals.
  • Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of patterned paper that matches the pattern on the collar. Simply adhere the piece down the center of the sweater and trim off the excess on the bottom. Be sure to tuck the top of the piece under the collar.
  • For the finishing touch, embellish with a few of Santa’s Workshop Enamel shapes. The snowflakes make adorable buttons.

For more fun fold Christmas Card ideas, check out my latest post Fun Fold Christmas Cards (Santa’s Workshop)

So, what do you think? I would love to hear from you so be sure to leave me a comment below. Have a creative day!

Lynn

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