There's something about a man in a tux - isn't there? If you can't dress up Dad, how about dressing up his Father's Day card?
Download this pattern here and print it on card stock. It's easier to trace if the paper is a bit thicker than regular copy paper.
You can use construction paper or poster board but the result will look a bit amateurish. I found this black paper in the scrapbook section of Michael's. It has a linen texture that is perfect for this application.
Cut the outline out of the black paper then cut the lapels out of the pattern. Place the lapel patterns on the outside (the textured side) and trace around them with an inkless ball point pen. Press firmly for a nice edge. Add the button and pocket as well.
Fill in the lapels, pocket and button with clear nail polish. Allow to dry. Turn over and scored the fold lines with the ink pen.
Buy a piece of red grosgrain ribbon about 3/4" wide and about 4" long. (This is too long)
Tuck the ends through the opposite hole; back to front. Trim the ends.
Glue the top of the shirt to the inside of the jacket and the top of the cummerbund to the shirt. Your jacket may not want to lay flat with all of the stuff going on inside so take tiny piece of double stick tape and place it on the inside edge where the fronts overlap. It's enough to hold it together, but still allow the card to be opened.
I put a little sticker on the bottom step that said "PULL".
A formal message for that special Dad.