Sunday

Rich Dad/Rich Dad

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.
 Cut a piece of white card stock 7 x 4.5" Find the center then cut down one inch. Measure one inch on either side of the center then fold the wings back to form the collar. Take a hole punch and make two holes one inch apart on either side of the center as pictured.

Buy a piece of red grosgrain ribbon about 3/4" wide and about 4" long. (This is too long)
 Thread either end of the ribbon through each hole; front to back.
Tuck the ends through the opposite hole; back to front. Trim the ends. 
 Fold a piece of 7x4.5" red paper (again, I used scrapbook stock) to form a pleated cummerbund. Using that inkless pen again, score across the the short end 1.25" down from the top. Turn the paper over and score a parallel line 1/2" from the precious line. Repeat three times. Place your message on the shorter steps. Use a bone folder or butter knife to reinforce the folds.
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.

36 comments:

Shelly said...

Cute, cute, cute!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

NanaDiana said...

SOOO darling- I am forwarding this link to my daughter and I am betting she will try it! xo Diana

Irum said...

so adorable......... luv it.
nice & simple to make

creativejewishmom.com said...

so sweet, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

meijo's JOY said...

super cool!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your card is darling! Seeing your bow tie brought back memories of my wedding. I tied ribbon on all of my wedding invitations just like that! Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

this is such a darling card. I'm a big fan.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com
twitter:kathblogger

Jill said...

Brilliant! And your instructions are so clear!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

shopannies said...

these are super cute I think they are perfect for any dad

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said...

CUTE!! Love the card.

Would love if you would link up with us at Creative Creation Tuesday. We would love others to see your project too. Can be found here at Nothing But Country.

Happy Creating! Thanks for sharing your great project.

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

What a cute idea. I love it! I found you over at Sew Much Ado

I love how the cover bun pulls out. So creative

Ashley said...

o my goodness this is so cute!
i love it, so creative:)

thanks for sharing
xoxo
ash

http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

craftedbymama said...

I think we just found our card! Thanks for the tutorial

Shore Girl said...

Adorable card!

AllieMakes! said...

SO smart! Very cute!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

I featured this cute card idea over at my blog. Thanks for sharing!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Antonella said...

Oh Wow! What a fantastic card! I need to give this a try!! So glad I followed your link from the Crafty Soiree... I've also linked up if you want to stop by...
Hugs, antonella :-)
My link: http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-fathers-day-badges.html

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Cute card! I will be sharing your project on this weeks Amaze Me Monday :D

sharin said...

cute idea. ... I hope to try it, too.
Thanks,
Sharon

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Hi Gail! I featured your post @ Workshop Wednesday! Thanks for linking to the party!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

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