It’s always a struggle to make masculine card for me. Last week, one of our managers at work was leaving and I offered to make a card for him. I asked around about him, and found out about his love for pretty ties.
By first step is, research. I searched for a while on Pinterest and bookmarked a card as inspiration. (Will include a link to it at the end)
Here’s the final version: [you can order it from my store: HafsaCreates on Etsy]
I was asked for a tutorial, so I made it again, this time noting down the measurements: (The measurements are my second card, as I had to make it again)
Base card stock 8×10″ when folded
Blue shirt 7.5×9.5″
Black suit 7×9″
Collar piece 4.5 x5″
Patterned ribbon for tie 7″ [I found this ribbon tie at Zellers Closing down sale earlier this year. Never thought it could make a tie ]
1. Prepare your card base 16″x10″, so folded it is 8″x10″
2. Next for the black suit, make a slit at 3.5″, so its about 5″ deep.
3. To turn the edges of the slit, measure one inch from each slide of the slit and fold it so it meets the end. I scored it diagonally from the one inch mark down to the slit.
4. Using a square punch or scissors snip a small triangle on the folded paper
5. Knot one end of the ribbon, so it looks like a tie
6. The collar piece: for the folds, cut an inch long and inch wide slit. Now fold them in while the corners overlap. If needed, you can snip half an inch from the strip. (See below)
7. Assemble them together as show.
If you are making a similar card, please leave a comment below with a link, I would love to see your version too! Or you can order it from my store: HafsaCreates on Etsy