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This wonderful greeting designed by Julie Ebersole is sure to please any dad or dad-to-be! For a greeting that is truly personal, customize it by using Dad's favorite colors and patterns. The pocket could serve as a wonderful hiding place for a special little something, such as tickets or handmade coupons, a photo or a special quote.
Design by Julie Ebersole
- Square pattern wheel stamp with blue ink cartridge
- Card stock: white, blue, scrap of gold metallic
- Blue striped paper
- Light blue fine-tip marker
- 2 gold mini round brads
- Punches: 1/16-inch hole, small diamond and small rounded corner
- Mini adhesive dots
Cut a 4 1/4 x 11-inch piece of white card stock; score and fold in half. Cut a 4 1/4 x 4 1/2-inch piece of blue striped paper; glue to card, lining up bottom edges.
To form shirt collar, refer to diagram and cut along top edge of striped paper approximately 7/8 inch in from left side and 7/8 inch in from right side. Fold white corners down at an angle, forming shirt collar; secure with adhesive dots. Punch rounded corners at top of blue striped portion.
Cut a 2 1/8 x 4 1/2-inch piece of blue striped paper. Score and fold a vertical line 1/4 inch from right edge; repeat on left side. Insert top edge of folded strip of paper underneath collar; adhere down center of shirt, applying adhesive to folded sections only. Draw stitch marks along left edge of strip with light blue marker.
Stamp decorative square pattern onto blue card stock. Use pattern provided to trace and cut a tie from stamped card stock. Insert top of tie underneath collar and secure with adhesive dots. Attach mini brads at bottom corners of collar. Punch a small diamond from metallic gold card stock; glue at bottom center of tie.
Cut a 1 1/2 x 1 3/4-inch rectangle from blue striped paper; trim bottom corners diagonally, forming a pocket shape. Glue to right side of card; draw stitch marks around pocket with light blue marker.
Sources: Jumbo wheel stamp, ink cartridge, striped paper and corner punch by Stampin' Up!; small diamond punch from EK Success.
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