Thursday, May 28, 2015

Shirt and Dollar Bill Tie Card

Ta-da! A center opening button front shirt card -
with a tie made out of real money !!!!
Finished size is approximately 4" wide by 5 1/2"tall.

 Complete with teeny, tiny paper punched and pierced buttons,
 paper punched pocket and drawn on stitching details !
The buttons were punched out of kraft colored card stock,
pierced and lightly inked with a darker brown ink.
I was trying to make them look like the brown and tan
marbled buttons on the plaid shirts my husband wears.
TIP: Be sure to leave a gap at the edge of the collar
if you would like to tuck a tie under it. 
I slid the pointed end of my mechanical pencil under it 
while gluing at the top and bottom, creating a little more space .

I did not have any instructions to make the tie,
so I played with scrap paper the size of the bill first
to see if I could make something that resembled a tie.
Two attempts later and this is what I came up with.
I honestly can't tell you exactly how I did it,
other than lots of folding, sorry.
Here is the other version,
but it didn't fold as well with the money.

The inside is unfinished as of right now, 
my desktop computer is in the repair shop 
so I am unable to print anything .
I did create a sentiment with My Memories Suite
on my laptop
that I'll put in it (see bottom of post) later.
I'll print it on kraft paper  and trim it to fit,
 approximately 3 3/4" wide by 4 1/4" tall. 
NOTE: Ignore that center fold line down the back.
I goofed up and folded my paper in half the wrong way
when I first started making the card.

After lots of fiddling with paper and measurements,
this is the final pattern I came up with to make the
 center opening button up shirt card.
There are lots of great ideas online to make shirt cards,
but  I wanted one that actually opened in the front.
NOTE: I used a lighter weight printed paper folded over
because I wanted the inside and the part that flips out to create the collar
to be the same as the shirt front. 

You may need to play a bit with the angle of the collar
when you fold it to the front in order to make them meet.
Once you have them in position the way you like, 
glue the top edge and bottom corners down.
Hold it tightly in place, front flaps closed over the inside of the card,
then carefully trim away around the collar on each side -
but not the back center piece!

Hopefully the photos and brief description
are clear enough if you'd like to make one
of your own. 

I think I may make a few out of solid color card stock
to donate to Operation Write Home ! 
I'll substitute a tie shape cut out of card stock
rather than paper folding one .
I'm slowly getting my final box of cards filled.......

And here are a few simple PNG word arts I made

Be sure to check out my 
Wallet in Pants Pocket card -
another fun way to gift money in a card
to the men/boys in your lives.
Tutorial and photos HERE

Since this card uses primarily plaid,
I'm entering it in the current 
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge,
because it is a shirt and tie,
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Thanks for looking =) 


  1. Super cool!! I scrolled back up several times to check out that awesome shirt!!!! LOVE this!

  2. Woweee, cool or what? Super plaid shirt with the dollar tie. Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for the instructions. So pleased you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  3. A beautiful card. thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

  4. What a super idea, love the money tie, what guy wouldn't love to get your card

    Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week


  5. Love the button and stitching detail on the shirt - great card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  6. What a fun plaid shirt! and won't the receiver love getting money as a tie!! very clever design!


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