Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday School: A tie (card) for Father's Day

Good morning CraftyStealers!

On Friday, I told you about Operation Write Home.  When I was looking at their Stars and Stamps blog, I came across this tutorial, for a Father's Day necktie card.  It's too late to make them for our troops (the deadline has passed), but it's such a cute (and easy!) card, that I thought it would make a fun Sunday School for all of you - and having your Father's Day cards made today, means you can check one more thing off your "to do" lists!

Here's what you need:

Blank Card (mine is an A2)
Square piece of patterned paper (thinner is a little better since you have to fold)
Rectangular piece of cardstock or patterned paper that coordinates with the square piece

Take your square (this is a 4" square),
place it patterned side down, and fold it diagonally, making a nice crease.  Now,flatten it out again.
Fold two edges in, so that they form a kite shape, lining up the edges with the crease along the middle.
 Now flip over the paper, and fold the bottom (narrow end), so the point is about 1/3 of the way up the crease.
Now fold the point in the opposite direction, so that it almost lines up with the bottom edge.
Fold 2/3 of this piece down again, as shown in the picture below.  This is going to be the knot of the necktie.
Turn the paper over, and fold the edges inward, again to make them line up with the crease.(Seeing the necktie, now?)
 Flip it over again, and there is your origami necktie, read to go on a card!
To make a "shirt" take your rectangular piece of coordinating cardstock, and cut two slits inward (these slits are about 1 1/2" long).
Fold these cut pieces inward, so the the top two corners meet to make the "collar."
Glue down the ends of the collar, add on the necktie, and any other embellishments you want.  You could do buttons, as I have, use a brad for a tie tack, or even make a pocket with some more cardstock.
These were so quick and so simple, that I'm sure older kids could even do one on their own.  If you are looking for some fun paper for your Father's Day cards, check out today's steal, the adorable Imaginisce Dino Roar collection - you can use them for boy and summer adventures layouts and cards AND Father's Day cards and projects - they are very versatile!

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Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope you are all getting in a little crafting time!


  1. I love this. Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. TIE-riffic card!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Love this very much. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. this is too adorable! I have got to try this for this coming Father's Day! Thanks for sharing.