Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Father's Day Tie

This is one of the cards that we made at my last club meeting. We used the Baja Breeze Designer Series paper (DSP) to make the tie! Keep reading to get the step by step instructions on how to fold the paper to get a tie. This card was inspired, maybe even CASEd from someone's blog but I can't remember where. If you recognize this card, please let me know so that I can give you credit!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Holiday Blitz
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: dimensionals

First you will need a square piece of paper. I used a 5" square for my card.

You then need to fold in half on the diagonal. You can just pinch this fold or you can fold it completely.
Open the paper up and fold the sides in to the middle, only going up to the crease from the diagonal fold. Make sure you do both sides!

Take the pointed end and fold about one third of the way down on the front side of the paper.

Take the tip and fold it back up to the top about an 1/8" from the fold.

Fold the top portion again to the top. This will fold over the top fold and leave about 1/4" on the front of the tie.
Flip your tie over to the back side and fold the side to the center again. Make sure to do both sides again! You may have to adjust the "knot" a little to make it even.

There's your tie! You can make a tie from any size square. I thought I'd try a 1 1/4" square for the fun of it and it works!! I was really amazed!
Good luck and Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Debbi & David said...

Awesome card and thanks for the Tutorial Shelley! I'm going to CASE this for my class on Sunday.