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"Hello, everyone! Today I realized my dad's birthday is on Saturday and I had not made a card or bought a present yet! And I have to mail it; yikes! So I got him some shirts like the ones he likes, and when it came to the card, I thought My Craft Spot's Challenge 45 gave me the perfect opportunity to make something special for him. : )
The challenge is to make a birthday shape card. I had never made a shape card before but I liked the idea so I jumped in! Actually I've been jumping in lately with new techniques - love it! Anyway, since my dad likes plaid shirts, and that's actually what I got him for his birthday, I decided to make a shirt card! Here's how it turned out:
(He likes blue and luckily I had this plaid pattern paper that is just perfect!)
I did not have a template for the shirt so I made my own. The hardest part for me was the collar. But then my sewing skills kicked in and I remembered what the collar pattern looks like when I'm cutting one out of fabric. I had to add the pocket because my dad likes a pocket on his shirt. I then thought the stitching would be a nice touch. Lastly I added the buttons and stamped the greeting on the pocket (I thought it would be cute).
And that's my card for today! I hope Dad likes it! It really looks 'like' him!
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