Botantical Gardens Happy Father’s Day

Botanical Fathers Day 736pxl B-P

I’ve been wanting to give the Collar fold a try and this month for my May All Masculine Card Class I gave it a go.  Of course I “Carol’d it up” a bit.  Lol!  I love how the Bird of Paradise print from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper makes for a fun looking Hawaiian shirt look.  With my sewing experience I wanted to it to look as much like a shirt as much as possible.

The “lapels” were cut diagonally instead of folded, then flipped sides and rotated to keep the print showing [when they are folded you see the back side of the dsp print].  The buttons are 3/8″ Card Candy Brad Bases.

The “Happy Father’s Day” Label (from my retired stash) was stamped onto Vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added a Vellum band across the top to help the “Label” pop, as well as the inside of printed shirts tend to be a lighter version of the print [the Mossy Meadow base needed to be lightened].  [TIP:  Did you find the mistake I made?  I forgot and put adhesive across the bottom of the Vellum piece, as you can see, the adhesive is clearly visible, so make sure to strategically place you adhesive so it doesn’t show.]

All Hawaiian shirts have a pocket so that was the final finishing touch.  I decided to add a narrow band as well as not match the print so it would stand out more.  The great thing about this card is that it could be given for almost any occasion by just switching the sentiment.

I hope you’re having a great Memorial Day Holiday weekend!  Thank you for stopping by today.


  • STAMP:  Something to Celebrate (vintage)
  • PAPER:  Mossy Meadow, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Vellum
  • INK:  Mossy Meadow
  • ACCESSORIES:  3/8″ Silver Candy Dot Brad Bases  |  Embossing Powder–Clear


PS…..I’ve been asked for the cutting template for my Hawaiian shirt front.  Here ya go, below is the cutting layout.

Hawaiian Shirt Cutting Layout 500pxl B-P


Sparkly Hugs, Carol



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