Tutorial – Necktie Card
Recently someone on our Facebook page asked for a link to our necktie card tutorial. I’m always happy to link people to previous tutorials, but I had to reply that we’ve never had a necktie card tutorial. So, now that we’re in the final push for Father’s Day cards, I thought this would be a great time to have one!
I found a video tutorial on Youtube, and put together these illustrations to help with the step-by-steps. You should be able to enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on them. It looks like a lot of steps, but I promise this is WAY easier than you probably think it is. I know it was easier than I first thought it was. Start with a 4″ square piece of designer paper. Fold the square diagonally and crease it then flatten it back out. This is creating a center line you will use to guide the folds to make the tie.
And you’re done! Flip your tie over and admire its cuteness.
You can create a collared shirt for your necktie by cutting about 1-1/4″ into each side of a piece of cardstock about 1″ from the top of an A2 size rectangle. Fold the corners in so they meet in the middle.
You may have already heard that we have a shortage of Father’s Day cards. Sandy and Kris in particular are completely out and may have to send some of their boxes without them. So we’re asking you to take a few minutes for the Dads of our Heroes, and we’re inspiring you with blog candy! Here’s how you can help.
- Make five of today’s necktie cards and send them to your regular shipper whether or not you have your regular box of cards ready to go.
- Add a picture of your necktie cards to our inlinkz on this tutorial. Here’s a link to our previous Flickr tutorial for those of you who want to enter but don’t have blogs.
We will have a drawing, and one lucky inlinkz-er will receive blog candy!
Sandy has asked that you let your shipper know if you are sending Father’s Day cards so they’ll know what is coming and how soon. Emailing the shipper is not a requirement to enter this drawing.
Now, here’s the video that inspired this tutorial.