Botanical Gardens Tropical Shirt – Photo Tutorial

Blokes cards can be so boring….. well usually that is. There just isn’t anything boring about this Stampin’ Up! bright, happy and FUN Tropical Shirt Card. Perfect for the wonderful man in your life!Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

Like to know how to make one yourself? It’s super easy and will only take minutes to make! I’ve got a photo tutorial to share with you today. I’m so glad you popped by.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

I’ve used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper in the Botanical Gardens suite from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve also used the framelits called Botanical Builder Framelits to make the co-ordinating flower. You can even purchase these items in a bundle. Doesn’t the shirt look dapper????

Just to make the card making experience that little more fun – you can actually stamp directly onto this sheet of Designer Series Paper with the co-ordinating Stamp set called Botanical Blooms. Can you spot the leaves I’ve stamped??

I just love how Stampin’ Up! is matchy matchy. Everything co-ordinates… and that my friend is what sets Stampin’ Up! apart.

How did I make it? Read on…

Botanical Gardens Tropical Shirt – Photo Tutorial

  • Take a full sheet of 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper. Cut in half.
  • Trim 5 cm’s off the bottom. The Designer Series Paper now measures 15.3cms x 25.5cms

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Fold the paper length ways in half and crease.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Unfold

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Fold in the edges to the centre crease and again firmly crease with your bone-folder.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Once both edges are folded in your project will look like this.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • *Turn over the project and fold down a section approximately 2cms from the top. Crease.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Turn back over your project again (so the opening is at front) and the 2cm fold is facing the table.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Pull the top corners towards each other, so the corners just meet. This will form the shape of a collar. Crease so they stay in place.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Measure 11cms from the bottom of the project and turn out the edges to create flaps as shown below.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • It’s important the ‘flaps’ mirror each other. This will create the shoulders and sleeves.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Slip in from the bottom a piece of 7.5cm by 10cm Whisper White card stock. This insert will be the place you can pop a sentiment and write your message. Adhere the insert to the card.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Fold up the bottom of the project and tuck it under the collar of the shirt.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Make the fold firm by using your bone-folder to create a crease.

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper -Tropical Man's Shirt Card Tutorial by Carolyn Bennie, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia visit my blog carolynbennie.com

  • Add some buttons to the front of the shirt and perhaps a flower as well.

Thats it!! Easy right?

Ok… Question time. Leave a comment for me – all the cool kids are 🙂 lol

  1. Will you try this Tropical Shirt Card? I didn’t scare you did I??
  2. What ages would this card suit? 

If you’d like to order your supplies to make this card, click on the images below to head to my Online Shop. Remember we have a FAB sale on at the moment that earns you FREE product with every $90AUS spent. See HERE for details.

 

Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn 

10 thoughts on “Botanical Gardens Tropical Shirt – Photo Tutorial

  1. Thank you for sharing this, My grandson asked for a Hawaiian Luau-themed birthday this year. And I always try to match the card I make to the them. So I made this is a Hawaiian shirt for his birthday card

  2. This is absolutely amazing. I love the step by step instructions (for those of us who are a little more challenged that way). Its so unique – and so original – and hopefully so easy to make. Thanks for taking the time to make this so simple to follow!

  3. Love the cheery feel of this card. I’m not great at converting metric measurements to imperial but I’m determined to give it a try.

  4. I have actually made this shirt several years ago, with shall I say less Flamboyant DSP, for a project at school with a few “crafty” kids, we sold them as Father Day cards at a School Fete> But love the tropical theme shirt.

  5. Oh my word! What a fabulous idea Carolyn!!! I now know what to make for our Wedding Anniversary (we had a Bali wedding) and this is sooooo perfect. Thankyou for sharing your Tropical Shirt creation and the photo tutorial. LOVE IT. D x

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