This is an excellent idea from Carol Getman of Oh So Much Fun. Carol has designed an envelope that will hold a folded shirt card (see the template on the next page). This makes the perfect finishing touch for these cute cards that are ideal for Father's Day, men's birthdays or a variety of other occasions.
Instructions to Make a Folded Envelope for a Shirt Card
Print the template on the next page onto a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" paper, plain color or patterned with plain back (run the pattern off on blank side). Following the dotted lines on the outside of the paper, cut out the 2 corners with dotted lines. Fold all solid lines, creasing well. The sides will fold to the center line and may be awkward, but they do work well. After all lines are folded and creased, paper should be open; then, turn the paper over and refold all the lines/creases so that the marked lines will be hidden within the envelope when finished. The second folding makes all the lines fall into place easier. The cut out corners will be on the front side of the card. Tuck the shirt in the envelope and gently tack down the upper folded flaps. Design or add to the envelope as desired. If mailing, please put this envelope and card in a larger envelope or manila mailer.
Shirt InstructionsFolded shirt card instructions are available from:
- Folded Paper Shirt
- Origami Resource Center
- How to Fold an Origami Tie - make a tie to go with your folded shirt card and envelope!
From Carol Getman
I am paper and rubber stamp artist; have been folding paper all my life and rubber stamping for over 30 years. I teach, demonstrate, research and create, enjoying working with students of all ages from preschool through 100+ and teach/demo in various settings including Technical Colleges, University, Art Gallery, Art School, local organizations and events, Art shows, Quilt/Sewing Shows, at our shop, church groups, 4-H, summer school enrichment, at our hospital crops for dialysis, and volunteer for 5th graders and Headstart during the school year! Paper folding, dollar bill folding, and background techniques are 3 of my favorite artistic skills which I especially love to work with and I gain great satisfaction in teaching/sharing these with others...the pass it on 'syndrome.' Am a vendor in a shop of 24 retailers in an historic community setting. When I taught the 5th graders to fold the shirt and the dollar bill bow tie, I also wanted them to have an envelope for the shirt card; thus, I created my own fold around the card(used one sheet of 8 1/2"x 11" paper for each, the shirt and the envelope...that way everyone, no matter what skill level, would be able to easily fold and be successful in the final project)...the lines were to be folded on the outside, unfolded and refolding the creases with the lines to the inside of the envelope so those lines would not seen. Email Carol