Fathers Day Cards: Shirt Pocket Cards

These cute Fathers Day cards are meant to look like the pocket on a man's shirt. Pick out a gift card you know your dad will like, and it can go in the pocket, and be a card and gift all in one! Here we have two different shirt styles, but you can be creative and design just about any shirt that would best suit your dad's own style.

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For the first of our two fathers day cards, we bought two styles of striped scrapbook paper, one for the shirt and one for the tie. The background of the card consists of the blue striped paper bordered in blue construction paper (But don't glue/tape this down to the card yet!). The pocket, tie, and collar are all patterns you can get by printing the template provided (.pdf file). Note: The triangular pattern is for the collar on the next card.

We cut out the pocket and the collars in the same blue striped paper, but made sure the stripes were at an angle so they would stand out. They were also then bordered in blue construction paper. The tie was cut out of our other scrapbook paper, also with the stripes at an angle.

The first part to be secured down was the pocket. This was done by stitching around the border with blue embroidery thread, about 1/4" from the edge of the pocket. Tip: If you sew this onto the background paper before taping or gluing the background onto your card, it is both easier to do, and you won't see the stitches inside the card.

The pocket should now have just enough room to fit a standard gift card. Next, the collar and tie was taped down. As you can see, part of the left collar had to be trimmed in order to give the tie enough room on the card.

As a finishing touch, we put metal adhesive dots on the tips of each collar. These can be found in the scrap-booking section of most craft stores. We then finally taped the whole thing onto the card. At this point your card is ready for a gift card in the pocket and your done!

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While our first card fits a dad that is more into office work, this version of the shirt pocket card would be great for any handy dad that is always building or working on something. The patterns for the pocket and collar are on the template mentioned above.

For this card we were able to find plaid scrapbook paper as the "material" for the shirt. We bordered the background, the pocket, and the collar all in black scrapbook paper. The first thing we did was stitch the pocket onto the plaid background piece of paper using white embroidery thread, again 1/4" from the edge. We next sewed down the three buttons along the right side of the card.

Tip: As with the previous card, if you sew these things onto the background piece before taping it onto the card itself, it will be easier and won't show on the inside.

For the stitches on the collar, we started in the left corner, and stitched across to the right corner Note: For this step we did not stitch it onto the background, we simply stitched it just for looks.

Then the top strip of the collar is taped to the top of the background. This way the collar is a flap, and the card can be tucked under it. We again used metal adhesive dots, this time on the corners of the pocket. Then tape down the background to the card and you are done!

Hopefully one of these two Fathers Day cards would fit your dad's style, but if not, take some time to look through the scrap-booking paper. Other possible "materials" are denim or leather.

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shakira Says:

my dad is gonna LOOOOOVE IT !!!!

sophie Says:

its really cute .... my dad's gonna luv it! ;)

ASha Says:

my dad looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!!!!!Awesomeness!!!!!

sophie rules! Says:

this is so cool i'm definitely going to use this idea thaxs so much xoxoxo

Ali Says:

thank you it is an excellent job I love the plaid shirt card

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Maryum Says:

my dad liked it very much

AngelMidgetKellyLad Says:

Haha, Wow! Amazing Ideas!!!! SSoooo Cool! Easy to make! :D xx

Emily Says:

Wow, my dad would absolutely like this!

Armin Says:

It's too cool and cute



Zoha Says:

Wow! This is like AWESOME! I can't wait to do this with my cousins! Plus I can't imagine the look on my dad's face when he sees this! THANKS

poop Says:

My daddy loves home depot so this is great!

vidziee Says:

its super awsm i tell u !my dad wuld <3 it but he'll tell me dat itsabsolutely nt my idea! anyways its a gr8 piece of wrk . hats off 2 d mind afterdis creativity nd srry 4 using it cauze i don't hv any ideas by myself................. thnxx 4 helping :)

prachi Says:

it was a so good idea for the fathers day i will never miss this ideaof the card beacause it was sooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

jana Says:

these cards are way to awesome

paige Says:

i love these shirt ideas there soooo cute! i love them and i totally going to use them this fathers dayy!!- thanks :}

Priscella Says:

Thanks for givin' me this idea .. :)

Victoria Says:

This is a super fun idea for a gift card! I posted it on my blogtoday! Check it out here: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-frenzy.html

Kelli at Holiday Crafts and Creations Says:

Haha, wow thank you Izzie and Nikki, and everyone else! My mom and I were so happy to get such positive reviews of our card! We are just thrilled that so many people seem to like this idea, and can use it to make for their dad. So thank you to everyone for your kind words, and we hope you have a fun time making your own shirt pocket card :D

Izzie Says:

Whoever made this and came up with the idea is AWESOME! You people deserve a nobel peice prize! jk, but still, these are great ideas and I will absolutely, positively use them. Easy, Fun, and Cute! Thanks SO much!!!! :)-Izzie

nikki Says:

My dad would LOVE this!!!! It's so clever. Thanks for the awesome idea!! Sweet!, you rock and are SOOOO creative! :) ~Nikki

neixa Says:

Perfect, I like very much, I would like to do these cards with my students thanks

laura garcia Says:

i think fathers day is very special i also like the card its very pretty i like the tie the card say office department lolx luv it i also drew it so ima give it to my daddy xD :D

ritisha Says:

its quite easy

Ella Says:

So good I love these cards and I jst know my dad will to. Thanks

Kudryashka Says:

Brilliant idea! I link this post in my blog.

tosha Says:

this is great thank you for sharing this with us! i will try it for next year

lauren Says:

that is awesome i so want to make it for my dad

ciool Says:


vanessa Says:

both cards are so awesome, neat, cute and easy!!!! I love them both, I'm soooooooo making these for my dad!!!!! thanxs

lillie Says:

this is so cute and easy to make

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mayrad Says:

that is so rad! :D

Amy Says:

sweet!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! NICE!!!!!!

Diana Says:

So cool!!! I love them both! They're the best card ideas on the internet!

chelsea Says:

its very neat and a great gift for dad! but i don't have the paper

shelly Says:

cool thanks quick make just what I need so little time

kaley Says:

its so cute i cant take my eyes off it!!!!! thank u for the great idea i'm going to do this for my dad

Abby Says:

I love the plaid shirt card, it's so cute, I just love it!!! I just have to make this for my Dad! Thanks for the great idea!

chasidy Says:

this is very cute