Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pocket full of....ties??

Good day everyone!  Today I have a quick tutorial on how to make a little pocker to stuff a tie in for Father's Day.  It's similar to a money card only it has a tie.  Now my hubby does not own a tie so I couldn't show you a picture of the pocket actually stuffed with one.  Sorry.
Here's what the pocket looks like finished.

So let's get started.
Step 1. Take a piece of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock (or pattern paper).
Score along the 11" side at the 3" and 7" mark.
Step2. Score 1/4" (0.25") along the 11" side.  Cut away the top edges leaving the last 4" with the flap.
Step 3.  Fold the flap and trim the edges. (cut off the corners) Fold and glue to the inside of the pocket.
 Step 4. Measure 2" from the top outside edge then cut from the 2" mark to the corner of the fold.
Step 5. Your pocket will look like this
For a more decorative look use double sided pattern paper and punch half a circle in the top inside of the pocket.  Below you can see how I "eyeball" where half the circle by lining up the paper with the support lines in the punch body.
To make the wrap tie thingy I punched a 2" circle and threaded the button and circle with twine.  Tie one end in a knot.  Then wrap the twine around the pocket and button to hold.  I added a second smaller button to finish the end of the twine.
Have a great day!!


Chrisd said...

Cute idea. I bet it would work with a nice chocolate bar inside of it too.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria