How to make button down shirt Father's Day cards

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How to Make Button Down Shirt Father's Day Cards

This handsome, handmade card offers a charming and personalized way to show Dad how much you care. What's more, you can customize the basic technique to create a buttoned-down look, a jacket with lapels, or even a pocket and handkerchief.

Resources: We found the scrapbooking supplies, snap eyelets, universal eyelet setter, and small hammer from

8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of card stock
Bone folder
1/8-inch hole punch
Snap eyelets
Universal eyelet setter
Small hammer
Piece of fabric (at least 12 by 9 1/4 inches)
Sobo glue

1. To create the tag, cut a strip of card stock measuring 3 inches by 1/2 inch, and write the message (e.g., "Happy Father's Day"). Using the 1/8-inch hole punch, make a hole centered at each end of the tag. Place the tag on the inside center face of the card. Center the tag at the top, and lightly mark where the holes are. Using the same punch, make two holes just inside of these marks. (This will allow the tag to bow when it's attached.
2. Attach the snaps: Place the cylinder end, or smaller end, of the snap through the top of the tag and then through the corresponding hole in the card so that the message reads correctly. Flip the card over, carefully holding the snap in place, and lay it flat on a sturdy surface. Using the eyelet setter and the hammer, split the back of the snap until it's secure. Repeat for the other hole.
3. To make the sweater: Using a scrap piece of cardboard cut to the same size as the card, line the top with the length edge of the fabric, and wrap the fabric around the card. Using Sobo Glue, secure the vertical seam, and weight it down for a minute or two to dry.
4. Close the bottom: Fold the corners at the bottom, as if you were wrapping a gift. Tuck the seam side inside over the card; this will create a flap. Using a little more Sobo, glue the flap down. Let dry for a minute.
5. For the inside of the card, you can either line it with a different color piece of paper or write on it directly. Once you're done, simply slip the shirt card inside the sweater so that the collars match up.

These celeb dads with the biggest families will be getting tons of love this weekend:
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How to make button down shirt Father's Day cards

Steven Spielberg, 68, may be known for his scores of hit films and accolades -- but his massive family is worth noting, too. The director has seven children -- four biological, two adopted and one stepchild.

(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Kevin Costner, 60, has three children with his first wife Cindy Silva: Annie, Lily and Joe. The actor then had son Liam with Bridget Rooney, with whom he had a brief relationship. After marrying for a second time, he had three children with wife Christine Baumgartner: Cayden, Hayes and Grace, bringing the grand total to seven children.

(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, 54, has quite the brood. He has five children with Nicole Mitchell: Bria, Myels, Shayne, Zola and Bella. After their divorce, he had a child with Mel B, Angel. Though the Spice Girl said Murphy originally had no interest in getting to know their daughter after a fierce paternity battle, later reports said he had taken some more interest.   

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

In addition to his three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore -- Rumer, Scout and Tallulah -- Bruce Willis, 60, shares two more girls, Mabel and Evelyn, with his wife Emma Heming. 

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Brad Pitt, 51, and Angelina Jolie have raised six children together: Maddox, Zahara and Pax, who Jolie adopted -- and Pitt subsequently adopted, and their biological children Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. 

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

"Batman & Robin" star Chris O'Donnell, 44, has five kids with wife Caroline Fentress: Lily, Chip, Charles, Finley and little Maeve, who he joked was the result of "a little miscommunication."

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Marky Mark, 44, has four children with his wife Rhea Durham: Brendan, Ella, Grace and Michael. We wonder how they feel about their dad's old Calvin Klein campaign ... 

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Charlie Sheen, in addition to being a father of five, has the honor of being a grandfather, too, through his first daughter, Cassandra.

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Matt Damon, 44, has three daughters with wife of 10 years Luciana Bozán Barroso, and one stepdaughter from Barroso's previous marriage.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

David Beckham, 40, is one of the more famous celebrity dads, as his kids have become stars in their own rights. In addition to just growing up in the spotlight of Posh and Becks, Brooklyn and Romeo have both done modeling work. As for Cruz and Harper? We'll just have to wait and see.

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Singer WIllie Nelson, 82, has been married four times and fathered seven children. His first marriage to Martha Matthews bore Lana, Susie and Billy (who died by suicide in 1991). Nelson then had two daughters, Paula and Amy, with his third wife, Shirley Collie. He has another two daughters with Lukas and Jacob with his current wife, Annie D'Angelo.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Robert De Niro, 71, has quite the "circle of trust" in real life. The deocrated actor has one adopted daughter and a son with his first wife Diahnne Abbott, twin sons with former partner Toukie Smith, a son and daughter with wife Grace Hightower. De Niro also has four grandchildren. 

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It's no secret that rockstar Mick Jagger, 42, has seven children with four famous women: Karis with singer Marsha Hunt, Jade with Bianca Jagger, Lizzie, Georgia May, James and Gabriel with Jerry Hall -- and most recently, Lucas with model Luciana Gimenez.

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"Star Wars" actor Ewan McGregor, 44, has four daughters with his wife of 20 years Eve Mavrakis: Clara, Esther, Jamyan and Anouk.

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Sting, 63, had two children with his first wife and four with his second, but the star says his six children won't be getting any of his $300M inheritance.

(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Mel Gibson, 59, has one daughter and six sons with his first wife of 31 years: Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas. He then had a daughter with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, Lucia. 

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Clint Eastwood, 85, who has been described in the media as a "serial womanizer," has fathered seven children with five women, including "The Longest Ride" actor Scott Eastwood.

(Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Mike Tyson, 48, has fathered eight children by several woman. His 4-year-old daughter Exodus tragically died in a freak treadmill accident in 2009.

(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

"Grey's Anatomy" star Justin Chamber, 44, has five children with his wife Keisha Chambers: Isabella, twins Maya and Kaila, Eva and Jackson.


"Kiss from a Rose" singer Seal, 52, famously wed Heidi Klum in 2004, and the couple had Henry, Johan and Lou. Another child, Leni, was a result of Klum's previous relationship, but Seal adopted her as his own.  

(AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)

Jude Law, 42, joined the five kids club with the birth of his baby girl in March with ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding. The actor previously had three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost and another with model Samantha Burke.

(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)


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