Here's a great Father's Day card to make... along with the tutorial on how to create the tie... thanks to Connie Babbert or her creativity!
She found the instructions on a kids’ site and redesigned them using Stampin’ Up!’s Spring Break designer paper. Seems the patterns resembled tie material pretty well! Sorry if a couple of the pictures are blurred, but I think they are clear enough for you to figure the steps out. The size she used for the card is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. The tutorial sample She actually used 4 x 4 so it was a little easier to see.
To finish the card, use a base card in Blue Bayou, sized 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 and scored at 4 1/4. This gives you a shorter front. Line the inside with some of the coordinating stripe fabric. For You is from Fundamental Phrases and punched with the Word Window. Sanded with Soft Sky on the Soft Sky layer.
Step 1. Cut a square piece of designer paper
Step 2. Fold paper in half diagonally
UPDATE: Don't crease it as shown…
just lightly pinch the area so you can find the center point in my next Step.
Step 3. Open and fold each side to the center pinch mark
Step 4. Turn over and pull top tip down about 1/3 distance from top, crease.
Step 5. Fold tip back up until tip is approximately 1/8″ above the fold line at top.
Step 6. Then fold entire flap up again, approximately 1/8″ from
the fold line at the top. Crease. The point hides between the layers of paper.
Step 7. Fold a small triangle up on each side of the tie “knot”,
crease and unfold. This will help prepare the other side for the tie knot.
Step 8. Turn over. This is the view from the back.
Step 9. Fold each side in to the center line.
The small triangle fold you made previously will help to form the tie knot.
Step 10. Turn over. You have your tie!
If you don't crease it in the updated step above,
you won't have the crease down the center of the tie…I like it better without.
Now go "tie one on"... to dad I mean!