Friday, June 15, 2018

4 Fast and Furious Guy Cards

Do these situations sound familiar?  Father's Day is a few days away and you have yet to make a card.  Or some guy you know is having a birthday and you want to make a card but question putting day's worth of effort into it because he was one of "those" guys who won't appreciate all your hard work.  Well, if you said yes to either or both of these, I have just the post for you.  These are four fast and furious cards for the guys in your life.  Each of them could be made in a half hour or less, but still give you fun results and get your creative juices worked out.  Start by watching the video and then check out below for all of the dimensions etc.  And, above all, have fun :)

1. The Tool Chest (pictured above)

Card Stock
     1 - 4” x 10” piece scored and folded in half to create a 4” x 5” card.
     1 - 1/2” x 4 1/2”
     1 - 3 3/4” x 1 1/4”
     2 - 3 3/4” x 1 1/2”
   Silver / Yellow
     1 - 2 1/2” x 2 3/4” and scraps silver for drawer handles
     4 - 3/4” circles
     4 - 3/8” circles
  1. Using foam tape align and adhere drawers to the front of the card and the 1/2” x 4 1/2” as the table top.
  2. Glue three pieces of silver that are of equal size (mine were 1/2” x 1/4”) to the fronts of the drawers for handles.
  3. Die cut the tools from the yellow and silver card stock. Cut and paper piece the handles.
  4. Align and attached tools to front of card.
  5. Glue a white circle in the middle of each of the black circles to create wheels and attach to the bottom of the card on the back side of both panels.  Make sure they line up evenly.
  6. Stamp your sentiment on the inside of the card.

2. The Polo Shirt

Card Stock

   1 - 8 1/2” x 4 3/4”

Patterned Paper

   1 - 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
   1 - 1/4” x 1 1/2” doesn’t need to be exact
  1. Take patterned paper and position it vertically and score 3/4” from top of paper.
  2. Measure on score line 1" from either side and carefully cut with scissors from the edge to 1".  This will create two flaps on the top of your paper.
  3. Fold each flap towards the center of the score line and fold to create the color.
  4. Take a 1/4” x 1 1/2” sliver of the collar pattern and place at the center of the score line to suggest a polo shirt.
  5. Attach your shirt to the card base and decorate as you like.

3.  The Wallet  

There are 2 versions of this card I discuss in the video.  This simple version which is made using a piece of double sided 12" x 12" patterned paper.  Make sure that patterns look good no matter which way the paper is turned.  Use the card stock dimensions in the list below and follow steps 1 through 4.

And, this busier version:

Card Stock

   1 - 8 1/2” x 7”
   1 - 4” x 2”
   1 - 7 1/2” x 3 1/4”

Patterned Paper (if you would like to decorate it)

   2 - 3 3/4” x 4” (I just combined scraps of the two patterned papers I was using to make the second piece this size)
   1 - 3 3/4” x 1 3/4”
   1 - 2 3/4” x 4” for on top of the gift card pocket.
   1 - 1/2” (or so) x 4” for above the gift card pocket.
  1. Take largest piece and make a cross by scoring on one side at 4 1/4” and the other side at 3”. 
  2. Score and fold the 3” fold first and keep it folded while folding the 4 1/4” fold.
  3. Cut a slight V at the 4 1/4" score line on the 3" flap to make the fold easier.
  4. Open the paper up and apply 1/8” or 1/4” Scor-tape to the 3” sides and fold up to adhere to the 4" side to create the start of your wallet.
  5. Apply Scor-tape to the two 2” sides of the smaller piece of card stock and one longer side that you would like at the bottom and attach to the bottom right of the folded wallet to create your gift card pocket.
  6. Use the various pieces of patterned paper to decorate the outside and inside of the wallet.  This is not necessary.  If you would prefer, you could decorate it with stamps, stencils, or embossing folders.  They sky's the limit!
  7. Decorate the “bill” card (the 7 1/2” x 3 1/4” piece of card stock) as you like and insert into wallet.

4. The Ultra Easy

Card Stock

   1 - A2 card base in a neutral color

Patterned Paper

   1 - 4 x 5 1/2”


    1 - 4” x 2 1/2”
  1. Fold and score card base.
  2. Adhere patterned paper to the front of the card.
  3. Stamp and heat emboss your sentiment on vellum.  I used the large Hooray on the outside and an accompanying saying on the inside.
  4. Put glue behind the word on the vellum and attach to the center of the card front.
A thought: the word on vellum would be great to dress up a simple gift bag or box.  Great to just make a bunch of them to have on hand for cards or gift bags as you need them.

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers on 
Instagram and I will be able to see it :)  

Hope the guys in your life love these cards,
Joanne and Penny 

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Supplies List 

EK Success 1/2 Inch CIRCLE Punch 54-10062
• Nesting Paper Punch, Circle 3/4"
• Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8")
• Bazzill 40 lb. Vellum, 25 pk
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK 
• Carta Bella CARTOPIA 6 x 6 Paper Pad
• S3-262 Die D-Lites Toolbox Etched Dies
• Neat & Tangled Clear Stamps, Hooray
• Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk
• Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer by Tim Holtz
• Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
• Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
• Crafter's Companion GEMINI JUNIOR
• Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


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