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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Father’s Day Card

As a CM Advisor I don’t want to just sell you things – I want to help you use those things, too! 

I’m a longtime fan of the CASE method – CASE stands for Copy And Steal Everything! I love being able to copy a project, maybe putting my own twist on it. It’s nice to be able to have some inspiration at the get go – bonus points if there are instructions, too!

Do you remember when CM product packages had layouts on them…when we had “Page Patterns” and “Crop Talks”?  As a CMC those were often my starting points for workshops, classes and make & takes.  Now CM is back not only with our favorite products but also with lots of fun ideas! 

Here’s one that is perfect for Father’s Day!


A big thanks to the CM Home Office who supplied the ideas, photos & step-by-step directions for this project!  They are doing a great job keeping Advisors armed with lots of great projects and the instructions for completing them so we can share them with our customers! 

(See below for a link to download the project sheet)

Supplies needed:
Shades of Red Designer Cardstock
Shades of Blue Designer Cardstock
Scrap pieces of patterned paper
Tape Runner
Pen or Pencil
Paper Trimmer

To create card:
Cut a piece of cardstock to measures 4-1/4” x 11”.
2. Fold in half to create 4-1/4“ x 5-1/2” card.
3. Measure and mark as shown on card (below).


First, make a full line across the card 1“ down from the fold.
Next, mark at the 1-1/4” mark in from each edge along the fold.
Mark on the solid line at the 7/8“ mark in from each edge.
Finally, measure in 2-1/8” and mark along the solid line.

4. Using a scissors, snip along fold to the 1-1/4“ marks.
5. Using a scissors, snip along solid line to the 7/8” marks.


6. Fold upper corners down as shown so points meet at mark.

7. Trim away top corners of back of card as shown.


To create tie:
Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 4” x 2-1/2”.
9. Fold this piece in half the long way, then snip away one corner.


10. Beginning at the point along edge, cut at an angle to the top
nearest the fold


11. Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 1-1/4” square.
12. Snip away corner of small square.


13. Adhere large part of tie and snipped square to card as shown.
14. Adhere collar down to card to finish.


15: OPTIONAL: Trim a photo to 4” square and adhere inside card

If you’d like more information about becoming a CM Advisor I’ve shared some thoughts & info in this post.

For a handout with full instructions click here.

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