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Father's Day Jacket Pocket Card

Create a jacket lapel complete with a place for -- what else? -- a pocket square. Choose card stock in a color to coordinate with the accessory.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2009



  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch printer paper and white and colored card stock 

  • Tape 

  • Craft knife

  • Cutting mat 

  • Bone folder

  • Ruler 

  • Double-sided tape

  • White gel-ink pen 

  • Pocket square


  1. Transfer template to colored stock: Print and cut out the template, and tape it onto the stock. Cut a 1/8-inch-wide slit for the pocket. Cut around the outline. Using bone folder and ruler, score along dotted line; remove template. Flip card stock over. 

  2. Fold down lapel; secure with double- sided tape. Draw "stitching" along lapel edges and on pocket with gel-ink pen. Write a message. Flip jacket over. Place double-sided tape along edges. 

  3. Flip over again, and tape the jacket to a piece of white card stock that has been folded in half widthwise. 

  4. Insert pocket square.

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