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Make your boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend feel like a superhero!
I wanted to give Tom a superhero themed card for his birthday, so I made one look like his hoodie with a superhero t-shirt underneath. I used a regular zip, which means you can only unzip the card once but if you could use an open zip too if you wanted to be able to close it again.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a rectangle of card and fold the left and right edges into the middle so that the meet. Score the edges.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a square of contrasting coloured paper to the size of the middle of your card and glue in place.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the zip on the front of you card and sketch where the opening of the shirt should be.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut away an opening in the shirt to reveal the t-shirt and fold the top edges over a little.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue your zip down the middle of your card.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut two short lengths of string and tie a knot in the end of each to look like a toggle. Glue these under the fold of your shirt.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a superhero shape out of mirror board and stick your boyfriend or girlfriend's initial in the middle.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    Unzip your card a little and stick the superhero badge inside, so that it just peeks out the top of the shirt.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you have a birthday badge, pierce two little holes on one side of the shirt.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 10
    Step 10

    Slip the badge in place.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now cut off the bottom of your card, so that you remove the bottom of your zip.

  • How to make  an embellished card. Superhero Boyfriend Card - Step 12
    Step 12

    The zip will slip off the bottom when your friend opens the card revealing their superhero identity!

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