Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Origami Necktie and Shirt Card for Father's Day

I have noticed during the past three months I have had a lot of visitors coming to view my origami necktie and shirt card for Father's Day posted June 16, 2012.  

This evening I was checking the link for the tutorial and realized that it has disappeared from Paper Craft Planet. Sorry I didn't notice it sooner.  I did some searching but didn't come up with the original tutorial.  However, I will link some other tutorials below.

Since I wasn't able to locate the original tutorial I decided to look for my personal pattern.

Begin with an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.  Lightweight is easier than cardstock for the shirt. As you can see the folds are not very crisp with the cardstock. 

Fold into the center lengthwise

Make a crease starting at the bottom fold and fold out.
This will make the sleeve.

Turn paper over and fold top down about 1 inch. 

Turn back over and fold top toward center.
The collar and neck will appear.

Fold up so that the bottom of the shirt 
meets just under the collar

 Add sticky tape and your necktie

The neck tie is very simple. 
 Use a paper 4 X 4 inches.   
Follow the instructions in the following Tutorial.  
This tutorial is without sleeves if that is your preference.

Here is a smaller version of my shirt...way cute!  
Nice to add to the front of a card!

The following tutorial is a 

It also includes photos of step by step paper folding instructions.  
What a fun way to give money to the man you love!

Hope this helps!

Please leave me a message with a link to your blog!  
I would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 9, 2014

"Frozen" Anticipation

For all you Frozen lovers...this is my 13 month old grandson anticipating the Tick-Tock in the movie,

He loves Frozen!

Also on YouTube!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Sweet Thank You Teddy!

This sweet "Thank You Teddy" is from 
Meljen's Designs...such a precious image! 
 Melissa Jenkins creates so many lovely images. 
 I hope you will stop by and enjoy her artwork!

Sally Dube, the new owner of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 
has created this remarkably lovely and simple sketch.  
It came together so quickly for me. 
 I know you will enjoy using it too this week.

I hope you will play along at SSW2 and have a 
chance to be our Grand Prize Winner for the week!  

Our winner will receive:
4 non-colored images.

This week's sketch!

Here is a little about Meljen's Designs:

 My name is Melissa Jenkins, and I am a homeschooling mommy and wife to my best friend. We have two children, two cats and three hermit crabs. When I'm not drawing, I love spending lots of time with my family cuddling on the couch, playing games, going for walks, fishing, visiting the park & the zoo, collecting postage stamps, or just plain watching movies.
I've been an artist as long as I can remember - and I am inspired by everything around me. All of my digital stamp designs are inspired by my children (and husband!) and things they do, our cats, things we see on nature walks and daily 'adventures', or memories I have of my childhood. Animals too - I love animals! Art is an uplifting thing for me, and I love designing cute tidbits of art that makes people smile.
I draw all of my little creations by hand. A lot of love goes into my art! Each of my designs is sketched in pencil, inked with a black Micron pen, then scanned in and lightly cleaned up so it will look crisp when you print it.
I LOVE inspiring crafters. I am not very talented at making cards myself, so I LOVE seeing all of the beautiful things that you make with my digital stamps. I couldn't ask for a better blessing!

Thanks for stopping by to see me!