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Father’s Day Origami Card…


This is one of the Father’s Day cards we made at the workshop along with the pen and pad tin, pencil cup holder and one other shirt and tie card. See the directions for the tin and cup holder on my blog. I found directions for the origami card and redrew the illustrations and added labels. I also added to my shirt a slit going down the center of the shirt with button brads. I think it looks pretty realistic for folded paper!

Stamp Set:        All Year Cheer (retired)

Ink:                      Versa Mark

Paper:                 Sahara Sand Card Stock ( 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ ) scored at 4-1/4″
                                Pacific Point Card Stock (5″ x 3-3/4″) plus a scrap piece
                                Porcelain Prints (4″ x 6″) for shirt and (2-3/4 x 3-1/2″) and (2″ x 3-1/2″)

Accessories:    3 button brads, Bone Folder, Wide Oval Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 
                                3-1/2″ piece of Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Green Galre Brad

I first stamped “Happy Father’s Day” in Versa Mark onto the Pacific Point Card Stock scrap, covered it in White Embossing Powder, Heat it with a Heat Tool and punched it out using the Wide Oval Punch. Then I layered the Porcelain Print DSP (2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″) and (2″ x 3-1/2″) pieces onto the (5″ x 3-3/4″)  Pacific Point Card  Stock with Snail Adhesive.  I then wrapped the Pacific Point Striped Ribbon as shown, adhered the “Happy Father’s Day” and added a Green Galore Brad.  I layered the Pacific Point Card Stock with all on it to the Sahara Sand Card Stock. I made my origami shirt and using Snail Adhesive I placed it on the card.

Simply follow the above steps and when you do the last step which is to bring the bottom of the paper up to fit under the collar untuck it and cut down the middle/front of the shirt to the fold and fold the two to corners out to form another collar. (See card sample) Add button brads going down the cut line and then tuck it under the top collar. I started with a 4″ x 6″ piece of DSP. Practice on a piece of copy paper first. Doing it large first helps to understand the origami folds and using a Bone Folder helps tremendously.

Origami (折り紙 origami?) (from oru meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese art of paper foldingThe goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.


June Calendar: Thoughts of Father…


For the month of June we celebrate the men in our lives whether they are Fathers, Grandfathers, Husbands, Sons, Brothers, Son-in-laws or Uncles we honor them in June. This is not a complicated month to put together.



Stamp Sets:    Thoughts of Father

                               Itty-Bitty Buds

Inks:                   Basic Black

                               Baja Breeze

Paper:                Whisper White (8-1/2″x8-1/2″)  not needed if using the back of May

                               Basic Grey CS  (8″ x 8″)

                               Baja Breeze CS (7″ x 2-1/4″)

                               Basic Black CS scrap

Accessories:    Watercolor Pencils, Basic Black, 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, 5 Silver Brads, Photo Corner Punch,  Glue Dots 



On the Baja Breeze Card Stock I stamped a geometric looking flower from the Itty-Bitty stamp set. The geometric flower isn’t too feminine and just looks like a background once stamped. Then on the scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped in Basic Black the car from Thoughts of Father. I colored the image in using Watercolor Pencils and cut it out. I put the Baja Breeze and calendar together, wrapped a 9″ piece of the Basic Black Ribbon around the seam using Glue Dots  and with another 3″ piece of ribbon I tied a knot. To the corners I added four Photo Corners and four brads. Using Snail adhesive I adhered the car in the center of the Baja Breeze. To May 21, “Father’s Day”, on the calendar, I stamped a small compass I had but, anything manly will do!  







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