May 06 2010
Oh, I had so much fun making this origami shirt! I didn't know if it would work, but I had the idea of making it large enough that it could hold candy. The only candy I had on hand that looked good inside, though, was the boring Starlights. lol! The main body of the shirt is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, with the sleeves and collar hanging over.
I used the colors for the Color Throwndown Challenge…Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss (I used Old Olive so it is a current SU color). Of course, I had to use Stampin' Up!'s Tropical Party Stamp Set again…the colors were perfect for it! I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Whisper White Cardstock and randomly stamped the leaves first in Old Olive, then added the Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red large flowers. I used the directions HERE to make the origami shirt. For buttons, I used the 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads in Silver (white just disappeared).
Note: A couple additions to the directions. Fold the top flap back 3/4" in Step 3. In Step 5, mark 3 3/4 from bottom to start the sleeve fold.
When it was finished, I scored 1/2 from the bottom edge of the shirt on both sides of the fold line to have enough space to place a cello bag filled with candy.
It went together pretty easy! And I think they would be perfect for a Father's Day brunch table favor or Luau Party!
Don't forget…we're still offering BLOG CANDY! Check out below to see who is offering it today! Wouldn't you like to win one of these cute notepads?
TROPICAL BLOG CANDY!
This week on Create with Connie and Mary
we are having a "Tropical Party"! Every day
during this week the team has created a project for our subscribers using the items that
coordinate with the tropical set, die and paper! Mary found the footnote flip flops at a local store and just KNEW they would be PERFECT for a special project! And since we just HAD to do something with them…we are sharing them with YOU!
ANYONE can leave a comment on the blogs below
on the given day and be entered into the drawings to win one! Each of us have two to give away
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during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW
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challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN! Here's the schedule…
New Subscribers who join – May 3-7
Challenge Sketch participants – May 1-7
So…what are you waiting for? Visit the blogs on the days above and leave a comment to win. Or, go to the Create with Connie and Mary site and JOIN this week and be entered to win. THEN…for all subscribers
, participate in this week's challenge for still ANOTHER chance to win! Easy as can be! We hope we can send one of these cute flip flops to YOU! Winners will be announced for everything on Saturday, May 8th. To find out if you are a WINNER…you need to check
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