May 06 2010

Origami Tropical Party Shirt

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?



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.  Would you like some ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN?  Well…I'm guessing YES!  SUBSCRIBE  to Create with Connie and Mary during THIS WEEK and be entered into ANOTHER drawing to win one of TWO that we are giving to just our NEW subscribers this week.  Already a subscriber and want another chance to win?  Participate in the sketch challenge that we posted this past Saturday and two lucky challenge participants will have the opportunity to WIN!  Here's the schedule…
Thursday – Monika Davis – Stamping Together at Monika's Place
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 the Create with Connie and Mary site no later than Friday, May 14th and send us your mailing address.  Good Luck!



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13 People have left comments on this post

May 6, 2010 - 11:05:58

Connie – this is so freakin' cute!  It blew me away – love it!!!

May 6, 2010 - 02:05:39
Lori Mueller said:

Holy Cow!  This tropical shirt is SO STINKIN' CUUUUTE!!  I just LOVE it! TFS!!

May 6, 2010 - 02:05:30
Sue Erickson said:

OK…Now I have to buy this set!!!!! Your shirt is so cheerful and cute! I love it! Making it big enough to serve as a treat holder is so clever.

May 6, 2010 - 03:05:44
Lisa Courter said:

That is a great idea!  Thanks for sharing! 

May 6, 2010 - 05:05:45
Melany said:

Awesome, Connie!  My son's kindergarten class is having "Donuts with Dad" one morning–I think these would be perfect to give to the dads!

Thanks for a great idea!


May 6, 2010 - 06:05:32
Brenda Hugar said:

This is absolutely the bomb!  Soooo cute.  Great blog.

May 6, 2010 - 09:05:18

Another fabulous idea to steal! Love the fact that it can hold candy, too. Thanks for posting a photo showing this, too! Couldn't quite fathom it visually until you showed it so I would have had to make one to figure it! :o) May have to use it for an upcoming event now! More projects for my plate…gee thanks! :o) Too many ideas–not enough time. Sigh…..

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:33

How very cute! I am in love with that set even though I don't have it yet, it is on my list. I have seen so many darling things with it!

May 7, 2010 - 08:05:00
Cheri Furr said:

I LOVE these notepads, and your tropical "shirt" is just adorable. Great color combos.

May 7, 2010 - 09:05:12
Alicia said:

This is toooooo freakin' cute!!!!

May 7, 2010 - 12:05:23
Broni said:

Absolutely perfect for the challenge, Connie!  I love it!  Thanks for playing along in the Throwdown this week!

May 8, 2010 - 08:05:27
LeAnne said:

This is very clever, Connie!  What a great Hawaiian "shirt"!!!

Jun 14, 2010 - 08:06:23
kivonne said:

I love all your cute cards, 3D items, etc.   I love your work.   Thank you so much for all your hard work!   You guys are great.    kt