Friday, 2 September 2011

Forward thinking....

Do not ask me why it didn't rotate.......
Here's one of the samples you saw on my desk at WOYWW.  It was for yesterday's Paper Engineering workshop, which is basically about bringing interesting folds to the table. 
I can fairly safely say that I shall use this style quite a lot for the coming Season.  Safely, because generally, my family don't read my blog so they will still be surprised on Christmas Morning when they think they're just getting some more home made tat, 

and safely because I am not going to get in a stitch about trying to find the best and most innovative gifts this year.  Those that 'don't know' or are really hard to please, will be getting a gift card.   So far, so strong willed. I've seen this 'fold' out there on the web a few times and I think the best examples are to be found at disneysuitsme.blogspot.com, the home of an SU demonstrator in the States.  So to her, a big ol' thank you because it was her basic idea that I used.  Now this day holds for me, a two fold pleasure...Miss Dunnit and a chum want to visit Staples.  And it's just across the road from Hobbycraft.  Ah me, I volunteered my taxi service...well, you would, wouldn't you?....I must check and see if there's any stationery items we actually, legitimately need. Ha.
Have a lovely weekend!

20 comments:

Annie said...

Have a fun day. Mine's a pretty anxious one. Waiting for news.
A x

Di said...

Crumbs, our Staples is just across the road from Hobbycraft too! Have a fun outing! I love this card, even lying on my side on the desk :) Sometimes photos won't rotate due to the weighting mechanism in a digital camera getting its knickers in a knot if you take a photo looking down from above, holding the camera horizontally. But, it's a great card - gingerly sits up from reclining position! Di xx

Sussie said...

Beautiful card!
I have been to afraid to even try some different folding because my fingers are too clumsy! I never get it right :)
Have a great weekend!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hope you enjoyed playing taxi service. I know it was for a good cause (grin). I went to that other site, but I thought your example was better than hers. She didn't make much sense and I need instructions when I make a card. Now you see why I don't make cards. With altered art, you have no rules, folds, or envelopes to fit things in. Have a great Hobbycraft day!

Claireliz said...

Love the colours you've used Julia & that ribbon is lovely.
C
xx

misteejay said...

What a super gift idea and I love the colour.

Toni xx

dix said...

This lavender card is wonderful,,one of my favorite colors. And the bird is such a sweet touch.

voodoo vixen said...

So with a link I must just give this a try... or am I still bitter twisted about the magnificent no show of Christmas cards last year and not going to bother??? Hmmmm... the jury is still out on that!! Love your purple version... if it is on its side.... and I now have a crick in my neck... hope you enjoyed the trip out to Staples and Hobbycraft... I always find something useful in Staples!!

Elizabeth said...

I like this card - it even looks good on it's side. That embossing folder is rather nice and great ribbon. Hope you've enjoyed your trip out to Hobbycraft by way of Staples - temped in the accounts office at Staples HO, boring stuff but somebody had to do it, and I was a poor student back then just keeping the wolf from the door. Of to look at the link, might give this fold a try. Elizabeth x

Doone said...

tat?
tat????

hand made tat is worth it's weight in gold in this house,

if I dare to BUY a gift for anyone for Christmas/birthday they go nuts...thinking I don't love them enough to make them a 'thing'

and I refuse to give money - even to the hardcase teenage thugs with raging hormones - although your beautiful gift card would be an almighty tease if I filled it with a 'you owe ME money' card addressed to my student sons...


there's a thought.

dx

famfa said...

What a lovely idea. Have fun at Hobbycraft

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hi there Julia do love colours on this card, and am sure those are straight lines which you claim you cant draw! and yes do have to mark my calligraphy students work, it is actually a proper subject at their school for this term and is marked like any other subject and since I am a mean teacher they are in fear and trepidation - well not quite but yes do mark them! :D Shaz in oz. x

Minxy said...

These cards are really cool, what a great way to present a giftcard

Linby said...

What a great idea and I actually "found" that embossing folder yesterday, totally forgot I had it.
Our Hobbycraft shares a site with Staples too, but there is also The Range, so no energy left for Staples usually! I do think Hobbycraft seem to have very high prices at the moment.
Linbyx

Serendipity Stamping said...

This is a gorgeous card. May have a play with it myself.

Dragon said...

Hi hope the trip went well... did you buy an awful lot or were you restrained??!! The card is lovely but could not find the said fold in said place!!
Frankie
xx

Becky said...

I absolutely love gift cards. 'Cause then I can buy more stuff without the guilt! Or having to go without food... just kidding! I never go without food! And this is a great card, 'cause you made it and it has money in it! double present to my mind.

Neet said...

I've done one of these and, like you, thought it was a great idea. Love how you have done yours though with the embossed front. - great for M&S vouchers.I will have to make some myself now. Lovely gift card holder

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