"Welcome to your fifth stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop:
Homemade with a HOP!
This blog hop started today at 9:00 a.m. US Central Time and ends Sunday (tomorrow)) at 9:00 p.m. US Central Time.
This hop focuses on easy to make homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog!
At Stamping Vacation you could be randomly chosen to win a 15 pound gift certificate and a digital image from Ooh-la-la AND the grand prize is a gift certificate to the store of your choice. The amount will depend on how many blogs you visit during the blog hop. The gift certificate will equal $5.00 for each blog you visit AND comment at. So there are 10 blogs which means the gift certificate could equal up to $50.00!!!! But if you only visit one blog, it would just be $5.00.
I will be giving away prizes from SkyBluePink, Little Claire Designs and the Cutting Café. Don’t forget to leave a comment!
In all there is well over $300.00 in prizes! You MUST be a follower of Stamping Vacation and add a comment at the blogs to win the prize. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email address so we can reach you. Winners will be announced on September 28th!
And here is my homemade embellishment!
AN ORIGAMI SHIRT
This simple little folded shirt has helped me out of many a bind, when I have been asked to make a card for a male. The shirt is easily adaptable to any man and any occasion. If you are feeling really creative you can even add a little tie.
1.Start with a rectangular sheet of paper (like a standard USA letter 8.5" x 11"). I like using a 4" x 6" scrap. Fold it in half lengthwise and unfold. This gives you a central crease down the middle of the sheet.
2.Fold the left and right edges of the sheet towards the middle. This gives two flaps.
3.Fold the right flap out towards the right side. The exact location or steepness of the fold is not critical. Try somewhere between a quarter to a half way down the sheet.
4.Repeat of the other side: fold the left flap out towards the left at an angle. This forms a "V" shape where the paper is peeled away from the central crease.
5.Turn the paper and flip over so the "V" is on the bottom and is facing down towards the table. Valley fold (about one inch) of the top edge down towards you.
6.Flip the paper again so the "V" is now facing up. Fold the right corner of the paper towards the middle crease.
7.Repeat with the left side: fold the top left corner towards the center allowing the two corners to meet in the middle (left corner is shown with an arrow).
Image 7a is a close-up. Step 6 and 7 form the collar of the shirt.
8.Bring the bottom of the paper up and slide it under the collar. Now you can see how steps 3 and 4 formed the sleeves of the shirt.
9.Press the bottom of the shirt firmly and you're done!
And here is the card I attached my shirt to:
I keep a little supply of these on hand, they are great to use on that last minute card.
Hope you enjoy!
Your next stop on our hop is Cory’s at Free-4-Ever. More great prizes there as well.
And here is the complete list of blogs on the hop:
STAMPING VACATION - Denise
ALL THINGS CRAFTY - Stacie
MERRYMADE CARDS AND CRAFTS - Merry
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL - Audrey
CRAFTY BY NATURE - Danielle
FREE 4 EVER - Corry
DREAMING AND CREATING - Karen
ASPIRING TO CREATIVITY - Dana
EMU CREATIONS - Annmaree
COLDWATERS 2 - Lorraine
Thanks for hopping by!! Hope you are having a terrific time at Homemade with a HOP!
DON"T FORGET! Be sure to leave a comment if you want a chance to WIN!"