Crafty by Nature

Saturday, September 25, 2010

HOMEMADE WITH A HOP!!!

"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 CafĂ©. 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!"

74 comments:

Gina said...

Oh my, how sweet is that little shirt?? I suppose you could make them any size you want really! Thank you for the chance to win some fabulous prizes :D XXX

Karen McAlpine said...

Danielle, Love the striped paper for your cute shirt! The card is fab too.

Chrissie said...

This looks really cool!
Thanks for the instructions!
Chrissie
Simply One of a Kind

Irit Shalom said...

What a great tutorial- need to try this one too!! thanks

Ruthie said...

Such a great idea to have some ready made to use when you need to - kind of ideal to sit in front of the tv and do! Great idea!

thanks for sharing - am off to the next stop..hop hop hop!

Rx

Marsha said...

I have made a few of these in the past. Your tutorial inspired me to make some more. Thank you for sharing.

cgl1539 said...

Lol I was making one as I was reading your tutorial, thanks! I am always stuck for ideas for embellishments for mens cards and these are so cool. I am now thinking I have to find me some paper with Hawaiian print, my brother wears Hawaiian print shirts all the time and that would be so adorable on a origami shirt. This rocked, thank you!

Denise Clark said...

Danielle, I love your striped shirt! Wonderful job! The card you used it on is delightful! Love the background paper with the shirt! I agree...a supply of these shirts would be wondeful! Your instructions are clear and easy to follow! Terrific!

And a personal thank you for all the hard work you put into this blog hop!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

amazing!

Judith Veldhuizen said...

I REaly love that shirt!! Beautifull done and thanks for the lesson!!

Greetings, Judith
http://artdogz.blogspot.com

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

my kids used to fold the dollar bills we'd leave for tips at restaurants into these shirts, but I never thought to do it to add to a card. Great idea and wonderful tutorial!!

Terri E. said...

What a fun and adorable little shirt.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Danielle said...

Thanks everyone for your great comments!

Joanne Gilch said...

Danielle, this looks too good to be true.....awesome tutorial, great pictures, too. thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

Jamie said...

oh... my... goodness this lil shirt is soooooo cute!! thanks so much for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

what an adorable shirt, perfect for dad's

Ujjwal said...

That shirt is just so sweet!! Loved the card!!

Thanks for a chance to win!!

Nannieflash said...

Wow love your card those papers are really fabulous, I keep forgetting how to make that shirt but its nice to have a tutorial to keep. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Annmaree said...

totally fun!!!

Georgei said...

wow how cute that is i know that i will do this
thank for showing
like your cards very cute and the color to
thank again for all

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Danielle, what a lovely origami shirt. It's a long time since I tried something like this but think I might give it another go. Thanks for the chance of winning some prizes in the Stamping Vacation Blog Hop. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Connie Gage said...

Darling shirt Danielle....adorable.

Connie Gage said...

Darling shirt Danielle....adorable.

KymKreates said...

What a darling shirt and cute as punch card!! Thanks for sharing!

Kymkreates

Just Me said...

An origami shirt, how cute. While paper folding seems to be beyond me, I am going to have to give this pattern to my grandsons who do origami. Have them make the shirts for me.
Really nice masculine card.

Iris said...

That t-shirt would be perfect for a masculine card!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Very cool design, one to remember for making guy cards, young or old!

Barb Gault
www.bsgstamps4fun.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Great card!!

--
Carla
mommarobin@gmail.com

Chrisd said...

What a great tutorial on that shirt. The hop is great and the projects are fantastic. Thanks for sharing with all of us1

crafterGM said...

That is such a great shirt thanks for sharing how you made that. Gloria M

Michelle said...

LOL the first time I made the origami shirt was with a dollar bill. I still have that somewhere around here. Thanks for the tute.

JLJ Designs said...

Great Card! I love the shirt.

Jennifer

Andrea said...

Oh! I'd forgotten how to make these shirts - thank you for the reminder!
Love, Andrea xx

Merry said...

Fantastic shirt Danielle....and I love the card you created with it...perfect male card. I am having so much fun seeing all the DT creations. :-)

kaye said...

What a cute little shirt, I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us.
Kaye
eyak@optusnet.com.au

LoisB said...

Very cute shirt & card!

Stacie said...

Oh wow this is soooooo cool! I really want to try this out! You make it look easy but I will probably mess it up somehow! LOL!

Cor* said...

Perfect for the man in one's life! Another thing on my 'to try' list! Cool card and colors.

Jennie said...

Thank you for that wonderful shirt. That was to sweet. I will try that one out.

Dawn said...

Such an adorable idea, and the possibilities are endless. Great idea to share today.

Anonymous said...

That shirt is THE coolest. I can't wait to try it. I love paper folding and will definately add this to my library.
Beth
donald.klein2@verizon.net

Lorraine said...

wow so clever i will try this xx

Colleen said...

I am loving this blog hop. I love making these shirts and thank you for the step by step tutorial.

Stephanie said...

This is so cute! It will be perfect for those "masculine" cards that I need to make!

Audrey said...

Love you card and the tutorial. Great job

Rhonda said...

Thank you! I will definitely give this a try!

Janet said...

oh, this is adorable and wonderful for a guy card.

Thanks

Janet

Stephanie said...

This is really neat! Great for a guys card!!

Rufus said...

I love these little shirts. I added some other bits and made Santa shirts for my niece and nephew for Christmas last year. I made mine a bit bigger than yours. Great directions!
R/

Amber said...

How creative and masculine...I so struggle with masculine cards!
Hugs
Amber

LouLou Shive said...

I saved this tutorial. It will be great with some Graphic 45 paper I have.

Danielle said...

Hi Amber, I think we all struggle with masculine cards. Thanks for your comment.

Kay said...

Wow- how on earth did you ever come up with such a thing? This little shirt is FANTASTIC!

Kerry said...

Great idea for a male card....thanks for sharing. (kezta20@gmail.com)

Gail said...

how sweet ,considering I've been making cards for about 6 years now I haven't tried any of ideas you have all posted.

Thank you so much.

Gail

KarenB said...

Awesome tutorial! I haven't done origami in years and never thought about incorporating it with my cardmaking!!! Thanks for an update and a super cute card!

Dora said...

Awww I love your card and the shirt is fantastic... I always don't know what to do for these male cards!!!

Sammibug said...

What a cute shirt! Love it!

Julye said...

These are fun, I've seen them done before with paper notes, it's a great way to give someone money in a different kind of way.

Tammy said...

I have never done origami before and it looks great with card making. Sure is something to think about. Thanks for the tutorial! :-)

KarenB said...

Oh, this takes me back to high school (ummm... too many years ago!) A Japanese exchange student showed me how to make these and I'd totally forgotten. Thank you so much - I'm going to make a few for some masculine cards.

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic Male card Danielle, thank you for the origami tutorial, can't wait to try this out! Take CareX:)

jennifer said...

cute shirt, thanks for showing how to fold one!

Janet said...

Thanks for that tutorial. it will sure come in handy for my next masculine card.

Margreet said...

this is so great for a man's card.....thanks for the tutorial....great card
xxx Margreet

ScrapbookingRN said...

Cute shirt!

charoletteejones@bellsouth.net

Gayle said...

I love folding papers and try to learn new things all the time. I've seen these little shirts before but have never tried them. Your directions are very clear so I think I can do this! I can see so many ways to use these little folded cuties! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Pat Garvin said...

FABULOUS!!!! I have been wanting to know how to do this Thank you.

KC said...

super cute card! I love the t-shirt!!!

B-Jo said...

Oh how this is so cute, I actually made big shirts for the actual card once upon a time for father's day cards!!! So, so fun!

Linda said...

Lovely embellishment. I must try that. Thank you.

Michelle said...

This is so adorable and fun!!
Love it!
TFS!!

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous tutorial I love your work Danielle.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Tracyipfl said...

wow how cute that is i know that i will do this thank for showing like your cards very cute and the color to thank again for all