One and two, and one and two. LOL Did I have ya goin' there for a second? As my title might suggest we ARE getting in shape, but not with exercise! This week's prompt over at Jingle Belles is to Shape up for the Holidays...aka to make a shaped card. Something other than the usual square or rectangle. I briefly considered doing a circle-shaped card, but then I thought that wouldn't be stretching my imagination much. After some thought, I remembered this template I saved from Diane Zechman's blog, HERE. BINGO! Perfect for what I wanted. The more I thought about this template, the more the iris folding technique entered my mind as well. Here you see the end result of all that thinking! Of course, I pictured it much prettier in my head, and I had thought of embossing the front , but by the time I got the opening cut out, I forgot all about that part. Does that ever happen to anyone else? Well, once I got all the iris folding done, and I was examining the front, I wondered what I was gonna "frame" the opening with. So, I had to peruse around my stash to find this sequin trim, and it fit the bill for me. Although I am not completely happy with my end result, I will still be entering it in the Jingle Belles challenge for this week. Thanks for having a look, and perhaps you could join in over at Jingle Belles this week. :)
ETA: I have also decided to enter this in the Fussy and Fancy Christmas in July/August, challenge 42, and Crazy 4 Challenges C4C99, Shape it Up.
ETA again: This card got me featured over at Jingle Belles yet again! YAHOO!!!!