Sunday, August 7, 2011

OK, everybody, let's get in shape!






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!!!!

11 comments:

  1. REally cute card, Marie, and thanks for sharing the link!

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  2. Completely happy ... are you kidding me?? ... this is ahaped card magic ... love the glitter of the gold iris folded paper and the sequins are such a perfect frame ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

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  3. Very cool card Marie!!

    Hugs
    Carol

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  4. oh miss marie i have called the eye doctor for an emergency appt. b/c a sudden vision crisis is the ONLY WAY someone could fail to be "completely happy" with this, lol! it is FLIPPIN' ♥♥♥AMAZING♥♥♥!!! seriously! a home run of both engineering and design; i cannot even imagine attempting something as "instructions intensive" as this... but you've definitely made me want to TRY IT!!!

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  5. The addition of the iris folding is BRILLIANT! Great card - so festive!

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  6. Very pretty iris folding ornament card!

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  7. You imagined this as prettier? Prettier than what? It's gorgeous! I love the intricacy of the gold folding and the bling around it. Heck, the card is just lovely!

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  8. Hi Marie! I'm so very impressed! This is such a beautiful ornament shaped card! Your gold "iris folding" is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for our Fussy and Fancy "Christmas in July/Aug." Challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

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  9. Love all of the iris folding in the center. Beautiful

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  10. great card. love iris folding and shaped cards.
    Myrna

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  11. Ooooh - AWESOME!!! Impressive paper folding. A wonderful creation.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Fussy and Fancy. Good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

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