Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WOYWW 143

Lots of stuff going on this week in the workspace.  Went to an Iris Folding Card class at this public library Monday, results there are the green and purple cards on the edge.  Katie got a blue ribbon on her flower for the father daughter dance, which she gave to me instead of throwing away (why she didn't want it for her stash, I don't know) am starting a card design (my sticky note and blue card base sitting there) for my Cooking with Cricut Design Team project.  do you see what is there in the middle of my desk?  I got a few of the new Ranger Distress Markers!  I haven't used them yet.   I got some new stamps there stacked on the left side, and the box under my paper cutter is the box for Michael's graduation announcements that I have also begun work on.  Ooooh, I have to show you how they are coming together.  Here is the card closed:
I hope you can tell it's a grad hat. :)

And here is what it looks like open!  Since Michael is a graphic arts major, he is designing the inside with a fun poem I gave him and the details of the open house.  I found this idea on youtube and just ran with it.
I just love this idea, and surprisingly, Michael likes it too!  I am not yet happy with the tassel, that is going to need a few more prototypes.  I didnt really want to use a larger brad and the string just comes out from around the brad too much.  Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated, or if you just had fun looking, thanks for stopping by!!

Many thanks to Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ for starting this wonderful project.

p.s. yes I know my post says Tuesday, but it's Wednesday where Julia lives and almost Wednesday here lol!  Close enough and my desk won't change between now and a few hours from now as I am going to bed!

25 comments:

Danielle said...

Adorable graduation card, and yes, you definately know it is a cap!

RosA said...

WOW, that's a really clever card! Happy WOYWW!

voodoo vixen said...

Love the grad card, it's fabulous!! Not sure what to suggest to solve the tassle problem... perhaps tie of the tassle ends and only have one piece to go round the brad?

Judy said...

Great card!

scrappymo! said...

The graduation card is so neat. Pinterest has DIY ways to make tassels. Then just tie the tassel onto the card with just one string.

The paper folding cards look like fun!

Hazel said...

The graduation card is looking good - such a super idea. Well done with the iris folding - I used to do quite a bit, but haven't done for a long time ... perhaps I'll do some again soon (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

May said...

Fabulous graduation card, well done on that folding, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Really cute graduation card! Love your space. Have a good week!

Neet said...

What a great idea and what a fabulous card. bet it looks ever so special when it gets the calligraphy inside.
Would using a finer thread help with the tassel, some crochet thread or something?
Thanks for calling to see me and thanks for putting your number, it so helps. Hugs, Neet xx #19

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fantastic graduation card. Oooh Distress markers, hoping to get my hands on some soon! Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

Ohhh Snap said...

Love that card! I might be scraplifting that for future graduates! And oooooooooooooo THE TH markers!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you think of them :D. #29

Anne-marie said...

Love the card such a fab idea, your storage shelves at the back are great
Anne-marie no 18

Spyder said...

really love that card! and your desk looks super tidy and organised! I'm also hoping to get some distress markers soon...(I don't actually know what they do, but I know I must have them!!)
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))


aggghhh! a very looooooong and fuzzy double word code!!!

BetteK said...

A super card and such a brilliant idea! Happy WOYWWing. Debbie #89

Sherry Edwards said...

Your grad card is fantastic! I have the Distress markers too - they are fab!

Thanks for already coming to see my desk :)

Sherry - WOYWW #6

Angie said...

That Graduation card is such fun ...thanks for sharing.

Lavinia said...

The grad card is wonderful I love it! Your desk is a hive of activity! Must have a go at tea bag folding, dont think I have ever tried that! Thanks for the peek!
Lavinia
x

Peggy said...

great graduation card thanks for sharing have a great day!

fairy thoughts said...

love the clever graduation card, you could try using stranded or perle cotton instead of string. Oh and well done to your son
I'm very envious of your little shelve unit with your ink pads etc in, did you make it?

jude said...

Loving the graduation card .Im sure you will love the distress ink pens and ant more...lol
Happy woyww and have creative fun week ahead.
Hugs judex10

Lou said...

Thats a great graduation card. Lots of lovely crafty creations going on, on your craft desk Have a great week Lou x

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

what a great idea, I might just try it if you don't mind. Have a great week!

Karen said...

I love your Graduation card, it looks such good fun :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Sarah said...

That's one fun and creative card! Just great!!! Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek on Friday!

Katie said...

I love the card!! I knew it was a grad hat right away. I hope you found a tassel you liked!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm sorry to be stopping by so late, a terrible cold has had me sidelined since Wednesday afternoon!