This is my sample for today's F4A challenge ... to create a card that reflects the character of the person to whom you are giving it ... in this case, this is for my brother-in-law ... a unicycle-riding, bowtie-wearing lawyer. See?
We made these origami shirts way-back-in-the-day for TLC119. Here are the instructions that were posted:
If you want to make a smaller shirt that would fit on a normal sized card, use a piece of designer paper measuring 4¼” x 5 ½”.
Step 1 and 2: fold as directed.
Step 3: Fold back the top edge by ½”.
Step 4: Fold the corners in so that the corners meet at the center fold ½” down from the top folded edge.
Step 5: These folds will make the sleeves. Measure up 1 ½” from the bottom of the paper in the center (where the edges of the paper meet). From that point, make the triangles folding outward as shown.
Step 6: Fold the bottom edge up and wedge it under the collar flaps before creasing it. The front of the shirt from the top of the shoulders to the bottom is approximately 2 ¼”.
Hope this helps!!
Also, here's a link to a photo that shows all the steps. You can make the shirt smaller just by taking off a little bit on each side (just make sure you take the same amount off of each side).
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11357
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 @ 9:04 PM
This is sure a cute way to make a fun shirt and what a perfect card for him. Keeping this in favs to see if I can make that shirt it is so cute. love your dp you used and what a fun bowtie...lol so close to what he wears...:0)...and I sure dont know how he rides it that much even in ice?...wow cudos, I dont even think i could get up...lol...TFS...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 @ 11:38 PM
Absolute thoughtful, cute card! Love the print shirt and contrasting bow-tie ... just like in the pic of him! :) Interesting story about your bil! When I drove my stick shift truck up and down SLC streets (especially up in the hilly Avenues), I could barely keep from rolling. It's obvious that your bil is very skilled at riding his unicycle ... and in the winter yet?!? Wow! Wonder how many he has had in the 30 yrs he has been riding?
Registered: March 20, 2005 Location: Butler, PA Posts: 77720
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 1:32 AM
What a charming story - what a cool card. Love the shirt print and that bow tie. TFS your BIL's story - he truly is a great inspiration - think of the gas money he's saved! WOW.....and a lawyer at that!
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Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32051
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 1:55 AM
Would you stop that!!! I mean, creating such fab cards with this dp, and makin' me regret not buying it!! : ) This is a seriously wonderful card, Wendy - you know me, I love mixing patterns and dp and just love it all - especially the way you created a shirt, which looks fabulous enough to wear, by the way! It's so dimensional and the ribbon bow tie is amazing!