Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Paper Players First Challenge!

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Today’s the day!  The first challenge hosted by Lesley of Always Playing with Paper!  This week, the challenge is a theme:  to make a Father’s Day or masculine card or project!

Theme 1

I pulled out an older technique that I haven’t used in forever, to make my masculine card:  an origami shirt!  Here you go:

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There are lots of tutorials out there that show how to make these; I used this one, but instead of a dollar bill, I used a piece of SU’s Rich Razzleberry designer paper cut to 4”x6”.  SU’s dp is a little heavier than some, so using a cheaper paper only printed on one side would be a little easier.  I added a placket, some eyelet “buttons” and a printed panel to make mine a polo shirt, but you can make one with buttons all the way down the front if you want…..or whatever!  It’s a fun technique that always gets a “WOW”!  And it is really easy!

The other DP is from Tall Tales; it had been scored for another project which I never finished, so I thought it added a bit of textural interest; it was stamped with So Saffron using Circle Circus and punched the edge with the Spiral Punch.  Sentiment is from All Holidays, stamped in each color of Bordering Blue, So Saffron and Rich Razzleberry, then pieced together.

I hope you will check out the Always Playing with Paper blog and play along with us!!  You’ll find the details there.  While you’re there, be sure to see what the other Paper Players have come up with!  You can check them out right here, too:

Hopefully I will get my usual weekly Christmas card done later!!  Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. Oh LeAnne this is absolutely FABULOUS -- I love it!!! These are great colors for a guy card!!

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  2. The shirt is so perfect. The background is great. I thought it was just a piece of DP. Excellent.

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  3. Brilliant card LeAnne!!! Definitely has that "WOW" factor!

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  4. Fab guy card, girl! Love that shirt--I've been meaning to do one and have never gotten around to it.

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  5. Oh, I MUST try that shirt! Such a cute project!

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  6. You made masculine card looks easy!
    Yep, I could have wave to you, at least I have "something" to do, it is soooo boring on that Uhaul, 25 more hours to go! : (

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  7. What a neat card-love the shirt-tfs.

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  8. Fantastic! Love the shirt!

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  9. Fabulous card LeAnne! That shirt is awesome, I am going to try that teachnique with my students at school for their father's day project!!!

    Smiles,
    Lesley ;)

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  10. This is just way too cute! I will definitely have to try my hand at an origami shirt!

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  11. LeAnne - fabulous card. Fantastic cutting work with the golf shirt! Love the colors and the use of the Circle Circus stamp on the background, too.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  12. Wonderful card LeAnne! You are so busy with all your challenges! Great card!

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  13. I love fun new challenges, can't wait to play! This is a great card LeAnne, I especially love how you scored the card to line up with the side punches. Fabulous!

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  14. OMGosh, that is cool! Great summer shirt for Dad, and I love the color combo!

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  15. I ADORE this card--that shirt looks just like one my husband would wear. And I love the extra stripe you gave it--totally HIP!

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