So, I saw the directions ... if you can call three photos and three sentences, "directions," for this accordion flower in the new Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog and thought to myself, "Self, you can do that!"
Well, after two hours, three youtube videos, and one 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper, here it is. Maybe I'm accordion-fold-challenged, but has it taken anyone else that long to make one of these things? Mine looks a little beat up, huh? Well, that's 'cuz I beat-up on it! And it's not even cute ...
For all the gory details, refer to my supply list, below. Oh. And, if you want, I can also refer you to all the youtube videos, too.
So, about three months ago, Sheila and I and the DH's went out to dinner at this new Chinese restaurant in town. Sheila fell in love with the elegant calligraphy on the hand-written menu and umm, "borrowed" it to take home. She spent the next several weeks knitting a sweater with Chinese characters down the front.
Last Saturday night, we all went to a cocktail party to celebrate our mutual friends twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Since the weather was really cool ... and the sweater really did look fantastic ... she decided to wear it.
Liang, who is Chinese and lives next-door to the happy couple asked where she got the symbols.
"From a menu," she admitted.
"Do you know what they say?" he asked.
"Ummm, no ... and now I'm afraid to ask," Sheila said, "but tell me anyway."
"Cheap, but good," he responded.
- Card Stock: "Ripe Avocado" by Papertrey Ink
- Designer Paper: Stampin' Up
- Stamp: Sentiment from "Simple Little Things" Set by Papertrey Ink
- Ink: "New England Ivy" by Close to My Heart
- Accessories: Natural Jute Twine; Wooden BBQ Skewer from Publix-Where-Shopping-is-a-Pleasure; Vintage Button
- Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Tag from "Tiny Tags" Set by Provo Craft; "Threading Water" Border Punch by Fiskars; Stylus by Fiskars; Circle Punch by Punch Bunch; "The Ultimate" Craft Glue by Api; Scotch ATG 714