Monday, August 25, 2014

1980 - Final stop on our time travel journey

Lexi Daly from Papertrey Ink has had me making folded notes all afternoon! LOL It was so much fun trying new and remembering old note folding tricks from my own school days (way before the 1980s) as well as refreshing my memory so that I can share these fun little cuties when my granddaughter visits again!

I have to admit that I struggled! I wish I would have thought to check out Lexi's actual blog before I attempted my folding because she has a very helpful diagram on her blog.  Check it out HERE

Stamp-A-Faire 2014 has been fun.  Not as much fun as if I would have been sitting with gal pals eating junk food and working the challenges together but I had an unexpectedly - free - few days and found Stamp-A-Faire 2014 a great way to spend them! : )

As she guides us to the 1980s Levi writes this:  There was an explosion of color in the 80s and rainbows were everywhere, from clothing and decor to logos, toys, and even postage stamps. Rainbows in their actual form, paired with unicorns and cats, and rainbow patterns, striped and repetitive. Rainbow heart sweaters and shoelaces pop up on almost every 80s search. While rainbows really haven’t ever gone out of style, they definitely had a special place in the 80s.

Lexi demonstrates several sweet projects. Today I created this little gift card holder.

I was in need of a gift card holder for my granddaughter, Katie.  She will be helping my BFF and business partner, Diane, and I with a HUGE outdoor craft fair in October where we will set up and sell our neckStyles™ scarves.   Katie has been my sewing student for many years and has even begun to create neckStyles™ scarves herself - under my close supervision.  This will be her first craft show event and will have the fun of seeing her scarves "flying out the door" at the craft show. : ) She won't want any money for her help but I'm planning to give her a gift card to her favorite fabric store.  This little card will make the perfect holder for her gift!

Stamp-A-Faire closes for everyone by early tomorrow morning but there is just one more challenge we are posed with.  To re-create one of our very first cards.  I just can't wait to blurf around to see all the delightful new and old cards that are created for this leg of the journey.  Please stop back by later to see how I've changed over the years : )



Solid cs by SU
Thank You sentiment is an unmarked clear stamp which, by the way, is NBUS! 
Flowers and sentiments from the Doodlie-Do stamp set by PTI
"Pull Here" sentiment from the Movers and Shakers Sentiments by PTI


*Vicki* said...

Oh wow now that is a clever idea for your inspiration!! 80s was my teen time era...this is totally awesome! :) HUGS

Kelly said...

oh gosh, does that bring back memories. love that you turned a classic note style into a gift card holder!

Asha said...

Pure genius! How beautifully you've incorporated titbits from the 80s on your card! Takes me back ... gosh has it been that long already?!
hugs, Asha

lexi said...

great job on the gift card note! i love all the details and i'm so glad you found the diagram on my blog helpful. i wish i'd thought of creating it sooner! thanks so much for playing!!

Taunya Butler said...

This is such a perfectly fun and cool idea!! Fun way to fold - so like the 80s' when we would write and send notes!! Love this - so cute and fun to find a way to add a gift card to it!! So awesome!!

Helen F. said...

Waaay cute idea for a gift card, Patti. This was a a whole lotta before my teen years :-)

Carole Z said...

Lol Patti, I've only been 'missing' since Monday and missed so much on your blog (I'm commenting backwards!)..what a fun ideas, does bring back 80's memories, love it! Hugs Carole Z X