GOOD TUESDAY MORNING STAMPERS!
It’s still COLD BRRRR….but the sun is beautiful!
FISH????? Why fish and why this project? I always trust the Spirit within to give me perfect ideas exactly when I need them. Anne Oshiro is the originator of this project and I am sharing Rachael Tessman’s version of her lovely idea which was a perfect solution for our need. I am grateful to both for being able to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) it.
HERE’S THE STORY
One again, I was prompted to share this idea and my story today as our dear friend Evan is about to leave this earth. He is in hospice care because of terminal cancer. A dear and gentle friend, Evan was a craftsman, plumber, electrician and “fixer” of many things in our home in Berkeley Springs, WV. I remember him using dousing rods to find our well that was embedded in the foot hills. A unique soul and giver of advice, Evan touched many lives and requested a gathering before his departure so his friends and family could celebrate his life and times while he is still here. His daughter asked that we each make an Origami figurine with a note inside about how Evan touched our lives. She is stringing them together as they will become part of the decorations for the gathering.
It is an old custom in Japan for children to make strings of origami cranes and hook them together in a 1000 crane bouquet. The legend is told in a children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” the story of Sadako after the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945.
Rachel’s Fish Treat Holder was really fun to do. You can see the video here. It is easy to follow and all you need is an envelope and scissors to get started. I will include the recipe if anyone is interested in trying it. She also used the paper from the December Paper Pumpkin kit to make her original fish.
RECIPE FOR FISH
Here are the measurements you’ll need if you plan to recreate this fish.
- Very Vanilla Medium Envelope
- Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper: two strips that are 1-1/4″ x 6-1/2″
- Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
- Basic Black Cardstock: Scrap for punching out two 1/2” circles
- Island Indigo Cardstock: Scrap for punching out two 3/4” circles
- Gold Mini Sequin Trim: 13″
- Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon: 7-1/2″
To prepare any envelope base…
- Cut to a square
- Score at the diagonal
- Trim in at each end of that diagonal score line
- Medium size envelopes – 1-1/2″
- Note card size envelopes: 1-1/8″
- 3″x3″ envelopes: 1″
- Narrow note card envelopes: 3/4″
- Mark how far in with your pencil
- With the open end of the envelope (if there is one) to the right, cut from the pencil marks to the right corner
- Then position envelope diagonally in the trimmer again (nose to tail tip) and cut again from the middle score line to the tail tip.
- I hope you find the time to try this spectacular fish project…it is really fun to do and looks good with ANY colors. It holds a Ghiradelli chocolate treat perfectly.
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