Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The years go so quickly and I go back to recap all of what I have done and to make more resolutions. My first one for the new year is to do more art to share and teach more. This will be my final entry post for 2009, so I shall share how I made a New Year's surprise card for a friend. This is the finished package. I have always been facinated by Origami and hope you will enjoy it too. Here is how the piece unfolds.

Here's some wonderful illustrated instructions for you at this SITE. You can use any size square paper. I happened to use the large 12" sheets you use for scrap booking. As for the center cut out, you can find the figure on a collage sheet HERE.
Don't you just love how it has another hidden surprise? Fill it full of confetti or your favorite medium. A great surpise for any time of year.
The top was a small folded piece and unfortunately I can't seem to find the template at the moment, but when I do and I figure out how to use my new scanner, I will add it. (Note to self... I resolve to be more organized and learn new technology. lol)


Maggie R said...

Hi Needlewings..
Finally getting a breather and can do some visiting!!!
Hope your holiday season was filled with wonder and delight.
I love your Christmas tree. Twinkling lights are delightful..
I love them too.
All the best in the New Year..

Maggie R said...

Hi Again!!!!
I forgot to mention how neat the oragami was..... I must try it! Thanks

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing the instructions. I really like the way yours turned out! It looks like another great way to share quotes.

Kim D. said...

What a great card, thanks for sharing.

Threadhead said...

You are so talented Wanda!!!!!
Happy 2010!!!!

kiwicarole said...

This is gorgeous! Love your tree too! carole :)

Pam said...

Thanks for the instructions. You are so talented. I'm sure you will continue to create lovely art in 2010.

Em said...

Wanda! That is SO gorgeous! I wish I could make something like it, but even with instructions I just couldn't.
That is superb! x

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

beautiful beautiful
i may just have to give that a try-
many thanks for sharing
happy new year
many thanks
tabby :D

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Sorry I haven't visited in a while but I am still away in Florida.
Your surprise card is wonderful and lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us. Your Christmas tree is lovely and enjoyed seeing some of the cat ornaments too. I did see the one I sent you there. :)
Lovely pictures all around.
Many blessings to you and your fmaily in 2010!