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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cardholder FORK???

Good morning all -

Well I've recuperated after my exciting day yesterday.  Wow, I am still in awe...if you missed my exciting news, click here and you will see what I am talking about.

Okay, onto today's project...I love making cards and I love taking pictures of my cards.  So what's my problem?  I could never get a good picture of them especially for shaped cards.  Laying them down didn't always help either.  I've seen a lot of people use these cute little prong thingies to insert their card into and they stand up nicely.  No idea where people get these things though.  I guess, as I am writing this, it dawns on me, to maybe comment or email these people and ask them where they got it...duh!!!  Well, too late now, cuz I came up with a brilliant solution.  Brilliant in my eyes anyway.  It's a FORK.

See me in the background  LOL  I didn't even realize you could see me till I posted the pic
All you need is a fork, just a little muscle, a vice and a pliers.  Bend the outside prongs backwards a bit, depending on how much angle you want and bend the tips up a hair.  Bend the inside prongs the opposite dirrection and bend the tips up a bit also.  Wasn't too difficult, but next time I'm gonna ask hubby to help me.  These nails I got yesterday are not for bending metal...LOL




Fork in action...See Miss Bella on my computer as my background page? 
She was only 5 days old, hard to believe she's 15 months now.
Isn't this card beautiful?  I belong to a swap over on FB and this month was either a cut or a spring card.  This card came from Felisa.  Check her blog out (she's an amazing card maker plus more) and give her some love and tell her Brenda sent you.

I hope you like my brilliant idea and shoot me a comment and let me know what you think...good or bad.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

15 comments:

  1. Good idea. Have you seen the post I did a few days ago about using a fork to make bows?

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  2. That is a great idea! The things they are using are called Floral Frogs and you can find them at any floral supply store or even on Ebay.

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  3. Look at you!! This is excellent and something we all have around the house too! LOVE it!

    PS: My niece's name is Isabella and we all call her Bella as well .. :)

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  4. That is a VERY cool idea!! :)

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  5. That is just too neat. I will have to try that one day...Thanks Brenda for showing my card....hugs Felisa

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  6. I absolutely love your idea of that fork... wait be right back I'm going to do it..... (time elapsed)..... it worked!!!! Thank you so much! And that card is beauitful! I agree! Thank you!

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  7. This is the coolest idea.....TFS! I going to bend one right now.

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  8. Ooohhh. thanks for the idea of the fork! I know I've got one around here that doesn't match or could pick one up at yard sale...that's really using your noggin'. Thanks~

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  9. Adorable cardholder! Love the Card too ( thanks for sharing Felisa's link!)
    Would love if you could share over on Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-2nd-edition.html

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