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.


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

  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.

  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 .. :)

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

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

  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!

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

  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~

  9. Adorable cardholder! Love the Card too ( thanks for sharing Felisa's link!)
    Would love if you could share over on Calling All Crafters!


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