Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This Could Be the Start of Something Big . . .

Karen called me this morning to come to the store and take pictures of cards that Pat Adams created for a class she’ll be teaching at some point in the next month or two.  Now I am not a terribly creative person, so a lot of times I’ll see a new project and more or less roll my eyes.  And after this long, it takes something really different to make me go “Wow!”  In my mind at least, this one is a “Wow!”

Pat calls this a “Neverending Card”, and she made three of them.  Every angle – every time you unfold one – you have a completely different card.  But I couldn’t figure out how to do them justice . . .

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I took pictures, but they just didn’t seem to tell the story.  I could show all of the angles, but really couldn’t show how Pat got there. 


I tried opening a card to show the angles . . . but does this really tell you anything?

And then I remembered that my phone shoots video.  I have had my Droid 2 for over a year, but I have never tried that.  So it seemed like a good time to give it a shot.  But I’m a technology neanderthal – it took me nearly five minutes to figure out how to switch my phone from shooting pictures to shooting video.  Then Pat and I went through the cards several times before I learned that the “mute” button would keep us from having to start over if the phone rang or someone else started talking!

When we finished, I took myself and my phone back to the mail center to figure out what to do next.  I knew that it probably had something to do with YouTube (and it did).  So after about half an hour of education and preparation, here’s the World Premiere of our first “Silent Movie” . . .

If you’re new to this, just click on the arrow in the middle of the screen!

One other thing that I learned – I was holding my phone the wrong way.  So you’ll have to tilt your head to the left to see the video as I intended.  You would think after a lifetime of watching television, I would remember that the screen is wider than it is tall.  But I didn’t.

Now my head is swimming – this opens up so many possibilities.  Step-by-step instructions . . . promos for classes or new products . . . convention fun . . . live-action clips of Zoe . . .


  1. Would you please beg Pat to either a) post instructions on-line/via e-mail or b) have an on-line class? please???? :) That is totally awesome! :)

  2. Totally awesome is right! Thank you for the video (kudos to you!) and sharing these wonderful cards! Would love to know how to create them!

  3. I agree with Dana and debb...these cards are awesome & I would love to learn how to make them. Unfortunately, I live too far away to take a class in the store so online or email instructions would be great.

    Thanks for sharing the video.