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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Pop Up Bird Cage Card

Guess what; I did another pop up card.  You might remember I made one for a challenge in March.  This one is the Bird Cage pop up that Karen Burniston featured in her videos.  I got my inspiration and some very good instructions on how to construct the bird cage from Karen.  To view the videos, follow the link HERE

The following pictures are of the birthday card I gave to my friend Tanya, who owns Stamper's Ink.  See the side bar for a link to her store.  In addition to Karen (mentioned above), Tanya is responsible for some of the skills I've learned in order to do a card like this.  I'm very fortunate to have some excellent and patient teachers in our local craft stores!

 View of front cover.
 The pop up view.
 When pigs fly!
 Birds eye view.
 View of back cover.
Close up of flowers on front cover.

I still have several April and May birthdays to do; then I need to start on the June birthdays.  I can't believe it is almost time to start the mad dash to finish the Tim Holtz tag.  Midnight May 31 is a week away.  Yiikes!  I'd better post this and get to work. See ya.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Friend Paul's Birthday Card

My dear friend Paul had a birthday in March.  I finally finished his card late April and manged to give it to him the first part of May.  We're busy people and it seems like the first part of this year is no different.  I tried out a few new ideas and used a LOT of ideas from classes I've taken with Teri at  Scrapbook Unique and Tanya at Stamper's Ink.  (see sidebar for links)
The image above shows the box for the card at the top. Below that is the card. To the left is a money holder with a pocket watch fob.  This was also included in the box with the card.
This is the front view of the card.
And, this is the side view of the card.
Here is a close up of the embellishment I made using a Tim Holtz tattered banner and glossy accents. The winged stamp is from Inkadinkado. I cut out the image, distressed it and replaced the clock face with Tim Holtz hardware.
This shows the top part of the inside of the card. I made the clock so it could be seen from both sides. I used the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock BigZ Die.
This shows the bottom part of the inside of the card.  The saying is a Quietfire Designs stamp. I made the card so the image of clock on the inside could be seen from the outside through the clock window.  I was drawn to the Graphic45 "A Proper Gentleman" collection because of this paper. It was perfect!
I didn't want to spoil the design of the card, so I added a pocket on the back to include an insert card on which I could write my birthday wishes.
Here is the money holder with the pocket watch fob.
Graphic45 Paper, A Proper Gentleman Collection - Timely Point of View (#4500185);  BoBunny Paper: TimePiece - Timepiece Dot (#12TD615), Timepiece Unlocked (#12TU684);  Hero Arts: Special Birthday (F2540), Time to Enjoy (F1843);  Quietfire Designs: How Old Would You Be (#5927); Inkadinkado: (H60-00455);  Tim Holtz: Weathered Clock BigZ Die, Tattered Banners Decorative Strip;  Spellbinders Nestabilities Shapeabilities Samantha Walker Retro Mod Clocks (S5-074),  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty Five (S5-077).

Monday, May 7, 2012

I've had a very dear friend visit from Corpus Christie and I and other friends have been having had a lot of fun this last week.  

Consequently, I left the poor Tim Holtz half done tag hanging on the last post longer than I'd meant before putting the finished tag up.  The following is what should have been posted if I had not been working right up to the wire!   

I've vowed to do better on May's tag, but since it seems I'm not the only one behind (Tim's far busier than I, and the May tag is not on his blog yet).  I guess I have a little "breathing" space.