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Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Eldest Granddaughter's Birthday Card

Front of card

Front of Card with bow undone

Front of Card showing the pop-up fairy inside.

Whilst my eldest granddaughter Ellie was off sick from school with shingles, we played about with a different "origami" fold. She really loved this fold, and has in fact showed her mum and got her doing it! So with inspiration from an idea Lynn (21Snoopy21) on the JS forum sent me. I have made the above card.

The card is a hammered deckle-edged one from Hobbycraft. Fairies from Lily's diecut fairies made by Lily of the Valley (Moss fairy and Primrose fairy). All the papers, vellum butterfly, etc were from freebie papers and vellums in a Making Cards magazine, designed by Nancy Watt. I found it very hard to use these papers and the vellum, as they are so beautiful, and I really wanted to just keep them and continue stroking them! However Ellie is worth parting with them for.

1 comment:

Beryl said...

What a lovely card Mags. That fold on the front is something special. I thought it was going to be a waterfall at first. This is so different. I love it.
Beryl xx