Confessions and Obsessions of a Paper Crafter

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another Birthday Card

 It has been a long time since my last post, and I wish I had a great excuse, like I was touring through Europe, or I was busy reconstructing my garden as it was going to be in a national magazine, or some other facinating thing.  Truth is, I just haven't been doing too much lately.

But thank goodness for birthdays (as long as they're not mine!), they spur me on to create SOMETHING.  This card was made for my mother's cousin, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.  Even at that grand age, she still loves her garden and enjoys working in it.

The stamp is from Stampendous, "Botanical Daffodil", and is coloured with Copics.  The paper is from My Minds Eye (see, I do use other paper than G45!)   I made it a gatefold card, because I always wanted to try to make one.  I may not make another anytime soon, and these are the reasons:

Reason #1 - you have to make the card on the large size.  This means that ordinary envelopes don't work, and you have to find extra large ones so it can fit.  This card is 6" X 6".

Reason #2 - The card is heavy, with all those layers of cardstock and paper.  If you are just tucking it into a gift, it's no big deal.  However posting it by mail means it costs twice as much to send as a regular card.  Not that I mind, but it's annoying to have to stand in line at the post office to be measured and weighed (the card, not me!)

EXCITING NEWS - well, I am almost finished my Mexico album from 2010.  The only problem is it barely closes.  Once again, layering papers is the culprit.  I've started cutting out the backs of the mats to make the pages lay flatter.  Also no thick or heavy embellishments.  I may have to re-do a few pages so the book will actually close.

Until next time.....

No comments:

Post a Comment