Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just a little excited!

I am still having connection issues but, touch wood, I seem to be able to be on for a little while tonight so I had to take advantage to talk about what else I have been doing while I haven't been able to get on the internet! Years ago I remember seeing a saying:

"A clean house is a sign of a broken computer"

and that is definitely true for me! In the last few days, I have actually managed to get my craft area a bit more organised, all my clothes are folded and I made a card!

This month's card swap theme is kids birthday cards. I knew that I wanted to do something with a skateboarder aiming at a target age range of about 10 or 11 for boys. Originally I was planning to put the skate boarder on the inside of the card and do something on the outside. Then my sister and I were talking about doing some kind of peekaboo card or perhaps a pop up.

The idea led me to a website called Dawn's Stamping Studio, where Dawn does the most amazing cards and an idea for a pop up card. (Click here to see Dawn's gorgeous card, and a tutorial on how to make it)

I can not tell you how excited I am by this card. I suspect that I have ended up with a card more suitable for someone younger than my target age, but never mind. These two images aren't how the finished product is going to look, but rather my "how hard is this pop up really going to be to make" card. Fortunately the answer is not very! I am planning to make the card in bolder colours, and to colour in the skate boarder, but you get the general idea!

So the first picture is the card laying down (almost) flat. It slides into a standard sized envelope:

And here is the card standing up!

I was so excited that the card worked that I ended up taking the photos without worrying about what was in the background or anything! Whoops!

Tonight I decided that I am definitely going to upgrade my internet and get a new modem, but unfortunately I made that decision after the sales office closed, so definitely tomorrow I will ring them. Hopefully by this time next week my connection woes will be a thing of the past!


  1. What a cool card! I love it!

  2. That's a great card, Marg! :)

  3. That is such a cute card. I love it.

  4. That is a wonderful card! I am always envious of people who have a lot of skill in making cards. I would someday like to try it.

  5. That is a very cool card.
    With respect to cleaning, when I die, the last thing I want said about me is, "oh she kept a clean house". Life is too short :)

    Still glad you got your cleaning done though.



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