Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New "pop-up" card

My sister is FINALLY turning 60! I've always been older but now we are finally the same age!! (right??!!)  I want to surprise her with this one in the mail so the embellishments are few and flat.  This is a box that folds flat, side-to-side. The balloon flaps hanging down, will fold up to mail, then the surprise is when you open the card to be a box, the flaps fall and the insides are viewable!
I LOVE this paper set - It's the Balloon set from the new idea book from Close to My Heart. Check it out at made4you.CTMH.com!

Shabby chic flowers

Well there is a little hold on my redecorating process.  So, I took a bit of time to make these flowers for my lampshades and, thanks to YouTube tutorials, I think they turned out ok.  It makes me smile to look at each one and think of where the fabric came from - some curtains, clothes and remnants...Now I have ANOTHER thing to keep my eyes open for - lace, etc. to make more! - I'm going to make some in colors for my grand-daughters' rooms...