WELL as you may have guessed I am running behind…and so I am trying as fast as possible to get this one of Dawn’s out to you so you can make a quick MOTHER’S DAY CARD.  I especially like this card because it stands when its open and your mom or whoever you are wishing happy Mother’s Day to can be reminded that  you are thinking of them on this special day


DAWN'S screen fold card

DAWN’S screen fold card

You know your MOM will love this beautiful and elegant card…don’t worry that you don’t have the flowers she used …you use whatever flowers you do have or even photos of times shared with your mom.. One year I made a card like this and used really old photos of myself as a young child with photos of her as well… I don’t have a copy of the card because it was long ago although Mom has it its in Florida not here in WA…so just write what ever works best for you and trust me MOM’s love old photos…



Now my good friend JANIS BLEVINS…just sent me a copy of a really wonderful 3D flower pop up card she is making for Mother’s Day she also sent me the links for it since she says it is also several years old and was a MARTHA STEWART pattern…there are two links the first one is MARTHA’S but apparently some didn’t feel that they gave quite all yu might need like how to put it together so the second link is a video on how to put it together… I just LOVE THIS and it is what I am going to use and yes, I will probably be a little late with it but I’ll call her and she will be delighted whenever it arrives…

Martha’s pictures of the pieces to assemble MARTHA’S POP UP FLOWER .. this is just the pieces… now here is the video MARTHA’S POP UP FLOWER VIDEO… THEN this is the YOU TUBE VIDEO of the missing part or at least what they thought was missing… MARTHA’S MISSING DIRECTIONS 

One last link to pop up POP UP 3D with variations this one is from extreme Paper crafting…

Janis's pop up flower

Janis’s pop up flower

She made this on not for Mother’s Day but as a celebration card for a friend… still its just lovely… I am guessing but think she brushed the pink on the white paper since this works best using light weight paper like simple copy paper..then added the yellow centers with the very fine black pen for the stamens in the center. Just perfect right…you could use sponge and sponge color on or you could use chalk a rub it on with a q-tip… or use colored paper ….

kath's multi colored flowers

kath’s multi colored flowers

here is the one that I made with slightly smaller flowers… the reason my flowers are smaller is …..wait for it…..you know I am the lazy card maker/stamper and well I had this pad of paper with 3 ½ inch squares in all different colors…so of course the lazy me yelled …hey grab those you have to do 3 of them so lets go…we are running out of time..lol… now you can see I was so focused on putting them together properly that I forgot to put the centers in and its just not possible after so ...HINT 1 BEFORE YOU CUT THE PETAL OUT AND GLUE THEM TOGETHER put the center’s in if you want them or you won’t be able to… either way they are still lovely…ok here is one more site JANIS sent me that actually numbers the flowers so that you can see exactly where to glue them.. I should also mention that I just free hand cut the shapes so that mine don’t match up completely i.e. some petals are a little bigger than others … HINT 2 pay attention to the shapes of the petals so that they do line up correctly even if the actual shape of the petal is uneven….the fold will make it go together correctly… no way to describe this any better …use the video’s and photos….HINT 3 then be sure  you book mark this on your computer cause I guarantee you won’t remember how you did it a year from now…. lol

Oh yeah I am going to add the leaves as shown in the Martha video….

Well that’s it for now…. AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…wire headed cyber toad…aka kath

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