Z FOLD POP UP

I apologize for the irregular posts… but my hubby has recently been to ER and things are a little crazy around here …. like finding time to sleep ….. we think we have things under control and he is going to be fine….now just takes time…. but I had to share this Z FOLD POP UP BY DAWN…she has done something like this before but this one is little different and as you can see her’s is birthday using the new balloon punch and I do love that punch but I also have an older one by Martha Stewart and then some smaller balloons by marvy think so use what you have… as you can see from my sample I decided to use it to make an Easter card…. I had found this really funny/quirky stamp at HOBBY LOBBY but it made by AMERICAN ART STAMP… the thing is that EARS REALLY ARE THE BEST PART… LMAO… There used to be a newspaper cartoon called SALLY FORTH. and of course the fun part of this quote was that she would always buy her daughter chocolate bunnies and no matter how the daughter tried to hide the bunny her mom always ate the ears off… so of course had to have this stamp… and I knew I had a punch of bunny ears so I thought I give it a try with this card… I like it but admit the ears are hard to do since there is very little to stick too… but I think I made it work pretty good…. It would also work really well for shamrocks and St Patrick’s day… ( have ever mentioned I am Irish/german) yeah quite a combination… but DAD was the Irish side and his birthday was actually on St Patrick’s day and he would have been 90 this year . Any way I wanted to give you a chance to try this yourself… you could also use eggs or bunnies for easter…

Dawn's z fold

Dawn’s z fold

another version of Dawn's with different colors...

another version of Dawn’s with different colors…

I like the less bows on the balloons… they are cute but I think I would only have put them on the front of the card… also I like the stamping on the pop out part  but not the rhinestones… I have tons of those things in all colors but I hardly ever use them… I don’t dislike them but somehow they didn’t seem to go with my egg/ jellybean format and I don’t think I would use them with the balloons either but do what you like its your design.

So if a picture is worth a 1000 words here come 2000 more…. lol.. this is my card folded then opened

kh z fold pop up Easter

kh z fold pop up Easter

kh side view of card

kh side view of card

kh open z fold pop up

kh open z fold pop up

This card is for my Auntie and we both love the black jelly beans but I think I will add some diamond glaze to my jelly beans cause they don’t stand out enough or I may do a second one and actually cut the jelly beans out so that I use pop dots on them not sure… but know that with the humidity we have here the diamond glaze won’t dry for a day or so I am not going to be able to show you that as I want to post this PDQ…

Below is another card that saw on IMPRESS RUBBER STAMPS NEWSLETTER its a sample from a class I think in any case I loved it and am going to make one for MY BFF’S hubby’s Bday but thought the idea was so cute of using various circle punches or dies and punching out holes in the yellow card so that it would resemble cheese…. don’t ya just love it… anyway here is the image and I went on line and found a graphic of a wedge of cheese and printed several of them so I could make a few cards….

I think this card was by made by Gosia Hoot

I think this card was by made by Gosia Hoot

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Cups from old Book pagesthese ARE just so lovely and if you had a friend who was into tea or tea cups this would be such a lovely idea….

Maintaining the artist within….This is an interesting and short article on how to keep those creative juices flowing …and the meditation part may be a bit hard for most of us but it is worthwhile to carve out some quite time to just think…apparently my brain does this at about 3 am… I frequently wake with some really good ideas and sometimes I even get up to go write them down… lol…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY... wire headed cyber toad..aka kath

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