Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Ma....


Happy Friday to you all.

Today is my Ma's birthday.

This year has been a tough one for her and our whole family..but as ever thanks to Ma's determined spirit, she is a survivor and so are we..

I am most excited, as I will get to see Ma in 2 weeks, Hubby and I are heading home for 2 weddings and whilst he spends the week between them away with his family, I will be working from home at my parents house. I am looking forward to spending QT with them.

The main photo was taken last year of Ma and I on a boat trip when she came to NYC to visit. I love it, it reminds me of all the fun things we have done together.

I wanted to make her a really special card this year and decided to have another go at making a Pop-up card. They are fun to make, but labour intensive!

Ma's Card - Open view
I went with bright cheery colours, as Ma loves these - especially the lime..The bunting I punched using 2 mini bunting punches I have and the bird embellishment is metal and part of a set from Michaels (only $2 for x8). All the papers are by American Crafts and Recollections.

I cut the card template using my Silhouette and the 'Ma' letters were cut using some ancient letter dies I have.

Here is a side view of the card, so you can see how big it is..

Ma's Card - Side view
When closed the card looks like this - 

Ma's Card - Closed view
Clever! It basically all folds up and fits an A5/A2(US) envelope and then 'pops-up' to the finished card..

I really like these, wish I wasn't so lazy, as I would make lots of them, but for now I will satisfy myself with entering my lovely card into the current Sister Act Card Challenge #68 - 'Anything Goes'

Have a great weekend everyone.



  1. Well I never...I just made one of these for Tom's birthday tomorrow! :) Love yours and those fabulous colours, bet your Ma was thrilled with it...she must be counting down the days til she sees you again! Have a fab weekend, hugs Carole Z X

  2. Oh this is gorgeous Claire… such a fab design and I love the bright and cheery colours! your mum will love this for sure.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  3. Lovely colours used hope she loved it & you had a great day. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  4. It's great and I bet your Ma loves it. Thanks for showing it closed, first time I've seen one closed. My eyes are open today so thought I'd better visit whilst I can! Hazel L. x

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