Today I wish a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Mariam from Hamburg, Germany! Hi, Mariam! *waves wildly*
And because I am card MAKER, not a card SENDER, I present the card I made just now! As in "the glue is still wet." :)
This whole card was one huge "let's try this", and it was a lot of fun to make! I started with the owl, which was cut from a piece of paper I got at The Paper Source the other day. Everything else was added a bit at a time, with no real planning. The colors are Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.
For the inside, I had this idea for a pop-up thingie, which I have done once, maybe. So I decided to put in a flap that she'd pick up to reveal the pop-up thingie:
(Thank goodness I hoarded Pacific Point paper!) I opened and used my new Die-namics clouds die with a piece of white felt. They are wonderful and so easy to use. This is like the third iteration of the flap. Like I said, I had no plan ...
Then shield your eyes, but here is the pop-up: a pink cake! -->
It is very crooked because I measured a bit off (!) and the stem of the cake plate bent. ;( BUT, I made it a 2-layer cake with pink flowers and BLING!
Here is a side view:
So Mariam -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL! I hope you have a fun time "at the sea". Heh, that sounds so European!
Oh, and look who helped me take the pics:
One parting thought: when I think about "you say it's your birthday", I break into song. THIS song:
So have a good one! You deserve it! xo