Posts Tagged ‘Bird’

pop UP

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #74, this week is UP!  I believe this was the first 3D movie we took all 3 of the kids.  Liam is pretty young, so I wasn’t sure how he was going to react with the bad glasses & things coming at ya, but he did well & loved “Doug” & the idea that you could get a house to fly if you attached enough Helium balloons.

We have some boy birthday parties coming up so I think this will go to Edward or Nathan probably.  Fairly plain on the outside:

I haven’t messed around with Pop Up cards in years, but thought this would be a good excuse to go at them again, since it reminded me of Liam’s first experience with 3D.

It’s a pretty simple Pop Up.  If you goole Pop Up you’ll find amazing and intricate examples from people like Robert Sabuda, PubliQue Living and Kirigami … love that stuff.  I think I want to try Robert’s Birthday Cake Pop Up next.  Here’s my simple Pop Up:

This little Stampin Up Stamp Set, All God’s Children, reminded me of Russell & Doug.

The b/ground sky blue is a felt/velour paper that I bought at Heathers Stamping Haven.  The little balloons is from a Small Marvy Uchida Punch I’ve had for years.  I have a thing for punches, since I am challenged with scissors.  A little white gel pen & upholstery thread for depth & bob’s yur uncle:

Pop Up cards can be very simple to make, just cutting straight lines, fun fractal example here, & scoring so that the folds are straight.  Then just stick on some details.

Of course, if you get side tracked by some incredible origami folks & their work like this dinosaur Pterodactyl. (Pattern) You might, like me try to make Kevin & then realize that it’s not working & abandon it, but if anyone wants to give it a go, I’d love to see it.  Here was my abandoned attempt.  I couldn’t get him to fold down, without a hugely bulky card.  I think it was Kevin’s googley eyes.

Stitched Up

So this month’s theme at Paper Craft Planet is Keeping You in Stitches, pcpdt0210,   Add sewing to your creation.  I keep a special needle aside, so the next time I go to mend the boys’ clothes or Emma’s latest scrunchie, I can actually sew with it.  Paper dulls the needle just a bit.

I did have some fun with this idea with two projects.  First is this little paper bird:

I thought he was cute.  The CS is a Designer Mat Pad from K & Co called Ancestry.  The pattern … Martha.  And such a Martha thing, it is.  ”What do you do with a paper bird?”  I don’t know, but I like the idea.

The second stitching bit I’ve done was on a card …

The stamp set is from Stampin’ Up! called Paint Prints, stamped in Sahara Sand Ink on Kraft CS, with some old olive CS.  The felt vine is from Forever in Time Floral Embellishments Thick Vine.

The green boarder at the side was left over from another project’s unused Scallop Trim.  Always keep your scraps, ya never know.

Salut, Tweetie

Fun, fun Colours this week from Kristina Werner’s 53rd Colour Inspiration.  This week’s CI photo came from Anthonette Chavez’s cutie guy, Kalino.  My Liam & Kalino are both big Iron Man fans, so when I saw the inspiration photo, I had a big smile on my face, who wouldn’t?  Boys & robots, honestly.  

The Birdie is one of the fun snippits from Kristina’s Virtual Card Club (May).  The Scallop along the bottom was a technique using the Stampin’ Up! Corner Rounder Punch that I learned from JeNN.  

I showed the card to my oldest she said, “Oh, is that the national bird of France?”  ’funny’ okay, it is a big flag like.  DH agreed.  So I guess it should have read ‘Salut’.  

The Pearls are just the tiniest Stickers from Recollections Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels, $3).  The Copic Markers, ya learning curve.  I did my best to go by this tutorial more or less.  

Used:  Printer, May 2009 Kristina Werner Virtual Card Club, K & Company Designer Mat 4.75×6.75 Double Sided Que Sera Sera Mat Pad, B06 Peacock Blue Copic Marker, 0 Colourless Blender Copic Marker, Smooth-Heavy Weight Pad 135 lb Water Colour Paper Daler Rowney, Recollections Rhinestone Stickers, Dimensionals, Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen, Ridinghood Red CS, Pacific Point Blue CS, Summer Sun CS, White CS, SU Corner Rounder (with Clip Removed), Type Font:  Courier New (32 PT).