Saturday, June 06, 2009

Oh My!

Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to talk about making cards.
OK. Supper is on the way and the Conde de Valedmar is already gone ( a little something that I picked up when I left behind the "mommy's night out", so maybe this is the second best way to celebrate a birthday. Or maybe not. I'll leave you to decide.

Let's talk about origami. Origami cards to be specific.

I start out with some funky paper. I recently discovered that there were some really wonderful scrap booking papers on the market. Some are two sided which makes for a really interesting card.
They are first cut to size. Then they are folded with the first few folds.
Because they are done en-mass here is a view of the first set of folds.
I then make the second set of folds and match the front's to the back's.

Then comes the gluing the fronts to the backs and the final pressing stage.
And of course, I just realized that the final product are down at the new shop that just opened for the summer, and I didn't take a picture.

I guess that you will just have to come back later.....

In the mean time, here is a little something that I found on my bedside table.

Isn't life interesting sometimes?


Teyani said...

Happy happy birthday!
May the year ahead be filled with absolute joy ;-D

mira's papa said...

I love the waterbottle "bug".

Dani said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love the cards, they look really pretty. Can't wait to see the final product.

tanita davis said...

An entertaining trip narrative topped off by a fun birthday activity! Many happy returns of the day, and hope you enjoy your summer

Leigh said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I love card making but hadn't thought about origami. Good idea.

Kansas A said...

Can ya tell I'm behind in posting?! Happy belated Birthday my Eastern friend!! I won't sing 'cause I'd scare the heck out of ya! :)