28 September 2010

Flowers and Chinese Takeaway

Happy Birthday to another niece of ours.  She turned 16 recently and we gave her a set of earrings enclosed in this "chinese food" takeaway container.  The template for the container was cut out on the Gazelle Diecutter.

From the leftover paper, I punched out two enormous flowers which were attached to the birthday card.  The overall package is rather sweet don't you think?

80 Years Young

This is a card we gave to my father-in-law who celebrated his 80th birthday today.  What amazing changes he has witnessed during his lifetime.  His actual present was an album containing a series of snapshots of his life from toddler up to fairly recently.  He has lead quite an interesting life, starting in Italy, continuing on in Switzerland and then finally ending up here in Australia.  Happy Birthday Pop.

I am not sure what technique I have enlisted here to produce the card.  It is a series of folds and cuts that enables the card to be closed down into a "regular" size, but when opened out, folds back on itself to give a "pop-out" effect.

The very centre of the card we kept off-white and blank for our birthday message.

And like the Waterfall Card, in my previous blog, it allows you to embellish different sections of the card to personalise it according to the recipent's various talents and likes.

Have you ever entered the world of the unknown (unable to name) to produce something you like?

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