Friday, July 22, 2011

Mom's Birthday

My sweet mother's birthday is Monday. I'm afraid she won't be having a very pleasant day, since she has to have her second round of chemotherapy today.  By Monday she'll be feeling awful.  It breaks my heart to know that she has to suffer so.
One of the things the doctor and staff has told her to do is to try to keep her daily activities as normal as possible. So I'm going to send this card, and keep it upbeat, just like things are normal when they really aren't.
Free Smiley Courtesy of
Since I used the Window Sheet with such success on the Pterodactyl yesterday, I decided to try it with a spiral pop-up card for the second card in class yesterday. I really like the way the acetate is nearly invisible, so the butterflies simply float up, dancing, as the card opens. (If you click on the image to enlarge, and then click it again, you can just barely make out the glue dot on the back panel.) I think the butterflies will bring Mom a smile.

Helpful hint: If you use a punch to cut the circle for the spiral, place a sheet of paper behind it. There's less chance the punch will get stuck on the acetate.

Stamps: Just Believe, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Shimmery White, Paisley Petals DSP
Ink: Early Espresso and Calypso Coral Classic, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals, Window Sheet


  1. I thought the outside of the card was pretty, but the inside -- wow!!! Hope your mom is able to enjoy her birthday. I'm sure your card will put a smile on her face!

  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for the idea and the tip on how to punch the acetate!
    I home that your mother is able to recover a bit from her treatment and celebrate her birthday - even if it is a little later than the actual "day".

  3. This looks so peaceful, light and airy! Awesome!

  4. this is lovely Cindy! This is such a cheering card it's bound to help...

  5. So glad I found your blog. Followed you over from SCS. This card is lovely, I'm glad I got to see the inside. I'm Cindy too and a recent SU Demo.

  6. What a great idea to use a window sheet for the spiral pop-up!

  7. Another great idea for this card! I love the simplicity of the invisible window sheet to make the whole thing pop. I am sorry she's going through chemo, but I am glad you'll be brightening her day with positivity.

  8. Cindy, thanks for the tip about punching the acetate. The card is just beautiful. Hope that Mom continues to progress well.


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