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Friday, May 11, 2018

Best fishes and an origami butterfly...

My son-in-law turns 40 this week and, because he is such a fun guy, I made him a fun card. I just love this card fold. It has become my "go to" fold when I want to make a 3D type card.

In this photo, you can see how I've suspended three fish on strips of acrylic. You can also see my pink "coral" a little better and the inside sentiment. The small blank panel on the bottom is where I wrote a short note and signed the card.

All the dies used in making this card were unbranded and the sentiments were computer-generated.

My granddaughter turned 15 this week, as well. I find teenage girls a bit hard to buy gifts for. They have very specific ideas about what they like (and I'm usually clueless!). I gave her a couple of small items (earrings and a book), and I also gave her a little money.

Here's the money I gave her:

I made an origami butterfly with a couple of bills. It was quick and easy, and you can find a video tutorial here. Since any denomination of bills can be used for this, it works for any size gift!

Here's a close-up of my butterfly. I probably could have worked a little harder on those antennae, but I figured she'd take it apart right away, anyway. I was right!

Today was a chilly day, only reaching the low 50s. Mother's Day is supposed to be fabulous, though, and I'm looking forwarding to it. If you're celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday, I wish you lots of pampering and love from your family and friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun card Cheryl! Love the sea theme! All the colorful fish are awesome! Love the sponged details on the shells! What a gorgeous butterfly! So unique and creative!

designbydonna said...

Love the aquarium. Great job with making the fish look like they are swimming. Great sentiments too. Love that money butterfly. Wish I had seen that last week before I sent $ to my granddaughter for her birthday. Instead she just gets boring old folded stuff.

Lynette said...

A super "fishy" card, Cheryl! Love the butterfly, too. So clever. I'll have to remember to do that.

Darnell said...

First of all, awesome gift for your granddaughter which I will be stealing as an idea for the grandsons! Money is always good for teenagers! And what a cool fishes card for your fun SIL! It's so colorful, well-designed, and impeccably executed! I have to admit, though, you have me stumped on how and where you have your acrylic strips attached! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, these are fab Cheryl! LOVE your fishie card, that's so clever to have the 3D effect with your floating fish! And what a cool way to give some money as a pressie, I would never have thought of that in a million years!
Hope you had a great Mother's Day x

Glittered Paws said...

Love the butterfly money card - gave me an idea for my 16 year old grand daughter. Very original - going to go watch the video this afternoon.
Love the fish card as well - like how you suspended the fish on the acetate - such a fun card.
Don't want to say too much but our high yesterday was 90 - yes 90 - had the AC on for a week now. You will get there.