PAPER BEADS CREATED FROM MAPS! Using one map of France and another map of San Diego, I rolled up paper beads & then made 2 necklaces out of them. A folded envelope with a compass on the front holds the necklace. A folded card with tags that have travel or French theme quotes on them completes the presentation. Funny how a simple necklace made of paper beads can end up looking like a work of art!
WELCOME SPRING & HAPPY EASTER ! Hand painted watercolor greeting cards filled with tiny laser-cut wood houses, origami paper eggs, spring cherry trees in bloom & bunnies busy decorating Easter eggs & hoppin’ down the bunny trail! Easter’s on it’s way! (Even the envelopes have lovely Spring trees!)
POP-UP ORIGAMI GREETING CARD – This card has a twisting motion that is so amazing to see! When you open the card a 4-panel folded card twists horizontal from the card and opens up! When the card is closed, the 4 panels twist to become vertical and flat so the card can close flat! Pretty amazing eh?! I wrote down instructions with measurements and all so you can make your own. The “pop-up” mechanism is simply made up of mountain and valley folds and then folds down to become a house shape. The paper with the 4 panels is then glued to the pop-up mechanism and voila! A magic card that you made yourself! I decorated my card with leaf prints made by rubber stamping real leaves & then water coloring them. An Ode to Autumn!