Every time I make an accordion fold it brings me back to about first grade making a pumpkin head art project with accordion fold arms and legs. I can still remember the excitement and pride of making something so wonderful. In retrospect, it was probably pretty ugly, with uneven eyes and crooked arms and legs but it hung in a place of honor in the kitchen over the holiday. I remember a neighbor girl, younger than me, who would bring her art projects over and give them to my mom because my mom would hang them up and appreciate them. Sometimes simple appreciation can mean so much, not always for how perfect the object is but for the love that went into making it.
Now isn’t it easy to see why I never complete my to-do list for the day? I always get side tracked with reminiscing!
This card uses the Seaside Bay Bundle and By the Bay Designer Series Paper. The oyster is die cut from Pearlized Specialty paper. The bird is stamped in Night of Navy ink and then a bit of Mint Macaron and Petal Pink was added with Stampin’ Blend Markers.
- Base 9 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 1″, 2″, 3 1/2″, 5″, and 7 1/8″
- 3 squares, 1 each 2 7/8″, 2 3/8″, and 2 1/8″
- Designer Paper strips 3/4″ x 5 1/4, 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
- White back strip 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
These little pearl gems are a perfect addition to cards using the Seaside Bay Dies. They are flattened, and so can be added to cards being mailed and have the sheen of a real pearl.
I hope that you have a wonderful day and take a moment to reminisce when you do something that brings up happy memories.
Nice, good thinking on paper patterns
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