I remember getting birthday cards from special Aunts & Uncles, Grandparents, Parents and Friends as I grew. There was no internet, no instant cards and, of course, stamps were much more affordable. Fast forward to today, and the event of buying, sending and/or receiving a card is almost non-existent.
A few years ago I was invited to a neighborhood Christmas Cookie Exchange party. This event was my first as I was new to the area. At the party, I discovered that the Host, Lis, was a paper maker (I will tell more of Lis in the future and how she has helped me!). Being interested in many things that start in their basic form, I was introduced to Lis and was able to speak with her about the paper making. She was gracious enough to share her knowledge and I began my journey making paper and producing individual cards, which gives the paper a wonderful use.
To that end, I send cards that I've made to everyone in our family. In
order to keep track of who has received what, I created a theme for each
year. This year is the Iris Fold. I try to develop a card and find a
pattern that reminds me of the person whose birthday it is for. I am including pictures of two Iris Fold cards made this year. I hope
you enjoy them.