Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Family Birthday

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.


  1. Love the write up on your new blog These cards are beautiful Barbara I love the hat is lovely the butterfly colors sooo pretty .......Lis

  2. Very pretty cards! TFS! Let us know if you add the Followers link to your blog so I can join and follow you!

    Life is good!

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