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Hey look, a real post! And a crafty one at that too.

So, remember when I was talking about cabbages?  It’s because I was busy doing cabbage related things.  Like this card.  That I made for my sister.  And her now-husband.  For their wedding.  Yes, it’s a cabbage wedding card.

Card

Why a cabbage?  Because I like them.  And it’s been a joke between a few of us with cabbages and wedding dresses.  My sister unfortunately did not wear a cabbage wedding dress.  Big disappointments all around, guys.

Anyway, I kind of liked how ridiculous this card was.  I mean, if you can’t give your sister an absolutely ridiculous card for her wedding, who can you give it to?

The popup people I made looking at generic images of “tada” and making them into silhouettes.  I tried to find the most ridiculous poses.

The cabbage,

Cabbagewhich I’m actually rather proud of, is actually a repurposed rose.  Roses look remarkably like cabbages when they’re really small and not in full bloom.  I got the rose pattern from Rich over at Creative Popup Cards.  It was originally for a mother’s day card.  It’s rather impressive looking as a rose.  Except that I used it as a cabbage.  The difference between assembling a rose and a cabbage is obviously size and color, but also curling the petals in.  I didn’t get a really good photo of that.  Oh, and I also added veins to the outsides of each leaf using a white gel pen.  Also didn’t get a good photo of that.

So, there you have it.  A ridiculous, cabbage-themed wedding card.  I doubt that anyone else will ever be able to use it.  Huzzah!

Ok, I think this is the last card for awhile.

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a high school Christian conference with one of my high schoolers.  Normally, these conferences are held in the San Bernardino mountains.  This time, they decided to do something different and they held all the conferences locally, which meant that we were in Anaheim for the weekend.  Since we were in a large, urban area, everyone was housed with nearby families as opposed to individual cabins.

Well, this presented me with an interesting challenge.  When a family allows me to stay at their home for a little bit, I feel that I should present them with some kind of gift as a gesture of appreciation, because…I appreciate it.  They don’t have to house me for a weekend, or whatever period of time.  They probably have other, more interesting things to do than to house me or others.  It’s very nice of them to do so.  But in this case, they volunteered their house for the purpose of housing a bunch of high school girls and accompanying counselors, so I felt that giving a grandiose gift would be out of place.  What to do?

TADA!  A homemade card that has lots of open space for us to write something we enjoyed from the conference.  And that’s what I did.

The template is from Creative Pop Up Cards, another good source of interesting cards.  He even provides video tutorials.  I used golden yellow and seafoam green cardstock for the card.  It was a color palette born out of poor planning.  The the bright yellow worked out really well, actually.  It meant that the card was hard to miss and our host family is sure to see it.  Huzzah!