Iris Folding for Handmade Cards

 Kaia, of course, is quite the little artist too!  Here is a card she made while I made the heart card.  I pre-cut the heart and circle for her, but she chose the paper, arranged the "balloon with a string," glued them down, added the heart so the recipient would "know we love her!" wrote a "K" on the paper because "it was from Kaia," cut out white cardstock to go behind the red construction paper part of her card, glued the red part to the white part, and decorated the white part with colored pencils!  It was quite the little craft morning.  Can you tell I'm a proud Mommy! 

9 comments:

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! October 26, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

How pretty!!!!

I'm following you now from MBC. I'd love for you to come follow me too at www.becauseidontscrapbook.blogspot.com (my mainstream mom blog) and/or www.thegossamerjewelbox.blogspot.com (my fictional fairy blog- just for fun!) Thanks!

Deana October 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Now that is really cool! Very cute blog! I'm following you now:)
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Deana October 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM  

Well, I was going to follow you but I can't find your follow place?

Jansen Family October 27, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Thanks for visiting!
Deana--the follow button should be at the very top of the page, above the title. Let me know if you still can't find it. :)
--Carla

Debbie Maxwell Allen October 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Carla-

I love these cards! Is there a link to the instructions for them? Beautiful!

~Debbie

parenting ad absurdum October 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Sweet! I'd love to try these - though right now my boys are more inclined to cut paper into shreds and make "snowstorms"... Your blog is beautiful, you're obviously talented. I'll keep watch and hope some of it rubs off on me :)

Peryl (MBC)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/parentingadabsurdum/

Sara October 27, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

Love all the crafts, I might try these cards soon, great blog!
I found you through MBC and am now a follower, would love for you to stop by mine!
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Jansen Family October 28, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

Thanks for all the great feedback! Here is a link to a site that has decent instructions on Iris Folding: http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/irisinst.php
They also have a link to some templates. I made my own templates because my computer and printer are having some serious communication problems. :)
~Carla

Amy Sullivan October 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM  

Stopping by from MBC! What fun cards...even for me who has zero craftiness. So nice meetin you.