Pop 'n Cuts Cards

Well, October has arrived and with it, the colder weather.  Of course, I haven't started any clean up in my flower beds, as the weather was so beautiful.  So now I will have to work on them in the cooler temperatures.
I haven't been around here much lately.  Unfortunately, we have been going through a very sad and unexpected family illness.  My mother-in-law was diagnosed unexpectedly with stage four pancreatic cancer in August.  As my in-laws live about an hour out of town, we have had them stay at our house, so we could look after them both better. It was nice that the whole family could be closer to her during her illness.  It turned out to be a very aggressive cancer and sadly mom passed away last week.  We are all still in shock, as she was a very healthy person up until then.
Gwyn was a very vibrant, happy person who will be missed greatly by all those who have known her.  She was so unselfish, her family meant everything to her, and was determined to make every person she met, smile and feel like they were the highlight of her day.  I have great memories of my time with her and will miss her a lot.
She always loved the cards I made for her and displayed them proudly in her china cabinet. So, today I'm going to share a few of my Sizzix pop-up cards that I have made.  Some of them are on display at the store and some of them I have given away.  I love giving away pop-up cards, they are always a nice surprise when opened!














To make these pop-up cards, I used Sizzix's Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cuts Bigz XL base die and different magnetic inserts you can change out.  If you would like to learn more about these dies and lots of inspiration, check out Karen's blog, "I am not left-handed."  She even has video tutorials on how to make spinners inside the cards, as I did on my halloween one.  When opened, the skeleton moves from behind the gravestone!

Hope you have a great day, and maybe this post will inspire you to make someone special in your life, a card.  Why wait for a special occasion, just send one to let them know they are important to you.

Until next time,

Jan





6 comments

Lynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss Jan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your cards are all just so lovely. I'm sure your Mother-In-Law cherished every one that you made for her. Hugs!

isisimaginings.com said...

My condolences to you & your family on such a sad loss. Your cards are so beautiful.

Sandra D said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law. It sounds like the two of you were very close and I am sure those wonderful memories will provide you will comfort in the future. Cards are a wonderful way to brighten some one's day and yours are so beautiful.

Jody said...

Jan I am so sorry to hear about your mother in law. I hope that your family is remembering all the good things and are making it through this difficult time. Stunning cards as always. Thinking of you....

Helen said...

I was sorry to read your post. Your cards are all wonderful!

Shelly Hickox said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jan. Your mother-in-law sounds like she was a wonderful person - you were a very lucky daughter-in-law! These cards are all just incredible and totally inspiring. You are such a talented artist!

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