I hope you all aren't TOO tired of seeing this fun new card fold style--I have one last sample to share! I needed to make a super-special card for my super-special grandma, who pulled her back really badly last week taking care of her husband, who is very close to Heaven at this point. She'll be ninety this spring, so things take a long time to heal, and it hurts her even more not to be able to "do" for Grandpa Carl, I know. He doesn't wake at all any more, so the time grows very short. Would y'all pray for them, for me, today? Thank you.
I made Gramma's version with Wisteria Wonder and Sweet Sugarplum, sponging the Irresistibly Floral specialty pre-embossed papers and hand-cutting the big flowers from Flourishing Phrases (wood, clear). You can see how to make this Four-Fold card in the photo tutorial here, and see a wedding version in this post as well.
My grandma is a cardmaker herself--in fact my first stamp party was at her house at age 12!--so I know she'll appreciate all the details and effort that went into this special card.
Ok, now I'm gonna share something really personal, even for me, Miss Spill-Your-Guts : ) This is the most recent letter I got from Gram. She knows the health trials I've been struggling with and all the emotions that go along with not being able to do the things that have always made up your identity and sense of self-worth.
She hand-wrote, in her precious handwriting, the words to several hymns and choruses she remembered, in a four-page letter. How I bawled when I read it... how blessed I am to have a grandmother who knows and loves God, who continues to exhort and encourage even as her eyes fill with the lights of Glory.
Ok, time to pull myself together and keep trucking on craft fair projects. Thanks for letting me process a little today, and for putting up with one more sample of a card fold I just can't seem to get enough of! But in my defense, if you haven't tried it yet, you don't know how addicting they are : )
Get those cards in the mail, my friends...