Monday, September 22, 2014

you'll be gladder without your bladder

Gladder. That's not a word but it's funny. I quite enjoyed making these cards for Chelsea and Mattheus. It was a nice break from Christmas ornaments. My niece Chelsea has recently parted ways with her recalcitrant gall bladder...

(if you didn't know, this is really and factually what a sick gall bladder looks like)

 ...and neighbor Mattheus had a birthday.

Both cards are 4.25 x 5.5 inches folded (that way you can get two cards from one 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock, so I prefer this size). You can see I was feelin' the black/chartreuse/green/orange color palette. The paper eight and the gall bladder were drawn and cut from card stock and then enhanced with colored pencils and punches. I used foam pop dots to elevate them on the black card stock and then added white gel pen details. Taped an iTunes gift card inside and voila!

FYI: If you are wondering about a felt color collection for Turtle Dove, Renae at Benzie Design is working one up as we speak! Great choice if you would like to make some Turtle Dove ornaments that are the same colors as mine. The felt bundle (with matching floss) will be available in her shop soon. I'll post about it!


  1. Super cute cards! I always wondered what a sick gall bladder looks like! :) Love your creativity!

  2. Haha! Nice! Love the suitcase!

  3. i would have loved to get that gall bladder card!

  4. I had my gall bladder removed a few years ago...a card like this would of made mt might of hurt though! X

  5. Crazy cute cards! Only you could have thought of creating a handmade card with a bladder theme.


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