Lollipop Surprise Birthday Card

Lollipop Surprise Birthday Card

Hello!

Today’s post is a celebratory one. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!  It’s also my niece’s birthday.  The little lady turns 10 and I turn….. no point revealing my age because a lot of you won’t believe me anyways. Lol!  And no I’m not a ‘vampire’ as some people have tried to convince themselves. You know who you are. Anyways HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! Over here in Nigeria the government has declared today and tomorrow public holidays to celebrate the muslim holiday. HURRAYYY!! Thank you Nigeria for my special birthday gift! 🙂

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Paper Wedding Centerpieces

Paper Wedding Centerpieces

Hello!

I’m finally back after a long absence, been a very eventful time away for me. Aside from my 9 to 5 morphing into a speed train that’s trying drive everyone crazy, I also suffered a personal loss of a dear friend which destabilised me for while. But I guess it’s the circle of life, we all have our appointed time here on earth, the only thing is for us to use what little time we’ve been given to the best of our ability. Live your life everyday in the manner in which you would like to be remembered.

Some good news though, if you have liked the Thoughts Paper Scissors page on facebook you’d already have seen my post but in case you haven’t heard, my design for the Panasonic Cut Out the Darkness paper lantern project made it into the final top 100 designs selected for mass production. Many thanks to everyone who voted and if you’re interested in taking part they’re taking new entries for a second competition because it was so popular. Here’s the link http://cotd.panasonic.net/ and you can see my design called ‘Abstract’ on the list of winners.

Now to the order of business, today’s post showcases centerpieces I created for a friend’s wedding a while back. The bride requested I create 3D paper centerpieces of landmarks from countries around the world of places she’s been and would like to visit. She wanted them done in silver and/or bronze. I ended up using silver paper and card with copper foil on some of the designs. I created 18 landmarks in total. Continue reading

Ice cream Cupcake Pop up Card

Ice cream Cupcake Pop up Card

Hello, its been ages since my last post and I’m completely guilt ridden again. However I do have a couple of good excuses to help my case;

1. Making this was quite a challenge as it is the first pop-up card I’ve designed from scratch and ran into a few bumps, road blocks and u-turns along the way

2. This particular card is a surprise for my niece’s birthday. We actually share the same birthday and she’s been excited for months about it and won’t keep quiet about her plans and asking me what my plans were for ‘our’ birthday. She’s also highly intelligent and inquisitive so I’ve had to be very covert in designing her card as she enjoys hanging out in my workspace and is full of questions. It was soooo not easy keeping this a secret from her and her older sister who would have let the cat out of the bag immediately (where are those emoticons when you need them)

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