INAS Challenge #34

Good Morning,

Sorry I have been away for so long.  As some of you know, I have been dealing with an infection in my jaw since February.  I am finally having surgery this Thursday, I hope it will resolve the problem.

Today is Challenge #34 at International Art & Soul.  The challenge is - Nothing square or oblong.  I had my eye on an svg file of a sea shell with a pop up mermaid inside, I wanted to make for my sister for her birthday.  This challenge came along at exactly the right time, her birthday is tomorrow!

Here is the outside of the card:  Do you see the bow at the bottom of the card?  The card ties shut.

Here is the inside pop up:

I want to show you a close up of the mermaid because almost everything is made with glitter paper:

Isn't that fun?  I can't get the pink to show up very well, but the tail is pink.

Recipe for this card:

SVG file -  Silhouette - Mermaid Splash Pop Up Card
Paper - Bazzill and DCWV Cardstock Stack - Glitzy Glitter
Sentiment - Cardz TV - "Bigger Everyday Sayings"
Bow - DLART - Baby Blue
Pearls - From Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #228 Birthday
Cardz TV - Challenge #49 ATG
Aud Sentiments - #204 Summer + Sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I have been thinking of having a giveaway, if the surgery knocks me out of crafting for awhile, I may give something away, so be sure to check back with me.  

Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have created!  Hope you will join in the fun!



  1. Your card is super and I bet your sister loved it. I hope you're soon fit and well and pain free. Keep crafting to take your mind off it. Hazel x

  2. Oh, what a fabulous design!

    Hope you're back to feeling well very soon.

  3. Oh my gosh, I love, love it!! The sparkly mermaid is so gorgeous and I love the design!! I hope all goes well with the surgery my friend. Praying for you and I hope it fixes the problem and you feel much better soon. Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. OMGoodness, Chriss, I am so sorry to read about your jaw infection and upcoming surgery. I have not been blogging lately so I did not know anything was wrong. I hope your procedure is successful and that you heal quickly. Your mermaid card is gorgeous! I love the shell shape and the beautiful surprise on the inside! Sending healing hugs your way!

  5. What a super svg file Chriss, all the elements working so well together both inside and out. I bet you sister really loves this for her birthday and is sure to keep it in her treasure box for many years to come :) :) :) xxxx

  6. WOW! I don't think I've ever seen a seashell shaped card before. It's gorgeous!!!

  7. Ooh, how pretty.. Love the front and the popped up inside.. beautiful design and I know your sister will just adore it.. Praying your surgery goes well and you heal quickly! HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  8. So pretty! Your sister will absolutely LOVE it!
    I pray that everything goes well. Sending my love, hugs & prayers...
    Crafting with Creative M

  9. What a totally fun card! Love how the inside makes the card. Thanks for joining in at STB.

  10. Beautiful card love the design
    Thx for joning Aud Sentiments Challenge


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