HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
to all the mom's
that have shown us the path of life
and their unconditional love
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I decided to make this cute "Tent Bird House Card" showing a bird-mom on her nest, waiting and taking care of her home and babies...
Do you know that Mother's day is celebrated almost all over the world, but the date varies from country to country?
Here in the USA is the 2nd Sunday of every May.
In México, is always on the 10th, no matter what day on the week it falls...
In France is the 4th Sunday in May
In England is on the 4th Sunday in March...
and Argentina is in the only country that celebrates Mother's day in October!
Historically this holiday was associated with a more religious sense, revering the virgin Mary...being May the month of the virgin.
Nowadays the holiday has evolved, and has being adopted by many countries with different cultures and religions (including Asian and Arab countries have adopted this holiday). It has different meanings and is associated with different events depending on the country.
and In your county on what day you do celebrate this holiday?
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Back to the card...
For the construction of these type of cards...
- you need to fold (any size of card) on the top,
- make a mark (from the creased line) 2" down on each of the 4 sides
- from the center of that line, crease a diagonal line up top the 2" mark with your bone folder.
To create an X (diagonal lines)...
- Fold to create a triangle, see photo above to make the tent
- Fold the card
Cut the center window with a die...I used the egg die form the "Open Studio" line "Delicate Nest" from Memory Box
Decorate As desired...
I used several dies from Memory Box
Notice that the top of the house was decorated with a partial area of the "Tanglewood" frame
and the oval die was cut with scissors to match the size of the aperture of the egg
I have done tent cards but with a slightly different construction. This one is a house.
To see the other cards that I have done click on the links...
I used a "Tent card" to make a
1- Day of the Dead day display card
2- and a Butterfly card HERE...
View from the other side
a detail on the nest
the inside was stenciled using a heart stencil
Thanks for the visit
Happy mother's day,
wishing you a wonderful day spent with your loved ones!