Thailand All Around Pop-Up Card

A few months ago, we celebrated Ruth’s 30th birthday. Ruth has been my good friend for over 25 (!) years, and she is as close as a sister to me. For this special birthday Ruth’s wish was to travel to Thailand once again, to enjoy a good watermelon shake on an island’s beach and to shop like crazy in Bangkok. It seemed like this year she and her husband wouldn’t be able to travel anywhere, yet she kept reminding us about her little birthday fantasy.
To make sure Ruth (almost) gets what she wanted, my girlfriends and I decided to give her the full “Thai experience” – we got her a thai foot massage, followed by an authentic home-made thai meal. We sat down to eat our lovely lunch wearing sarongs and fisherman-pants… Just to make sure the atmosphere is right!

The card I made for the occasion is actually a little booklet, it can be viewed page by page, or opened entirely for display. Though I do have the Silhouette Cameo, and people now assume I cut everything with it, this piece is all illustrated and cut by hand! 🙂

The first page presents the beautiful natural scenery of Thailand, the mountains, the jungle and the elephants.

The second page reflects a scene from Bangkok, the amazing contrast of the majestic temples and the noisy, crouded streets and markets.

The third page is a little taste of the beaches – sand, sun and cocktails 🙂

The fourth page has a spiritual angle to it – for her to be reminded of the impressive Buddha sculptures, the calm monastery gardens and the peaceful expression of the monks.

If you never had the chance to visit Thailand, I warmly recommend it! It’s an exciting and intriguing place.

Ruth my love – you know if it was up to me I would have taken you on a travel to the moon and beyond if I could!



17 Responses to “Thailand All Around Pop-Up Card”

  1. 1 Lilach June 30, 2012 at 18:19

    פשוט מדהים, הדיוק והסבלנות שבטח נדרשה להכנת הכרטיס…
    אין כמוך!

  2. 3 Efrat Nir June 30, 2012 at 18:48

    אין כמוך זה פשוט נפלא כמה שזה מדהים!!

  3. 4 נוכחת לפעמים June 30, 2012 at 20:16

    ואהי ואהי ואהי
    איך סוף ליצירתיות שלך.
    זה מדהים!

  4. 5 חתולי8 June 30, 2012 at 23:06

    נו טוב……
    לא מוצאת מילים! התעלית על עצמך אהובה!
    נשיקות יא מהממת!

  5. 6 LoolaB - Smadar July 1, 2012 at 08:34

    פשוט לא ייאמן… מדהים !!!

  6. 7 מושית10 July 1, 2012 at 09:39

    מדהים!! כמה יפה ומושקע

  7. 8 מקופלת July 1, 2012 at 12:38

    טוב, זה פשוט מדהים, ממש לא ברור לי איך את עושה את זה אבל באמת שאין דברים כאלה, מהמם

  8. 9 Michal Shoval July 1, 2012 at 16:17

    כל פעם אני נשארת יותר speechless מהפעם הקודמת… מה יהיה???!!!!
    זה משגע….

  9. 10 Kaiya July 2, 2012 at 20:00

    I am Thai people your pop-up card so beautiful. Your card is many meaning to me who standing alone far away from home,,thank you 🙂

  10. 12 Eithne July 3, 2012 at 23:48

    Beautiful creations! Wow what great work. I love your colour combinations. Tfs

  11. 13 arapax July 6, 2012 at 22:34

    swesomeness 🙂 great choice of paper for the subject too.

  12. 14 katieshafer August 1, 2012 at 17:58

    i am sure you totally made her birthday fantasy come true! such a thoughtful gift (and beautifully made of course)! 😀

  13. 15 raz November 19, 2012 at 16:04

    היי שירה,
    יש אפשרות להזמין ממך כרטיסים כאלה?
    אשמח לקבל פרטים למייל

  14. 16 Pooja January 12, 2013 at 10:10

    This is amazing ! I haven’t seen so creative pop-up like this before .

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