29.10.11

Origamic Architecture -Tajmahal Kirigami Pop up Card


Taj Mahal Pop up Card
I find Origamic Architecture so fascinating - it is almost magical to find how a single sheet of paper can be transformed into a 3 Dimensional beautiful structure!It is one of my favorite paper crafts. It is cheap [ you just need a craft knife ,sturdy paper and good hands!], interesting and oh so rewarding!
Origamic Architecture- Taj Mahal
Among Origamic Architecture  patterns the Taj Mahal is one of my all time favorites--It is not all that complicated to make [but dont attempt this as your first kirigami pattern as the folds can be tricky!]

In keeping with my Taj Mahal theme I stamped a Taj Mahal on the front of my card using pearl white acrylic paint and a locally bought stencil.
Taj Mahal Card
Here is the closeup of the stencil art Taj Mahal.I actually got the Taj Mahal stencil for my little daughter as she has been fascinated with the Taj Mahal ever since we did a school project on it.
Stamped Taj Mahal
For my friends who would like to know a little bit of the Taj Mahal [Let me do my bit for Indian Tourism!]
The Taj Mahal is such a fascinating building as its a symbol of love --it is beauty and elegance personified!
-The Taj Mahal is a monument of eternal love located in Agra in North India. It was built by the Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died shortly after giving birth to their 14th Child. The Taj Mahal was built out of marble and precious stones from different parts of India and the world. It took 20000 workers 22 years to complete the exquisite structure.
Kirigami Pop up card- Tajmahal 
The pop up kirigami Taj Mahal is a pattern I love to make again and again for special occasions and a special someone!Its such a fitting card for an anniversary ,valentines day,a wedding and for the special male in your life [ as I said in an earlier post guys seem to love Origamic architecture!- This is one craft which is guaranteed to get a "wow" from my hubby!].It looks so good displayed on your showcase too!
Here are the links to the Taj Mahal Pattern if you want to make it and other Origamic Architecture Patterns which you can practice on to gain confidence.
Here are links to some of our other Taj Mahal Projects:
Taj Mahal finger painting and glitter art- Finger painting and "what not "painting of the Taj Mahal by my little one!
Taj Mahal finger painting and glitter art
Taj Mahal Stencil Art -My kiddo proud of her stencil art Taj Mahal!
Taj Mahal Stencil Art
Taj Mahal Paper Model- that's our huge Paper Taj Mahal Model atop my electric Reva car!
Taj Mahal Paper Model

118 comments:

  1. Gosh Doc this is so frickin awesome and looks darn complicated.. How can you even think of calling it easy... Made my head spin.. :D

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  2. wowwwwwwwwww amazing.....how much patience you have????---its awsome card....your daughter is very cuuuuuuuuuuute....

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  3. Wow- This is fantastic!!! So many details and little cuts to make this fabulous pop up card- and the other Taj Mahal projects are just as wonderful- Thanks for sharing :)Amy

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  4. Love all your Taj Mahal projects......your card looks so beautiful ..Lovely Pop up of the Taj Mahal and The stenciling is so Good ..Everything looks Wow to me!!!!

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  5. All soooo beautiful... love your pop up card and the stencil card. Even teh third cad is lovely.

    xxx Monica

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  6. Khush just try it once-- Kirigami pop up cards was something I tried when I embarked into crafting-- its not that hard and its so rewarding! Wows the recipient too!!

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  7. Wow this is amazing, I should sit down and try it once with an easy pattern. It looks terrific.
    Greetings from the Netherlands
    Caroline

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  8. Amazing, Sonia!!! I think your surgeon hands certainly help you in this type of art and creation! I hope to see the Taj Mahal some day...it's on my bucket list.
    Your daughter is adorable and so proud of her art as she should be!

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  9. there all so awsome,your work is really amazing, love it!!!
    Paula

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  10. Such a fantastic pop up card! I enjoy seeing all your creative work. One day I hope to try this!
    Have a great day!
    Glenda

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  11. Oh no you didn't!!!!???? OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH...Sonia, you are a genius! Girl, you are so amazing! Wow. I think even an EASY pattern would kick my butt! Beautiful, my friend, absolutley beautiful!

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  12. SImply creative and unique !

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  13. Открытка - киригами очень похожа на оригинал. Раньше не слышала об этом мавзолее. Индия удивительная страна.

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  14. Awesome..Love the fact that you use an electric car..Love our mother nature..

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  15. It seems so tricky! Really! but very well..Like it :)

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  16. oh! how b'ful it is! so neat... you make some awesome popup cards...!

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  17. Your kirigami projects are incredible! You have such a steady hand with your cuts :-)

    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  18. Awesome. I love this. Love the detailing n even each n every bit of it.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.com/p/shop.html

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  19. So glad that you stopped by my blog.www.ladybugswithzoi.blogspot.com Happy New Year! I see you have a ladybug craft so I may be featuring it on my next craft day. I will link back to you so people can see your other great crafts as well. My brother Zeke wants to be a perdiatric brain surgeon one day you can stop by his blog at www.muchristian-life.blogspot.com See you later.

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  20. Doctor, I wish you were in front of me! You know what I would do? Hug you and kiss your beautiful hands and then go on staring at you with admiration!!!! World class!!!

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  21. Thank You so much dear friends for all the appreciative words-- sure made my day!!
    Anita oh my god you have surely put me on cloud 9!!Guess I will come down to Culcutta one day to get that hug!

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  22. Stunning work , Doc....

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  23. OMG !!! great work, lovely.

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  24. your work is great I love it!
    Greetings Baukje

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  25. Awesome and fabulous .as the mother so is the daughter .give my loving wishes and hugs to pirasha .

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  26. Beautiful pou up card! You are very creative, you have so many ideeas and you try everytime something new!!!

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  27. WOW the Pop up card is amazing thanks for sharing and joining in on MAWTT this week HAzelxox

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  28. Wowzie! I am impressed and envious for I know if I tried this it would plop! Gorgeous work! I peaked at the some of your blog and all of your creations are gorgeous! I will be back! Thank you for stopping by my blog for you saw me on MIM! HUGZ, Colleen

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  29. Sonia, this is sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful! You're like a creativity STOREHOUSE! By God, what amazing creations!

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  30. OMG!!!!!! this is totally awesome and I adore your style of work stunning
    Hugs Kate xx

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  31. Hello you have an interesting space,
    if you like the lyrics full of tenderness, poetry,
    I invite you to my spaces,
    happy weekend.
    a hug.

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  32. wow, that's really awesome

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  33. Wow, love your Taj Mahal artwork and your daughter's too! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

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  34. Wow that is awesome!! I would love to try something like that. Your little one did an amazing job and is sooo cute.
    TFS,
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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  35. Wow! Dr Sonia! you have outdone yourself! What great work of art! Hugs from Texas!

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  36. this is awesome. fantastic work. i havent try it still. will try soon.

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  37. Amazing projects! The details are awesome!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  38. What an awesome card!! Thank you for sharing the story. I just read something about it the other day. Beautiful!!

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  39. WOW!! You amaze me every time with you FANTASTIC creations!! Just beautiful:) Thanks you for sharing them with us!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  40. OH MY GOD!!!! are u for REAL???? this is gorgeous!!! i am still scratching my head in surprise at the amount of hard work dat must hve gone into it!!! what a masterpiece Doc!!! is there anything dat u can't do?

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  41. Beautiful cards! Love Taj Mahal! And the stencil one did by your wonderful daughter is so lovely!

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  42. You surely rock pop up queen, I wouldn't have the patience to try this.

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  43. Wow what an excellent project!!!!! You have an excellent blog here love your creations!!!!!

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  44. You are the most ambitious crafter I know. Not many would tackle trying to recreate the Taj Mahal in paper. You do it multiple times. Wow! And your daughter has your bravery and eye for art. She did fabulous job with her stencil. What an amazing set of projects. You are obviously a doctor with much patience (ok, terrible pun). :) Thanks for sharing your art!

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  45. This is stunning Sonia.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  46. Hi Dr Sonia. I think your blog is just amazing and you are so creative. I have given your blog an award, please pick it up here http://suzyspics.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-lovely-blog-award.html
    Have a nice day.

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  47. Lovely work doc......... just amazing ......

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  48. And thanks for the link :)

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  49. Another stunning creation Dr Sonia! Looks far from easy lol! Your daughter looks so cute, popped over from MIM, take careX:)

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  50. Really doctor. For the hundredth time I wonder about how you manage to come up with such stunners with such a busy schedule. Hats off.

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  51. Thank You Suganthi-- You will be surprised how I craft-- A project is broken down into so many bits- eg for this one-- I will print it out one day then wont be able to takcle it for days on end then do the vertical cuts sometimes in one day sometimes in several snatches , then the horizontal then one day the folds etc . I must sat on this one for a month!!Actually it doesnt take that much time just I dont get that much time to do it at one go!!

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  52. Amazing work! I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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  53. Just gorgeous Sonia! Love the stencil! And I so want to visit the Taj Mahal! :)

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  54. Wow,amazing.Such a detailed and neat work.You are one amazing crafter I know.Your daughter looks soooo cute.Please give my love to her.

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  55. Hi Sonia

    OH Wow, you have done it again!! Just the most amazing work. You must have endless patience.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  56. Sonia, you are amazing with the craft knife - must have something to do with your profession I think! Truly beautiful :)

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  57. such skillful paper cutting

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  58. Thank You dear friends-- Cardartart-well maybe you are right I am a microear and endoscopic surgeon and professionally work with very fine surgical instruments and am fairly ambidextrous too so as you said maybe this contributes to crafting skills!

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  59. Awesome work!! you have done such fabulous fine detailing.. I love the work your kiddo does with you :)

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  60. I so looove this, I really want one of those Stencils! Karima

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  61. All of your creations capture the true beauty of the Taj Mahal perfectly! And Prisha looks so excited. You are a super mom and are creating beautiful memories for her to look back on. Thanks for the sweet words about the MITTMM posts. I have you to thank for the inspiration to SHOUT OUT Thank You to all those who deserve it!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  62. Sonia!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! You say it is easy...but...wow! Thank you for the little history lesson also. Very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing your talent on Make It Monday!!

    Debi

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  63. I saw this on MIM and your paper art is always amazing. the windows are spot on and everything looks so perfect..you do have steady hands. Your outside cardis so great and your girl is adorable and sweet. One day I would love to see this magnificient building done out of love as I have admired it sinceI was a kid

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  64. Simply gorgeous...amazing work Sonia...and 14 children!!! the poor woman..lol..I think the Taj Mahal is a beautiful structure.. really enjoyed reading more about it...beautiful card from your daughter, such lovely colouring...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  65. Chrissy -- I felt the same way about the 14 kids!!

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  66. Oh WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! You have absolutely astounded me with this creation! And put the biggest smile on my face honey! Just how long did this take you?? Smiles.
    You know something? Ever since I was 9 years old and we studied the Taj Mahal in art class, I have a fascination with it. The sheer majesty of it, and it's story.

    Thank you so very much for sharing this with us hun.
    Hugs to you Krafty Karen - Popping in from MIM to say hello.xx

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  67. Oh, Dr. Sonia...this is magnificent. I enjoyed your facts about the Taj Mahal, too. Goodness, 20,000 workers and 22 years!! I can see your daughter is sooooo proud of this....just wonderful.

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  68. Wow how beautiful is this ,i have always wanted to visit India and i would love to see the TajMahal .Very well done x

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  69. You outdo yourself with every project you create! I always look at one and think, she can't top that...and then you do - constantly! This is fabulous!! The details are spectacular! You are truly amazing and inspirational, Sonia!! :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  70. A wonderful work of art. Your daughter is talented as well.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  71. Awesome! I have missed coming to visit, but I am so glad I am here now. All of these projects are great and your daughter is so sweet.

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  72. Amazing beauty doc!! Your beautiful kirigami cards are tempting me try them as well :)

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  73. Sonia, As all ways your work is outstanding! I love how your daughter is right there beside you crafting! I think she will and is as talented as you are!
    ~Kim

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  74. Such an impressive card! Love all your other projects too. Pop ups fascinate me, but to be honest I'm not very good with a craft knife so I don't do them as much as I'd like. Thanks for sharing your amazing work and your family's interests :)

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  75. this is just stunning. very beautiful. saw it at MIM.
    ~kitty

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  76. Вау! Какая красота!!!

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  77. I am so amazed at your awesome creations....You are so creative Dr Sonia......Just fabulous!

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  78. I have nothing to say.First i am overwhelmed by your taj mahal creation.then I am amazed by your 80 plus comments.So what can mere mortals like me say ? only WAAH DR.No more WAAH TAJ.Okay bad joke but on a serious note....stunning creation

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  79. How fab Sonia honey! And your little girl is gorgeous - I wanna cuddle her!

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  80. WOW Dr. - salute to you for creating our "wonders of the world" into a paper card. Kudos to all your efforts.

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  81. A beautiful piece of work. Your patience and skill are amazing. Kate x

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  82. I forgot to say that I found you on MIM. Kate x

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  83. Senhal 80 plus is special indeed and I cherish read and savour each comment. Love you dear blogger pals for taking the time to pen down such encouragement!

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  84. Gorgeous! So much work too, thanks for leaving me a sweet comment from MIM too.

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  85. My! Took me a while to get to the comments section! :)
    What can I say Doc? Just fantastic work! Wow. Amazing creativity and patience :)

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  86. Sonia you are amazing!! I love how you do the awesome architecture, such talent you have! It make a stunning card :) Im sure whom ever receives you wonderful creations are blessed ;)

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  87. OMG OMG OMG!!!! Whao... what an intricate design!! Love it Sonia :)

    Thanks for playing along at CraftyJC Simplicity Challenge

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  88. wow -what a wonderful male card
    thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  89. Wow! This is absolutely stunning! Just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. Outstanding card!!! THANKS A LOT for the pattern - how generous of you!
    Many greetings from Vienna/Austria!
    Ulina

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  91. Wow AMAZING the time it must of taken and patients.. I have never seen a card like this. I love it. I saw your card on MIM. ;)

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  92. Holy Moly! Wow! So glad I saw you on Make It Monday! What a great piece of art!

    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  93. DOC>.. Just saw ur entry is the first one in the MIM linky... Woo hooo... :D

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  94. Wow Sonia! This is totally incredible!! I saw it on MIM and just had to come for a closer look! AWSOME! :)

    Lizy x

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  95. WOW Sonia! This is just incredible! I saw it on MIM and just had to come and have a proper look! AWSOME!! :)

    Lizy x

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  96. oh wow, so beautiful....like always :) saw it on MIM and popped on by to say Hi!

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  97. OMG1 It's amazing! Just coming from MIM...So many details...

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  98. Hi..Popping from MIM..Stunning work..You have put lot of hard work:)

    http://merlyn-fineartgallery.blogspot.com

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  99. Wow loved it completely.... I have a craft link party at my blog http://artistneelima.blogspot.com/2011/11/crafturday-creative-mess-11-thank-you.html Do link in if it interests you.

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  100. Stunning work on all you Taj Mahal projects, you have such a flair, LOL, I hope your patients appreciate how skilled you are!
    I saw your card on MIM too.
    Sandy

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  101. oh my gosh!! This is to die for.. Its amazing.. wow!! wow!! You are simply amazing... Doc.. you totally rock!!

    I love the last image as well.. the little model.. wow!

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  102. Wow!
    its great.
    The little ones creation and her photography is awesome. My hugs and kisses.
    viji

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  103. This is outstanding.
    Amazing.

    great to meet you Dr. Sonia.
    My name is Irum & I am your latest follower:)

    thanks for the comment & visiting my blog.

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  104. Anonymous28/11/11

    plz have a toturial on kirigamy pop up tajmahal card:)

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  105. I have shared the link to the Kirigami Taj Mahal template. Thank You for dropping by

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  106. Anonymous1/12/11

    what tool u use to cut these popup card?

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  107. No fancy tools- only a craft knife!

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  108. Anonymous2/12/11

    is it easy to cut with these craft knife?

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  109. Easy is a relative term-- its easy but time consuming and needs a bit of care!

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  110. Amazing! Kirigami has always fascinated me, though I have yet to give it a go! Your Taj Mahal might be the motivation I need :)

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  111. Hi Dr Sonia,
    this a truly amazing card.My mother used to take my sisters for a walk in their pushchairs round the Taj Mahal. My parents and my sisters were both born in India. My father was a captain in the Indian Army. He is now 93 years of age. Must have ago at this card.
    By the way thank you for your kind comments on my efforts.
    Your blog is truly amazing. I am a mere newbie only been running my blog for 5 or 6 weeks still trying to find my feet.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Jenny with such a strong connection with India you should surely try out a Taj Mahal Project!!

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  112. This is awesome! Love it! :)

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  113. AMAZING ART...LOVED IT...I made this using your sketch without having single difficulty and now I can make my own popup cards...Thanks for sharing...Great work...

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  114. AMAZING ART...LOVED IT...I made it without any difficulty n now I can make my own popup cards...Thanx for sharing...Great work...

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