Mom’s Special Day
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that has become so commercialized people have really forgotten what is about. One of the best ways to show mom that you really care is to take the time to do something special with her. Flowers are always nice but moms really appreciate the time you spend with them. Make a memory. Give it a try and make her a handmade card! You don’t have to be an artist. Let’s just take the time to make her feel special.
I was really touched to find that my mother-in-law has held onto all the handmade cards I’ve made her over the years in a box. She had ones that I even forgot I made. She is truly a special lady.
The colors for this card were pulled directly from the Succulent Garden designer series paper. The paper is always a good starting point when designing a new card. The colors always look amazing together. This paper is on sale. It was $11.00 NOW $6.60.
Everyday Tags Stamp Set
I am sad that this stamp set is retiring. It has some really great sentiments besides being used with the framelits. The good news though is that they are on sale. The clear mount set was $19.00 and is NOW $14.25.
Making the Card
To make the sentiment the two colors, color the sentiment with the calypso coral marker. The outside border is colored with the old olive marker. Simply huff over the colored stamp a couple times to re-moisten the stamp, and stamp as usual. Cut out the entire image with the 2 inch circle punch. Then sponge with the sweet sugarplum ink around the edges. Cut out a piece of the succulent paper with a 2 1/2 inch punch. Layer the two pieces with dimensionals. I went back and added some sparkle with the wink of stella clear pen on the border.
Make sure you check out all the retiring products used on this card. There are some real bargains. The embellishment pack is also on sale. It was $12.00 and is NOW $8.40.
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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day!
Stained Glass Technique
This card demonstrates that paper piecing can definitely have the feel of stained glass. For this card, I cut the flower tag from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies three times. One using basic black cardstock, and one each of the sugarplum glimmer paper and the mint macaron glimmer paper.
Using an oval cut with the Stitched Framelit dies as my base, I attached the black flower outline to the oval first and filled in the missing pieces with glimmer paper. It is like putting the puzzle back together so to speak.
I hope you try out this technique. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I love hearing from you.
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Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so if you order $50 or more, you get a Sale-a-bration item FREE as well.
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When I saw the sketch for Fab Friday 89 , I knew I had to try it out with some of the new in-colors from Stampin’ UP! The five new colors are really a fresh take on what is already offered from the company. The challenge also had a ribbon highlight, so included the new in-color ribbon as well. Check out Fab Friday’s blog site for more great ideas with this sketch.
The basket weave background is from the Serene Scenery paper stack. It offers loads of realistic photographic imagery on one side of the paper and fun patterns on the other side, all in a convenient 6×6 size. The photos include pictures of leaves, sky, dandelions, wood, canvas stripe, basket weave and tall grass. Scrapbookers and card makers will love this stack.
I watercolored the floral image by putting a few drops of reinker on a paper plate and picking up the color with the clear wink of stella pen. Don’t use the lid of your stamp pad to do this as the glitter from the pen will get all over the pad when you close it. You could also use a blender pen to do this.
For the banner greeting, once I stamped “Celebrate”, I punched it out with the thoughtful banners punch and dipped the edges on the Peekaboo Peach ink pad.
You can get the Fabulous Flora Hostess stamp set when you purchase $150 or more in my online store. Simply order it with your Stampin’ Rewards when prompted. Remember for the month of June only, if you order $350 worth of merchandise in a single order, you get an additional $35 in Stampin’ Rewards. Click on any image in my supply list to go to my store. Let me know what you think in the comment section. I love to hear from you!
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After making the sweet little wreath from this month’s paper pumpkin kit, I decided to play around a bit with the bonus stamp set and the sentiments from the stamp set. I came up with this fun little Mother’s Day card. The brush stroked flower is sure to be a favorite.
Using the photopolymer stamps, it is easy to line up the sentiment to get a shadow effect. The medallion is simply the flower stamps layered in the two pink inks and colored in the middle with the Old Olive marker. Then punch it out with the circle punch, cover in crystal effects and set the embellishment into the crystal effects.
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Today’s card is inspired by the MoJo Monday #440 sketch. My card took on a rustic flair with the Bear Hugs stamp set as the centerpiece. I hope you enjoy my entry for this week’s sketch.
Cut a base of pacific point card stock to the dimensions of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ then score at 4 1/4″. Cut a 2 pieces of chocolate chip card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using the Hardwood background stamp inked with early espresso ink, stamp the woodgrain on both chocolate chip pieces. Cut a length of island indigo chevron ribbon to 7 inches. Attach the ribbon to the card front.
Cut 2 pieces of pacific point card stock to 1 3/4″ x 3″. Punch a circle out of crumb cake card stock. Using the Lovely Lace embossing folder, run the pacific point pieces through the big shout. Line the medallion on the Lovely Lace embossing folder up on the crumb cake circle and run it through the big shot. Decorate the scallop circle medallion with clear wink of stella.
Sponge the pacific point pieces with pacific point ink. Sponge the crumb cake piece with early espresso ink. Stamp the small bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set in early espresso ink and the sentiment in pacific point ink. Color the bear’s ears and nose with markers. Cut the sentiment out with the Bitty Banners framelit. Cut the bear out with it’s coordinating framelit.
Attach all the pieces to the front of the card as shown with dimensionals. Attach the other woodgrain piece to the inside of the card and put another circle out of the crumb cake card stock. Stamp a sentiment on the circle and attach both pieces to the inside of the card.