Cards-Mother's Day

A Lovely Little Sneak Peek

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I get preorder some items from the brand new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog.  Of course I want to use those items as soon as I get them.  I know you can't get the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set yet, unless you are a demo, but you will be able to get it in about three weeks!  You could just go ahead and sign up.  Get in touch with me if you have questions.  Here is my card for today.

Lovely Inside & Out

If you have followed me in the past, you know that I send some shut ins from church and some others cards each month.  I realized yesterday that Mother's Day is almost here.  They, the shut ins, will be looking for a card.  I no longer have my mom, but I want to honor these moms.  Maybe it's a way to honor my mom, too.  I pulled out the stamp set Lovely Inside & Out for my card.  They are made on the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  This is a great card if you are making multiples.  Here are the details.

  • Stamp the flower in the middle of the note card in Pool Party.  Add a leaf in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • The Fresh Fig flower is stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  The Powder Pink flower is also stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Stamp enough flowers for all of the cards you are making.
  • The leaves are stamped on Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and in Old Olive. You'll need twice as many olive leaves.  You will need to fussy cut the leaves, but they are so easy.  Here's a hint:  You don't need to cut the bottom of the leaf nicely.  It will be behind the flower.  I taped the leaves to the back of each flower.  Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card with dimensionals.
  • Most of my cards had Happy Mother's Day on them.  That sentiment came from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Several others will be thank you cards.  That sentiment is also from Thoughtful Banners.  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.
  • Did you notice the little triangle?  That was the first time I ever noticed it.  It's in Thoughtful Banners.  My card needed a little something else.  This is where I might have brought out Gorgeous Grunge or something like that.  I decided to try the triangle and I like it!  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.

Lovely 3

So here is the inside of the card.  Everything is from Lovely Inside & Out except the little triangles.

Lovely 1

Here are both versions of the card.  Some will be sent to customers for online orders. I made 25 Mother's Day cards.  Now I just need to address and get them in the mail!

Lovely 4

These were fun to make, quick, easy, and cute!  I very seldom make a card without my trusty Big Shot, but this card only took punches!  

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Create with Connie and Mary 452

It's another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #452.  We have a color challenge this week.  We are using So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, and Sahara Sand.  

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These colors made for an interesting challenge.  After making my card, I decided to make it a Mother's Day card.  Of course you could put any sentiment you wish.   Here is my card for this week.

CCMC452 So Saffron  Peekaboo Peach  Sahara Sand

For this card, I pulled out a stamp set I haven't used in a long time, Petite Petals.  It also has a coordinating punch.  So here are the details on how to make this card.

  • The card base is Sahara Sand card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  Stamp around the outer edges of the front of the card using Sahara Sand ink and Petite Petals.  I thought this added some interest to the card.
  • The So Saffron layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • The So Saffron diagonal stripe paper, 3 1/8 x 4 3/8, is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The basket is cut from Sahara Sand card stock using the Basket Builder Framelit Dies.  The intricate layer is sponged with Sahara Sand and then layered on the solid basket.
  • Stamp 9 flowers in Peekaboo Peach on the same color card stock and punch these out with the Petite Petals punch.  Three of the flowers will go on the inside of the card.  Put yellow centers in the flowers from the Subtles Enamel Shapes. The flowers inside have small So Saffron card stock centers.

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  • The leaves are cut using the Flourish Thinlits.  They are on a stem of five leaves. Cut them apart.  You will need to cut two of these so you'll have leaves for the inside of the card.
  • Cut part of a Lace Doily and sponge it with Sahara Sand ink.
  • Glue down the doily and place the basket at the top of it.  Arrange your flowers and leaves.  The flowers at the back are glued down and the ones on front are adhered with dimensionals.  Leaves are glued.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Oh So Succulent in peach on Whisper White scrap. Punch it out using the Classic Label Punch.  Punch out another shape from the subtles stack.  The flowers are on the back of the diagonal paper.
  • Finish it all off with a bow of Linen Thread.

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Here is the inside of the card.  The sentiment here is from Dragonfly Dreams.  Let's hope our mom's do have a special day.

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