Mother’s Day

4 posts

Mother’s Day Tulips

Mother’s Day isn’t till next month but I wanted to get a head start so I actually had cards to send off in time. I had saved this pretty card by Danielle Kassing to my Pinterest and I thought it would make a wonderful Mother’s Day card. I have to make 3 Mother’s Day cards so I decided to make them each a different colour. I’ve made a few minor changes to my cards but they are basically a CASE of Danielle’s.

The first one I made was using Balmy Blue.

To make the card you need a Balmy Blue base card (210mm x 140mm scored in half at 105mm). Next I’ve added a layer of Balmy Blue dsp from the Subtles 6×6 pack which has been die cut using the large Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I have also stamped the sentiment on the left over dsp and die cut with one of the smaller Stitched Rectangle dies, running through twice to make the size I need. The large Tulip flower and leaf have been stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White card using Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz inks and then punched out using the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch. Next I stamped the 2 smaller tulips onto a piece of Whisper White card which has been die cut using the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Dies using Balmy Blue ink. The stems & leaves have then been stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I have then wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the card and tied a bow. I have then mounted the sentiment over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensions. Next I have adhered the large Tulip and Leaf Punch pieces using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally I’ve adhered this main piece to the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next up I remade the card in Highland Heather.

And lastly I remade using Petal Pink.


You can purchase any of the items I’ve used to create these cards by visiting my Online Shop, clicking the image below or email me and I’d be happy to help you.


Product List

Inkspirational EOTWE #17

I’m back today to share some extra inspiration for this weeks Inkspirational Challenge which is a Sketch Challenge.

There is still a couple of days to play along so get creating an upload your photo.

Here is this weeks challenge picture.

As soon as I saw this Sketch picture I knew what stamp set I was going to use.

Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Flowering Flourishes’.

This is what I ended up creating.

I’ve used some more of that ‘discontinuing’ Riding Hood Red and this time chosen my colour combination using the Colour Coach.

Colours are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze (also being discontinued) and So Saffron with some Very Vanilla.

It was my first time using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch with the Scallop Trim Edge Punch so I had a little play first to make sure I could create my rectangular piece.

I muffed up a few but finally got there.

I’m really happy with how this turned out.

Supplies: (All items Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Wonderful Mother
Card: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Subtles Pattern Stack
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Edge & Corner Punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Hop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you.

Wonderful Mother…..

A couple of years ago when I was assisting at the P&C Mother’s Day stall for my daughter’s Primary School I was quite surprised that some children had no money to purchase something for mum to give to her on that special day. Maybe it was due to funds being tight at home, a single parent family, possibly it was just that mum or dad forgot to give them some money that day. It was quite sad seeing some children sitting on the hall stage while the rest of the class shopped. After this event I suggested making Mother’s Day cards for the children which they received regardless of a purchase so they at least could give mum a card. I offered to make and donate these and I do the same for Father’s Day. The last 2 years I’ve managed to make most of the cards using retired cardstock that I still have in my stash so it’s a great way for me to clear out some space whilst helping the children so all of them have a little something for mum.

This year I had 350 cards to make. I’d just received my Pre-Order for the upcoming (not released) Autumn/Winter Mini which included the Mixed Bunch stamp set and matching punch along with the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

Here’s what the 350 cards look like.

This is a shot of the 5 colour combinations I ended up making.

I managed to clear out quite a bit of the old ‘Bold Brights’ colours with these cards. It’s funny though as I didn’t like the old Bold Brights colours but I was really happy with how these turned out.

The colours I’ve used are Passion Pink, Gable Green, Green Galore, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac, Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Kiwi Kiss, Buckaroo Blue, Marigold Morning and Purely Pomegranate.

Here’s a close up of one to show you the detail.

This is the Buckaroo Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Purely Pomegranate and Marigold Morning combination. The sentiment is from the retired Well Scripted set.

Can you see the little hearts on the strip?? They’re from one of the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Folders. It just adds that little extra to a simple card.

Till next time…..