Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Card from Kids

Front of card

Inside of card

Here is the Mother's Day card I made for my co-worker 's kids 
to give to their mom.  

I used a printed cardstock for the front, printed the words on my computer, cut out the tags and attached them to the flower stems using bright yellow-orange twine.  

The inside verse was placed over a pink cardstock mat that coordinates with the front of the card.

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More Mother's Day Cards!

Here are three more cards I designed for Mother's Day, each one is unique!  The first one uses a die cut that is in the shape of an apron.  I embossed the entire shape after it was stamped.  I then added stamped flowers that I cut out individually and attached using small glue dots for a little dimension.

The second card was distressed on the edges of the mat, the border strip that I cut from a new Martha Stewart punch, and the flowers made from a Tim Holtz die cut -- lots of fun!  

The third card used three embossing folders:  one for the top section of the card, one for the bottom section, and the third for the hat.  I used a circle punch, a scalloped oval punch and a smaller oval punch to make the hat.  Added a small width ribbon to the hat brim, punched a small flower, added a tiny yellow pearl in the center of the flower...and added the vintage lace around the center for texture.  

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Straw Hat Mother's Day Card

Vintage Mother's Day Card

Apron Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card

One of the people I work with asked me to make him some Mother's Day cards, including one for his wife.  I found some floral paper that was embossed with a sparkle effect and a paper with words that complimented the floral paper.  I used a third paper to punch a border to place between the two papers, covering up the seam.  A light turquoise taffeta ribbon with a brown border was a perfect match to the papers, so I attached it to the back of two paper flower using a brad and then used a large glue dot to adhere it to the side of the verse.  A different border punch was used along the top and bottom borders of the mat behind the verse to add a little texture to the card.  I also used a mat on the inside of the card to coordinate with the front.

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Front of Mother's Day Card for Wife

Inside Mother's Day Card for Wife

Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations!!!

Are these cute or what !!!!!

Front of Baby Shower Invitation

Inside of Baby Shower Invitation

I was asked to design baby shower invitations for my sister's friend.  Not knowing if the baby is a boy or a girl made it challenging to find the appropriate cardstock and paper to use for this occasion.  I fell in love with the quilt paper and knew it would be perfect for this invitation.  I then found the giraffe embossing folder in a brand new set by Cuttlebug -- perfect size for what I was looking for!  I started to play with various designs until I decided upon this one in particular.  I added the border strip to bring a little texture to the invitation...but it was still missing something.  I then decided to use my "baby" stamp and punch out the small tag and attach it to the ribbon knot using white bakers twine...that was exactly what was needed to put the finishing touch on the card front!

I used the same giraffe embossing folder for the inside of the invitation, tweaking the word to fit the area around the giraffe, balancing the words to the embossed image.  I decided to use a green font color to coordinate with the green mat underneath the giraffe on the front of the invitation, to pull the theme together.  I am so happy with the results!  

Let me know what you think!