Handmade Mothers Day Cards

Here are a few of the cards I made for the special Moms in my life.

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I had a blast making these fun cards. For the purple and green MOM card I used Stampin Up’s Day of Gratitude medallion clear stamp. On the purple card, it was inked on orange scrap paper with pumpkin pie ink  and then I used a red pen to color in details and purple glitter to make it pop against the background. On the MOM card, I used the smae stamp but this time I used it on kraft paper with clear ink and then used a white embossing powder and my heating tool to make the image rise. For the Flowers card, I layerd flowers and stapled them to the card using  a tiny stapler (this is easier then using a glue dot) and then adhered blue gems in the center of the flowers. I made a flower pot from photo corners and drew stem lines from the flowers to the pot using a brown pen. The Dots card was simple…started out with a green flower, white glittered brad, a punched scallop shape from kraft paper, and a brown polka dotted paper with corners punched and then adhered all to the green card. I finished it with white dot details.

A few materials that I used:

Folded cards from PaperSource
Day of Gratitude stamp set by Stampin Up
Heat embossing tool
used for medallion design on MOM card
Martha Stewart Glitter (white and purple)
Double Loops Corner punch by Martha Stewart
EK Success edge scallop punch
White Uni-ball gel pen
Lavender ribbon from Michaels
Brown satin photo corners from Martha Stewart (used for the garden pot on flowers card)
Prima paper Flowers
Tim Holtz tiny attacher stapler
Blue gem stickers from Michaels
2 1/2 inch Scallop punch
Scrap paper
red pen
Le Pen brown pen

Hope you make your own Mothers Day cards this year!

Aruba and Dilly Dally

I love Daily Junque – Pink Paislee’s new line of papers….especially this one called Tickets. I used this paper as the base for my Aruba layout. I went to Aruba last year on a family trip without my husband while I was pregnant…needless to say it was pretty interesting and Aruba was gorgeous! I couldn’t resist the Dilly Dally brads from Making Memories to accent the photos such as the butterfly, yellow flower and tiny red glitter brad at the top of the page.

I decided to layer scrap papers and use punches on them for underneath the photos. And the yellow bobble ribbon is the perfect icing on the cake!