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!

Lovebird Cookies

Thank you cookie goddess…Martha Stewart! For my Valentine Cookie Exchange,  I whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and made these Lovebird cookies I saw on a episode of The Martha Stewart Show. I fell head over heels for this owl-tastic tweet.
Honestly, I have tried Martha Stewart’s sugar cookie recipe and wasn’t a fan…my sister in-law told me about a recipe she found on Allrecipes.com and its the best I’ve ever used. In fact, my friends said that the cookies I made didn’t taste eggy and were still moist two weeks later!
I purchased the 5 inch owl cutter online from BostonMountain Cooper. I also used heart cookie cutters from Wilton to mix it up a bit. Baked and cooled the cookies, then made the royal icing according to the directions in various colors and used the squeeze bottles that I bought from CopperGifts. This made the process so much easier and faster to do. I don’t think I’ll ever use a piping bag again.
All of my friends love the look of cookies and they even tasted yummy.

Here are a few photos of them.