Mother’s Day and Mother’s Love


Mother’s Day is just around the corner – a few short days away – but we celebrated Mother’s Day last Saturday night by going out to dinner with our whole family to one of our favorite restaurants.  I made this card for my lovely daughter and daughter-in-law, and while each mom has her own “style”, both of them are the best moms to my beautiful grandchildren!

  • The 2014 Annual Catalog is nearing an end, and with it goes all of our gorgeous Stampin’ Up! designer series paper, like this one called Flowerpot.  I’ll see if I can use a bit up and show you more things to do with your scraps before the end of the catalog on June 2nd!
  • You know how I like circles – I think I use them on just about every card!  And this one is all about circles cut with the Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.  Stampin’ Up! does all the work for us by giving us beautifully coordinated pieces.  All you need to do is cut a bunch of different sizes and arrange them artfully on your cardstock.  The top left circle is simply Not Quite Navy cardstock run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder just to give it another look.
  • Don’t forget to use lots of Dimensionals – the different heights are essential to make this card really interesting!
  • “Best mother ever” comes from And Many More stamp set – a great staple with 23 greeting stamps for all occasions.
  • Make the sweet flower accent using the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die and the Big Shot.  This die is retiring and available only while supplies last AND it’s 50% off!!!!  Price is marked down from $37.95 to $18.98!!!
  • And Stampin’ Up! always has just the right accent!  A Garden Green Candy Dot from the Regals Collection is all you need to set off this pretty flower.
  • Don’t forget to line your envelope with this pretty paper – the Envelope Liner Framelits and the Big Shot make it so quick and easy!



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Nobody Loves Like a Mom

Loves like a mother

This sentiment is simply the perfect one for mothers everywhere and comes from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love.  Mother’s Day is just a week away, so be sure to honor the moms in your life with a beautiful handmade card!

  • I’ve used the pretty Painted Blooms Designer Paper as the basis for my card and a wonderfully springy color scheme – Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.
  • Gold Embossing Powder really makes the sentiment stand out on the Rose Red cardstock circle.   It’s layered with a pretty Doily.
  • Again, Stampin’ Up! does the coordination factor so well!  I’ve used a Gold Button and some gold fibers from the Gold Baker’s Twine through the button, as well as Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms Cotton Twine.
  • It’s a super simple card, but my mother-in-law will love it!

Loves like a mother closeup

I’m missing my mom terribly as I create Mother’s Day cards; she has been gone 10 years now and left this Earth way too young.  Please indulge me as I share one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  This picture says it all – no one loves like mom!

Mom and Infant Kriss

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Springtime Hello for My Wonderful Mother

Springtime Hello for Mother's Day

Mother's Day isn't too far away, so today I'm showing you a card using Springtime Hello stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog.  You could also use this card for Easter.

  • I love the color scheme – Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black – and I got this from the Stampin' Up! Color Coach, a great tool for combining colors successfully.
  • The Daffodil designer paper is from Quatrefancy Specialty paper
  • The little Basic Black cardstock edging was created with the Stampin' Trimmer using the Rotary Addition and TIny Wave Cutting Blade.
  • The main image is created with the Springtime Hello stamp with markers in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive, then punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set offers so many sentiments – this one is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with the Heat Tool and Black Embossing Powder.
  • Did you know that a quick coloring with a Sharpie can turn your Basic Pearls into any color you choose?  Here I've used a black Sharpie to create black pearls.

Springtime Hello for Mother's Day inside

Because I used Basic Black cardstock for my card base, I decided to do a little decorating on the inside, too.  I lined the inside with Whisper White cardsotck then stamped a coordinating image and used a strip of the designer paper down the side. 

Springtime Hello for Mother's Day closeup


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From my daughter

Mother's Day

Wow, what a spectacularly gorgeous card I received from my daughter for Mother's Day yesterday!  I don't even know where to begin telling you all the touches she added to create this beauty! 

  • There are lots of pieces from the Artisan Embellishments Kit – if you haven't checked out this charming kit, it's on pg. 10 of the Spring Catalog and only available until May 30th.  It's filled with lots of pretty accessories to add to cards as well as scrapbooking like the "love" tag, the lace and the rose.  For just $9.95, it's a steal!
  • The stamp set Delightful Dozen is used to stamp "for my wonderful mother".
  • Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon is perfect for this card.
  • The large flower is made with Creped Filter Paper, Antique Brads, a Pearl and then spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.
  • Victoria Crochet Trim and a pin from the Vintage Trinkets with Linen Thread is a soft accent to the corner.

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Item No. 129328 Artisan Embellishments Kit $9.95
Item No. 122650 Delightful Dozen wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122562 Delightful Dozen clear $24.95
Item No. 122332 Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
Item No. 129393 Creped Filter Paper $2.95
Item No. 117273 Antique Brads $5.95
Item No. 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
Item No. 118770 Gold Glow Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 118481 Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim $6.95
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $104199

Artisan Embellishment Kit
Item No. 129328 Artisan Embellishments Kit $9.95

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