Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mothers Day card

We're practically half-way thru the month of April and before you know it, May is here and Mother's day will be coming up. I decided to get a head start on this one so I can be well prepared.

As I was waiting for my turn at the pharmacy, I decided to browse around the card isle (naturally). BAM! I saw my inspiration card for my mother's day card.

I really loved the layout, the colors, and the stitching of this card so I decided to use those three elements in my project.

I went ahead and started planning... below is a glimpse of how I plan before I start a project. Believe me, I don't always go thru this process but sometimes you gotta plan ahead of time, right?

As you can see, the card sketch I had didn't exactly come out that way and IT'S OKAY! That's the fun part of creativity.
I am pretty happy with the finished product. I was able to include the three elements I wanted to incorporate in my card. It looks simple and clean.

finished card size: 5.5" x 4.25"

 My tips:
  • I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the stitching around the "M"s then cut them out in white cardstock by using the print n' cut feature. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my silhouette!
  •  stamp the pattern you want onto your letters; in my case I used the six sided sampler stamp set to create a fabric look on the letters, similar to the inspiration card.
  • I broke down the flower stamp into two layers by 1st stamping directly onto the card front. 2nd, stamp the flower again onto white cardstock and trim out the inside part of the flower after coloring it in.
  • use the bird builder punch  to create a simple and quick leafs for the flower.

Supplies Used:
  • cardstock: whisper white, strawberry slush, pistachio pudding
  • ink: strawberry slush, blushing bride, soft sky
  • stamps: petal parade (2014 Sale a bration), six sided sampler
  • punches: scalloped border, bird builder
  • embellishments: pearls 
  • non-SU!: silhouette cameo 

Do you love the Petals Parade stamp set?! If you didn't get a chance to earn this free set, I'm giving it away!!! Simply comment on this post what 3 elements of the inspiration card you would use on your project. I will select a random winner on Friday, April 18th to receive this beautiful set.

Thank you for taking the time to read today's post. Until next time...


  1. Oooooo! Very pretty Jess! I like the stitching, the non-traditional letter "o", and the layering of the non-tradional letter to make it pop more! As always great work!

    1. Thanks lady! Stay posted for the giveaway!

  2. I like the idea of using the flower stamp and layering it to give it dimension. I also love using the bird builder punch for leaves and the pearl for the center of the flower.

    I enjoy your newsletter but I miss Stamp Club!!!

    1. Thank you Cheryl! Believe me when I say I miss stamp club too! I look forward to seeing you at the open house !!!