Happy Mother’s Day, Crafting Friends!
Hope you’re having a wonderful day! I should’ve shared these cards sooner but it’s been a busy couple of days and lots of activities. I had my 10 year college reunion the other night…that makes me feel old, but it was a lot of fun! I want to quickly share a few cards that I made for Mother’s Day as well as a a little project I did for Teacher’s Appreciation week.
- Floral Card in a Box (click on images to zoom)
I’ve made these a few times in the past year – their a favorite for my next door neighbor ;). There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube. Here’s my last blog post here and the link to the video I used: https://craftincaly.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/floral-40th-card-in-a-box/
- Freehand Florals (click on images to zoom)
This is simple layered stamping – but I love the bouquet look. The stamp set is called Freehand Florals and you can view it here. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock and added sequins to finish off the card.
- Second Generation SpotLight (click on images to zoom)
As soon as I saw Jennifer McGuire’s video on this last week using the new Ellen Hutson’s Courage stamp set to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I had to try this technique for myself. I don’t have that stamp set yet (but I did order it this morning) – so I used the same Freehand Florals set from above and it turned out sooooo beautifully! You can view Jennifer’s blog post with video here.
- Cross-stitched Roses
This stamp set by Waffle Flowers called Stitched Roses is amazing! I spent a lot of time lining up these layering images….my OCD killed me but it turned out looking so relistic! You can find the awesome stamp set here. I used a simple border die and some sequins to keep the card simple. It’s so pretty!
- Teacher Appreciation – Cupcake Liner Flowers
Last week was Teacher Appreciation week. On Thursday night…I got a text from Evan’s friend’s mom asking if I had any paper flowers lying around. It was bedtime and there was a situation/possible meltdown because crafting was not going so well in their home. She wanted to make a project for her teacher and so I got excited at the chance to make some flowers so I went all out! I followed this tutorial by Lia Griffith and made these cute flowers using cupcake liners and pencils. I decorated some cardstock to wrap around a small jar and it turned out so cute. The gift card was something I quickly stamped to hold gift cards for my boys’ teachers.
That’s all for now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!