Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Cards & Link to Some iCandy

I was a busy bee last night. Nothing like waiting till the last minute, but I got my 3 Mother's Day cards done. Well, I already had one but had to make the other two. I'm only going to post two....one because my MIL already has hers & the other because I don't think she'll see it here before she gets it. I'm not posting my mom's because there's a slight chance she might see it here, and I don't want her to see it till I give it to her.

Here's the first:

I started with a base of chocolate colored Bazzil cardstock to create this card. Next is paper from the Basic Gray Infuse 6x6 paper pad. The ribbon is also Basic Gray Infuse. I covered a piece of Maya Road chipboard with more BG and then stamped and embossed the sentiment. The small flower was add there because I got the sentiment off center. :) I used my new Cricut Home Accents Solutions cartridge and design studio to cut the flourish and welded "mom" to it using Jasmine. The flowers were stamped onto more BG Infuse using Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms. I stamped two of the large flowers, cut them apart and did some layering to add some dimension. The small flowers are also from SU Boho Blossoms, but I punched them out using a SU punch.

Inside, I used a pretty green Bazzil cardstock for the letters that I cut out using Cricut Design Studio and Alphalicious (love that cart for fonts!). More Boho flowers stamped and punched out. The tag was cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More....I used another SU stamp on it....ribbon is Basic Gray.

My second card also features stamps from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from "The Art of Life---I stamped and then embossed it, making it so shiny that getting a good picture was impossible. The main stamped image is Avian Toile by Stampin' Up, colored with my makers. All paper is Creative Memories cardstock. The decorative corners were made using my Cuttlebug.

For the inside sentiment, I used Cricut Design Studio and the Alphalicious cartridge to weld and cut the letters. The tag and it's envelope were cut using TBBM. Ribbon is from Michael's. The flowers were stamped using Stampin' Up's The Art of Life. I stamped the image using VersaMark and the embossed with clear embossing powder. A clear "skittle" was placed in the center of one and clear Stickles in the other.

Since I started card-making, I've found many, many blogs that offer much inspiration and instructions. One that I subscribe to is iSTAMP , and I just love her creativity. Obviously, many others do, too, because she has reached 200,000 hits on her blog!!! To celebrate, she is offering some awesome blog candy. If you're interested in the chance to win some free stampin' stuff, be sure to visit her blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Mother's Day.

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