Mother’s Day Cards 2022

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I need to be better about posting my cards so I might as well start with the Mother’s Day cards I made for this year. I haven’t been posting because I haven’t had time to list all the supplies that go with them. But I’m going to try to post them and add to the supplies as I have time. If there is something I used you want to know more about just ask me in the comments and I’ll let you know.

So this was for all the cowboy/Texan mom’s out there! I made a card with this image years ago called Cowgirl Flowers but decided to make a new version this year for some new customers that wanted this theme for their Mother’s Day card.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill 
Digital Stamp: Home on the Range and Bouquet Daisy (Daydream Designs - store closed). Printed on a Epson ET-8500 color printer
Embossing Folder:
I have several mom's that like birds so I had a couple of those. 
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It’s a Girl baby cards

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I needed a baby girl card for one of the guys at work. She was born in May so I’m doing pretty good for me!! Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”. Well I had just reorganized part of my scrapbook room. So with cute supplies, several card sketches and organized supplies I started with this card and ended up making 5 cards since the inspiration just kept coming.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favoritesused Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #519http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/08/challenge-519.html, I turned it on it’s side and made it horizontal.
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – finally getting a baby congratulation card for Campbell.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up Designer 6 x 6 paper
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss dots)
Metal die: Paper Smooches (balloons)
Accents/Tools: string, pop dots

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #2 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday card sketch #517 – I flipped it upside down.
Sketch found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/07/challenge-517.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Hillary, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up 6 x 6 Designer paper
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #3 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #555. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc555

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Sewing – there is faux stitching and the black die circle also has embossed stitching.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (On the Sunny Side “Parade paper”)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles), Spellbinders (Fancy edged circles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Edge Punch: EK Success (dotted scallop)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #4 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Challenge – FavoritesMy Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #553. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc553

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Raven, Orange Juice)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy stars, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots, EK Success Corner Rounder
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. I made 5 different cards (this is #5). Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Sketch. Original sketch: MOJO Monday 324

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Hillary, Cajun)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Cricut embossing folder (Swiss Dots), EK Success edge punch (dotted scallop), black string, pop dots

Travelogue Paper Pad cards

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I made this card last year for an order. I needed a birthday card for her daughter that likes to travel and has traveled. I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad and the Craft Smith Working on my Fitness paper pad. 
Then in February I needed a birthday card for her son-in-law and he is pilot. So I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad again to make this birthday card. The banner is from a package I got on sale at Michael's a long time ago. 
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Admiral)
Patterned Paper: Craftsmart (travelogue)
Accents/Tools: Happy Birthday tag, gold brad

Then a couple days ago I made this card for the lady to give her daughter’s father-in-law who is turning 92. He was a pilot in the military a long time ago. I again used an image from the Craftsmart Travelogue Paper Pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, Mysterious Teal)
12 x 12 Paper Pad: Craft Smart (Travelogue)

Heart Banner Card

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I needed some anniversary cards for an order. As I was looking for stuff for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com I came across a sketch with a card that I really liked so I lifted it. The original sketch was a Fusion Card Sketch but I lifted a DT members card. I like how she used plaids but I added more colors as I don't do white on white well. I then wanted to see what it would look like with polka dots. I made them in different colors too but these are the two she picked.

March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com - Favorites Category -Recreate a card or sketch you've saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White, Flamingo, Ash, Heather, Pansy)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Heart Metal Dies: Lawn Fawn (Heart Stackables)
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Epoxy dots: Eyelet Outlet (black)

Card Kit done in my style!

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So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

Peppa Pig Birthday

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So one of my friends is a regular customer of my cards. She needs several birthday cards in January and this is for her granddaughter that is turning 2 and loves Peppa Pig. Knowing nothing about Peppa except that she exist I went to the internet. From looking at images and using the Bonus Sketch I came up with this! I turned the sketch horizontal and didn't put Peppa on a mat. I know the cloud shape is usually blue but that didn't look right to me so I went with white. I thought this turned out pretty good for my first Peppa Pig card!

Original Viva la Verve November 2012 sketch

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peppa Pig Unicorn @ Kelly's Hobby Closet Etsy
Star Metal Die: Sizzix Thinlits Die - Stars
Cardstock: Bazzill (starmist, petunia, sunbeam)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, pop dots

Ribbon and Bows…well no bows

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CHALLENGE: Imagine That Digi Stamp - 8th Birthday - 1st week challenge - Ribbons and/or  Bows. Well I got ribbon and that was a challenge. I have a ton of ribbon but don't always use it and when you tell me I should use then none of the cards turn out or I can't find an image that goes with ribbon or bows! But I'm happy with how this turned out. I needed it for an order that I have to deliver today!

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #584 which was the sketch category of Jan 2021 Inspirational Card Challenge.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Accents/Tools: flowers in stash, ribbon in stash

No Ifs, Ands or Butts about it…

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No Ifs, Ands, or Butts about it… Have a Happy Birthday!

Since 2013 I have been making Basset and Beagle cards for one of my co-workers to give to his mom, girlfriend and aunt. So his mom’s birthday is Feb 4th and Aunt’s birthdays is Feb 5th. So I found these adorable “butt” portraits of dogs and paired with this saying I came up with these birthday cards! Aunt is beagle owner and mom is Basset!! Which then gave me an idea for Valentine’s card for his girlfriend so stay tuned for that one!!

Challenges:
Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – pets @ Scrapbook.com

SUPPLIES: 
Digital Images: Vizual Storm @ Etsy (Dog Butts Bundle Clipart)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Tropical, Blue Calypso, Pinecone, African Daisy, White)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Metal Die: Lawn Fawn (Party balloons)
Accent/Tools: black string, 1/16 Gina K foam squares

Sunflower Birthday 2020

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I have a standing order for one of the guys at work to make his wife sunflower cards for her birthday, valentines and Mother’s Day. This is her birthday card this year.

My inspiration came from this card came from Lynn’s Locker

Then I used a sketch I saved in my favorites – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch 625

Challenge:
October Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Java, pinecone)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Kraft in color), The Paper Studio (white shiplap)
Metal Dies: Gina Marie Designs (wreath), Cottage Cutz (sunflowers), Sizzix Tim Holtz (Tags)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles(birthday boy)

Rainbow Inspired Cards

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Another one of the guys at work gets a mother’s day card for his mom and her theme is rainbows. So I made two versions and then made it in other colors case other people liked the design.

He chose this full rainbow one for his mom!

Another customer chose the same full rainbow one for her 3 daughters!

Happy Mothers Day pink-orange1
Happy Mothers Day pink-blue1
Happy Mothers Day yellow1

I made the yellow one for another customer whose wife loves yellow and they have 9 kids so I represented that with 9 hearts and a big heart for the husband.

Here is Version 2.

Happy Mothers Day v2

I found inspiration for V1 and V2 cards on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – vellum

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Memory Box (Flicker Hearts), Lawn Fawn (LF492 Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Mother’s Day Border)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Happy Birthday Rainbow

So I made several different sizes of rainbow stripes so I decided to turn this one into a birthday card.

This card is for the May Happy Mail Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Dawn.s put out a request:
I do have a special request for a young lady who’s only wish for her 18th birthday is to receive cards in the mail. Her name is Julia and she is the niece of a friend of mine. Julia is autistic and will be graduating high school soon, from special needs classes, with the capabilities of a second grader. Her birthday is May 9th and handmade or store bought cards would be welcomed.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Queen & Company (words), Stampin Up (Stitched Star Dies)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

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