Hippo Mother’s Day Card

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Hippo Mothers Day

I have been making one of the guys at work Mother’s Day cards for his wife for the past 6 years (if not longer). He likes to have his kids represented on the card if possible. This year I found out she likes hippos so I remembered Gerda Steiner cute Hippo Stamp. It is no longer a digi stamp so I had to buy the clear stamp – Hippo with Butterfly. Now most of you know I am not a stamper and coloring is not my thing. Well I tried to color him and it looked horrible. After telling off my friends (Karen & Ro) that make stamping look easy God reminded me that wasn’t nice and to do what I’m comfortable with!! So I stamped on cardstock and paper pieced!! I love how he turned out. I found this color combo and used it for my inspiration.

I then had my husband design the saying for the shirt and I ran the shirt through the printer to print it on the shirt.

I used sketch #2 from May 2019 Card Sketch Challenge. I flipped it upside down and then added balloons coming from the original image.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Hippo with Butterfly @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, black string, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Cactus Cards

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Cactus Mothers Day

I have a standing order for cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card for one of the guys at work. So I bought some cactus dies and this is what I came up with. Used the same sketch I did for the rose card but did it a little different. That’s what I love about sketches….can make so many different types of cards from one sketch. I used an embossing folder to make the background which was the technique category of the May Card Challenge.

I used this sketch as my inspiration.

I used this color combo as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES: 
Metal Die: Spellbinders (Potted Cacti S3-329)
Cardstock: Bazzill (mysterious teal, bahama, sunbeam, velvet)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George cricut cartridge, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile set embossing folders

Cactus - Becca

Cactus - Koree

Cactus - Laura

These were last years Mother’s Day cards with a cactus. The guy at work got one for his mom, which is a standing order to have a cactus/southwest Mother’s Day card. And then another lady wanted a cactus card for her daughter and daughter-in-laws.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Watercolor Cactus @ Terevela Design

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: twine, edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots,

Cactus

Here is another cactus card I made in 2018 for a birthday order I had.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image:  Watercolor Cactus Border @ Passion PNG Creation

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: dot embossing folder, white brads

 

 

Fox Mother’s Day

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Happy Mothers Day - Fox

A lady had ordered 3 cards for her daughter-in-laws and daughter. She saw the fox I did a couple months ago for a birthday and wanted something fox themed. I found this mother fox with her pup and knew it was perfect. I used the bonus sketch from May Card Sketch Challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Digital Stamp: Cute Girl Fox (Teal & Purple) @ AMB Illustrations
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border, xyron X

Mother’s Day Flamingo

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Flamingo Mother's Day

I have to do a flamingo card for a co-workers grandmother every year. This is her 2019 Mother’s Day card. I had to use less lighting for the photo to show the 3 embossed lines on the left. Used sketch #5 from the April Card Sketch Challenge. I made the card horizontal instead of vertical. Also for the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Endless Summer from Digi Web Studio (no longer available)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Kaiserscrapbook rhinestone (island lagoon), Stampin Up (Seaside embossing folder), scor-pal

Flamingo Mothers Day

I realized I did not post any of my Mother’s Day cards for 2018. This was the grandmother’s 2018 Mother’s Day Card. I cut an extra flower spray and pop dotted it on top of the flamingo for dimension.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Aloha Floral @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/YenzArtHaut

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, White), American Crafts (butterscotch)

Accents/Tools: 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Martha Stewart Edge punch

Sunflower Mother’s Day

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Sunflower Mother's Day

I have a standing order for Sunflowers for a guy at work to give to his wife. Here is her Mother’s Day Card. I used the bonus sketch of the April Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I don’t know where the original sketch came from as there was no marking on it. Also for the bonus category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge – Mother’s Day or Feminine @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Vanilla, Brown)
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin (brown mini dots)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 1/4 square punch, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cartridge, Spellbinders Flower Bundle #4 metal die

Peacock

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Boss's Day - peacock

So I had a couple last minute Boss’s Day cards (Monday Oct 16, 17) to make yesterday (she emailed Thursday asking for cards on Friday…good thing I was off!) The lady liked a peacock card I did in May for Mother’s Day but she wanted a saying on the front. So I made a new card with the same image (printed just a little smaller to fit on 5 x 7 card with different design). The lift category in the October Inspirational Card Challenge is to lift yourself! So I went looking in my gallery to see if any of my cards would allow for a large image and a saying on the front. Again I wanted to keep the focus on the beautiful image. I found the card BirdBrain Birthday Candle (which is inspired by MojoBella #25 Sketch)

I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Peacock

So I apparently forgot to post this when I made this for a Mother’s Day order! (I discovered this while making a second version with this image…see next post) This was for a lady’s grandmother who loves birds and she requested a peacock this time. I wanted the image to be the focus so I made it pretty large which kept the design of the card simple. I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Mother’s Day Cards

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You are fabulous.JPG

I needed a flamingo Mother’s Day card for a grandma. I have been making her cards for the past 4-5 years and she always gets a flamingo. I tried to use sketch #3 of the Card Sketch Challenge but the flamingo was too big so it didn’t come out looking like the sketch too much. But it was my inspiration. I used foil paper in the background and cut the words out of gold paper.

Challenges:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Product: foil
2) May Card Sketch Challenge -sketch #3 – original Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #240.

SUPPLIES:
Flamingo die cut – My Mind’s Eye (on trend 2)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patina, Petunia)
Patterned Paper: Recollections foil paper, gold – Paper Studio
Twine: Target dollar store
Accents/Tools: Cricut, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Colorful Mothers Day

I have a standing order for a mom that loves rainbow colors. So some years I do actually rainbow colors and other years I just do other bright colors. This year I picked the color category for the Card Inspirational card challenge with her in mind. I then used a card from Cardiographer and one from Simon Says Stamp Blog as my inspiration.
I also got to use new goodies I had just ordered after being influenced on here that I needed these goodies!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Color Category

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill blue, Mexican Poppy, Passionate, Raven) American Crafts (Cabbage, Blossom)
Dies: Spellbinders (Marisa’s Bouquet) (fantastic flourish 1), Impression Obsession (IO stamps) Die (Happy Mother’s Day)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510, Xyron X,

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