4 kids Mother’s Day Card

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Mothers Day Grizzell

One of the men I work with has 4 kids and he likes them to be represented on his Mother’s Day card to his wife. This year I went with butterflies. He has 2 girls and 2 boys and the girls are older…hopefully you can tell from the butterflies! I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #208 as my inspiration. The color combo I got from a color swatch at In Color Balance…I found a pin of it at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280608472542/

May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Steel Dies: Memory Box (Marielle Butterflies, Cascadia Butterfly Trio)
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Parakeet, Yosemite, Lemonade), American Crafts (Taffy)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Fiskars scallop sentiment edge punch

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Wonderful Mother

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Wonderful Mother

Down to the wire but I made it! This is for the Imagine That Creative Playground Monthly Challenge. Link up a card using an Imagine That image and you get the month’s featured image! I really wanted this months featured image for Easter Cards!

I won a whole set of digital stamps in February from Imagine That Digital Stamps and this was one of the images from the Beary in Love Kit. I fussy cut out the flowers and added real pearls on top of the digital ones.

I used I {heart} Sketches #164 for my inspiration so it fit the Favorites Category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Beary in Love Kit @ Imagine That Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kachina), American Crafts (Bubblegum)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Recollections pearls, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Fiskars large corner rounder

Chicken Mother’s Day Card

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Chicken Mothers Day

I had a request for a Mother’s Day Card with a chicken on it. So I dug out a retired Daydream Diane’s image and kept it pretty simple. The chicken is colored with the polka dot body so I just found similar paper in my stash that matched.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on your card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hen & Chicks – Diane’s Daydream Designs (not in business anymore)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (black eyelet 2007)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine

Style as cool as you

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Mothers Day Style

Inside: When I grow up, I hope to have style as cool as you!

One of the guys at work learned (the hard way on his wife’s 1st Mother’s Day after they adopted their baby girl) that he is suppose to get a card for his wife from their daughter. So he asked if I could make one that was centered around their girl and that they both like clothes and shopping. He also said his daughter loves the color purple so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Color Challenge – I used pastel colors and a Melonheadz image!!
  2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #362 – Paper Piecing – I pieced the girls outfit with coordinating papers.
  3. Aloha Friday Challenge #71 – Girly Cards
  4. Sugar Sketch Challenge #52 – use the sketch provided. Instead of a half circle I used a rectangle. And instead of one embellishment I used 3 gems.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (from long long time ago)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: gems, embossing folder, Fiskars scallop border punch

Technique: paper pieced the clothes.

For Someone Special

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Coral Flower bouquet

Another Mother’s Day card!! She wanted a simple style card with flowers and a banner that said “For a Special Person”. I sent her the color combo from the April Inspirational Card Challenge – color category and she loved it. So this is what I came up with. I used Sketch #3 from the April Card Sketch Challenge (the original sketch was from pagemaps) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:

1) Little Claire’s Monthly Challenge #68 – Spring Colors

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Line Flower @ LC Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (all retired colors except for the Flamingo)
Inks: colored the image in Photoshop and then printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder

 

 

Kids Mother’s Day Card

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Kids Mothers Day Card

So every year I make one of my bosses a Valentine and Mother’s Day card for his wife. He likes his kids to be represented on the Mother’s Day card in some way. This year I decided to go back to having actual kids on the card like I did a couple years ago. His kids are actually growing up (Emily (24), Megan (19), Adam (15), Michael (13)) so I had to find “older” looking kids. In my search I found an awesome digi site Melonheadz. I did some creative cutting with using heads from one kid and placing it on another body. I then paper pieced the clothes on top.

The design of this card happened on accident! Got to love happy accidents. I was trying to figure out how I was going to fit four kids on a card with out making it super huge. Then I remembered that the Technique category in the April Inspirational Card Challenge is to do a technique you have been meaning to try. Well I have been wanting to do a Center Step Card so I decided that could work for 4 kids. Then I went to look for paper in my scrap drawers I thought this paper might work with all the different colors. I happened to have some of the Bingo Card scraps and that is how the card came together.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – try a technique you have been wanting to try. I did the Center Step Card.
2) Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Colors Challenge or if you use a Melonheadz image the theme can be Anything Goes. I used the Kidlettes Brown Hair combo pack.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Kidlettes Brown Haired Combo Pack @ Melonheadz
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (FabUlous Collection)
Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Ek Success 1/16 pop dots
Techniques: paper piece

Happy Mother’s Day Bouquet Banner

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Mothers Day bouquet

So last year I found one sheet of each of this paper and decided to buy it even though I struggle using the journaling cards. Since everything is on there sometimes I feel the card is too plain. But I decided to see how many I could make up in one night and I made 5!! I will post the others later but this one was inspired by Anna’s card as part of the April Inspirational Card Challenge so I wanted to post it. Thanks Anna for the inspiration!!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina) (the two purples are unknown possibly Hobby Lobby)         Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Hey Mom)
Accents/Tools: Fiskars border scallop sentiment, Recollections enamel dots, mini rhinestones

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