Standing order for Mother’s Day

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I have been making some of the guys at work cards for their mom’s and wives for several years. This is one of my longest customers and every Mother’s Day he gets a card for his grandma (flamingos), Mom (cactus, old west), wife (sunflowers) and step-mom (garden, flowers, old trucks). So this is this years cards….

I original made this one for a guy who wanted a “bright happy sunflower” card to encourage someone. Sunflowers usually have darker colors to it because of the darker yellow Sunflowers are. But he wanted a brighter yellow so this is what I came up with. Hope he likes it! I used Sketch~N~Scrap World Card Making Day 2019 sketch #4 as my inspiration.  I found a color scheme on the internet and then modified it a little.

Bright Sunflower

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oases, Atlantic, African Daisy, Hillary), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Create a Sunflower)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Doodlebug Sprinkles (Birthday girl)

So I had bought some sunflower stickers and made this version for the wife that loves sunflowers! (I have been making her cards since she was the girlfriend!)

Bright Sunflower sticker

Cactus Mothers Day

This card was inspired by one of Karen’s (TexasMomOf4) cards that we are lifting as part of the May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge.

This is not showing up very well in the photograph on here. I promise it looks way better in real life. It is a different style for me but I think I like it. When I started putting the plants on the popped up piece I had to hang them off to make them fit. I liked the look and realized Karen’s had a little hanging off too. Thanks Karen for the inspiration!

P.S. – the background is paper that comes in the paper pack.

SUPPLIES:

 

Flamingo Mothers Day

His grandma gets a flamingo Mother’s Day and Christmas card every year. So this is paper from the same line I made her card in 2014. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #361 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella (Summer Lovin’)
Accents/Tools: Scallop punch

Happy Mothers Day flowers

This was for his step-mom and was also one of my popular Mother’s Day cards this year. The flower was cut from a patterned paper in a paper pad. The patterned paper also came from the same paper pad. Added some cardstock, twine and cute sketch and the card was done! I used the Sketch~n~Scrap Sketch #165 for my inspiration.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – card for Female.
May Happy Mail Card Challenge – I sent this one to my Godmother.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Hobby Lobby (dark blue), Bazzill (rain)
Patterned Paper: Craft Smart Paper Pad (Deep Blossom)
Accents/Tools: twine, Fiskars Scallop Edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Raccoon inspired cards

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Racoon - Be Happy

I had a request from a lady who wanted a birthday card for her niece that was in her 20’s. One of the things she liked was raccoons so I decided this image from Gerda Steiner was perfect. The lady requested “be happy” on the sign.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

I then decided this would be the perfect card to send to a nursing home in Texas asking for cards during the quarantine.

Racoon - Happy Thoughts

The guys at work told me to take a day off since it has been a stressful month. They told me to make cards or something. Well that night I saw a post where a retirement/nursing home in Texas wanted cards sent to the residents. So I told them I made this so they all they had to sign it!! What was funny was that I didn’t bring in right away and they even asked me where the card was for the “nursing home!!” They try to be tough but they have soft hearts!!

I just changed the sign to “Sending Happy Thoughts” to make it a thinking of you from Missouri card.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday
Happy Mail Challenge – sent to a nursing home in TX.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

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

 

 

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

Cute Cards from Journaling/Photo Cards

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Christmas Tree with buttons

I had this image on my desk with buttons that I pulled for it earlier in the year but never made a card with it. I needed a card for a regular customer so I thought this image would work perfectly. This image is from a paper pack I bought a couple years ago. It has several journal cards with images on them. I ended up using several this year to make quick cards. I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use something in your stash that is over a year old….paper pack.
2) December Scraplift your Favorites @ Scrapbook.com – You can lift a favorite layout, a favorite card, a favorite sketch, a favorite project or whatever your favorites may be. It can be a favorite from anywhere (Pinterest, blog, scrapbook.com, etc). I used a sketch saved in my favorites – Freshly Made Sketches #268.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (red, rain forest, Java)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (stitched square die cut), buttons, glue dots

Peace & Joy

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy Holidays

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels One,

 

Stanta Clause comes tonight

Made several cards using the photo/journal cards that came in a Simple Stories paper pack (Handmade Holidays).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – use item that is over a year old – paper pack.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cranapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Snowflake brads, brad – green bar

Three different cards from one digital image

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Birthday Flowers v1

I had a request for a birthday card for a lady that loves flowers and lives in Florida. I sent the customer some images and she liked Fred, She Said Designs – watercolor floral corner stamp.

So I found 2 cards and a sketch that inspired me so I decided to make all three and let her pick which one she wanted. Which also fit the Oct Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus category which was to make at least 2 different cards with the same image….I made 3. I also used one of the sketches from Jillibean Soup’s Blog that they had posted for World Card Making Day. I didn’t use any Jillibean Soup product so I won’t enter it into the challenge but it still inspired my card!

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

Out of the three cards she picked this one!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, AFrican Daisy)
Watercolor Paper: came with the digital image….made by the Fred, She Said Designs.
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black Eyelet)
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles Dies, Queen & Co enamel dots, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron 510

Birthday Flowers v2

Here is the 2nd card I made using the same digital image.  I used this card Yana Smakula’s blog for my inspiration. I don’t stamp so I printed and cut out the digital image and adhered it with the xyron 510.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, White)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co enamel dots, Xyron 510, cutter bee scissors,

Birthday Flowers v3

Here is the 3rd card I made using the same digital image. I used this card from The Queen’s Scene blog as my inspiration.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black eyelet)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Gina Marie Designs – die, cutter bee scissors,

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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