Archive for the ‘Mother’s Day’ Category

One of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator is all of the opportunties that we have to earn free stamps! For example, because of my sales during Sale-a-Bration, I was able to choose two free any priced sets out of the catalog! How is that for fun? There are many more wonderful reasons to join. Contact me if you want to hear them!

One of the sets that I chose was A Rose is A Rose. It is a beautiful two-step stamping set that is easy to use with spectacular results! I made a few Mother’s Day cards with it.

cimg7829Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, All Holidays
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig

cimg7828Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, All Holidays
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig

All supplies are from Stampin’ Up and available to purchase through my website.


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I’ve been seeing the cutest flower pot cards all over the card making blogs lately, and I just had to try it! It is so perfect for Mother’s day!  All of the instructions can be found on Stephanie Luman’s blog.


The flower part pulls out of the top of the card, leaving you a place to write. How cute is that? Love it!

cimg7826Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Really Rust
Paper: Really Rust, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Always Artichoke 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Simple Flower Embosslit, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Clear Rhinestone Brads

I’m taking orders for these for Mother’s Day, so let me know if you want to buy any. Or if you want to buy the supplies to make your own!

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Mother’s Day is coming soon and I am so excited that I get to spend it with both my mother and my daughter this year! How fun for all three of us! I saw a great card whose technique was demonstrated at Stampin’ Up’s Minneapolis Regional Conference. (Not that I was there. As much as I would have liked to have gone back to Minneapolis for it, it was a little too far. But I heard about it.) Basically, you brayer ink over the debossing side of the Manhatten Flower Texture Die. You put a white piece of card stock in, and roll it through your Big Shot. When it comes out, your flower outline is embossed and stays white, the rest of the piece is whatever color ink you used. It is so cool looking. I used this technique to make a Mother’s Day card for my mom in Yo-Yo Yellow (her favorite Stampin’ Up color). I used Shimmery White, which lends just a touch of sparkle to the card.

cimg7816Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Yo-Yo Yellow, Old Olive
Paper: Yo-Yo Yellow, Old Olive, Shimmery White
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Textured Die, Brayer, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

I think she’ll love it!

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When I announced my new Etsy shop, my friend Laura asked if I could do custom orders. Sure, I replied, I’m always up for a challenge! Her mother loves owls, and she wanted to know if I could make a Mother’s Day card with owls on it. Of course, I answered right away, knowing full well I had no owl stamps, no super cute owl chipboard shapes (from the On Board So Tweet set), or even any owl rub-ons (from the Bright Delights pack). (We had this entire conversation on Twitter, by the way. You can follow me here.) So I started thinking… owls… owls… And I came up with two cards!

For the first card I used the owl print paper in the Good Morning Sunshine Pack of Designer Series Paper. It was the one owl item I actually did have!

cimg7773Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Slot Punch, Corner Rounder, Top Note Bigz Die

For the second card I used the amazing owl made of punches that I found on Dawn Griffith’s blog. She even has video tutorial on how to make it! It turned out so cute!

cimg7772Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon,  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Round Tab Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen

Laura loved them both. So yes, I take custom orders, no matter how tricky they may be!

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