Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tea Cup and Succulents Mother's Day Card

I hope that everyone had a lovely Mother's Day.  I very much enjoyed visits from my children and grandchildren, lots of flowers and cards, and a delicious brunch at DH's golf club.  Perfect!

Here's the card I made for my DDIL and you might notice that I added an extra insert.  This cute, cute tea cup file comes from Mary at SVG Cuts and is part of the Garden Party Box Card set.  However, since I was giving a succulent planter to my DDIL, I wanted to add succulents to the front of my card instead of flowers.

When I had cut the images (from CTMH Flower Market) and arranged them on the front of the cup, it looked flat, flat, flat.  Mary had shaped her flowers to add dimension but I could not do that with the succulent images I had chosen.  Hmmm.  I needed an insert inside the teacup and woo hoo! the patterned trim piece was the right shape and size to do the job although I did cut the side pieces down a quarter of an inch so that it could be glued in the center of the inside of the cup.

I also found that the center of the saucer patterned trim piece would cover the oval hole in the center of the saucer base piece which gave it a finished look. 

So what do you think?   I liked the tea cup card very much.  Mary always designs interesting cards and this one was quick and easy to make - unless you start messing with the flowers!  

 Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )  Christine

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Zig Zag Card

Mother's Day is just around the corner and when we visited the Home and Garden Fair last Friday, I found exactly the right plant gifts for my DD and DDIL.  Woo Hoo!  Master J accompanied us and I begged him not to tell his Mama about her present but... he is only 4 nearly 5!

I wanted to try and make a zig zag card with a shaped top edge and by welding all kinds of triangles and squares together, I managed to make a straight edged template in DS.  Then I added the bases of the flowers I chose from the Bits and Pieces, Serenade and Hello Kitty carts and welded them in a pleasing arrangement along the top edge.  Easy peasy!

I inked the flowers, and added them to the card remembering to glue them on the opposite side of the middle fold.  (Note to self - add them to the back of this section too!  It looks so unfinished.) 

Then I had a great time adding bees and butterflies, ladybugs and caterpillars to each of the 5 sections of the card.  Pearls, glitter, vellum and Wink of Stella - embellishment heaven!

Such a fun card to make and I already have another zig zag card with a shaped top ready to cut in DS3.  : )

I am linking my card with the Mother's Day Challenges at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog # 300
and the Bitten by the Bug 2 Happy Mother's Day challenge.  Pop over and have a look at the lovely projects.   I have tons of ideas for next year!    Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )  Christine

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mother's Day Card

Last week, Sheila provided us with a delightful Mother's Day project on the Design With Sassy Facebook group.  I basically followed the template she provided and made a card for my DDIL.

You can see that I added an extra little girl to the silhouette from A Child's Year to represent both my DGDs with their Mom.  The image was SO easy to alter in DS using the 'weld' feature.  Charlotte C. also used the Mother's Day image but substituted a little boy instead of the girl.  Oh the possibilities!
Here's the inside of my card:-

The basic design was so cute that I wanted to try adapting it for another card and chose to make a birthday card for my son.  I used the 'weld' feature again to personalize the card.  The little calendar on the front is free in DS.  So cool!

And the the innies:-

Thanks to Sheila for providing the template and thank YOU  for visiting with me today.   : ) Christine    

Happy Birthday Rob!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day Cascade Card

Happy Mother's Day!  We had a delicious brunch at the Golf Club and then took everyone down to view the lot we chose last week for our new house.   We're so conflicted at the idea of moving from our home of 20 years but we know that as we age, taking care of our little slice of heaven will become increasingly more difficult.  Sigh!

Don't you just love the colors I chose for my card for DD # 1?   The pattern paper is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden stack and the toning cardstock comes from American Crafts.   The cascade card file was purchased from Dreaming Tree and is VERY easy to put together and personalize.  

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and I embossed it in white.  These dew drops are my favorite embellie right now! 

Hope all you Moms had a wonderful day!   Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )  Christine

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Box Card

Yahoo!  I got three of my 'started and stalled projects' completed today including a Mother's Day card for my DD - the ever patient Mom of Master J.  I love this cherry blossom box card from SVG Cuts and it was a lot of fun to make.

I added a banner from the CTMH Artbooking cart to the tree branch to soften the ikebana effect.

The sentiment comes from the Mother's Day 2015 set of images and is included in my subscription.  It's very pretty and although quite delicate, cuts like a dream.  Since we are STILL waiting for the offset (shadow) feature to be added to Design Space, I cut the sentiment 4 times and stacked them on top of each other.  I slid the top pink image over slightly before the glue took hold to reveal the silver second layer.  This technique makes the die cut sentiment 'pop' don't you think?

I used some of my precious Japanese washi paper for the side panels.   The paper is just gorgeous!

I haven't entered any challenges for ages, but have been so inspired by the entries over on the BBTB blog and at Craftin Desert Diva's, that I am linking up my box card and hope you will pop over to see the cards.   Thanks for visiting with me today.   : )  Christine

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another Never -Ending Card!

While the rest of the card-making world is totally engrossed in making wonderful Cards - in - a - Box,  I am fixated on the Never - Ending card!  Ah well!  I'll probably catch up by Christmas.

I love how the Graphic45 stacks enhance this kind of card and the pages are SO pretty, that they need no embellishment, except perhaps a smidge of ink around the edges.

My second Mother's Day card is from the Secret Garden stack.  I added a tiny rose and some ribbon to the stamped tag.  (The tag is the only Cricut cut on the card!!!!!)

I finished the card just in time to link with the Exploring Cricut and More Mother's Day challenge here.

Thanks for visiting with me on this rainy Saturday!  : ) Christine

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