Category: Mother’s Day

Paper Pros May Challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things

The Paper Pros are at it again with a new challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things!  One of my favorite things is Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot die.  Using a new Stamping Up Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy, I created a Mother’s Day card.  I die cut the heart in Wisteria Wonder and stamped the background with another new stamp, Wood Words, and heat embossed “with love” over the top.

On the inside I repeated the background stamping and stamped the sentiment from the retiring Oh So Succulent, on Whisper White and die cut a banner from the Thoughtful Banners set.  The Pool party strip is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and the Wisteria trim is punched with a border punch and placed underneath another strip of the DSP.  The Heart Pivot die is a “forever” die in my collection!

Make sure to check out what the other Pros have created this month!  Hugs, Fran


First Sight

First Sight 01

This is a case of the card on page 36 of the Occasions Mini – First Sight.  To make this card, I stamped the flourish image in Blushing Bride on a Blushing Bride card base.  Then I spritzed it with some shimmer spray (alcohol and shimmer paint. And since I can never stop when spraying stuff, I splattered some gold Encore ink over that 🙂

First Sight 01 detail

Using a banner framelit, I stamped half the sentiment on top in Crumb Cake and the rest of the sentiment on the bottom.  The heart is Calypso Coral stamped in Calypso Coral and punched out – with the Mother on a strip.  I wrapped gold thread behind the heart.  The stampin part is a bit fussy – get out your stamp a ma jig – but it’s not hard.  Try it!  Hugs, Fran

Sweet Laughter

Sweet Laughter 01

Sweet Laughter is a Mini Catalog stamp set with some little line drawn images and cute sentiments. I chose to do a clean and simple card for this one using only Whisper White, some Sweet Sadie washi tape and a button.  The image was colored with Blender pens and ink.  I’ve kind of overlooked this set up until now so you might see a few more before Mother’s Day – it’s really cute!  Hugs, Fran

Sweet Laughter

Sweet Laughter 01

I seem to be focusing on laughter this week 🙂  This is the Sweet Laughter set in the Spring Mini.  This clean and simple card is a 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White base with a 3 1/2 x 3 center piece stamped with the image and colored with Copic markers.  I added some Sweet Sadie washi tape and a Subtle button – done!  Clean and simple – and sweet!  Hugs, Fran

Mother’s Love Accordion

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Lot’s of new things here!  The stamp set is Mother’s Love and is in the Occasions Mini.  It has great sentiments – and some beautiful flowers.  The paper is the Something Borrowed Designer Series paper (also in the Occasions Mini – page 42 – check it out!  It’s beautiful!)  AND the Katie Label die from Karen Burniston is a wonderful die to showcase all these pretty products!

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I even added some of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim – just because it all goes together so well.  Hugs, Fran

Butterflies and Roses

Continue the fun!  I used the Karen Burniston’s Accordion Circle die again to create a Mother’s day card .  This card features the Spiral Rose die – expanded with the blossom punch – and the butterfly from Backyard Basics on the front.  The piece underneath the rose is from Daydream Medallions.  It looks so pretty on the Happy Watercolor paper.  The instructions for the spiral rose can be found here. 

This is the card opened – The center sentiment is from Lots of Thanks – a great sentiment for my mom!  I continued with Daydream Medallions and butterflies.  To finish the card I covered the back with more Happy Watercolor DSP and put 2 butterflies so that the wings from the front are covered.

Stamp Sets – Backyard Basics, Lots of Thanks, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock – Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Happy Watercolor DSP
Ink – Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Etc – Karen Burniston Circle Accordion die and edges, Backyard Basics framelits, Spiral rose die, Blossom Punch, Daydream Medallion framelit

Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Smokey Slate is a great color combo!  Hugs, Fran

Postcard to Mom

This is the background stamp Postcard with Simple Stems stamped over it.  The Postcard stamp is easy to use and easy to cut out – just straight lines.  I used Pink Pirouette ribbon, but Primrose Petals ribbon would have been pretty too.

Stamp Sets – Postcard, Simple Stems, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink – Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Primrose Petals
Etc – Tasteful Trim die, Pink Pirouette ribbon

I really love pink and gray together.  Hugs, Fran

Spiral Rose Bouquet

I made these Spiral Rose Dum-Dum lollipop roses for another project and had lots of them left over just sitting on my desk.  So…..I made this!  The base is a little, plastic Easter basket – 50 cents at the grocery store – with a 3″ Styrofoam ball pushed inside.  I pushed the sticks into the ball and it covered almost all of the Styrofoam.  For the few spots that were showing, I punched some tiny flowers in Wild Wasabi and used corsage pins to stick them in the spaces.

I decided to add a little butterfly for some “bling!”  I used a piece of wire and glued it between 2 butterflies punched out of Silver Glimmer paper.  After it dried, I added two small butterflies and some rhinestones colored with a Black Copic. 

To make the roses, die cut a Spiral Rose die and punch a hole in the tab at the center that is large enough to push your stick through.  Then use your bone folder to curl the Sprial Rose.  Once it curls, you might want to roll it up with your fingers to give it more shape.  You don’t need to glue it – just push your Dum-Dum stick through the center and add a green flower punch to the bottom to look like leaves. 

Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Silver Glimmer paper
Etc – Spiral Rose die, Flower punch, rhinestones, small basket, Styrofoam ball, wire

Then you have a sweet gift for a friend – or a cute decoration for yourself.  Hugs, Fran

Mother’s Dress Up

The first thing I do when I get a papercrafting magazine is scour it for designs to case!  I finally got to sit down with Papercrafts and several ideas jumped out at me.  This is one.  Using the Dress Up Framelits, I cut the dress form from the some Baja Breeze cardstock and used pieces of Floral District Designer Series Paper behind it. 

Stamp Set – Delightful Dozen
card stock – Baja Breeze, Floral District DSP
Ink – Jet Black Stazon
Etc – Dress Up Framelits, Baker’s Twine, Tangerine Tango button, Scallop punch

The tragedy in Boston just takes my breath away.  Wishing peace to those affected by this senseless kind of craziness.  Hugs, Fran

Floating Dress

Isn’t this fun?  Karen Burniston designed these framelits for Stampin Up and she shared this idea at UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup.  I couldn’t wait to try it! 

The dress is suspended from the opening in the card – too cute!  (And hard to photograph!)

I used Wonderful Mother on the inside because I really like the sentiment. 

Here’s a picture of what the dress looks like floating/spinning/hanging from the card.

Stamp Sets – Artistic Etchings, Wonderful Mother, Music Notes wheel
card stock – Co’ordinations Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink – Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze
Etc – SU Pop N Cut base, Dress Up Framelits, Label Framelits and Floral Framelits, sanding block, Little Leaves Sizzlit

I have created quite a mess this morning and have got to put some things away before I do anything else!  There is not an inch of space left to stamp!  Hugs, Fran

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