Happy Mother’s Day! (This card is a featured Stampin’ Up! project and the complete details are here. ) I hope you are having a wonderful day today remembering mom. Our mom’s deserve to be observed and remembered each and every day of the year. Here’s my post last year honoring my mom, grandmother and great grandmother – The Tale of the $500 Bathing Suit.
Now for the rest of the humorous part! I know mother’s day can be difficult for some people for various reasons and if you are one that struggles with this annual event like I do, you know what those reasons are and how personal they can be, so here’s my how-to-survive-mother’s-day tip. LAUGH! Seriously, laugh! I’m sharing this VERY FUNNY video that is GUARANTEED to make you smile and has absolutely nothing to do with mother’s day! Enjoy!
Today I’m sharing a wonderful thank you card I received from Kristi B. Isn’t it lovely? Sending a handmade thank you card is special. And as a piano teacher the musical theme was an extra special feature.
This is what Kristi said about making this card, “I made the music paper with a stamp and then distressed the edges. It has been one of my favorites. I need to make some more of them.”
You can see after making the background paper that she then matted it with black card stock and off set that on the front of the card, trimming off the edges where it overhangs. I love this idea and the pictures really don’t do this card justice!
I also love the way she used the clip to hang the tag to the card front. So cute! I’ll definitely be using this card design for inspiration! Thanks, Kristi!
Another clean and simple (CAS) card today inspired by a card by Joan Ervin and the new Epic Day This and That Washi Tape. And since it’s Joan’s birthday, I made it a birthday card. Happy birthday, Joan! The blossoms are stamped from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette set and the clever saying is from the One in a Million stamp set. On the inside I stamped the continuation of the greeting.
I think this ‘that makes you one in a million’ birthday wish is so genius paired with the greeting on the front of the card! It makes me wonder ‘why didn’t I think of that’?I stamped the blossom in Calypso Coral to match the washi tape on the front.
I lined the envelope with Calypso Coral pattern paper from the Tea for Two designer series paper.
I stamped the front of the card with Black StazOn and extended the stem of the longest blossom with the fine tip of the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I added the washi tape and layered the front of the card on a Whisper White card base.
I love the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and I’m so happy it will be sticking around in the next catalog!
The Stampin’ Up! retiring stamp set Just Believe, Bonnie Klass and the Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper were the inspiration for this clean and simple (CAS) card. (The complete supply list is at the bottom of this post.)
I love this layout and have used it numerous times over the years, so when I saw Bonnie’s Open Seas card with the world map down the left side I knew just what I wanted to do. And since I wanted it bright and cheery I went straight to the Sunshine and Sprinkles for color inspiration.
The center panel measures 3-3/4″ x 5″ which allows for a 1/4″ border on a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card. This size panel is my go-to when I’m layering color on color. The circle were stamped in Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight and punched out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch. After laying them out and adhering the circles to the panel, I used my paper snips to trim the circles at the top and the bottom.
I stamped the sentiment from the same Just Believe stamp set and wrapped Bakers Twine around the panel before I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. Another option would be to use a mask and stamp the circles directly on the card front. For more information on using a mask, check out this post or watch the video below.
As I mentioned before the Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp was the inspiration for the colors on this card and I lined my envelope with paper from this pack. I hope to post a video tomorrow and show you how easy it is to line your envelopes with coordinating patterns.
Stampin’ Up! is now offering a monthly craft kit subscription that’s perfect for scratching your creative itch in just a few minutes. Every month you’ll receive a kit that includes stamps, ink, paper and accessories, premeasured and pre cut to create a project. This card is from April’s kit that included the supplies to make 4 of these cards.
This is a great monthly Mother/Daughter activity and with the summer months upon us it’s a perfect time to order a couple of subscriptions to get creative with your kids when school is out.
It’s only $19.95 a month including shipping, and the introductory kit comes with a clear acrylic block to use with the rest of your kits. All you need to add each month is adhesive and you can cancel at any time. Join Now! (Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator – Julie Cluff, Crestwood KY 40014)
Invite your girlfriends over every month and craft together. In April, you could have invited three friends and you each could have made a card. Or have them subscribe and bring their own kits over. What fun!!!
You’ll notice I didn’t ink up my ‘seriously’ stamp very well, but that’s ok, I think it looks like it’s meant to be that way. And be sure and use the stamps, ink and ideas to create more projects throughout the month.
If you order today you’ll get in on this month’s project! Join Now!