Here’s my cute mother and it’s her birthday today! She is such an inspiration. She is currently on a service mission in California working in the employment office and helping dozens of people find good employment. What a tremendous help she is to so many desperate for a good job!
Last year she had a milestone birthday and my sister, brother and I took her to Disney World to celebrate!
And maybe you’ve seen this picture of my mom, my sister and me from a couple of years ago, when she had two granddaughters get married a couple of weeks apart. First my daughter and then my niece.
I’ve used this picture on facebook and my ‘about’ page when I tell the story about all of us learning to stamp over 20 years ago when my mom bought a heat embossing kit at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. That’s where our love of stamping all began!
My mom has made handmade cards and gifts for family and friends for years. And for a couple of years she taught a cute group of girls in a Sunday School class. Each week she would make each of them a small hand made card with the scriptures to study that week. Those girls loved her little cards and it inspired them to read their Bible verses each week.
First I created the iridescent textured black card stock by stamping the Circle Circus stamp with VersaMark ink repeatedly on black card stock and then heat embossing it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
I used the embossed card stock to create this witch’s hat. I punched the top of the hat with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the brim with the Extra-Large Oval Punch. After I punched the oval for the brim, I fed it back into the punch and trimmed off about 1/4″ from the bottom of the oval. Don’t discard this trimming! I used the trimmed edge to round the bottom of the pennant punch and finish the top of the hat.
After the hat was assembled, I finished the edges with a line of Dazzling Details glitter glue and added a thick band of glitter glue to the hat band. The trim of glitter glue really added a lot to the finished hat. The hat was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals for more pop!
I stamped the Happy Halloween greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes and created the banner with the Bitty Banner Framelit. Remember you can use post it notes to keep your framelit in place while you run it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. By curling the tag with the bone folder first I was able to adhere the ends to create dimension. (Don’t curl the tag if you are mailing.)
The rick rack was cut from the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die. You can’t tell from the pictures, but I ran the Rich Razzleberry trim across the top of the VersaMark pad and embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep.
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