Sunday, 28 April 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day - well almost.  One of my downlines at our monthly crop showed me a beautiful card she had made.  I was awestruck and asked if she could share with us.  She laughed, and pulled out a copy of Card Maker Spring 2013 magazine and said, "sure, go ahead -  follow the instructions."

This beautiful card is a step-by-step tutorial in the magazine.  Of course, I immediately knew I had to try it out. 

Thank goodness for my cricut!!  
The butterflies,  flourishes, branches and banner were cut with images from Art Philosophy & Artiste cartridges. (exclusive to CTMH).   The colours I used are breeze (retired), buttercup, sweet leaf, cocoa and bamboo.  Flowers, buttons, twine, and chipboard banner are also available from CTMH. 

The card is not difficult, but it does take a little time and patience.  I actually made two, one for my mother and the other for my mother-in-law, two very special ladies who each raised 6 kids, ran a household, and put up with a lot of shenanigans from their broods. 

I hope they enjoy their flowers as much as I enjoyed creating for them.




  1. I'm inspired to make this now! I love the blue and white - I have a lot of cashmere CS to use up and thought it was too blah to use for the base but now I see if I can make the flowers prettier it could work with another neutral colour. I bought the magazine just for those instructions :) You did a great job - how did you put "happy mothers day" on the banner? I don't have a nothers day stamp and am trying to figure out what else to use...

    1. Laurie - It was an old stamp set I think called Say it in Style & I curved the stamp set to fit on the banner.

  2. I actually made one of these as my card submission for Extravaganza this year. It's on my blog if you want to take a look. I LOVE your version and have pinned it to my Cards That Inspire Me board! Awesome work!!


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.