Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mother's Day Blog Hop


You have reached stop #5 on our Mother's Day Blog Hop!  Are you feeling inspired yet to create something for the moms in your life?  One of the quickest and most meaningful things to make (besides a CM album, of course!) is a card, using our beautiful papers and embellishments.  I've made several cards to kick-start your creativity; feel free to copy and share!


I LOVE the colors of the Strut Your Stuff paper pack!  Using the Shape Maker system fitted with the Circle Tag,  I punched five petals for the flower, and cut the stem and leaves from the patterned paper. This card is about 5.5x7.5 inches, the size of a standard greeting card. 

I think decorating the inside of cards is nice, if you have time.  I used another Strut
Your Stuff paper, plus the "leftover" circular pieces from punching out the circle tags.


Did you know that the Fall In paper pack plays nicely with Fresh Picks Embellishments?! The purples and teals are nearly a perfect match. To create the fence, I double-punched a strip of Fall In paper using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge. The tiny circles in the flower centers were punched using the Bubbles Border Maker cartridge. The stickers are from the Fall In collection as well. 

This card took a little more time, but it's so cheery!  I think it would be a great one for a child to give to Mom.  I simply punched borders using the Border Maker System and various cartridges and trimmed them to fit the card.  The top border is cut from paper and is stuck on using Foam Squares.  All papers are from the Look On the Bright Side paper pack, except the red one - it's from the Year to Remember pack.  To accommodate all the borders, I made this card about 5x7 inches.

Looking for a quick & easy card? This one is a piece of cake! Using the Be Bold & Flourish collection,  I started with a 10x5 inch piece cut from patterned paper, and folded it to make a square card.  I cut a smaller square and made a white border for it by using the Border Maker system and Button Chain cartridge.  To hide the awkward corners where the borders meet, I added gems from Pastel II embellishments pack.  The "I love U" is cut from a Slide-in Card.  On the inside (below), I simply cut the cute design from one of the papers.  Now there's a nice space to write some thoughts!





For the new mom!  I used paper, embellishments, stickers and cardstock from the NEW Hello Baby collections.  A silver CM pen was used to write the sentiment, and Mint ABC stickers. Use the Boy or Girl collection, or mix them up! On the inside, a Hello Baby slide-in card makes a great place to write. 



The gorgeous Watercolor Love collection is not just for Valentine's Day!  I paired it with wood-grain paper from the Hello Baby Boy pack, and pastel pink ABCs. The key to this panel design is measure twice, cut once!  





I'll be straight with you here - this card will take awhile to make. But it's oh so cute!  Give a tug on the flowers and a mini card slides up from the inside with your message!  I used the Pretty in Pastel paper pack, blue cardstock from the Hello Baby pack, and Pastel II flowers & gems. Photos and instructions below.



Start with two 4x4 cardstock squares

Trim sides of each on a slight angle to make a flower pot shape