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

Add foam squares on three sides, but not on the top, since you are making a pocket. (I was going to use Tape Runner but foam squares made more sense for a pocket). Stick the two flower pot shapes together.

Cut another flower pot shape from patterned paper and stick to the front of the pot .

Add a slightly wider pot rim using a different paper, then use the Button Chain border cartridge to accent it. Cut a mini card from cardstock and test that it will fit into your pocket, with a couple inches sticking out of the pot.

Add your "flower arrangement" to the very top of the insert, and your message for the inside.

If some of the cardstock is showing behind your flowers, just trim it away with scissors

Here is what it will look like when almost finished - you may want to round the top corners
of the flower pot with the Corner Rounder. Don't forget to add gems or other centers for the flowers!


Keep hopping through our list!  The next blog is Diana's and you will love what she has in store!  Below please find links to all the Creative Team members who are participating today.  Love and thanks to mothers everywhere!

Celebrating Your Beautiful Life by Fran
Organized and Creative Mom by Noreen
Click Write Share by Sarah
Scrappin' Jpegs by Candace
Julie's CM Blog - that's me!
D. Brinsley's Memory Keeping Blog by Diana
Lisa's Workshop by Lisa
Creative Memories Blog


  1. Oh my gosh! Such wonderful ideas...thank you!!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS?? You hit a HOME RUN with these!! I can't even pick a favorite! How do you come up with all these great ideas??

  3. Oh my! Such beautiful cards! Love all of them! Candace is right! You hit a home run with this post!

  4. Beautiful photos of beautiful projects - it's impossible to choose a favorite because they are all so good!