Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to you all!!!

Hi everyone and a very Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers out there. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day - I certainly am!! My DH started the day by helping my wonderful children make breakfast for me and then my mum, sisters and brother came for lunch and he made us a roast dinner. How nice it was!!!

Anyway, while he was doing all this, I made two of this mother's day card for his and my mum and my younger sister came over early and made one for her mother-in-law (she already had a card made for our mum and we couldn't give the same one could we LOL).

The photo is not very good and does not show the card properly but I am very pleased with how it turned out (at first I thought I went over-board) - I have adapted an idea from a card my sister-in-law got at convention. It was Very Vanilla cardstock folded with the rose stamped and cut around but then I have added more to it. I have started by adding another flap and trimming on the end. You can't see it but I have stamped the full leaf in VersaMark over the inner flap, also behind the rose on the top flap. I have then stamped "For You" in Pale Plum all over the inner flap also. I also finally had a go at making a scallop edge with my slit punch - so easy!!

Stamps: Wild Rose and Occasional Greetings.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss.
Inks: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Cetainly Celery, Mellow Moss and VersaMark.
Accessories: Brads (I think are "Always Artichoke"), 9.5mm Twill Tape, Slit punch and Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I have also recently got a Bone Folder - It's one of those small things that you always think you don't really need but once you have one you wonder why you didn't get it straight away - It really makes a huge difference!!!

Ps: The wrapped box was DH's mother's gift - I made a origami box and lid (tutorial off SCS - adapted to fit the gift) Sorry, not Stampin' Up products there.


Karen said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Lovely card Deb!


Leah said...

So lovely, i bet your mum loved it.

Kylie said...

Beautiful Deb! I love my bone folder lol!
~Take Care~ XX

Leigh said...

Deb, how do you do it? You make such gorgoeus cards. I love it. The colours are lovely too.

Kellie Jupe said...

WOW I really like this card. I have this stamp set but it's not a favourite but I like what you've done with it.


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