For Mother’s Day Cards this year, I wanted to use the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder/Die Combo. It was in the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun 2022 Mini catalog (pg. 11) It has an embossing folder and large heart die that you run through the Cut and Emboss machine at the same time to create amazing cards. Note: The catalog I am referencing is in the catalog tab and you can see the products there.
For this card I used the Pearlescent Specialty Paper on a Very Vanilla Base:
The heart that was cut out of the front of the embossed layer, I used for the back! It was too pretty to go into a stash.
No snarkiness, Sal!
The Happy Mother’s Day greeting is dry embossed with gold embossing powder. The greeting is from the Time For Tea retired set.
The paper, cut out with the same heart die, is from the retired Hues of Happiness paper. Don’t say it, Sal, but yes this is the sheet I looked at in the set of DSP and said I would never use. It won’t last much longer. I used it with the Love Cats card I made and the Letter Openers I made for party favors. Click on the blue to see those posts.
I have one daughter who loves blue and one who loves pink and grey so I made their Mother’s Day cards accordingly.
I guess you could call all these cards peek a boo cards since the heart is cut out of the front. These second cards use a special technique of inking the embossing folder itself before running it through the Cut and Emboss machine with the top layer of card stock. I started with a full 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 layer of card stock that matched the base. This gave me wiggle room in case I didn’t exactly center the heart but -serendipity! when I cut off 1/4 inch on the long side I had a beautiful piece to go on the inside. I purposely offset the heart the second time I cut the heart so as to have a piece for the inside.
I cut the heart out of the top layer, then drew around it with a pencil on the main card stock base so I could cut out the heart a second time from the base for the peek a boo look.
The ‘love and laughter forever after’ is from the Forever Fern set.
Oh Sal, we are creators; we can take an idea from a belated Mother’s Day and have the perfect anniversary card or birthday card or a card just to say ‘thinking of you’. The ideas are timeless! We don’t even need the same tools. We can take a heart die, an embossing folder and voila! we have a similar card.
I am blessed to be a mother and have my mother and mother in law still alive! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you dear followers, whether you are a mother to fur babies, little tykes or grown up children with children of their own!
SAL, Sending A Lot of Love
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