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Mother’s Day Cards

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.

.  Wow, you even remembered to take a picture before you wrote a book – I mean -a message on the inside!

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.


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Card ideas for next year, right?

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

Karen

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Butterflies & Flowers Decorative Stencils & Thank You Cards

Hello Stamping Friends,  (click on the header if you are on a mobile device to view full blog)

In June I took a turn at hosting the shoebox swap and we had so much fun using the Stampin’ Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks.

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I saved so many ideas from Pinterest but I really liked what Jen Morgan of cardmum.com did with one full layered set of flowers and then a partial flower at the bottom right.  I did a bit more greenery, used different colors of ink and added the Brass Butterflies- my new favorite bling!

Recipe For Layered Flowers

Note:  Don’t attach your green layer to the base until the top art work is done and attached to the green layer so you can wrap the ribbon on the artwork and the green layer.

  • Base:  Thick Basic White, 11 X 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 (opens like a book)
  • Layer 1 (X2):  Evening Evergreen, 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 (I know, I know, but I wanted just a tiny bit of white base- just think – one tick less than 1/4 and one tick less than 1/2)
  • Top Layer (X2):  Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4
  • Three Brass Butterflies and 12″ of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon
  • Greeting:  Shaded Summer Stamp Set stamped with Evening Evergreen Ink
  • Inks:  Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Soft Succulent for greenery

Tips For Stamping with the layered masks:

  1. Mark the shiny side of your masks and sponge with the shiny side up
  2. Each step, completely cover any and all white that is showing with sticky notes, outside the mask and on the mask where the flowers/greenery are cut that you are not sponging
  3. Use the thin looking flower mask first sponging with Flirty Flamingo
  4. Use the thick looking flower mask second sponging with Calypso Coral
  5. There is a set of leaves that exactly matches the large flower -sponge this with Soft Succulent
  6. Using the vine mask, sponge two Soft Succulent vines at bottom left
  7. Wrap the corner with ribbon, then add a bow with a glue dot
  8. If you have any ink smudges you can add greenery to cover them up

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Recipe For Layered Butterfly

Note:  Don’t attach your pink layer to the base until the top art work is done and attached to the pink so you can wrap the ribbon on the artwork and the pink layer.

  • Base:  Smoky Slate, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1 (X2):  Polished Pink, 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 (I know, I know, but I wanted just a tiny bit of white base- just think – one tick less than 1/4 and one tick less than 1/2)
  • Top Layer (X2):  Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4
  • Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels and of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon 6″ to wrap and 8″ for bow
  • Greeting:  Hello from Forever Fern and ‘Love You Much’ from Pansy Patch and Amazing Silhouettes for the inside
  • Inks: Smoky Slate and Polished Pink

Tips For Stamping with the layered masks:

  1. Mark the shiny side of your masks and sponge with the shiny side up
  2. Each step, completely cover any and all white that is showing with sticky notes, outside the mask and on the mask where the flower is cut that you are not sponging
  3. Sponge the full background butterfly mask with polished pink
  4. Sponge the butterfly detail mask with smoky slate
  5. Using Masking Paper, stamp a butterfly mask and cover your butterfly
  6. Using the background mask, sponge heavy on the corner and very lightly around the butterfly
  7. Stamp the outside greeting in Smoky Slate and the inside greeting in Polished Pink
  8. Use a Smoky Slate Marker to add a bit of artwork to make the butterfly look like he is fluttering
  9. Stamp your silhouettes, wrap the ribbon around the pink and white layers and add a bow and rhinestones

May 2022 Paper Pumpkin – Celebrating In Colors

The following pictures are my alternatives since I needed thank you notes:

I used the Amazing Thanks Dies and a thank you set from years ago.

Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet:

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Tranquil Tide and Parakeet Party:

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Starry Sky:

 


I like all those little dots!  Where is that stamp from?

That stamp was in the May kit!  Such fun!


Thank you for giving me a bit of your precious time!  I hope you found some inspiration today.

SAL,  Share A Love,

Karen.  Click on little Sal in the computer to go to an online store.

 

 

 

 

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