Set of Mother’s Day Cards

I made Mother’s Day Cards for my dear Mother and Mother-in-law. The first one I want to share is the hummingbird card I made for my Mom. She loves hummingbirds so I made her this inspired card using the Cricut Pagoda and Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More 2 (TBBM2) cartridges.

Hummingbird Card - Pagoda, TBBM2

Last weekend, I found DCWV’s Nana’s Kitchen Stack at Michael’s on sale for $4.99. I used the pretty floral paper for the card and envelope (TBBM2 page 34 card, page 35 envelope). The card originally has small circles that cut out on the the card’s spine but I hid these in Design Studio (DS). The scalloped card base is cut at 4.5 inches from TBBM2. I cut a second card base in light blue cardstock to serve as a liner and adhered it inside the card. I must not have scored the liner perfectly centered to match the floral card base because it sticks out on the front but the two layered scalloped edge is a happy accident.

Card and Envelope - TBBM2

I used Accent Essentials to cut out the two circles on the front of the card (3 and 4 inches) and one more 4 inch circle for the inside message. The leaves are made from two Martha Stewart punches – Frond and Vine Trim. The hummingbird is cut from the Pagoda cartridge at 3 inches. I added Distressed Clear Rock Candy on the hummingbird and Stardust Stickles on the wing. The flower layers are from the dollar bin at Michael’s and the button brad is from American Craft’s Crate Paper “On Trend” line. I used Cuttlebug folders on the circles on the front of the card – Swiss Dots and D’vine Swirls. The “MOM” alpha stickers at the bottom right of the card face are from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic.

Mother's Day Card

I wrote a personal message to my Mom in Word and printed it on a 4 inch circle and adhered it to the inside of the card. I then punched out more fronds and adhered them with a Zig 2-Way glue pen. I cut the corresponding envelope in TBBM2 a little larger than the card base because there’s dimension on the card. I cut the envelope out at 4 3/4 inches.

Inside Message

Envelope - TBBM2

The second card is for my Mother-in-law. I used TBBM2 again for the card base and for the mini pizza box. The flower embellishment is very dimensional so I made the pizza box to put the card in. I used the card feature on page 24 at 5 inches. I also used the “Happy Mother’s Day” phrase on page 41 at 5 inches using a pink Cricut Gel Pen. To get it to print on the inside of the card, I rotated the Mother’s Day phrase 180 degrees to print it upside down.

Mother's Day Card  - American Crafts lines

Inside of card

Cricut Gel Pen (Pink) - TBBM2 phrase

The pizza box is cut at 9 inches (page 68). I cut this out in one piece so I used Cricut’s pastel 12×24 cardstock. There is the option to cut sections 1 and 2 and adhere them together for a larger box. I used 1/4 inch Scor-Tape to assemble the box. I decorated the lid with the Mother’s Day phrase layers cut at 2.5 inches (page 41).

TBBM2 - Card and Box

The paper used on the card and on the box’s lid is Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic. The paper is two sided (green and pink). The paper flower is from Crate Paper’s On Trend. The gold scalloped border on the card face is from Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic’s Accent and Phrase Sticker book. The glittery alpha stickers (Thickers) are also from 5th & Frolic.

Mini Pizza Box with Card - TBBM2

Mother's Day Card

I’m entering the hummingbird card into the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge (Challenge Me Monday – #159 Mother’s Day – create a Mother’s Day card). Deadline: 7:00 pm (CST) May 12, 2013.

Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #29 (“There’s No Other Like My Mother” – make a card, layout or craft project for Mother’s Day!) Deadline: Noon (EST) May 16, 2013.

My Craft Spot Challenge (Monday Post #96 – For Mom – create something special for Mom). Deadline: May 13, 2013.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, everywhere! 🙂


A Robin’s Nest Mother’s Day Card

This is a Mother’s Day card that I made for my sweet mom. She loves feeding and watching birds and I have always wanted to make her a card dedicated to her love for nature. The patterned papers and robin die-cut are from Tim Coffey’s Blossomwood line. I hope Mom likes it! The bird’s nest and eggs are cut from Cricut’s Straight from the Nest cartridge at 2 1/4 inches. It’s raised up with foam dimensionals on top of brown jewelry cord wrapped around the mat layers. The “MOTHER” mat is from the Pagoda cartridge and I altered the size to fit on top of the white mat using Design Studio.

I wrote the card’s front sentiment and inside message and typed it up in Word. I changed the ink font to a tannish color to go with the colors of the card and used an Edwardian Script font. The card base and envelope are cut at 7 inches from Cricut’s Just Because Cards.

I love the Blossomwood paper because it’s two-sided and has a nice weight and quality. I received these goodies from my dear sister for my birthday last year.

Thanks for looking!


Pagoda Birthday Card

I feel a bit neglectful because I still haven’t made a new card! What is with me? Oh well, I remembered that I haven’t yet posted the birthday card that I made for my Dad so I will share it now :). I made this 5×7 card using Cricut’s Pagoda cartridge. I love these images which evoke feelings of peace and serenity. I used light colored papers from My Mind’s Eye’s “Simply Delightful” stack to add a dreamy feel and to create a more realistic scene. I cut out the layers of hills by hand and inked the edges to add dimension. The flower branch, hummingbird, bonsai tree, and bridge are all Pagoda images. I ran the bonsai tree tops through a Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls folder and then used an embossing pen to highlight the design. I also used the embossing pen on the branch and flowers to add a bit of shine. Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will have a new card to share with you soon using some of my new cartridges that I got for Christmas! ~Vanessa

A Quiet Autumn Scene – Thanksgiving Card

I wanted to capture an autumn scene and show the beauty that this wonderful season offers.  This card is dedicated to my husband, Glen in honor of our wonderful Thanksgivings together and the ones to come.

Cartridges used:

Bloom, Designer’s Calendar, Pagoda, Storybook, and Wild Card

Papers Used:

My Mind’s Eye Simply Delightful (colored paper), Wal-Mart card stock (card base), Paper Studio’s Natural Botanical card stock (brown paper)


Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder; Inking using Stampabilities brown ink; Shading using a brown colored pencil

I made a 5×7 card base, then trimmed light blue paper to 5×7 and adhered it to the front of the card. Next I cut a 5×7 mat of light green paper and used a pencil to sketch hills.  I used scissors to cut around each hill, embossed them with a Swiss Dots folder, then inked the edges with brown ink and a Q-tip for definition.  I then adhered the hill pieces to the blue mat fitting them like a puzzle.  I cut the “Bloom” tree trunks (both kinds on the cartridge) at 3 inches using brown card stock and cut one layer of leaves in orange paper for the larger tree.  I cut extra leaves in orange paper at 4 inches so they would appear larger as they fell to the ground and could be used on the other trees.  The pumpkins are cut at 2 inches from Designer’s Calendar.  I used a brown colored pencil to color in the stem and make ridges in the pumpkin.  I also applied a bit of ink over these for more dimension. The bridge is cut from Pagoda at 1 1/2 inches.  The inside sentiment was done on my computer using Edwardian Script. I cut a 1 inch owl from Storybook and some maple leaves from Wild Card at 3 and 1 inches.

Pagoda Dragonflies

Hello!  I made another anniversary card using Cricut’s Bloom cartridge for the tree branch and the Pagoda cartridge for the dragonflies.  This is the second anniversary card I made for my sister and her husband.  The first one was the Kraft colored card with the topiary.  I was in the mood today to make another card, this time featuring dragonflies which my sister will appreciate.  She loves collecting frogs and dragonfly decor.  For this card, I couldn’t resist adding a lot of embellishments.  I used a Sizzix Swirls & Dots embossing folder, adhesive gems from K & Company, and Star Dust Stickles to add shimmer to the dragonfly wings.  The card base is 5×7.  The branch and the dragonflies were cut at 2.5 inches.  The pastel blue and green paper is from Colorbok available at Wal-mart.

Thanks for looking!