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! 🙂

Vanessa

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!

Vanessa

Garden of Love Mother’s Day Card

Hello! This is the first of two Mother’s Day cards I have been working on this week. The Just Because Cards cartridge has some fun card shapes and I used key 23 cut at 7 inches for this scalloped edge card measuring 5×7. I love the scalloped layer running along the edge. I cut the envelope (key 43) at 7 inches from this same cartridge as well. The fence and flowers are cut at 3 inches from Bloom (key 23). I inked the fence and sentiment banner with a sponge dauber and brown Stampabilities ink. I printed the sentiment using my computer which always comes through in a pinch.

The inside shows a frame from Bloom cut at 2 inches and “Happy Mother’s Day” is from Wild Card cut at 5 inches. I use Design Studio to get the sizes right before cutting since different cartridges vary regarding their image sizes in relation to the cartridge project. I tend to use multiple cartridges in my design so using the software helps me save time and paper! If you don’t use Design Studio, Cricut has a free Cricut Craft Room on their site for designing and cutting.

Thanks as always for taking a look! I will be posting my other card in a separate post when completed.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! And I wish everyone a lovely Mother’s Day this Sunday!

Vanessa

Mother’s Day Cards

I hope all of the mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!  I created my very first mother’s day greeting cards for my mother and mother-in-law this past week and had so much fun making them with my Cricut Expression.  I used the Wild Card, Walk in My Garden, and Storybook cartridges to create the rose and hydrangea cards shown above.  The card base was cut from white cardstock and all of the colored paper came from the My Mind’s Eye “Simply Delightful” paper stack.

Rose Card

Wild Card Cuts ~ Cut a 5 inch scallop card (pg. 32) from white cardstock; made the following cuts from red and white polka dot paper: cut the liner (pg. 32) for the card face and the scallop frame (pg. 32) for the inside of the card at 5 inches; cut “Happy Mother’s Day” phrase (pg. 39) from dark brown paper at 6 inches

Walk in My Garden Cuts ~ Cut a 2 inch pot (pg. 91) and then pressed shift to cut the flower pot rim from dark brown paper; cut four roses (pg. 98) at 2 inches (roses took three cuts  ~ cut the rose with stem in light green, then cut the detailed rose head in red paper by pressing shift, then cut the flower head in pink paper using the blackout feature)

Storybook Cuts ~ Cut a 3 1/2 inch oval in dark brown paper by pressing accent blackout and the shift key (pg. 53); cut a 3 1/4 inch oval in white cardstock by pressing accent blackout and the shift key (pg. 53).  I ran the white oval through my Sizzix embosser using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Used pink gauze ribbon with white polka dots from the Paper Studio pastel ribbon pack (Hobby Lobby)

Hydrangea Card

Wild Card Cuts ~ Cut a 5 inch scallop card (pg. 32) from white cardstock; made the following cuts from multi-color polka dot paper: cut the liner (pg. 32) for the card face and the scallop frame (pg. 32) for the inside of the card at 5 inches; cut “Happy Mother’s Day” phrase (pg. 39) from dark brown paper at 6 inches

Walk in My Garden Cuts ~ Cut a 2 inch vase (pg. 102)  from dark brown paper; cut five hydrangeas (pg. 101) at 2 inches (hydrangeas took three cuts  ~ cut the flower with stem in light green, then cut the flower heads by pressing shift in light blue paper, then cut another set of flower heads in darker blue paper for variety)

Storybook Cuts ~ Cut a 3 1/2 inch oval in dark brown paper by pressing accent blackout and the shift key (pg. 53); cut a 3 1/4 inch oval in white cardstock by pressing accent blackout and the shift key (pg. 53).  I ran the white oval through my Sizzix embosser using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Used light blue gauze ribbon with light blue satin borders from the Paper Studio pastel ribbon pack (Hobby Lobby)