Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Card 2011

I have to give credit where credit is due. I have to thank Gigi of The Cricut Bug for helping me along with my Mother's Day card design this year. I already had it in my head that I wanted to use the doily card on the Cricut Wild Card cartridge (pretty much the main reason why I bought that cartridge recently!), and then of course I had to use the color palette from this photo of my girls:

So when I saw Gigi's Mother's Day easel card, I knew how to proceed with my card. Thank you for your creative guidance, Gigi!!!

The funny thing is that I starting flipping through my DCWV paper stacks and found the green pattern paper that I ended up using in the All-Occasion Ultimate Stack. When I went back to my PC to look at Gigi's easel card, I noticed that the paper I picked and the pattern she used were EXACTLY the same!! I really didn't mean to do that! I didn't even know the brand of patterned paper she used. My oldest daughter and I looked at the sheet in my hand, then looked back at the photo on my PC monitor, and boy did our eyes pop out!! Pretty funny, huh?

Here are the cards I made:

  • Doily card base from Cricut Wild Card cartridge cut from white cardstock
  • DCWV green patterned paper from All-Occasion Ultimate Stack
  • Flowers and emblem shapes cut from Cricut Forever Young cartridge from Stampin' Up Marina Mist and white cardstock
  • Crystal Stickles for flowers (on all other cards except my Mom's)
  • Dew Drops on flowers for my Mom's card
  • White ribbon (Stampin' Up for my Mom's, Offray for other cards)
  • "Wonderful Mother" sentiment from Well Scripted Stampin' Up stamp set (my Mom's card only) embossed with black Versa Ink
  • 2 Peas Blessings Font by Jennifer McGuire  (all other cards except my Mom's) and utilized the Center Point function on my Cricut Expression
So, now my Mother's Day cards are done - YES! I do have A LOT of cards to still make, though - anniversary, graduation, baptismal birthdays, and then of course Father's Day cards for next month - Ugh!! Breathe, Jen, breathe!! Crafting truly is my sanity-saver, though, so although it seems like a lot of crafty projects on my plate, I will enjoy it. :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

14 happy comments:

Tiffany said...

Love these cards! Wild Card is on my wish list. TFS


Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Your cards are so great!!! Soo precious

Karen's Craft Creations said...

These are super cute. TFS

Maquel said...

Beautiful cards! The moms will love them! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!


BugBites said...

wow that is a lot of cards. Nice job. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB this week.

Ceci's Blog said...

Love your card it so beautiful!!!

Dana said...

Very pretty. Thanks fro playing FCCB.


Anonymous said...

I love it! Absolutely Gorgeous! I will be borrowing (using, stealing) the idea! (No I don't have a blog so you won't see it again);)

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hey Jen...Just wanted to stop by and say Hi and Thank you so much for the super sweet comment you left on my Princess in Training card...it meant alot =)

Your blog is so stinkin cute!!! Love these Mother's Day cards....BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors!!!
AND...I so enjoyed the worship music while I was browsing!!!!


Lisa said...

Wow! These are all so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at FCCB!


bonnie said...

Oh I love these sweet Mother's Day cards hope you had a good one! :) Hugs x

Craftin' Blind said...

Because you and your projects are so awesome, I have an award for you on my blog! Stop by anytime!
-Lori Craftin' Blind

Michele said...

These are such cute Mother's Day Cards! I am sure the moms loved 'em!

Tina said...

These are beautiful! Great color choices!!

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