Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

Time just flies doesn't it! Mother's Day is this weekend and I'm finally finishing my cards for my mom and my Grandmother. One of them was using this past weeks Bitten By The Bug challenge which was to use the Vase and the word Mom from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. You should see all the beautiful things the girls did with this challenge!

Here's mine, which I kind of made it into a shaped card:

I also used a printable stamp from The Cutting Café from Regina's All About Mom set. It's a really great set with a BUNCH of great stamps (you'll see a few more that I used on my Grandmother's card:

I cut out a butterfly and some of the flowers from the gorgeous SEI paper:

Here's the back where you can see I welded the Vase, Mom and a rectangle together using the CDS:

I really like this stamp, I'm not sure who it's by, I used at my LSS during a workshop. I stamped it a bunch of times on different papers to have a few on hand ;p:

And as always with the matching envelop. The leafy ribbon was left over from the workshop I took, it's really pretty but doesn't photograph well.

And here's the card I made my Grandmother, using 2 more printable stamps from the All About Mom set at The Cutting Café.

These are actually two separate printable stamps that I imported into Inkscape so I could print them together on the same paper:

I just love anything scrolly!:

Using Inkscape again I was able to delete everything except the blossoms so I could print those on a separate piece of paper without wasting to much of it:

And of course I always have to jazz up the inside:

Mother's Love:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Guacamole", "Fussy", "Piglet"
-PPs: SEI Chocolat Cherie and Basic Grey Porcelain "Chintz" and "Chatsworth"
-Printable Stamps: All About Mom from The Cutting Café
-Cricut Cuts: Beyond Birthdays for the Vase cut at 5 3/4" with a shadow and the word Mom cut at 1 1/8" with a shadow all welded with a rectangle from George. And the scallop is from AE cut at 1 3/4" with a shadow

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Palo Verde" and "Tropical"
-PPs: K&Company "K-Ology Peabody" Scrap Pad to Go and MM "Noteworthy Audrey"
-Printable Stamps: All About Mom from The Cutting Café
-Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado "Handmade with Love"
-Misc: Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Satin Ribbon

TFL and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!!


Linda said...

WOWSER your shaped card is truly awesome beyond belief!!!! Your mom is really going to love this card.

Regina Easter said...

wow, loving your shape card...didn't realize that was a shape how you did the last card to....stunning girl....hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

These are fabulous Nikki! So creative and love your colors! xxD

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Nikky Your shaped mother's day card is so pretty and so creative and I love your grandmothers card too, beautiful soft pink colours and aren't you clever with inkscape! Wonderful work as always

Ivy said...

These cards are awesome Nikki! Welding that vase into the card was a great idea!

Glee said...

Beautiful, Nikki....just BEAUTIFUL!

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Pattie said...

Very beautiful!

I am a distributor for where you can create your own card, have it printed, stuffed, stamped and shipped for under a $1. It is very cool!

This is one of my favorite Mother's Day poems.

A Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks, fair roses you see.
God made that wonderful mother,

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.