This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and there is time for stamping a special card to send. Certainly this design could be modified to be any kind of card, birthday or anniversary, get well or just thinking of you. Since my MIL reads my blog, I’ll ask her to stop reading, unless she wants to see her card early, LOL!!
I started off with her favorite color, purple. Cut the card stock in half to make one card, then fold and burnish the folded edge to make it sharp.
This purple paper with white flowers was in the last order I got from my friend Gail. I cut a piece to fit on the top of the card.
Before I glued it down, I measured and cut a piece of yellow ribbon as an accent color. It is glued to the front of the flower paper, and wrapped to the back to hide the ends.
Then the unit was glued to the front of the card.
I am still having fun with the embosser, so I took a bit of the purple and embossed it.
I punched a flower shape from pink card stock, and stamped “To Someone Special” on it with purple ink.
The embossed piece was mounted on the front.
Then the flower was added.
As usual, my personal stamp went on the back.
But, now I had a problem. I don’t have a stamp that says Happy Mother’s Day. So, I went to the computer and found a great blog with sayings on it for free. The site is Homemade Gifts Made Easy. I really wanted to make a small purchase from them to thank them for all the freebies they offer, but unfortunately there isn’t anything in their shop I can use right now. I’ll save the site for later though. I copied one of the sentiments into a word document, and removed the hearts, then added my greeting. I put the letters in bold and italic for more impact.
I printed it out on plain paper first, to check the size and fit. Then I printed it out in purple ink on cream cardstock. I added a rose stamp in purple ink.
Then, I cut it to fit the inside of the card.
I test fit the inside piece, trimming as needed until I was happy with the size.
Voila, inside done and I like having the printed words rather than just handwritten, although handwritten would be just fine too.
All ready to send. I had to put a little purple pansy on the envelope.
It is this time of year that I miss my own mother terribly. She passed away in 2009. I am grateful to have my wonderful mother-in-law who helps to fill that void. She is very special to me, and to her son too.
Are you playing with paper this week?