Happy Mother’s Day to all of us who are moms.  I wanted to share my Mother’s Day card that was inspired by Yvette’s Easter card.  I thought it would make a lovely Mother’s Day card which we did in April’s class:

Mother's Day Card

I used Whisper White, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, gold glitter paper, and cardstock vellum.  The flowers are the 2nd smallest flower on the Blossom Party Originals Die. The polka-dotted oval is actually vellum cardstock – the effect of embossing vellum really makes it pop right out and is so pretty. The bottom corners of the card were rounded by using the 1-3/8″ circle punch.  Don’t go underneath the punch, but rather come in from the top and basically shove the end of your card in the front of the punch to create the rounded ends – very cool and I had not done this before, but it punched both pieces together at the same time, the front and the back.  The stamp set is from Delightful Dozen and the butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri.

Accessories: Fancy Fan Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Blossom Party Originals Die, Big Shot, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch,  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button (Pool Party), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 So, here is the inside of our card using the digital download Wonderful Mother (#134536).  After I printed out what I wanted, I simply stamped a butterfly to complete it:

Mother's Day Inside with MDS

Just another way to use a digital download when you need just the right saying in a hurry!

The next project we did was create these cute little favor boxes, perfect for tucking lipstick, chapstick, or a little sample bottle of perfume from Victoria’s Secret!


Here is a side view:


If you leave me a comment, I will be happy to forward you the template on how you can make one of these cute dress favors too!

Happy Mother’s Day!

~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  Well, just finished up the May Framed Art insert and there’s so much celebration going on!  First – Mother’s day is in May, along with Memorial Day – we can’t forget those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and this insert is in celebration to ALL of us wonderful women who “do it all – backwards and in high heels” even!  LOL!  Also, one square is for all of us to remember to get your mammograms!  Ok – here is May’s insert:

This one is the one all my stamper’s made:

Here is my own personal family insert – notice how I highlighted my mom – the “Queen Mum”!  She’s TOO CUTE!  Also, this month we celebrate our granddaughter Addison’s 8th birthday – Happy Birthday Addison!  I also, for the first time in an insert, used a digital download (Fashionable #129883 for $7.95 – includes many other images and sayings too).  What was VERY COOL was that after I had downloaded the image, resized it to fit, I then used a Versamark marker, went over the image, and then heat embossed it using Irridescent Ice which darkened the image and gave it a beautiful shiny and glittery look – then topped it off with bling!

For the Stars and Stripes square, I used our red and silver glitter paper but needed blue, so I made my own glitter paper by taking some Marina Mist and patted it into my Versamark pad, sprinkled Heat and Stick powder over it, heat set, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it, tapped it off, and then heat set again and voila!  Blue glitter paper – very cool!  I created the hat using the top of a water bottle – LOL!  Here is my personal insert:



Here is the recipe for this month’s insert:

Stamps: Bright Blossoms.
Markers: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red and Silver Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, In-Color DSP, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Punches: Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Small Oval Punch, Lace Ribbon Boarder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 5-Petal Flower, Word Window, Round Tab, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Beautiful Wings, Stripes EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, Daisies #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Stars #2 Die, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch,
Digital Download:  Fashionable
Fabric:  Flirtatious
Accessories: Pearls, Rhinestones, Gel Pen, Versamark Marker, Irridescent Ice EP, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Subtles and Brights Buttons, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Antique Brads, Ruffled Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Metallic Brads

I hope you enjoyed looking at May’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

Mother’s Day Classes and Easter Tag

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been so remiss in posting our projects, but hopefully I’m going to be posting more of them to get everyone caught up with what we have been up to! Here are the projects that we did in April.

This was our Mother’s day card using the re-inker spread technique:

This was a special project we creating by just using a regular plain ole envelope. We sealed the envelope, then we cut the envelope with the long side up against the cutter at 3-3/4 inches sideways, punched the shorter end with the eyelet border punch, stamped our image at the bottom section of the envelope using the stamp set Just Believe in Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz, then ran that section through our crimper, popped in a packet of seeds. We stamped our sentiment on the top part of the shorter envelope, sponged in some Blushing Bride, and then ran some of our beautiful organza ribbon around it with a bow and then just slipped the bottom into the top and we had a cute, easy, simple gift to tuck inside our Mother’s Day card. This would also be good in placing some chocolate or a scented sachet too!

Here is another view when opened!

Lastly, we did an ADORABLE bunny tag using our punches – they turned out so darling. I attached the ribbon to the back of the tag with Velcro so it would go around the handle of my granddaughter’s baskets and hang. They loved it – (and so did my Mom)!

Thanks for looking at our April projects! If you have any questions – feel free to e-mail me!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail