Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Have you made your Mother's Day cards yet?  Yes, if you don't hand deliver them, they've probably already been mailed.  I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I received in a swap with the Ink the Beginning demonstrators at a monthly meeting; they're so pretty and even if you've already made your cards for this special day, I'm sure you can adapt these lovely ideas to other occasions and projects!

This first card was made by Pam Jones.  Pam used the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit to emboss and die cut the heart in one pass through the Big Shot.  She then sponged on some Rose Red ink for definition.

The card was die cut with the Scalloped Square die in the Big Shot.  The Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch was used to punch out the bird and also the little stems.  Isn't it just amazing?!  The little heart was punched out with the Small Heart Punch. Two more punches, the Modern Label Punch and the Word Window Punch, were used to frame the mother's day greeting.

What a pretty color scheme of Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue with a touch of moss taffeta ribbon!  Beautiful card, Pam!  Love it!

All of these punches, dies and embosslits are available for order from your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Even though several of these items were in the Occasions Mini Catalog which expired April 30, they have been added to our catalog "write-ins" list with the same item number.

The second card was made by Alison Anderson.  I love this color scheme too!

The focal point of the is undoubtedly the pink flowers which were cut and embossed simultaneously by the Big Shot using the Simple Flower Embosslit.  Some rose ink sponged over them accents the embossing.  The leaves and stems were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit (this is a must-have; I use mine SO much!)

The greeting was stamped with the Well Scripted set from the Occasions Mini and was punched out with the Wide Oval Punch then sponged with green ink.

The bottom of the card front was treated with the Scallop Trim Border Punch which was a Sale-A-Bration bonus; however, it will be available in the new annual catalog thatwill make it's debut on July 1st of this year!

On the left you'll see another view showing a better view of how this card is constructed.  I love how the dark green shows through the scallops at the bottom of the card; it really shows them off!

Two prints from the Tea Party Designer Series Paper were used on this card.  The other colors of Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and green are taken directly from the colors found in the paper, making the development of the color scheme so easy!!

Thanks, Alison, for another beautiful swap card!!

I hope you enjoy these two cards I've shared today as I have!

Thanks for dropping by!


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